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NEW WEBINAR: AutoCAD Civil 3D Survey Field to Finish Webinar

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[NEW] AutoCAD Civil 3D Survey Field to Finish Webinar Dec. 29, 2016



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By: Eric Colburn, Professional Land Surveyor and Geo-Business Innovator

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New Using AutoCAD Civil 3D Point Groups Webinar

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New Using AutoCAD Civil 3D Point Groups Webinar

Join Eric Colburn, PLS - The Geo+Business Innovator - for this intensive webinar on how to use AutoCAD Civil 3D Point Groups. This…

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Register for Geov8 2015 Virtual Expo with 10% Donated to Land Surveyors United!

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Land Surveyors United is an awesome community, and I'm pleased to be able to give back to LSU with your help. Colburn Strategic Partners will donate 10% of every Geov8 Virtual Expo registration to LSU using this link,…

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Commercial Drones Webinar: Proposed Rules, Tools and Business Opportunities

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Free Datumate Live Webinar-DatuGram™3D Case Studies: Surveying & Mapping in the 21st Century Using Regular Cameras



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Eric D. Colburn, PLS
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Foster
I have experience with the following
Boundary, GPS, Site Development
How many years have you been surveying?
Since 1984
Most comfortable with the following types of instrumentation
Leica, Trimble, Nikon

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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Manual Point Creation

This AutoCAD Civil 3D for Land Surveyors Video shows you how to do Manual Point Creation. Visit My Website »»http://ericcolburn.com Work With Me »»http://eri...
Dec 23, 2016
Eric Colburn posted a surveying story

NEW WEBINAR: AutoCAD Civil 3D Survey Field to Finish Webinar

[NEW] AutoCAD Civil 3D Survey Field to Finish Webinar Dec. 29, 2016Register: Click HereWhen: December 29, 2016 1PM-4PM (EST)Where: Online (Watch Live or Recorded Webinar Later)Cost: $297 Regular Price+processing feeBy: Eric Colburn, Professional Land Surveyor and Geo-Business InnovatorAutoCAD Civil 3D Survey Field to Finish Webinar DescriptionIn…See More
Dec 14, 2016
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Professional Land Surveying Business - 5 Steps to Get More Work

In these tough economic times new work is harder and harder to come by. While cost cutting is so very important, you shouldn't cut back too much on your marketing efforts, if you can afford it. Some of the following strategies to get more work, however, cost very little and can be implemented quickly.Call Your Existing Clients: Call your existing clients to see how they're doing and ask if they're considering any new work to let you give them a price. You should always keep in regular contact…See More
Dec 10, 2016
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New Using AutoCAD Civil 3D Point Groups Webinar

New Using AutoCAD Civil 3D Point Groups WebinarJoin Eric Colburn, PLS - The Geo+Business Innovator - for this intensive webinar on how to use AutoCAD Civil 3D Point Groups. This webinar explains how Point Groups work in AutoCAD Civil 3D…See More
Dec 21, 2015
Hard Worker replied to Eric Colburn's discussion Are Robots Replacing Our Jobs (Or Have They Already)?
"I think that’s the line of thinking that has caused our profession to increase the freefall into nonexistence. Technology has enabled you to replace people and potential future survey professionals with machines and lower your prices to the…"
Aug 10, 2015
Ned Ferguson replied to Eric Colburn's discussion Are Robots Replacing Our Jobs (Or Have They Already)?
"My observation is not "how many jobs have robots replaced?" but "how many jobs (companies) have robots already saved?" I'm using "robot" here is a stand-in for technology generally, GPS included. Technology,…"
Jul 18, 2015
Deward Karl Bowles replied to Eric Colburn's discussion Are Robots Replacing Our Jobs (Or Have They Already)?
"So it's going to fly over that fence and find it among all the other old metal crap that looks just like it right by it...right? You will have to show me one of those "robots" because I would like to by one."
Jul 18, 2015
iman favorited Eric Colburn's discussion Are Robots Replacing Our Jobs (Or Have They Already)?
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iman replied to Eric Colburn's discussion Are Robots Replacing Our Jobs (Or Have They Already)?
"Couldn't agree more "
Jul 15, 2015
Desmond Elliott replied to Eric Colburn's discussion Are Robots Replacing Our Jobs (Or Have They Already)?
"I don't think you are looking very hard...ground penetrating radar was used on a 150 year old "major intersection" in Adelaide, South Australia afew years. They produced a centimeter accuracy map of everything between 150mm and 6m…"
Jul 11, 2015
Deward Karl Bowles replied to Eric Colburn's discussion Are Robots Replacing Our Jobs (Or Have They Already)?
"I have not Seen a Robot yet that can find an old pipe set in 1910."
Jul 10, 2015
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Phil Stevenson replied to Eric Colburn's discussion Are Robots Replacing Our Jobs (Or Have They Already)?
"This will be a continuing challenge as automation replaces redundant tasks.  Some of us remember when a survey party included chainmen, an instrument man, and a rod man, all supervised by a party chief.  In the best of circumstances the…"
Jul 10, 2015
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Register for Geov8 2015 Virtual Expo with 10% Donated to Land Surveyors United!

Register, Learn and Earn 10% Towards LSULand Surveyors United is an awesome community, and I'm pleased to be able to give back to LSU with your help. Colburn Strategic Partners will donate 10% of every Geov8 Virtual Expo registration to LSU using this link, Click…See More
Jul 9, 2015
Desmond Elliott replied to Eric Colburn's discussion Are Robots Replacing Our Jobs (Or Have They Already)?
"Yes! you are right but the emphasis on surveying skills in the field is important in geodetic disciples. However, for surveying and engineering have/are changing dramatically from before the year 2000. In many western countries the Degree in…"
Jul 2, 2015
Wayne Peter Wilson replied to Eric Colburn's discussion Are Robots Replacing Our Jobs (Or Have They Already)?
"Its one thing to get a robot to perform a repetitive, automated task such as bricklaying or moving containers, it's another to have one solve an ident survey or make changes in the field as they are needed. I think a long bow is being drawn…"
Jul 2, 2015
Oseghale Saturday Ehianeta replied to Eric Colburn's discussion Are Robots Replacing Our Jobs (Or Have They Already)?
"In a develop world nearly but in Africa continent not yet there,may be in next two generation to com"
Jul 1, 2015
Desmond Elliott replied to Eric Colburn's discussion Are Robots Replacing Our Jobs (Or Have They Already)?
"I don't think there is as much to worry from intrusion of Robots (Total Station)  as we will see with the introduction of RTK GPS technology....the field surveyor is fast being replaced by field technicians collecting position data and the…"
Jun 29, 2015
Ned Ferguson replied to Eric Colburn's discussion Are Robots Replacing Our Jobs (Or Have They Already)?
"The Luddite fallacy. No matter how many times it's debunked, it just keeps rearing its head. Here is plenty of reading."
Jun 29, 2015
Jaybird favorited Eric Colburn's discussion Are Robots Replacing Our Jobs (Or Have They Already)?
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At 10:38pm on September 13, 2010, Elliott lawrence Davis said…
I don't check login too often sorry about that, but since I have a friend now I'll try to more often. I'm still in school for Civil Engineering Tech. in Iowa. I'm learning alot and also have experience from a coop from this past summer, with the oldest licence land surveyor in my area. Very very challenging at first. I am in search of the six surveying methods that's has been used, in different states or countries as well, as an assignment.
At 1:54pm on February 01, 2010, ePalmetto gave Eric Colburn a gift
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just wanted to tell you that I appreciate your commitment and participation to the group. take a look at the new footer that Justin installed....pretty nifty huh
At 12:33am on December 9, 2009, AxeMen Site Prep said…
love what you do for the land surveying community...it would be hard to say what the industry would be like if you and epalmetto hadn't come along
At 5:52am on July 6, 2009, John Paul Firis said…
Eric,
Thanks for your invitation. I have recently graduated (Dec 2009). I believe you are an experienced surveyor. My private address: John.Firis@oktedei.com, if you can email me direct that would be great. Bye


Thanks,
John
Graduate Surveyor
Papua New Guinea
At 11:08pm on July 1, 2009, Joseph L. Ballasio said…
Thank you for adding me as a friend, God bless and more power.


Joseph
At 9:39am on April 30, 2009, Pam Broviak said…
Eric
Thanks for adding me as a contact and for the kind words about the SM guide!
At 3:18am on February 10, 2009, RHINO said…
Boss how is the market in the country i hope is good by the way,i want people who are ready to perchure land in the Afram plains for farming you can kindly inform me thank you.
At 10:28pm on January 22, 2009, beethoven bersabal said…
hi eric,
thanks for the invite... have a good day...

2ben
At 10:28am on December 15, 2008, SurveyTek said…
Eric,
Thanks for the invite. I've read your blogs and they are right on target with the current economy. Very good advise.
I would very much like my products to be reviewed some time on your blog. Let me know how I could facilitate. Have a great day.
-Justin @ SurveyTek
At 11:03pm on November 27, 2008, Darren Noble said…
Hi Eric,

Hows are you going?

Just visited your site mate and I see that you use AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009, as do I in conjunction with CivilCAD 6.

Just wondering how you find it as far as volumes go, and if you know how to get a decent volume report out of it?
I only seem to be able to get about 3 lines in the command window... which is not very convincing when clients want to see how you arrived at a figure.
I think it is great for Cut to Fill drawings etc, just looking to get a decent report out of it. Any ideas?

Cheers
Darren
Surveying Western Australia

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