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Texas Court of Appeals Case

Started this discussion. Last reply by Francisco Jose Oliveira Domingos Apr 19. 2 Replies

Here is a link to the opinion.This is a case of a Land…Read more →

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Live blogging from the Texas TSPS convention for 2013

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deward Karl Bowles Nov 2, 2013. 8 Replies

I am at a class this morning given by Gary Gilley concerning the recent changes to Board rules.Very good turnout here with about 250 Land Surveyors. Discussion is lively. I myself have some concerns…Read more →

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Happy New Year to Land Surveyors United!

Started this discussion. Last reply by ePalmetto Jan 1, 2013. 1 Reply

To the best support network and information center in the world for Land Surveying, give it up for Land Surveyors United! Happy New Year!…Read more →

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Truth, Justice and the American way

Unable to find a satisfactory job and stuck in a job I hated I finally opened up my own Land Surveying Firm in mid 1992. I was 32 at the time and thought that I knew everything about Land Surveying because of my previous experiences. It goes to show you that ignorance is most often a result of arrogance.As I look back now I realize that I had no idea at that time what I was doing and I am really uncertain at this point how I managed to survive in the beginning. After a couple of bumpy years…See More
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Deward Karl Bowles promoted LSU Justin's blog post International Surveyors Week 2014
Jun 17
Deward Karl Bowles promoted LSU Justin's blog post International Surveyors Week 2014
Jun 17
Deward Karl Bowles replied to Ryan Thompson's discussion An engineer in surveyors clothing
"That is great, welcome aboard. Feel free to post whatever you wish."
Jun 16
Deward Karl Bowles promoted Mike McCulley's discussion Construction Staking and CAD files
Jun 14
Deward Karl Bowles replied to J W Veatch's discussion 150 year old surveyor in the group Survey Earth in a Day
"Wow, like this piece. Looking forward to more of your writings and inventions."
Jun 4
Deward Karl Bowles joined LSU Justin's group
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Survey Earth in a Day

Survey Earth in a Day 3D is scheduled for June 21, 2014. SEINAD is a social surveying education experiment, to recalculate the earth's surface.  On the summer solstice June 2012 and 2013, members of Land Surveyors United observed simultaneous GPS readings around the globe. Join this group to discuss 3D #SEINADSee More
Jun 4
Deward Karl Bowles promoted J W Veatch's discussion 150 year old surveyor
Jun 4
Eric Colburn and Deward Karl Bowles are now friends
May 31
Deward Karl Bowles replied to Mat Win's discussion Difference in heights
"The earth is not a perfect sphere and is composed of different types of material. As a result you can't measure "height" or "elevation" by simply measuring from the theoretical center of the earth. In order to take this…"
May 19
Deward Karl Bowles's blog post was featured

What you should know when purchasing real property

Often a Title Insurance firm will make an offer to the concerned parties to hire a Land Surveyor to produce a Land Survey for their real estate transaction. The agreements between the Title Insurance firm and the Land Surveyor often are made with the understanding that the Land Surveyor will continue to get work orders from the Title Insurance firm if they will not be paid for the Land Survey if the…See More
May 12
Deward Karl Bowles promoted J Keith Maxwell's blog post Business Succesion Plan: How Important?
May 12
Deward Karl Bowles commented on J Keith Maxwell's blog post Business Succesion Plan: How Important?
"I am sorry to hear of the news about your brother but I am glad you took the time to post this. Good luck to you and I plan to take some of your advice."
May 11
Deward Karl Bowles promoted J Keith Maxwell's blog post Business Succesion Plan: How Important?
May 11
Deward Karl Bowles replied to Barry Graham's discussion COMPUTATION CORNER
"Neat problems you are posting. I don't see any replies so if I get a chance today I will take a hard look at them and see if I can come up with some solutions. Love these brain teasers though. "
May 11

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Company Name (no commas)
B and B Surveying Company
Location
Houston, Texas, 77088
What type of surveying are you involved with? If you had a 'specialty' related to your surveying career, what would it be?
Boundary Surveys
How long have you been surveying?
Surveying since 1978, I rate myself an 8
I am most familiar with the following types of equipment and or tools
Total Stations, Surveying Software, Automatic Levels
BIO: [Your reason for being here]
Land Title surveys, Standard Land surveys, ALTA surveys, Topographic surveys, Subdivision Map Records, Expert Witness, Affidavit of Merit, Boundary disputes
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Deward Karl Bowles's Blog

Truth, Justice and the American way

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 9:00am 3 Comments

Unable to find a satisfactory job and stuck in a job I hated I finally opened up my own Land Surveying Firm in mid 1992. I was 32 at the time and thought that I knew everything about Land Surveying because of my previous experiences. It goes to show you that ignorance is most often a result of arrogance.

As I look back now I realize that I had no idea at that time what I was doing and I am really uncertain at this point how I managed to…

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Typical Surveyor's Report

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 8:30am 4 Comments

Something Typical In Surveyor Reporting

 

I thought that some of you might gain some insight by examining a typical Surveyor's Report generated for a project I am working on.

 

I have altered the particulars so as to protect the innocent. This is a draft…

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Chain!

Posted on September 1, 2013 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Chain!

“About Horses and Water”

Written by Penn Cheyning RPLS

(This story is completely fictional, any resemblance to actual events is purely a coincidence).

I received a phone call about a boundary dispute in an area of the city I know fairly well. I had not performed a survey in this particular…

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Chain!

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 8:30am 3 Comments

It is human nature to choose a course and then stick with it. Tenacity and staunch conviction are qualities we all admire and traditionally seek in those who are leaders in our society. However, professional land surveying is as much of a science as it is an art. Evaluating evidence and forming opinions are vital aspects in executing a proper survey.



Forming an opinion before the facts are known is the definition of a biased opinion and is the death knell for a…

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Comment Wall (8 comments)

At 5:23pm on July 10, 2013, Thomas G LaCorte said…
Thank you for checking out my book!
At 6:55pm on November 30, 2012, Paul Quagge said…

Hello Deward,

got your message, Thank You!

 

Paul

At 7:50pm on January 12, 2011, LSU Justin said…
Check out the new Organization Structure Page
At 11:59pm on January 11, 2011, ePalmetto gave Deward Karl Bowles a gift
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Pleased to have you as an admin on LSU. We're gonna do BIG things! Thanks for all of your support and participation. Justin
At 4:34pm on January 7, 2011, Ty Olinghouse said…

Hey Karl, how is BIZ down South?

At 12:59am on January 6, 2011, Ty Olinghouse said…
Hey Deward! How is it going?
At 8:44pm on December 22, 2010, Gary Bowles said…
Been real busy lately...Have been on here in a while...Good to see you still kickin too...lol
At 8:42pm on December 22, 2010, Gary Bowles said…
Hey Karl!!! How ya been...Good to see you here...
 
 
 

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