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Any military surveyors out there?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Shipley Nov 13, 2012. 5 Replies

The military surveyor rarely gets recognition for the excellent work they do in support of construction, mapping, and geospatial intelligence. If there are any active or prior military LSU members…Read more →

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Any military surveyors out there?

The military surveyor rarely gets recognition for the excellent work they do in support of construction, mapping, and geospatial intelligence. If there are any active or prior military LSU members out there it would be nice to know what types of surveys you've been involved in and photos if you have them. I was a construction surveyor (82B) and engineer technician (51T) in the US Army. It was a great influence on my civilian career and I got to participate in some very large scale projects…See More
Nov 10, 2017
Ken Shipley replied to Christine Hamilton's discussion OSGM02 geoid needed for Topcon Tools in the group Topcon Support Group
Sep 8, 2016
Ken Shipley replied to Christine Hamilton's discussion OSGM02 geoid needed for Topcon Tools in the group Topcon Support Group
"Typically if Topcon Tools is asking for a specific geoid model it is looking for the same model used in the data collector. If this is the case you can simply copy the geoid model from your data collector to your PC - a directory of your choice.…"
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Survey Control Marker

I found this at the old railroad depot in Boise, Idaho.
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A view from the top.

A U.S. Marine operates a Geodimeter TS during a topo survey on a mountain in Alaska.
Nov 8, 2013
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Survey Control Marker

I found this at the old railroad depot in Boise, Idaho.
Sep 22, 2013
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Japanese control point

These "hubs" are much more sophisticated than what we are used to seeing in the U.S.. The hubs are often made of a hard synthetic compound that are pointed for easier driving. the cap is made of some type of non-corrosive metal with a nail or tack…
Jan 11, 2013
Ken Shipley replied to Ken Shipley's discussion Any military surveyors out there?
"Thanks Paul. Yes Alaska surveying was very rough - but very beautiful, as you know. The project was on Annette Island near Ketchikan, AK. Good to hear from you - looks like you've been staying busy! -Ken"
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Paul Quagge replied to Ken Shipley's discussion Any military surveyors out there?
"Hey Ken, Great picture, it must have been an interesting project. That looks very familiar, I spent a season in Alaska building roads. It was awesome, had a chance to go salmon fishing, saw bears, moose, eagles, whales...I was lucky.   Since…"
Oct 24, 2012
ePalmetto replied to Ken Shipley's discussion Any military surveyors out there?
"See if you can locate this guy I was helping him some months [email protected] kevin hollar  he was just the first that came to mine. He was working in the middle east as  gov. contractor and is from NC Skip Farrow"
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Professional Land Surveyor and President of 82 Bravo, LLC. Providing educational seminars, training and support for commercial and government clients using the latest positioning technologies such as robotics, global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), laser scanning, mobile LiDAR, and GIS data collection.
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GPS, cadastral, topographic, boundary surveys, topographic surveys, control network surveys, teaching, Survey Office, Equipment Repair, Military, GPS, cadastral,topo, boundary surveys, construction staking, topographic surveys, control network surveys
How many years have you been surveying?
20 + Years
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Total Stations, GPS, Surveying Software, Robotics, Automatic Levels, 3D scanners, GNSS, Other), Old school surveying, Lidar

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