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What Do Your Colleagues Think? Part 2

November 28, 2010By

In my last column, I presented the poll results from my November 16 webinar "A Buyer's Guide to GPS/GIS Mapping Equipment." I've conducted many webinars over the years, and the audiences have been comprised of hundreds (if not thousands) of participants who have the ability to ask questions and also participate on various polls I conduct during the webinars. This column continues the look back at previous polls conducted during my various webinars. read more

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What Do Your Colleagues Think?

November 23, 2010By

Over the past several years, I've conducted many webinars on different GPS/GNSS and other geospatial technologies. The audiences have been comprised of hundreds (if not thousands) of participants who have the ability to ask questions and also participate on various polls I conduct during the webinars.The poll results are a powerful tool that illustrates what your colleagues think about GPS/GNSS, their field practices and general attitude about geospatial technology. read more

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SBAS (WAAS) and NDGPS Accuracy and Statistics

October 21, 2010By

There's something I've been wanting to write about since the ION-GNSS conference a few weeks ago. However, a nasty cold, a 10-day trip to Europe (INTERGEO conference), and some jet lag have kept me from it until now. read more

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Tradeshow’s the Appeal at INTERGEO 2010 Conference in Cologne

October 6, 2010By

This week, I’ve been attending the INTERGEO 2010 conference in Cologne, Germany. It’s a gathering of ~16,500 people interested in geodesy, geoinformation, and land management. It’s the largest event of its kind in the world. read more

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August 31 Webinar Q&A Follow-up

September 1, 2010By

Earlier today (August 31), I conducted a webinar titled “Solar Activity, SBAS and 24+3 GPS Constellation Updates.” Considering we only announced the webinar three weeks ago, we had a fantastic registration numbers, with more than 570 registered. I also had a lot of questions before and during the webinar. As customary, I’d like to address some of those as well as present the poll results here. read more

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Solar Activity and Powerpoint Presentations

August 4, 2010By

You might have heard reports this week about a solar storm this week. This is part of the new solar cycle (Solar Cycle 24) that I’ve written about several times. I want to periodically touch on this subject as the solar activity is going to increase over the next few years, and if the solar activity (geomagnetic storms, not sunspots) is severe enough, it will have an effect on GPS accuracy and tracking. Here’s the scoop on this week’s solar activity. read more

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Get It Surveyed: ESRI Surveying and Engineering GIS Summit

July 22, 2010By

I believe that if you attend the ESRI SEGS and UC conferences just one time, your vision of surveying, engineering, construction, and GIS will change forever. I know it sounds like an advertisement from ESRI, but I think my pitch is even better than theirs. Seriously though, there are so many people presenting so many different ideas, and they are all related to the kind of geographic data you work with on a regular basis. read more

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Follow up: What’s Going to Happen When GPS Accuracy is Cheap?

June 16, 2010By

I received some interesting e-mails and saw some web comments regarding my newsletter column a couple of weeks ago titled “What's Going to Happen When High-Accuracy GPS is Cheap?” The comments ranged from “I don’t believe it’s going to happen” to “We’d better adapt to the changes in technology.” read more

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