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Surveying or land surveying is the technique, profession, and science of determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional position of points and the distances and angles between them. A land surveying professional is called a land surveyor. These points are usually on the surface of the Earth, and they are often used to establish land maps and boundaries for ownership, locations like building corners or the surface location of subsurface features, or other purposes required by government or civil law, such as property sales.

Register for the Nutrient Sensor Action Challenge Stage II

Register for the Nutrient Sensor Action Challenge Stage II

The Nutrient Sensor Action Challenge is in full swing, but there’s still time to register! $100,000 in prizes will go to up to two teams that demonstrate how nutrient sensor information can be translated into actions to address a nutrient problem. 

Planning to enter the Challenge?

Even if you are not sure

AEM and EDA Release 2018 Policy Pulse Survey Results

AEM and EDA Release 2018 Policy Pulse Survey Results

In April, the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) surveyed their members about the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and steel and aluminum tariffs on their businesses. This was the first of several Policy Pulse surveys that will be conducted in 2018.

The

Heavy-Duty Support

Heavy-Duty Support

There are few more compelling images of the American adventure than those of the Old West. Whether depicted in fiction, photos, film, or ballads, they celebrate the heyday when gold, copper, and silver were king. While many succeeded but most just found high prices, disappointment, and hard work, the allure

Pipeline Reclamation: A Growing Field

Pipeline Reclamation: A Growing Field

Increasing miles of pipeline are being built to transport oil and natural gas across the US. More miles of pipeline equals a larger need for reclamation of those rights of way (ROWs) that have been affected by the excavation. Many companies entering the reclamation field or contracting such services have

Editor’s Comments: The Desiccated Future

Editor’s Comments: The Desiccated Future

About a year and a half ago, in the January/February 2017 issue of the magazine, I mentioned predictions from NASA and other organizations that the US is in for a megadrought sometime during this century. A megadrought is one that lasts for decades rather than months or years, and we

The Future of Water Treatment

The Future of Water Treatment

Increasing regulation will correspondingly increase the demand for reliability, performance, and new features in water treatment and testing, envisions Mark Mullet, senior product manager at GE Water. It’s not going to be easy to deliver. “Corrosive applications will pose special challenges.”

He mentions alkali, chlorine gas, and products like caustic soda

The Dinosaur in the Room

The Dinosaur in the Room

It might have happened to you at one time or another: A project you were working on got delayed—or, even worse, canceled completely—because historical or archaeological artifacts were discovered at the site. Ideally, an archaeological survey takes place long before work begins, but every so often something is uncovered during

Making Every Drop Count

Making Every Drop Count

The most dramatic and identifying characteristic of water is that it is always moving. Even so-called standing water is never completely static; it’s either being drawn by gravity to seep down into the earth or being agitated by warmth at the surface to rise into the air as a vapor.

Training: Compensation and Employee Satisfaction

Training: Compensation and Employee Satisfaction

Over and over in this column, we have talked about employee development, from selecting the right employees right out of the box to partnerships with technical schools to develop potential hires with the skills you need. We’ve provided advice about online learning and email protocols and evaluated easy access to

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