When a business is struggling, it seems obvious to look at successful firms in the same market for ideas on how to improve operations. But when an entire business model is at risk due to changes in technology and the overall economic environment, a different strategy is needed.
Claire Kiedrowski, CP 09 November 2012
AeroMetric took home the Grand Award on Tuesday in the 2012 MAPPS Excellence Awards competition, and five other companies were also honored for their contributions to the geospatial profession. What do these firms have in common, and what can you learn from them?
Christine Grahl 01 November 2012
If your firm is a contractor to a federal agency, or does work for state or local government agencies that receive federal funds, or if you are just a taxpayer, there are a number of deadlines, milestones and actions in the coming weeks and months that deserve your attention. Task orders, cash flow, the volume of work under those contracts, and your taxes are all at stake.
John Palatiello 01 October 2012
Recently the Virginia Information Technology Agency (VITA), manager of the Virginia Geographic Information Network (VGIN), issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a statewide mapping project. The procurement raised several important issues, not the least of which is: What constitutes the practice of surveying?
John Palatiello 27 September 2012
Over the past few months, the FAA has made it increasingly difficult for operators to perform aerial LiDAR missions by classifying mapping LiDAR as a harmful laser. The FAA is missing some fundamental details in its classification that should be re-examined.
Nick Palatiello 20 August 2012
Competitive pressures and the tremendous advances in technology and software are increasing the complexities of serving the built industry. Now more than ever, engineers and surveyors must work together to turn these challenging times into opportunity.
D. Ken Brown, PLS 21 June 2012
SAM, Inc., a provider of geospatial data solutions based in Austin, Texas, has been on a winning streak lately, receiving accolades from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), Engineering News Record, and Ernst and Young. What’s the company’s secret?