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Court rejects board’s notion of GPS use as practice of licensed profession

gpsA company did not engage in the unlicensed practice of engineering when it used a GPS device, or geographic positioning system, to locate and map the location of equipment of a local utility, a Pennsylvania court held May 24 (Southeastern Reprographics v. Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs). The court reversed a decision of the state engineering and land surveying board.

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