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Aug 16
Phil Stevenson's blog post was featured

I was tired. Now I am retired.

Now that I am a retired surveyor I may spend more time thinking about my garden than thinking about surveying.  But I still find some topics interesting.  You may see a response from me once in a while if I think there is something I can add.  Mostly I will lurk because I do not ponder new technology.  New technology is for those…See More
Aug 16
Phil Stevenson commented on Jaybird's blog post “Older Surveyors” and “Button Pushers” Have a Lot to Learn (From One Another)
"As my mind and body go away I continue to hope that the people in my past reaped some benefit from what I shared with them.  I am one of those old fashioned surveyors who decided to integrate new technology with old methods of problem…"
Sep 14, 2016
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Sep 14, 2016
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Jul 5, 2016
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Apr 11, 2016
Phil Stevenson replied to elihuruma ernest malisa's discussion Stop and go
"Yes.  The Stop&Go rover data must be processed against a base station that recorded data at the same time."
Apr 11, 2016
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Apr 3, 2016
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Apr 3, 2016
Jaybird commented on Phil Stevenson's blog post Surviving an election year
"I for one think it is brilliant..  workarounds can produce the best procedures at times.."
Apr 3, 2016
Phil Stevenson commented on Phil Stevenson's blog post Surviving an election year
"It seems like a very long time ago that I wrote Poor Man's GPS Network.  I was and I am a strong proponent of what is written in a paper called Practical GPS Surveying.  But I was often asked if all that work was really…"
Apr 2, 2016
Jaybird commented on Phil Stevenson's blog post Surviving an election year
"Stumbled across this today from your past  and was happy to be able to find it... very inspirational Poor mans GPS by Phil Stevenson from Land Surveyors United"
Apr 1, 2016
Jaybird commented on Phil Stevenson's blog post Surviving an election year
"Yes, Phil.  We are often limited by our imagination, our financial situation and the limitations just keep squeezing harder.  But with faith all things are possible.  thank you for sharing with us!"
Apr 1, 2016
Phil Stevenson's blog post was featured

Surviving an election year

Memories from presidential election years in the USA remind me it is a difficult time to be a surveyor.  It seems nobody wants to start a new project until they have a plan for the future.  With the election process up in the air it is hard for most people to predict the future of our national government.When it was up to me to be sure the company survived our decision was to hunker down and survive the year by chasing projects outside the normal flow of work.  I remember helping to test some…See More
Apr 1, 2016
Phil Stevenson replied to ROSEMARIE SEPTIMO's discussion Establishing 2nd Geodetic Control
"Please take advantage of the resources and advice you can get from NAMRIA.  If they offer training you should take advantage of it. NAMRIA"
Apr 1, 2016
Phil Stevenson posted a surveying story

Surviving an election year

Memories from presidential election years in the USA remind me it is a difficult time to be a surveyor.  It seems nobody wants to start a new project until they have a plan for the future.  With the election process up in the air it is hard for most people to predict the future of our national government.When it was up to me to be sure the company survived our decision was to hunker down and survive the year by chasing projects outside the normal flow of work.  I remember helping to test some…See More
Apr 1, 2016
Phil Stevenson replied to Joseph Osei Ababio's discussion HOW DO YOU ACHIEVE ACCURACY MAPPING ELEVATIONS WITHOUT LEASER IN SUCH AN AREA?
"One possibility is the use of machete and brush hook to clear traverse lines. If you have the budget this link might offer possible solutions. Brush clearning tools"
Mar 10, 2016
Phil Stevenson replied to Michael Denke's discussion GPS Surveying Question
"1.  Train with your tools until you have absolute confidence in how they work.  Then remember the three words that guarantee accuracy with any measurement.  Redundancy.  Redundancy.  Redundancy. 2.  The choice of tools…"
Feb 19, 2016
Phil Stevenson replied to Dimitris Athanasopoulos's discussion Communication problem with ProMark 500 - Looking for a Pacific Crest Modem in the group Magellan-Ashtech Support Group
"Have you considered taking it to a radio repair shop.  It might be a problem as simple as a broken connection or one of those push on connectors that has corroded or come loose.  If it cannot be repaired the radio repair shop might be able…"
Jan 9, 2016

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I am here because I am a.
Just a surveyor
Surveyor Bio:
Professional Land Surveyor - Oklahoma & Texas

Enjoy using GPS tools for geodetic control, GIS data capture, rough mapping, and recon

Gimp leg sent me looking for a cushy sit down job. Tech support has kept me working for nine years.

Find some things I have written on the ftp server at

ftp.ashtech.com
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Phillip Stevenson
Location for Member Map
35.3440115 / -96.9285538
Licenses Certifications or Awards
Professional Land Surveyor - Oklahoma and Texas
I have experience with the following
GPS, GPS tech support for surveying and mapping
How many years have you been surveying?
Since 1971 - 8
Most comfortable with the following types of instrumentation
GPS, GNSS, Machine Control, Ashtech GPS - MobileMapper & ProMark series

Photo mapping

Last week I did some MobileMapping work with the ProMark3. My legs are not very strong any more but I managed to map 50 fire hydrants in about four hours in my neighborhood. Part of the project was about stopping the job to change batteries and then starting it again. With cold weather coming on battery life will be a problem for a few months. I wanted to make sure I will have good advice for how to manage changing the battery through the day.

Here is a screen shot of the project in MobileMapper Office.

Here is a shot of the project from ArcMap as it looks when plotted over some aerial photos.

Lately I have been working on several photo mapping projects. This is a photo taken while mapping a portion of the new hiking trail at San Luis Creek campground near Gustine, California.

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Surviving an election year

Posted on April 1, 2016 at 2:37pm 4 Comments

Memories from presidential election years in the USA remind me it is a difficult time to be a surveyor.  It seems nobody wants to start a new project until they have a plan for the future.  With the election process up in the air it is hard for most people to predict the future of our national government.

When it was up to me to be sure the company survived our decision was to hunker down and survive the year by chasing projects outside the normal flow of work.  I remember…

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I was tired. Now I am retired.

Posted on June 8, 2015 at 4:19pm 5 Comments

Now that I am a retired surveyor I may spend more time thinking about my garden than thinking about surveying.  But I still find some topics interesting.  You may see a response from me once in a while if I think there is something I can add.  Mostly I will lurk because I do not ponder new technology.  New technology…

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ProFlex500 RTK base station updated after pecan tree removal

Posted on September 24, 2012 at 2:13am 0 Comments

It seems reasonable to think that removing the huge pecan tree east of the ProFlex500 base station antenna would influence the OPUS results.  But my first OPUS report following removal of the tree was included in the current average NAD83(2011) position.  This remains a work in progress.  Over time there will be more OPUS sessions.  Each time I will decide whether to include it in the average or begin…

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ProFlex500 RTK base station broadcasts NAD83(2011)

Posted on August 1, 2012 at 2:55pm 0 Comments

My ProFlex500 RTK Internet base station is now broadcasting RTK corrections using NAD83(2011).  To view the status menu:  UserID:  user    Password:  pf500

ProFlex500 RTK base station

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At 11:43am on May 21, 2014, Thiago Paim said…

Thanks for accepting friendship Phil. Your posts are interesting, I always see.

At 1:05pm on December 3, 2012, Sergio Bermudez said…

Phil, I just red you have complete projects data on a ftp site, what is the address? Thanks.

At 12:38pm on May 21, 2012, Marcelino Miller said…
Mr. Stevenson how are you? We met at the OSLS convention. Danny Dees introduced us. I work for odot and was looking into getting my own equipment for side projects. I was wondering if you had any info on purchasing equipment that you could share with me. My name is Marcelino Miller pls1790 my email is [email protected] It was really great to meet you.
Thanks
At 11:40am on February 24, 2012, Akram Shahid said…
Hi phil how are you i have aded an article subject basic tool plum bob please read & make a note
thaks m akram shahid
At 2:55pm on September 20, 2011, Basavaraju S Surveyor said…

stvenson sir I like you very much .dear sie I am having mm100 .I am using it for the mapping purpose. it is mobile mapper field version 1.21 GNSS tool box version is 1.20 and firm ware is  so35. But i canot see surch  a mapping tools to make drawings  on mm100 .

how to dowload the data from the instrument  to the PC

To draw line on the map screen what tool we have to use. to join one to the other point .

How to calculate the area of drawing .please guide me .

At 10:10am on September 14, 2011, I.VIKAS KUMAR said…

HAI BRO 

 NICE TO MEET U IN THIS SOCIAL NETWORK .AS SURVEYOR I THINK WE HAVE GOOD LONG RELATION IN THIS NETWORK 

 THANKING U REGARDS

                                           VIKAS

 

At 4:06pm on April 20, 2011, Jaybird said…
Hey Bud....did Trimble buy Ashtech?
At 12:46pm on August 7, 2010, Robert L. Young said…
I am through the divorce, and was not even going to, and now am married again. Anyways, I have four kids and I love my life. Ivy and I are still friends, as it was a battle for power of the company, and I just walked away. Started over, and have several educational sites. Hope you and Sharon are doing well. Hot summer in Texas. Robert Young :-) WILDMAN!
At 12:18am on February 07, 2010, Jaybird gave Phil Stevenson a gift
At 2:03pm on January 15, 2010, ronnie r. monilla gave Phil Stevenson a gift
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Thank you for your posts, it helps me a lot here.
 
 
 

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