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Help the Surveying Profession EXPLODE With Connectivity!

Hi Everyone,

For years, there has been a lot of talk about 2 looming problems in the surveying profession;  Age Gap and Knowledge Gap

What is being done about it? 

Although these are monumentally…

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Submitted by Jaybird on May 19, 2018 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Portugal catastro

Looking for information on Portugal land descriptions/mapping.

Any help on Portugal's land system would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Howard

Submitted by Howard Szczech, PLS on May 16, 2018 at 6:42pm — 2 Comments

Surveying & Mapping Awareness

GeoMap Society (GEMS) established in 1990 has been conducting programmes forcreating awareness about importance of Surveying & Mapping. 

On 10 April 2018, National Survey Day in India,seminar and Survey Quiz was held at JNT University Hyderabad. National Survey Day is celebrated every year in India to commemorate the measurement of the first Baseline of Great Trigonometric Survey (GTS) on 10th…

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Submitted by guntur swarna kumar on May 12, 2018 at 3:30am — Comment On This...

Land Surveyor Luncheon Survey Field Technician Training Program at Pinellas Technical College

Plans for Survey Field Technician Training Program at Pinellas Technical College is moving full speed ahead, developing the Survey Field Technician program at Pinellas Technical College and you're invited.  Our IDA-WDT (Industry Driven Approach to Workforce Development Training) gives you a seat at the table and we're interested in hearing what you have to say.  Come out and tour our campus, speak with curriculum developers and much more. 
Please RSVP to Mr. Rohland…
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Submitted by ⚡Survenator⌁ on May 8, 2018 at 1:39pm — Comment On This...

Never Again Pay Too Much for Survey Company Gear

Tired of trying to find a reliable company to order custom shirts, hats, safety vests and company gear? Here is Something New and Special for all of you Land Surveyors United members out there. We now have our own dedicated store for custom #surveyor swag! Thank you Patricks FL for all of your support on this! Visit this link to upload your logo and get a special discount for community members! They ship…

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Submitted by ⚡Survenator⌁ on April 20, 2018 at 2:20pm — 1 Comment

Surveyor Community Milestones Collection

Over the years, we have tried to make note of important milestones and markers in our community development.  But as one surveyor who recently wrote in points out "It would be great if we could view all of the milestones at a glance."  Well, of course you could view them all inside the about page on our Facebook Page but if you are not on facebook this would be difficult.  So today I decided…

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Submitted by ⚡Survenator⌁ on April 8, 2018 at 5:43pm — Comment On This...

Enjoy 50% Off on Survey Equipment in April !

Our good friends at Superior Surveyor Services in Tampa are extending a terrific discount to Land Surveyors United Members for the month of April! 

Give them a call and tell them you are a member of Land Surveyors United to receive this amazing discount!…

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Submitted by Jaybird on April 3, 2018 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

MIGRATE AUSTRALIA LAND SURVEYOR SPECIAL EDITION

There are several ways to MIGRATE TO AUSTRALIA by getting a permanent residency visa for skilled professionals. This article is about the most common Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) and  Skilled nominated Visa (190) . It is a point based system that can be done by yourself without paying for an agency or third party fee. The whole process is through online and courier mail without any interview or human relation unless additional information is required by phone. Typically it will…

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Submitted by GPS LAND SURVEYING on March 17, 2018 at 6:19pm — Comment On This...

Surveyors UNITE for International Surveyors Week 2018

International Land Surveyors Week 2018 (June 17-23) is for Land Surveyors in any country on earth to celebrate the value of professional land surveyors in society.…

International Surveyors Week 2018

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Submitted by ⚡Survenator⌁ on March 8, 2018 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

How to Find a Surveying Job Using the New Jobs Board

The new crowdsourced International Surveying Jobs Board is unlike any other jobs board you'll come across.  It regularly pulls in available jobs from other sites but it also allows members to post available jobs both on other sites as well as as a standard job posting, at no cost.…

surveying jobs board

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Submitted by ⚡Survenator⌁ on March 8, 2018 at 2:39pm — 1 Comment

conversion dxf to kml

Hi All,

Here conversion from dxf to kml online link.

http://kmltools.appspot.com/dxf2kml

Submitted by Kyaw Min Tun on March 5, 2018 at 1:39am — Comment On This...

Surveying Equipment Specials End of February

Below are a few special deals bundled for Land Surveyors United members for the end of February from our friends at Superior Surveyor Services in Tampa, Florida.   When you call, be sure to let Stan know that you are a member of Land Surveyors United for these specials..

Call …

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Submitted by Jaybird on February 26, 2018 at 5:30pm — Comment On This...

Two New Exciting Features inside New Surveying Community

Do We Have any Podcasters in the community? A couple of new features we finished were integrated into the NEW SITE this weekend.
1) A new podcasting system which will allow members to upload and share surveying related radio and podcasts with the community
(leave a comment below if you are a podcaster and would like to help…
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Submitted by ⚡Survenator⌁ on February 18, 2018 at 4:30pm — Comment On This...

FROM BASE STATION TO GNSS NETWORK ... HOW DEPENDING ARE YOU ON POSITIONING INFRASTRUCTURES ?

Most of the GNSS Network RTK projects have been developed by the economical justification that an active geodetic network would reduce the cost of maintaining a traditional geodetic network where the maintenance of the benchmarks and the control survey were a significant part of the ownerís budget.…

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Submitted by Joel van Cranenbroeck on February 2, 2018 at 11:52am — Comment On This...

Share Your Story and Inspire Other Surveyors!

Dear Surveyor, 

As we steadily grow towards 13,800 members worldwide, as a community it is important for us all to learn about the strengths and weaknesses of the community members.  With that said, we'd like to invite you to…

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Submitted by Jaybird on February 1, 2018 at 1:30pm — Comment On This...

UNCERTAINTY ON SURFACE/VOLUME CALCULATIONS

When I started my career, I have been attracted by one (of many) question : how accurate is the surface/volume calculations knowing the uncertainties of the points that define these geometrical figures. I really wanted to know in term of standard deviation what would be the "end results".

The solution was to propagate the variances (standard deviation squared) into the functional model (the…

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Submitted by Joel van Cranenbroeck on January 29, 2018 at 9:38am — 2 Comments

SOFTWARE FREE BUBBLE GNSS ROVER RTK

Good news for all of you who are using a GNSS RTK without the fancy tilt meter and IMU onboard ! 

You can turn your today GNSS receiver to do the "free bubble style" by mixing up 2 technologies that popped up last year.

The first one is about software receiver as we learnt we can feed the digital signal…

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Submitted by Joel van Cranenbroeck on January 27, 2018 at 11:38am — Comment On This...

THE DEAD END OF THE TRAVERSE METHOD

One of the typical survey method for determining station's points and survey details has been the traverse method. There have been considerable discussions on the way to "adjust" angles and distances and lot of rules of thumb while rigorous Least Squares Adjustment softwares are available anywhere.

I would say "too much" talks and controversial exchanges for a method that is simply not appropriated anymore considering modern instruments. Long traverses (geodetic) have been…

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Submitted by Joel van Cranenbroeck on January 27, 2018 at 11:29am — Comment On This...

Amazing Survey Markers Around the World

With Survey Earth in a Day just around the corner again, knowing where your local markers are will come in handy when deciding where to submit a point from. Aside from our growing collection of Survey Marker Photos (photos tagged 'marker' inside the community), occasionally we will share marker photos on our Facebook Page which…

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Submitted by ⚡Survenator⌁ on January 25, 2018 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

MODERN DATA COLLECTION-PLOT YOUR DISTOMETER MEASUREMENTS WHILE MEASURING IN AUTOCAD

Plotting while measuring saves time and make the drawing accurate with no ambiguities. Creating accurate drawings is painless with a Bluetooth enabled DISTO device. If you paired the Distometer with AutoCAD mobile app, the Plotting can be done simultaneously.

First turn on Bluetooth in both devices and pair them. See the image below.…

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Submitted by GPS LAND SURVEYING on January 25, 2018 at 5:47am — 1 Comment

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