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The HxGN LIVE event this past week in Las Vegas was impressive on a number of levels - the sophistication of the event itself, including a live TV offering for those who could not travel; the innovation of new products including a mobile mapping solution (finally); and perhaps most important, the hoped for integration of geospatial, design, metrology and geomatics.
I am shifting gears a bit with the video selection for this issue. It's a TED Talk by Simon Sinek on how leaders inspire people to act and the question of WHY. Ken Smerz discusses this in greater detail in the upcoming LiDAR Magazine.
Our July/August edition is on press this week, set to release at the Optech and Riegl events later this month. We'll be at both shows; don't hesitate to reach out if you'll be at either event and would like to meet up.
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Gene Roe, LS, PE, PhD
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Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action
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Making a Difference: Why MAPPS Conferences are a ?Can?t Miss?: Nick Palatiello ? In today?s economy, partnering with other firms is crucial to business success. Understanding the impact new technologies, the workforce and government policies will have on the market and business is essential for geospatial firm decision makers. MAPPS conferences provide a forum ...
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Reclaiming Human Habitat in the Gila River Reservation, AZ (Part 3 of 3): Paul Tice ? In my interview with Phil Allsopp, co-founder of Transpolis Global, Inc., I asked him to provide a vision for the future of the Gila River Indian Community as well as similar communities he has been working with, touching on the role technology might play in the design of human ...
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Least Squares - Best Fit : Cyn Rene Whitfield ? All measurements contain errors. These errors can be mitigated by applying least square adjustments which is also known as ?best fit?. With global positioning systems, total station instruments, laser scanners and satellite imaging systems now generating millions of points per second, adjustment for errors is crucial to ...
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Corbley Celebrates 20 Years of Building Geospatial Businesses
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Hexagon Metrology Unveils eLearning Portal HexagonMetrologyU
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