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Define "North"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott D. Warner, PLS Apr 1, 2012. 4 Replies

I'm not exactly sure what category to place this discussion. I need some help defining a term. Let's define "North". Here are some terms I hear thrown about: "True North", "Geodetic North", "Due…Read more →

Subject Tags: Surveying, Plane, Geodesy, Geodetic, North

Starting and Running a Successful Business

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Namyslak Mar 29, 2013. 17 Replies

   I am a young surveyor with a mere 5 years experience. Having read several posts and forum entries, I believe there is an untapped wealth of knowledge, wisdom, and things…Read more →

Subject Tags: surveyors, surveying company, running, starting, business

Trimble Robotic Total Station Compensation Routine

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Wyatt Mar 20, 2012. 12 Replies

Hello, I'm new to these forums, but I thought I would ask a question. I have been working with a Trimble Robotic Total Station (5000 series) purchased in 2007. After performing a topographic survey…Read more →

Subject Tags: compensation, routine, errors, robot, trimble

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Starting and Running a Successful Business

   I am a young surveyor with a mere 5 years experience. Having read several posts and forum entries, I believe there is an untapped wealth of knowledge, wisdom, and things learned the hard way here on Land Surveyors United. I am very passionate about my work as a land surveyor, and one of my personal goals is to start and run my own land surveying company.   These questions are directed at both business owners and non-business owners. What are the most important things to…See More
Apr 6, 2016
Survenator favorited Sam Wyatt's discussion Starting and Running a Successful Business
Apr 6, 2016
Victor Makhalima left a comment for Sam Wyatt
"Hellow everyone.  I am a surveyor from South Africa who is currently running his own business in Johannesburg.  I got a tds ranger data collector from a friend. Its new and without any survey software.  Can anyone help me a the…"
Mar 18, 2016
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DTM files with Carlson

I am wondering if anyone has much experience with Digital Terrain Models. Is DTM a file format? Does Carlson support those files? Can I create a DTM with Carlson?I am interested in creating a set of plan contours for a proposed landfill and would love to be able to load those proposed contours into our Trimble TSC2 data collector. I know how to create the contours and the TIN map, but how do I create a file that can be loaded into our collectors.Am I completely lost, or has any one else tried…See More
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Starting and Running a Successful Business

   I am a young surveyor with a mere 5 years experience. Having read several posts and forum entries, I believe there is an untapped wealth of knowledge, wisdom, and things learned the hard way here on Land Surveyors United. I am very passionate about my work as a land surveyor, and one of my personal goals is to start and run my own land surveying company.   These questions are directed at both business owners and non-business owners. What are the most important things to…See More
Jul 13, 2014
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Starting and Running a Successful Business

   I am a young surveyor with a mere 5 years experience. Having read several posts and forum entries, I believe there is an untapped wealth of knowledge, wisdom, and things learned the hard way here on Land Surveyors United. I am very passionate about my work as a land surveyor, and one of my personal goals is to start and run my own land surveying company.   These questions are directed at both business owners and non-business owners. What are the most important things to…See More
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Sam Wyatt replied to Sam Wyatt's discussion Starting and Running a Successful Business
"Will do, thanks."
Apr 2, 2012
Deward Karl Bowles replied to Sam Wyatt's discussion Starting and Running a Successful Business
"Sam I use Concordance but this is not a geographic based system. There are a number of good ones out there that incorporate a geographic system and that would be better in the long run. I like Concordance because of the powerful search and…"
Apr 2, 2012
Sam Wyatt replied to Sam Wyatt's discussion Starting and Running a Successful Business
"I use Google Earth to keep track of jobs I have performed, NGS benchmarks I have located, etc. It can really help out. Have you found a different or better way to keep track of this info?"
Apr 2, 2012
Scott D. Warner, PLS replied to Sam Wyatt's discussion Define "North"
"What is "North"?  Almost certainly everybody knows which way is North, or do they?  The answer is that everybody knows what North is and it's relationship with South, East, and West.  The problem is that we all are not…"
Apr 1, 2012
ePalmetto replied to Sam Wyatt's discussion Define "North"
"nice work arnel! i'd go with Arnel's version.....i believe Justin was just trying to help, but Arnel is definitely at the top of his game!  sorry son...nice try"
Mar 31, 2012
Arnel M. Domag replied to Sam Wyatt's discussion Define "North"
"In my opinion, the difference between the three terms are as follows: True North is simply the direction towards the north pole point. This simply means that in a given survey project, how small it is, there are infinite number of true north…"
Mar 31, 2012
Jaybird replied to Sam Wyatt's discussion Define "North"
"The word north is related to the Old High German nord, both descending from the Proto-Indo-European unit ner-, meaning "down" (or "under"). (Presumably a natural primitive description…"
Mar 31, 2012
Deward Karl Bowles replied to Sam Wyatt's discussion Starting and Running a Successful Business
"I agree with several points raised by Mr. Roth. It is important to understand that your ability to increase your profit is directly related to your knowledge of the area you are working in. Knowing the quality of a particular land surveyor in the…"
Mar 31, 2012

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Introduction to other Surveyors. One or more sentence Bio about your Relationship with Surveying
We are a small surveying firm (<10 employees). We specialize in boundary surveys, topographic surveys as well as construction staking services.
Company
Stevens Surveying Company
Licenses Certifications or Awards
S.I.T.
I have experience with the following
GPS, topographic, boundary surveys, construction staking, topographic surveys, control network surveys
How many years have you been surveying?
5 Years/7
Most comfortable with the following types of instrumentation
Total Stations, GPS, Surveying Software, Robotics, Automatic Levels, GNSS

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At 1:01pm on March 18, 2016, Victor Makhalima said…

Hellow everyone. 

I am a surveyor from South Africa who is currently running his own business in Johannesburg.  I got a tds ranger data collector from a friend. Its new and without any survey software.  Can anyone help me a the softwares that l can load and use it. Its an old one that most surveyors are not using right now but I can pair it with one of my old total stations. IMG-20160318-WA0002.jpg

 
 
 

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