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Diversification through scanning
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Over the past 60 years, Fenstermaker & Associates has grown from a small surveying company that primarily served the Louisiana oil industry into one of the largest multi-disciplinary consulting firms in the South. Still offering surveying and mapping services, Fenstermaker now also specializes in engineering, environmental sciences and advanced technologies. More

News From FEMA
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A number of our readers will want to know the following two items:

FEMA has new draft documents to update the three volumes of "Guidelines and Specifications for Flood Hazard Mapping Partners," as well as Appendix A regarding datum. For a summary of the proposed changes, as well as a link to the draft documents (which are currently open for public comment), click here.

Are you still using the MT-1 or MT-EZ form to apply for a Letter of Map Amendment? Now you can request changes to your flood zone designation online using this convenient new FEMA web application! LOMA-eligible requests must be concerning properties on naturally high ground, which have not been elevated by fill. Click here to learn more about the new Online LOMC application. In the near future, the Online LOMC application will be able to process all types of LOMC requests.

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Kathleen Goulding (CTR)
Customer and Data Services
FEMA Risk MAP Program

SPAR International Conference on End-to-End 3D
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April 15-18
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Discover advances and technologies in 3D data capture, processing, delivery, including laser scanning, LiDAR, photogrammetry, Kinect, portable/mobile mapping, point cloud processing, integration, BIM, web sharing, simulation and visualization.
Ten percent discount for NSPS members! Click here to register and enter 105174 when prompted for "Tracking Code."

2013 Scholarship Program
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Each year, through the National Society of Professional Surveyors Foundation, $25,000 in scholarships funded by a variety of individuals, companies and organizations are made available to encourage and support college education in geospatial sciences. These scholarships are a great opportunity for college students enrolled in surveying, mapping, geographic information systems and geodetic science programs. The scholarships are awarded in four eligibility categories. The application deadline is March 15. Visit for details.

Free copy of manual available
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If you would like a FREE copy of The Surveyor's Contracts and Risk Management Manual, send $5 to cover the cost of shipping and handling to NSPS, Attn: Trish Milburn, 5119 Pegasus Court, Suite Q, Frederick, MD 21704. Please make checks payable to NSPS and in the memo field write Contracts Manual.

21st century treasure hunters
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The news is good: In the past five years, the U.S. has made great strides toward reducing imports of petroleum products. While conservation and increases in fuel efficiency have played an important role, production of oil and gas has increased as well. Since 2006, oil production in the U.S. and Canada has gone up by 16 percent to nearly 16 million barrels per day. More

Who are you? What do you do?
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Who are you? What do you do? How often are you confronted with these questions? Better yet, how about the answers? "You're the guy who looks through the telescope thingy," or, my favorite, "My cousin is a landscaper." How often does this happen to a doctor or a lawyer or an accountant? Unquestionably, members of these distinguished professions are held in high regard and their activities are understood. What is the distinction between the Land Surveyor and an accountant? More

New ideas discussed at the annual LiDAR conference
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By Todd Danielson: I very recently returned from the International LiDAR Mapping Forum held in Denver from Feb. 11-13. I go most years, as it's usually held nearby in Denver, and it's one of my favorite conferences to attend. One reason is because it's such a manageable size. Yes, it's been growing every year, but it's still a relatively small gathering — it's held at a hotel rather than a large convention center. More

Bridging the gap between scientists and policy makers: Whither geospatial?
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"We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms." More

Latest draft legislation for drones from US House of Representatives
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New draft legislation in the House of Representatives is attempting to restrict the private use of drones, making it a misdemeanor to use a UAV to photograph a person or their property without their explicit permission. More

Esri's Jack Dangermond on marrying maps with big data analytics
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When Jack Dangermond started Esri in 1969, he was among a relative handful of people pursuing a career in geographic information systems who thought computer-generated maps were cool. Now, with the kudzu-like spread of maps in smartphone apps and Web mashups, it's as if the rest of the world has come around to his way of seeing. More

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