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Ian Smith replied to Jeffrey A. Koester's discussion Did education requirements hurt our profession?
"We could do with some of that South Carolina good sense in the UK. The fact is, even engineers don't actually require a qualification here. I've known a good number of engineers who have nothing more than experience behind them. Some have…"
Sep 14
Ian Smith replied to Jeffrey A. Koester's discussion Did education requirements hurt our profession?
"That's the point. There aren't any. Anyone can call themselves a land surveyor in the UK. No minimum qualification, no mandatory system of registration and/or certification."
Sep 11
Ian Smith replied to Jeffrey A. Koester's discussion Did education requirements hurt our profession?
"People are walking around and supposedly surveying without a clue yes but who's letting it happen? I used to enjoy doing things to "long way" back in the 80's but I wouldn't swap my robotic total station, GNSS receiver and…"
Sep 10
Ian Smith replied to Jeffrey A. Koester's discussion Did education requirements hurt our profession?
"Education? No. The biggest factor that continues to hurt our profession is the industry wide failure to differentiate between engineering surveyors and engineers. Combined this with a lack of any statutory regulation (RICS is now largely irrelevant)…"
Sep 10
Ian Smith replied to Robert Cory Boisclaire's discussion TSC3 Freeze up
"Are you using Access or SCS900? I've never had one freeze with Access but freezing and crashing happened with increasing frequency when using SCS900 after approx' 9 months of heavy use. A regular message regarding memory was resolved…"
Sep 10
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Ian Smith replied to Octavian Turlea's discussion Is a degree actually worth it?
"Fundamentally it all boils down to where precisely you want your career to take you. In simple terms it is not necessary to spend so much time in higher education, chasing degrees in order to work as a land surveyor. I spent four years, studying 1…"
Sep 10

Welcome to the Surveying CommunityThis marks the beginning of a surveying legacy for our new Land Surveyors United member, Ian Smith. Welcome Ian Smith Your legacy in surveying will forever be remembered starting here. If it weren't for this member, we may have never known surveying culture in their corner of earth.

Sep 5

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I am here because I am a.
Professional Land Surveyor
Surveyor Bio:
With over 29 years of experience in engineering surveying and site work I have gained a broad and extensive range of skills which allow me to fulfil a variety of roles. In particular I actively seek out the opportunity to pass on my experience to engineers and surveyors in the early stages of their careers.
Morgan Sindall Construction & Infratructure Ltd.
Licenses Certifications or Awards
BTec National Cert' - Surveying & Cartography
BTec Higher National Cert' - Civil Engineering Surveying
I have experience with the following
GPS, topographic, boundary surveys, construction staking, topographic surveys, control network surveys, ground movement monitoring, Software Development, Construction, Machine Control, UAS/UAV Drone Technology, Student of Surveying, Cartography
How many years have you been surveying?
Most comfortable with the following types of instrumentation
Total Stations, GPS, Surveying Software, Robotics, Automatic Levels, 3D scanners, GNSS, Machine Control

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