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LightSquared CEO resigns amid GPS interference controversy
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LightSquared announced that Sanjiv Ahuja has resigned his position as chief executive officer of LightSquared, Inc. He will continue to serve as chairman of the board. Ahuja's resignation is the latest development in the company's attempt to establish a nationwide terrestrial wireless broadband network in spectrum adjacent to that used by GPS and other GNSS L1 services. More

Out in front: The fire next time
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We have turned back the LightSquared effort to establish a threatening beachhead adjacent to GPS spectrum bands. Having expended many millions, we can now return to our business, secure in having demonstrated both our rights and our rightness. ... No. We cannot afford to do that. More

ACSM Radio Hour, Monday, March 5 [
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Listen to Patrick Chura, author of "Thoreau the Land Surveyor," describe surveying work in the mid-19th century. Thoerau's journals, letters, field notes and other published works led Chura to Thoreau's 1846 survey of Walden Pond in Concord and the recreation of a previously lost supporting manuscript of this classic American survey.

While researching the origins of Walden in surveying data, Chura made a discovery that sheds an interesting perspective on not only how "the best surveyor in Concord came to combine civil engineering with civil disobedience" but the cultural import of surveying in that bygone era.

Surveyors make a fantastic discovery in the South
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In the history of boundaries between states, one that has gained national attention is the boundary between North Carolina and Georgia. In the struggle to agree on a common boundary, 35 degrees of latitude was acceptable to both states in the early 1800s. The problem was surveying 35 degrees of latitude that was acceptable to both states. While many attempts were made, most fell short of the standards required by the states. More

How important are land boundaries?
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Boundaries around the globe between countries and other legal entities are constantly in a state of change. Contrary to the widely held view that most countries are well surveyed and their boundary and territory is established — that is not the case. Debates, conflicts and tensions continue to arise where boundaries are involved. More

Rapid satellite imagery service on the way
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A rapid-response satellite imagery service for crisis situations could be available as early as this spring from two U.S. companies. The service from Virginia's Esri, a geographic information software company, and GeoEye, another Virginia company, will enable more timely crisis response to disaster response. More

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