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contentsmarch2010 VOLUME 35, NUMBER 6 12 FEATURES 12 Put a Lid on It Careful survey work seals in toxins and protects wetlands. by Angus Stocking, LS 18 COLUMNS 32 Traversing the Law The Alabama rule. by Jeffery N. Lucas, PLS, Esq. 36 Surveying GIS Recording land surveys Canadian style. by Michael L. Binge, LS, GISP 18 Safe Passage Satellite/cellular fleet management tools improve vehicle tracking and fieldworker safety. by Anu Sood 38 Safety Sense The new Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. by Ronald E. Koons 22 Changing the Channel LiDAR and GIS fast track Australia’s Wimmera Mallee Pipeline Project. by Matt Freeman departments 8 Editor’s Points 10 Newsline 42 New & Notable 44 Classified Ads 49 Fun & Games 49 Ad Index 28 ‘Capturing’ the Mighty Mo Laser scans and holograms add a new dimension to the recently refurbished historic battleship. by Mark Evangelista WEB EXCLUSIVES: www.pobonline.com • DO or Die a Slow Death Building a great business takes hard work, positive decisions and visionary determination. Don’t and you won’t. Do and you will. The choice is yours. by George Hedley upnextmonth • • • • Remote Sensing Data Processing & Analysis Geodetic & Control Surveying Digital Terrain Modeling/Mapping • Conference Recap: SPAR 2010 A scan of the hottest new products and the latest trends that captured the attention of attendees. Compiled by Christine L. Grahl aboutthecover Three scanning crews equipped with Leica HDS laser scanners completed an HDS historical documentation on the USS Missouri as it sat in dry dock in January. Smart GeoMetrics, a division of Houston-based Smart MultiMedia, headed the project. Image courtesy of Smart GeoMetrics. Story on page 28. ALWAYS ONLINE • POB Blogs • New Products • Breaking News/ Latest News • Letters • Surveying in the Headlines P .O.B. POINT OF BEGINNING Volume 35, Number 6, (ISSN 0739-3865) is published 12 times annually, monthly, by BNP Media, 2401 W. Big Beaver Rd., Suite 700, Troy, MI 48084-3333. Telephone: (248) 362-3700, Fax: (248) 362-0317. No charge for subscriptions to qualified individuals. Annual rate for subscriptions to nonqualified individuals in the U.S.A.: $104.00 USD. Annual rate for subscriptions to nonqualified individuals in Canada: $137.00.00 USD (includes GST & postage); all other countries: $154.00 (int’l mail) payable in U.S. funds. Printed in the U.S.A. Copyright 2009, by BNP Media. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the consent of the publisher. The publisher is not responsible for product claims and representations. Periodicals Postage Paid at Troy, MI and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: P .O.B. POINT OF BEGINNING, P Box .O. 2147, Skokie, IL 60076. Canada Post: Publications Mail Agreement #40612608. GST account: 131263923. Send returns (Canada) to Bleuchip International, P Box 25542, London, ON, N6C 6B2. Change of address: Send old address .O. label along with new address to P .O.B. POINT OF BEGINNING, P Box 2147, Skokie, IL 60076. For single copies or back issues: contact Ann Kalb at (248) 244-6499 or KalbA@bnpmedia.com. .O. MARCH 2010 | Point of Beginning | www.pobonline.com Printed in USA http://www.pobonline.com http://www.pobonline.com/Articles/Features/BNP_GUID_9-5-2006_A_10000000000000763306 http://www.pobonline.com/Articles/Features/BNP_GUID_9-5-2006_A_10000000000000769166 http://www.pobonline.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Point of Beginning - March 2010

Point of Beginning - March 2010
Contents
Editor’s Points
Newsline
Put a Lid on It
Safe Passage
Changing the Channel
‘Capturing’ the Mighty Mo
Traversing the Law
Surveying GIS
Safety Sense
New & Notable
Classified Ads
Fun & Games
Ad Index

Point of Beginning - March 2010

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