Survey Earth in a Day 5

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Survey Earth in a Day 5

Time: June 21, 2016 all day
Geolocation: Your Location or Jobsite on Planet Earth
Street: Your Street
City/Town: Your City
Website or Map:
Event Type: surveying, social, experiment
Organized By: Land Surveyors United Network and Patel College of Global Sustainability
Latest Activity: Jun 2, 2016

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Event Description: Survey Earth in a Day

Survey Earth in a Day has been a unique global surveying event in which any land surveyor or surveying student/professor with access to GNSS equipment can participate from their own location. So, the aim in so far as the participants are concerned is simply to survey - as a global community - the entire surface of the earth as a global community in a single day. Our terrestrial ground control points compiled will give us a network map which can be overlaid on top of any web map and at some places will show us greater accuracy than can be achieved with cell phone GPS.

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Reply by SurveyEarthinaDay on April 5, 2012 at 3:56pm
click here to tell us that you want to help survey earth in a day
Reply by Gary Breisch on May 1, 2012 at 10:03pm

Fellow "Survey the Earth in a Day" surveyors: When you pick points to log, consider going to Google Earth first, find a visible pin pointed intersection that you can see plainly from the aerial, then log it so that Google Earth can use our work to adjust their aerial photos to fit more precisely rather than our standard survey markers that are not visible on their photos. That way everyone benefits!!! Also submit all your logged "points" with all the data that can be used for the SAGES. Search on SAGES on Google for more info. Happy logging and do not wait for the "day", start planning and logging now with your Survey Accurate GPS units and show your work and submit it to (LSU) and join the appropriate groups to help make this the best unified survey event ever!!!

Reply by Gary Breisch on May 1, 2012 at 10:53pm

One of the best ways to present your point data is using the Google Earth placemark option. That way you can paste all your point data in the placemark and
send the placemark to LSU for "Survey the Earth in a Day" Then all the placemarks can be put in a folder and accessed by all surveyors, mappers, gis people,
and anyone interested in an precision point near them on earth. I prefer the name of the place mark be by Lat,Lon so it is unique and can be sorted as such.
We will want to have a standard amount of digits such a point near me at 36.12065833,-96.14540833 - idea -we may need help from Google to assemple the
massive amount of points into one kmz file for use online.

Reply by Gary Breisch on May 1, 2012 at 11:34pm

On my facebook page ( I have shown examples of placemark data box and a Google Earth view of my place and a couple of old monuments I logged in years past. I need to post them here and show you how to create, modify, and store them as kmz folders full of points or individual placemark kmz files. 

I describe an idea of using the placemark format to post all of the points logged on this special Survey the Earth in a Day event.

Reply by ePalmetto on March 27, 2013 at 4:52pm

Reply by ⚡Survenator⌁ on May 19, 2015 at 8:11pm

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