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I am here because I am a.
Retired Land Surveyor
Surveyor Bio:
I was in the land survey business my entire life until health problems have me on disability. (1978-2004)
Licenses Certifications or Awards
S.I.T. (1996)
I have experience with the following
GPS, topographic, boundary surveys, construction staking, topographic surveys, control network surveys, Survey Office, Construction, Retired Surveyor
How many years have you been surveying?
26
Most comfortable with the following types of instrumentation
Total Stations, GPS, Surveying Software, Automatic Levels, GNSS, Old school surveying, theodolite, Chain, compass

Started pipeline surveying 1978

I started green, as a rodman in Grand Junction, Colo. surveying 36" natural gas pipeline in 1978. I quickly advanced to insrumentman in 6 months. My first instrument was a Paragon A & E transit. We got our distance w a chain. (at that time we didn't have anything to "roll it up" w and learned to lay it out and collect in a loop and twist it into a smaller loop!)! That was great! Hell, it was snowing a ton! The first distance meter we got in 1979 was a Hewlitt Packard distance meter w about 10 knobs across it that each one had to be "fine tuned" for it to get the distance! The rodman had to hold it still a long time for a distance!! We advanced to a theotolite that was still read w a magnifying glass (the eye) like the Paragon!!  Well, all for now.

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