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Rare storm for a region: A derecho
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It's a hurricane. It's a tornado. No, it's a derecho. Only a meteorologist was likely to have made the right guess about the violent storm system that hit the Washington, D.C., area on a recent Friday night. Derechos occur only about once every four years in the District of Columbia area, according to the National Weather Service. They are more likely in the Midwest and Great Lakes, between May and July. More

Pennsylvania-registered Surveyor needed
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The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is seeking qualified candidates for a Surveyor 1 position in Center County. Note that applicants need to possess:
  1. A registered surveyor’s license as issued by the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, or
  2. A registered surveyor’s license obtained in another public jurisdiction under requirements which are at least equal to those of Pennsylvania.
Questions about the Civil Service application process can be directed to Paula Marinak at Job-specific inquiries should be addressed to the Fish and Boat Commission at (717) 705-7820 or

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Schonstedt wants your instrument
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Schonstedt wants your instrument: Any brand, any condition. Turn them in at your local dealer, call 888-367-7014 or check for more information at More

The strength of the boundary spanner
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No, it's not what you think — a boundary spanner is not a surveyor's collateral evidence in establishing property. It's also not a tool, like the spanner wrench used to grip a pin. Boundary spanners are facilitators in teaming. As teaming becomes an efficient way to gain additional minds and resources, the individual who guides the team plays a vital role. More

GIS — Just a tool: Common misconceptions
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From Stephen C. Blaskey, RPLS, LSLS: GIS is a powerful tool that is currently being underutilized by land surveyors. This underutilization is costing the surveying industry time during the business day, which equates to wasted money. I am not here to preach that GIS will save the universe from all which is evil. This approach has been used by the existing proponents of GIS with little effect. More

LightSquared's Falcone and Harbinger charged with securities fraud
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On June 27, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed fraud charges against New York-based hedge fund adviser Philip A. Falcone and his advisory firm, Harbinger Capital Partners LLC for illicit conduct that included misappropriation of client assets, market manipulation and betraying clients. The SEC also charged Peter A. Jenson, Harbinger's former Chief Operating Officer, for aiding and abetting the misappropriation scheme. More

Alliance for new heights
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From Watler Domann: The alliance of GIS and survey staffs has a long history at Cochise County, Ariz. It started when, as the GIS coordinator, I began discussing the importance of collaboration with Dave Sutherland, the then-County surveyor. Our shared vision was a mutual commitment to integrating and advancing the use of geospatial technologies such as GIS and GNSS to increase efficiencies and effectiveness within county government. More

New GIS-based tools let students try hand at watershed management
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Azavea has built a hands-on set of tools to teach students about the water cycle and watershed management as part of a National Science Foundation-funded project. Executive Editor Adena Schutzberg couldn't wait to get her hands on the mouse and play! More

GIScience trends related to globalization
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Globalization is a process of interaction and integration among the people, companies and governments of different nations — a process driven by international trade and investment and aided by information technology. This process affects the environment, culture, political systems, economic development and prosperity, and physical well-being in societies worldwide. Globalization also means the sharing of global resources on an international scale. More

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