The willingness to change and be educated is paramount. Staying humble enough to remember your knowledge has been shared by another, helps with the willingness and humility to give it away to a worthy hand.
I was reading the CourthouseDirect.com Blog entitled "New Article: Why Public Records Matter: The Hidden Value of Land Registry Systems" and realized why many people may not understand land surveyors.
It is because people are being misled as to the role and importance of the surveyor by people and companies that stand to make…Read more →
I thought that some of you might gain some insight by examining a typical Surveyor's Report generated for a project I am working on.
I have altered the particulars so as to protect the innocent. This is a draft…Read more →
Thank you for making "6 Miles With Courage" a success.
Sales are brisk and the reviews have been spectacular. One surveyor writes, "I wish my wife had read your book 10 years ago! Ever since she finished it she has had a whole new level of respect for my job." She gets up with me in the morning and packs my lunch…Read more →
“About Horses and Water”
Written by Penn Cheyning RPLS
(This story is completely fictional, any resemblance to actual events is purely a coincidence).
I received a phone call about a boundary dispute in an area of the city I know fairly well. I had not performed a survey in this particular…Read more →
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It is human nature to choose a course and then stick with it. Tenacity and staunch conviction are qualities we all admire and traditionally seek in those who are leaders in our society. However, professional land surveying is as much of a science as it is an art. Evaluating evidence and forming opinions are vital aspects in executing a proper survey.
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Forming an opinion before the facts are known is the definition of a biased opinion and is the death knell for a…
As we all know, there are times when the public needs a survey but is not aware that they need a survey. I was thinking it might be time to compile a list of examples for when its time to call a qualified professional land surveyor.
..a property is divided into parcels for sale or development
..a property is to be sold, purchased…Read more →
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"If life were perfect, we would all paint, we would all play an instrument, we would all dance. But because we know that life isn’t always perfect, we have to have dance, we have to have music, to remind us how good life can be." – Suzanne Farrell
My first book review is in! see it at Savurbks.wordpress.com
As anticipated, the second annual International Surveyors Week begins now, once again uniting professional land surveyors on a global scale. During this week you will be accomplishing two important issues for land surveyors:
1) Educating the public regarding the importance of professional land surveyors to society and...
2) Cultivating a real global…Read more →
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based positioning system made up of a network of 24 satellites placed into orbit by the U.S. Department of Defense. GPS satellites circle the earth twice a day in a very precise orbit and transmit signal information to earth. GPS receivers take this information and use triangulation to calculate the exact position of them. GPS receiver compares the time a signal was transmitted by a satellite with the time it was received. The time…Read more →
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The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based positioning system made up of a network of 24 satellites placed into orbit by the U.S. Department of Defense. GPS satellites circle the earth twice a day…Read more →
Finally an Adventure novel featuring a Land Surveyor and his son. Check it out at Amazon.com Barnes and Nobel. E-book is out now and paper copy coming in weeks. A sequel is in the works. See also tlacorte.wordpress.com and a big thank you to all in the surveying community for supporting the book so far. Nothing but great reviews for "6 Miles With Courage"…Read more →
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Paper maps are becoming obsolete. A talk about the lack of accuracy in our GPS. You will want to watch this video talk: Todd Humphreys: How to fool a GPSRead more →
There has never been a more exciting time for using web technology and the power of social media to boost your reputation and online presence. You now have the ability to handle many of the tasks for marketing, managing and promoting your company, using free tools provided by Land Surveyors United. Take a look at our suite of tools for you to use to promote and manage your surveying business, online. We…Read more →
(Japan) Tomoji Tanabe, the world's oldest man, died in his sleep at his home in southern Japan on Friday -- according to a city official said. He was 113. "He died peacefully. His family members were with him," said Junko Nakao, a city official in Miyakonojo on Japan's…Read more →
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