Who Represents the Collective Voice of Surveyors in Your Area of the World?
Do you even know? Is that voice identifiable online? Is it something that you can say you belong to? Do you feel like your personal-professional voice is being taken into consideration when surveyors in your area are represented? Is the surveying industry in your area collective represented on a global scale?
Most likely, the general public in your geographic region has no idea as to the importance of a professional land surveyor. I say this because it is something that the vast majority of land surveyors on the planet share in common, world-wide. This needs to change and it is up to us to turn this situation around. Luckily, this seed of change has been embedded into the mission and goals of Land Surveyors United since 2007. Nevertheless, it requires a small amount of effort on your part and I will show you the way. NOTE: A special new tool is introduced at the bottom of this post along with some powerful tips on ways to make the most of your membership on this network by becoming an administrator of your location-based-hub.
A Living Museum of Surveying Online
Our primary mission in building this community has always been to curate Surveying Related discussions, photos, education and most importantly representation for all surveyors in every location on earth. For this very reason, every group forum (hub) on the network has within it a dedicated forum specifically for that location. With that said, a membership in this community is a pillar of strength for the industry as a whole, globally, but most importantly, this strength is supported and promoted on the local level. join your area's hub and start a discussion/share relevant experiences/ meet other surveyors in your area. Land Surveyors United is dedicated to curating a virtual representation of the surveying industry in your location, its history, present and future of land management. However, let us not forget that Land Surveyors United is not me- it is us. I do what I do so you can do what you do better. Others will follow your example if you give examples to follow. This is how we prepare for the future.
Every surveyor on this network should join and become a part of at least 2 Group Hubs- one for your continent and one for your country/state. This is a quick 2 part process:
1)Join a Group
2) Start a New Discussion in side that group and make your presence known.
You can find quick access to these groups below. Please help us get conversations started in these groups.
Group Hubs based on countries in Europe -
Group Hubs based on countries of Asia
Group Hubs based on countries of Africa
Group Hubs based on countries of South America
Group Hubs based on countries of North America
Group Hubs based on countries of Caribbean
Group Hubs based on countries of Middle East
Group Hubs based on countries in Oceania
* If you are interested in becoming the Moderator for your country, become a part of our Organization Structure and rally surveyors in your area together in your own micro-community, please send a message to Justin to discuss. It is our goal to empower all of you to build bulletproof reputations online and in your location.
Can't Find Your Location Represented?
* We recognize the fact that hubs for all countries on the planet have not yet been creates, as each group forum was built to serve members already in the order they joined. Nevertheless, our goal is to have representation of all geographic areas, so if you find that your area does not yet have a Group Hub, please send Justin a message. If you would like to assume the responsibility of developing representation of surveyors in your area and moderate the growth of your local group, let him know that as well. Your group forum will be created for you and time required for moderation is minimal, yet rewarding!
For Surveying Company Owners
* If you are a company Survey Company Owner (Hub for Company Owners)you can add a highly optimized company listing to our Surveyors Company Directory for a simple donation to the network
(read more about the directory)
New Tool to Play With: Location Based GeoChat
To help with testing and feedback on development of this geochat feature, join the new Location Based Chat Group and ask questions in the forum.
Notice this tool is currently in beta development stages and usable and feedback/reports of bugs welcome. I am personally excited for the possibilities for global chat on June 21st @noon.