So......I've been working in this business for a few decades. I've been a member of a 4 man crew, 3 man crew, most typically a 2 man crew, and now, for the last 10 years, a one man crew.Robots and…Read more →
"This is a direct copy from their knowledge base. I know 2.58 is a higher build number...but they kept most all the settings from the 1.67.
Try to get a hold of Brian Hammer....he's the TS guru. If you do get to him...tell him Rob Rosa said…"
"Rob you know what your doing. I am same. We can do any job alone sometimes we do need help. Im like you. Just have to find a firm cares about what you know. I did the my own thing. Lost all I had. not sure how we go on"
"Yes we do. I know full well having a like minded person by your side is great. For me over 30 years they come and go. That's the main reason I work alone. I found a company lets me say when I need someone. They see I know what I'm doing…"
"I thank everybody for their input. It's been great hearing everyone's opinion. I have to admit that not having to worry about another person in the field is sometimes a godsend. But there are many times when I need another person. Robots…"
"Charlie drop the nuts thing that might be me not sure. I guess this one man thing depends on one man. Some of us grew up in land surveying its all we know. For myself I got tired of someone not showing up. Your left on your own trying to figure out…"
"looks like some of my kin moved there and built a lake near ya... & it looks a lot like where i'm from... i actually came close to your area a few years back when i was debating how i was gonna get to Colorado without going though Dallas/…"
"I am glad that at least some of my peers don't think I am nuts. I knew a surveyor back in the 70's that surveyed alone with conventional equipment. I don't know how he did it but he was a good surveyor. The only computer he had was a…"
My name is Johnny Ingram, I am a Texas Surveyor. My opinion on the one man operation is many fold.
I have been surveying since 1957, so like you I have gone through most of the changes in the surveying effort. My experience with…"
"agree with ya Charlie... guess i need to get a robot... and move to a better market if i keep this career... I should have got a license for the rainy days though... I used to grind through every extreme... umbrellas and flashlights... 20- 120F"
"well lawyers and their title work should trump us but they rarely go onsite... even lawyers will buy deeds without a survey and be surprised when the acreage can't be found... i wouldn't buy anything without a recent plat because i've…"
"well the county GIS system does give us some work by their mistakes from time to time... for instance, this guy calls us out because it looks like his sister's hair shop is over the line on the county's website, and this is out in the…"
"They think a land surveyor is a landscaper. Try to explain they say oh that guy beside a road with a pole? I know what your saying been in that mess more times than can remember. We have many jobs in one not sure if anyone other than us understands…"
I have GPS and Robotic Total Station. I had to work by myself for 9 months looking for good help. The only time a 1 man crew is more productive is a big GPS topo. Anything else is way easier and more productive with good help. After we do the field work my helper can do the CAD drafting while I keep up with administrative chores. We are even making more $ now.
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