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Action Alert: Your immediate assistance needed
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Your immediate assistance is needed to ensure passage of a bill to repeal the 3-percent withholding tax on firms providing services to the Federal Government. More

BLM on Oct. 10 ACSM Radio Hour
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Mary Hartel, BLM Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Oregon and Washington, will join host Curt Sumner on the ACSM Radio Hour on Monday, Oct. 10. Don't miss this opportunity to hear about BLM's programs for wind energy, timber and helium, as well as the Bureau's responsibilities related to granting leases and rights of way. Mary will also discuss the Geographic Sciences Program in her office and provide information about Official Cadastral Surveys. More

Changing geospatial technology
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Innovations in technology development are altering the ability to capture, manage, model and represent surveying data today. The fact is, surveyors operate under different regulations, perspectives and domains globally. More

7 progressive surveying firms and what you can learn from them
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The surveying profession was one of the hardest hit sectors of the recession. Many firms are still struggling, and it's easy to say that the profession as a whole is in trouble. But look closer and you'll see glimmers of optimism. There are firms that have continued to do well throughout the recession — in fact, some firms are experiencing their best business ever. How are such results possible in this economic climate? More

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Adoption of the national land imaging program encouraged
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The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing is working actively to support establishment of the National Land Imaging Program, a long-range operational moderate resolution imaging program. More

Monitoring on a massive scale
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In 2009, the U.S. General Services Administration awarded Clark Construction Group, LLC, the $435-million design-build contract for the U.S. Coast Guard headquarters building in Washington. As the first step of the Department of Homeland Security's consolidation efforts, the new headquarters facility is being constructed on the grounds of the St. Elizabeth's West Campus, a designated national historic landmark. More

Surveying with Google Earth
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Google Earth represents an extraordinary opportunity to visualize and communicate survey data, though its value as a professional land surveying tool wasn't easy to see in the beginning. More

Why geolocation apps can be dangerous
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ISACA weighed in on how geolocation apps are catching on with mobile device users. The respected global IT professionals association also outlined how location-based services are posing new threats to businesses and consumers. Some 28 percent of U.S. adults use location-based mobile apps, and that number is expected to grow significantly, according to ISACA's new white paper, "Geolocation: Risk, Issues and Strategies." More

In fight for environmental sustainability, GeoDesign used to solve big challenges
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On Sept. 24, Dr. Jane Goodall bestowed the 2011 Global Leadership Awards, named in her honor, to those that have most impacted the field of conservation science including The Walt Disney Company, musician Dave Matthews, U.S. Rep. George Miller and Jack Dangermond. More

Using geospatial imagery for actionable information about regions of interest
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Governments and commercial businesses worldwide increasingly need up-to-date, specific information about geographic areas of interest to make informed, accurate decisions. Today, this information comes in the form of remotely sensed imagery, which provides essential data about virtually anything occurring on the Earth's surface and is used in applications ranging from disaster response to environmental conservation. More

NSPS Awards of Excellence in Surveying
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NSPS is making a call for nominations for the Earle J. Fennell Award, and application forms for ACSM Scholarships and the Excellence in Journalism Award now available at

LightSquared says GPS users should pay for fixes
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Phil Falcone's LightSquared wireless venture said certain users of global-positioning systems such as Trimble Navigation Ltd. should pay for filters on their devices that will help mitigate the interference caused by the network. LightSquared said in a conference call with reporters that Trimble and other manufacturers have been aware of the potential for interference since about 2003. More

LightSquared might take legal action
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LightSquared may take legal action if it is denied permission to build its planned LTE network because of concerns over interference between that network and GPS, an executive said. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has said it won't allow LightSquared to operate the LTE network unless it can prove the interference problems have been solved. More

Greenhorne & O'Mara continues sustainability work with latest Redskins solar facility project
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Members of Maryland-based engineering consulting firm Greenhorne & O'Mara continue to offer sustainable, energy-saving solutions to clients by teaming with NRG Energy to bring solar power to FedEx Field. More

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