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News from space, optical clock technology increase precision GPS

Started Nov 21, 2016 0 Replies

Hi Everyone ,Just thought I would share this news about GPS and optical clocks.This is from My Science Daily, so check it out.…Read more →

Subject Tags: GPS, and, clocks, optical

Part:2 Translate,Rotate and Scale :Coordinate Transformation

Started this discussion. Last reply by RAYMOND KINGSLY Nov 15, 2016. 7 Replies

Here is the Hp 35s,it came out…Read more →

Subject Tags: 2, :part, transformation, coordinates

Volume by Average End Area

Started this discussion. Last reply by Billy Brooks Sep 30, 2016. 14 Replies

Hi Everyone, Here in this discussion, i will talk about doing X- sections of road beds and days gone by of using a planimeter and miles and miles of road beds, this meant sheet after sheet of…Read more →

Subject Tags: Area, End, Average, by, Volume

AREA by Coordinates, on a Calculator,Without a Program

Started this discussion. Last reply by Billy Brooks Mar 7. 16 Replies

Hi Everyone, There seems to be a lot of talk today about Area and Volume. Most of it is computer Programs. And that is great,Survey tech, is moving at the speed of light. That is fast 186,242 miles…Read more →

Subject Tags: area, calculator

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Billy Brooks replied to Jon's discussion Lath Corrections
" Hi Jon, Simple just use paint, but you have to let it dry. But there are fast drying paints. There is the cost of the paint, but a bright color also means no need for flagging. But if you have time for the paint to dry ,best ways to reuse…"
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Billy Brooks replied to Jonathan E. Douglas's discussion Precision Surveying Solutions DC 50
"Hi  Jaybird,  I remember this,great to see it again. I never used a DC 50,but everything else in the pic I did. Shows how much HP was part of surveying back then. In my book it still is. Billy"
Apr 9
Billy Brooks replied to Jonathan E. Douglas's discussion Precision Surveying Solutions DC 50
"Hi Steve,  What are you running on the Hp 48 Gx you know they are going for 300 to 600 dollars without  a program. What a great calculator. at those prices kept it safe."
Apr 8
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Apr 8
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" I got your 6,keep on with what you are doing great vids."
Apr 3
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"Well William, I guess another Cell phone casualty or may be a Earth quake.Who knows???"
Apr 2
Billy Brooks replied to John Stevenson's discussion How to find true north or other method to work from existing survey?
" Hi John,  The same here, I went to your page and tried same results. I will find out how to fix this. Billy"
Apr 1
Billy Brooks replied to John Stevenson's discussion How to find true north or other method to work from existing survey?
" Hi John,  Survey Bearing are base on what the surveyor used. A lot of old bearings are still base on the original survey even those where a compass was used. We are bound by the foot steps of the first surveyors in some cases.What ever…"
Mar 31
Billy Brooks replied to John Stevenson's discussion How to find true north or other method to work from existing survey?
"Hi John,  All This depends if you can see between those points 1 and 2. You can set up on either if you can see better from pt.2 just reverse everything. I have not used your other two programs maybe other can help you there. I have a older…"
Mar 31
Billy Brooks replied to John Stevenson's discussion How to find true north or other method to work from existing survey?
"Hi  John,   I worked up a sketch,like field notes for you to look at. I will attach it as PDF. This way  its small and easy to carry. That o/s line was parallel, it is still North the distance is different. You will find…"
Mar 30
Billy Brooks replied to John Stevenson's discussion How to find true north or other method to work from existing survey?
"Hi John, Sorry I well write everything out. A DC is a Data Collector.And yes you are correct about the two points. I Have to take my wife to the Hospital today for her appointment . It will take all day. I really did not spend much time looking at…"
Mar 30
Billy Brooks replied to John Stevenson's discussion How to find true north or other method to work from existing survey?
" Hi John,  In the interest of teaching you or other students of surveying, lets try to start. You do not need to know where 0 Deg geodetic or (astronomic) North is. You need to use the bearings between your points on your new survey…"
Mar 30
Billy Brooks replied to Rey's discussion coordinates method against angle and chaining/taping method
" Hello Rey,  This is my ?. What is a Coordinate Method.  I can only assume what a Angle /Chaining method is. But lets move on. Like I said surveyors all over the world use different terms. So please tell me  what  a…"
Mar 26
Billy Brooks replied to Josh McGinn's discussion Philadelphia or Frisco Rod
"Hi Josh,   These People,still sell Chains (highway steel tapes) and chaining pins. I have used them for many years. If anyone can get you what you are looking for it is them. I bought my first HP 41 CV and CX from them many years ago.It…"
Mar 23
Billy Brooks replied to Josh McGinn's discussion Philadelphia or Frisco Rod
" Hi Josh , There are a few who still make wooden rods. You may find more with aluminum rods like the  Philadelphia or Frisco and the sliding two section Chicago Rod. Check ebay for older rods for sell. The Alum. two sections Chicago rods…"
Mar 20
Billy Brooks replied to Bruce Wilcox's discussion Topcon FC-4 Manual Request in the group Topcon Support Group
"Hi Bruce, Yes ,that is pre-1990 collector. I remember the FC-1, 1983 the FC -2, 1986 and FC -5, 1989 also. Topcon and Sokkia had it going on back then. If nothing else ,thank you for the memories. I know the past is the past and we move on but I…"
Mar 20

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I am here because I am a.
Surveyor
Introduction to other Surveyors. One or more sentence Bio about your Relationship with Surveying
I am a retired land surveyor who has surveyed for over 45 years.
I have work in many different types of surveying down through the years. I have seen surveying evolve . I have worked with teams of ,and as many as, five PLS on one project or different project. I have also work with Civil Engineers on all type of engineering project from hydrographic to all types of construction.I have done retracement surveys on Townships and Sections and studies of Public Land and Metes and Bounds survey systems.I have also done all types of utility surveys ,sewer,water,gas,electric with transmission and distribution . I also have worked for the US Forest Service .I have work on river studies(potamology),to dredging to flood studies.I have also been evolved in teaching survey teams how to survey rivers and lakes.Down through the years i have went to many seminars on all these subjects This is just some of what i have been involved with in surveying in my life.
Company
Peiser and Mankin
Location for Member Map
Dallas,Texas
Licenses Certifications or Awards
None/ Certification in Instrument Repair and Adjustment
Specializing in Deed Research,Boundary,Construction Computation and Layout,Hp Software and First and Third order Levels,Tree Identification Surveys also Hydrographic Surveys and Retracement Surveys for Lost Corners of Sections or Abstracts and Board Drafting. also Member of HP calculators Support Forum and TDS format and Academia edu.and POB and RPLS Support Forums.A member of MOHPC.
I have experience with the following
GPS, cadastral, topographic, boundary surveys, construction staking, topographic surveys, control network surveys, GIS, teaching, Software Development, Archeaology, Equipment Repair, Construction
How many years have you been surveying?
Over 45/30 years as PC and 15 as Chiefs of Party/ retired
Most comfortable with the following types of instrumentation
Total Stations, GPS, Surveying Software, Robotics, Automatic Levels, Old school surveying, theodolite, Lidar, Chain, compass

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At 4:45pm on December 26, 2016, Joseph Staton said…

Billy how are you?

At 8:49am on July 14, 2016, CHARLIE B. AYCOCK, III said…
Hi Billy,
Thank you for your compliments. You are one of the most knowledgeable surveyors I have corresponded with yourself. It is disturbing how many surveyors, some of them dual registered as engineers, don't know what a grid factor is or that NGVD'29 is not mean sea level.
At 11:00am on March 30, 2016, David García Bodego said…

Thanks Billy.

I only want to know the difference between both issues: traverse and traverse line. It is not an issue of Spain, I have seen the same issue on India, Arabia area (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman...), Australia, South Africa, England. When people talk regarding traverse, it is refered to a traverse line (doesn´t matter if it is open, boxed... whatever). But I can´t understand what is a traverse in fact.

Are you meaning system vs procedure?

Rgds

At 9:59am on March 29, 2016, Bernie J. Marocco said…

Oops!

Sorry for the overload Billy. I didn't mean to overdo the upload....but it didn't show anything on my screen when I first sent the message and tried to upload the photo.

At 9:55am on March 29, 2016, Bernie J. Marocco said…

Hi Billy;

Yes that's a Honda 50 in the photo. Had it way back in the bush in Sierra Leone back in the 70's. They were a night-mere to control on washboard dirt road surface during the dry season. No shocks in front; and you couldn't get them going fast enough to skim over the washboards. I later acquired a 175 xc trail which was the largest in country at the time.

Tried to load a photo of me and another Texan from El Paso on our Honda trail bikes in Sierra Leone but wouldn't load up. That Texan, Eliot Shapleigh, later became a State Senator from El Paso.

Bj Marocco 

At 3:24am on March 27, 2016, Ahmed Abo Elroos said…

Yes, he is my son..:)

At 1:03am on February 18, 2016, Johnny said…

Billy,

I forgot I had mentioned my poems.

I'll send to you if you will contact me by separate e-mail.

jingram663@aol.com

By the way, I have some slide shows posted on the SHS (Surveyors Historical Society) site.

www.surveyorshistoricalsociety.com

Johnny

At 11:51pm on February 17, 2016, Johnny said…

Billy,

I do not check discussion sites on a regular basis.

Were you expecting me to provide additional information?

I got your pictures of Col. Cook, thanks.

I was not aware of his activity, should have been!!!

Interesting surveying history!

Johnny

At 5:45pm on February 11, 2016, iman said…

Thanks Billy, you are very kind

At 12:59am on February 8, 2016, iman said…

I was just looking at Johnny's website but i haven't talk to him. Here is his website http://dev.museumofmeasurementandtime.org/ in case you haven't seen it yet. Thanks again Billy!

 
 
 

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