Eric Sostrom
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • United States
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Eric Sostrom replied to Chris Wasemann's discussion Traverse between two know points?
"Billy has it. Set a random point you can set on and then backsight known point A, with a distance. Because I confuse easily, I would use a bearing that is similar to a compass read :) Shoot the bacsksight distance, then set your forward point, and…"
Nov 30, 2017
Eric Sostrom replied to Bryan Nesteriak's discussion Point Number convention
"I guess for the sake of clarity, we keep track of number ranges on our construction projects for pre-calculated points only. For data collection of non-construction work, we try to keep 1-500 open for control and check shots. The rest is open season…"
Sep 30, 2013
Eric Sostrom replied to Bryan Nesteriak's discussion Point Number convention
"For small projects, we don't keep track of number ranges much. But for larger construction projects, we group our numbers so we can keep consistency when we have several people calculating points. Typically it will be points 1-499 for control…"
Sep 26, 2013
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Feb 16, 2012
Scott D. Warner, PLS replied to Eric Sostrom's discussion Beer Leg in the group Surveyor Slang Database
"It seems that "Beerleg" is synonymous with something that is "in the way" or some sort of an offense that is punishable with some sort of negative sanction because of its connection with inexperience or lack of professional…"
Feb 10, 2012
Scott D. Warner, PLS replied to Eric Sostrom's discussion Beer Leg in the group Surveyor Slang Database
"Also known as "Whiskey Leg", the result would be a shot of whiskey for the crew. -Scott D. Warner, R.L.S. Wisconsin, U.S.A."
Feb 10, 2012
Phil Fedor replied to Eric Sostrom's discussion Beer Leg in the group Surveyor Slang Database
"I forgot about the beer leg!  Its been so long since I've had to have a gun set up to chain in stations.  Being a one-man crew with a GPS rover I never had to owe myself a beer, I just deserved it.  :P"
Feb 10, 2012
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Beer Leg

When the Instrument man set up and had a Tripod leg on the line where it was necessary to chain (steel tape).  If it slowed things down by needing to reset up, then he would owe the crew a beer.See More
Feb 10, 2012
ePalmetto replied to Eric Sostrom's discussion Beer Leg in the group Surveyor Slang Database
"haha...nice!   not to be confused with that other site which copies every idea they implement on their site from our network and sells his members info"
Feb 10, 2012
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Beer Leg

When the Instrument man set up and had a Tripod leg on the line where it was necessary to chain (steel tape).  If it slowed things down by needing to reset up, then he would owe the crew a beer.See More
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GPS PROS Group Forum is for any member of LSU that is a professional land surveyor using primarily GPS in the field. Geodetic / Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Get help and offer support with survey grade GPS!See More
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Surveyor Bio:
Survey Innovation Group, Inc.
Company
Survey Innovation Group, Inc
I have experience with the following
GPS, cadastral, topographic, boundary surveys, construction staking, topographic surveys, ground movement monitoring, Survey Office, Aerial, Construction, ALTA, boundary, topographic, platting, construction.
How many years have you been surveying?
25yrs
Most comfortable with the following types of instrumentation
Total Stations, GPS, Surveying Software, Robotics, GNSS

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