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RTK Works on ArduCopter in Loiter Mode

Watch how Tersus GPS RTK works on Arducopter in Loiter Mode. Great work from Michael Oborne and his Ardupilot Dev Team in Australia and thanks for the sharing.…

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Submitted by Tersus RTK Engineer on September 18, 2016 at 4:16am — Comment On This...


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hello friends, someone has the driver for the USB cable from the antenna Topcon GR-5 UHF II?

Submitted by David Andrés Herrera Arango on September 15, 2016 at 9:53am — 1 Comment

“Older Surveyors” and “Button Pushers” Have a Lot to Learn (From One Another)

Land Surveying is Timeless Land Surveying is Timeless:

Shared Experience is Education for those new to the field. There are no shortages on complaints around the internet about newbies relying too much on tech. However, the veteran land surveyors are just now- for the first time in history- sharing and documenting their expertise from the field. Students and new surveyors simply have never been exposed to the…

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Submitted by Jaybird on September 14, 2016 at 3:30pm — 11 Comments

How to connect to CORS network with external Bluetooth module and mobile phone

The CORS is an appealing way to do RTK due to its convenience and large coverage area. While Precis-BX305 (L1/L2 GPS RTK Receiver) currently does not support build-in NTRIP client feature, there is an alternative way to connect CORS network by employing external Bluetooth module and a cellphone. Check it out.…



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Submitted by Tersus RTK Engineer on September 2, 2016 at 2:06am — Comment On This...

Ultimate Collection of Excel and Spreadsheet Tools

Ultimate Collection of Excel and Spreadsheet Tools and helpful discussions for Professional Land Surveyors - Over 40 Tools within this link to download and use for those tough calculations..

Add Your Excel Spreadsheet Tools to the Excel Forum on the…

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Submitted by Survenator on August 30, 2016 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Video - Log data with external data logger and convert it into RINEX

Watch this video that shows how to log data with external data logger. The logged binary observation data can be converted in to RINEX format with Tersus GNSS Center.


Any comments? Let us know. info@tersus-gnss.com

Submitted by Tersus RTK Engineer on August 19, 2016 at 1:37am — Comment On This...

My Last Day as a Land Surveyor

I just wanted to share a short but relevant story with you about my last day as a land surveyor.

After this day, I was destined to become an anthropologist.  My mission has been evolving, focused more and more on bringing public awareness to importance of surveying as…

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Submitted by Jaybird on August 17, 2016 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Precis-BX305 (L1L2 GPS RTK Board) Quick Start Guide Released

Welcome to the Precis-BX305 Quick Start Guide. Here you will find instructions for how to use the Precis-BX305 RTK board in some simple steps with illustration. Of course, more details of its application could be found in Precis-BX305 User Guide.

We are also glad to share with you that Tersus GNSS Center V1.0, which is the official configuration software for all Precis RTK boards is available now. It…

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Submitted by Tersus RTK Engineer on July 25, 2016 at 1:24am — Comment On This...

Typical FAQs of GPS RTK Boards

Tersus GNSS has launched the Precis GPS RTK boards since early this year and a great number of questions have been received regarding specification, application and usage, etc. Here are the typical frequently asked questions (FAQs) www.tersus-gnss.com/pages/faqs to share with you.…

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Submitted by Tersus RTK Engineer on July 12, 2016 at 4:08am — Comment On This...

Typical FAQs of GPS RTK Boards

Tersus GNSS has launched the Precis GPS RTK boards since early this year and a great number of questions have been received regarding specification, application and usage, etc. Here are the typical frequently asked questions (FAQs) www.tersus-gnss.com/pages/faqs to share with you.…

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Submitted by Tersus RTK Engineer on July 12, 2016 at 4:08am — Comment On This...

Precis-BX305 Static RTK Results Released

Hi all,

Following the previous released video “RTK centimeter accuracy road test with IMU”, below you can find a static RTK positioning result figure to illustrate the Precis-BX305 product performance.…

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Submitted by Tersus RTK Engineer on July 6, 2016 at 5:46am — Comment On This...

Where to Log Your Point on June 21st

Log Point Survey Earth in a Day 4D Our process for gathering the data from thousands of points around the earth in a single day has changed a bit over the years. This year we are going to try something different. Instead of waiting until Survey Earth in a Day to release the magic button/form for data submission, this year we are going to roll it out early and allow you to test the system and become familiar…

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Submitted by Jaybird on June 16, 2016 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Do you really have inform about 1 Surveyor?

1 surveyor

1 Surveyors' s How do you know?

 
1) track shoes are too :)
 
2) Single is, there is no girlfriend. Mostly met is an open structure. If the married were…
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Submitted by Mustafa KURT on June 10, 2016 at 3:31pm — 2 Comments

Surveying to LiDAR

Aloha gang,

I will give you a quick introduction:

My name is Tom Pattison. I am a licensed surveyor in 5 states. I have almost 20 years of experience in the field of surveying. With over 12,000 jobs completed and experience from Topography Surveys, Construction surveys, Alta surveys, Residential surveys... all the way to Flood and Shoreline Certificates performed on the Hawaiian Islands. I have conquered just about everything in my professional surveying career.…

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Submitted by Tom Pattison on May 29, 2016 at 4:14am — 1 Comment

Using old measurents or go and measure it again?

Following examples are calculated with BestNetwork.

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Submitted by Urs Aebi on May 26, 2016 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

The Future is Bright for Land Surveyors

Survey Earth in a Day 5 Land Surveyors Have a Bright Future

This is something that I keep telling myself.  This is what my Dad (Skip Farrow) used to say whenever we hit a milestone with this community- and over the years, we hit a lot.  I've been putting off writing this post for almost a year.…

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Submitted by Jaybird on May 24, 2016 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Louisiana Professional Land Surveyor

I recently found out I passed my national PS exam and my Louisiana state specific exam!!! I am very excited about it and look forward to what the future brings being licensed now in both Texas and Louisiana. Cheers.

Submitted by Robert A. Hansen on May 20, 2016 at 5:06pm — 3 Comments

Make Use of Web Data Extraction to Know better Where Are You On the market

In any industry, you have to know your position on the market. Your position on the market means that by compared with your competitors, what are the different values you bring to customers and how to embody your values in the meantime. In the industry where you’re in, what you need to do is to set…

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Submitted by Paul Black on May 20, 2016 at 4:00am — Comment On This...

ROAD MAPPING USING MOBILE LIDAR APPLICATION

Management of road networks and its associated assets is a huge task for all transportation agencies around the world. The traditional ways of collection of data was time consuming and the productivity of the staff was at the best average. With the advent of new technologies like Mobile LiDAR Mapping, the…

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Submitted by Nilna on April 22, 2016 at 5:36am — Comment On This...

Top of Google Ranking - Free & Easy

Getting to the Top of Google:

Have you ever wondered how to get to the Top of the Google Search Results for land surveying? Well here's a sure fire way to do it. AND, it's free. All it takes is a little time and a little reading.

I know you've all seen a Google Results page for a search. But, let me explain the 3 major parts to that page:

1. PPC Ads - where you spend money to get top placement. You pay for each click.

2.…

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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 X-sections, that was first plotted and drawn, then the templates of the design road beds are then drawn, this includes Cut and Fills. your road must have drainage ,so it must have a ditch, Stop right there. This was a lot of work, also a lot of work for your Planimeter and you. A lot of adding and subtracting and dividing and multiplying. so who needs a Computer, somebody Does and did. But there was none where i worked ,not at this time,Finally it did come, But not before we got the next best Thing. What you ask ?, A Calculator, and not just a Calculator , but one you could program, Notice i said one that YOU can, not one that has a program. Because, that is what first came, one's with programs came later. But using a planimeter all day, well this is a ART in itself. If you never used one, how does it work, I will just say it calculates by following the outline of a figure,to determine how much Area in in this figure. I will leave it at that for now. Because all of us who have done this was glad to see a calculator , that would do this. Planimeters are only as good as the person following the outline of the figure, if you are off the area is off. The method i am talking about was used by Surveyors / or Surveying Engineers Firms that built and design Roads and Highways. This little planimeter is also used by surveyors  to calculate Area and other things. But lets move on to when we got our Calculators, that we had to program.Why, i told you the others were not made yet, that's one reason, the main reason, because they did not have a constant memory. when you turn it off, and then turned them back on, you have no program, in fact all the memory was cleared. So before you begin your day of calculations, the first thing you had to do ,was to re-program your calculator. So i Guess you know what this means, If you couldn't then you didn't. Now we are lucky, entering a program today you will have it tomorrow and until the battery goes dead.  So now back to X- section and  one of the reason they were drawn. It is called Volume by Average End Area. The word Average has a big meaning here .This program i wrote ,is a whole lot better than the ones we first used, First this is for the HP 35s. It  Is a HP in every way , but every  HP calculator programs are a little different, more memory, different storage system, Labels , titles, keys, they all are different. This is a RPN Program, but you have simple to complex programmimg. This program is in it's simple forum, i have not made it complex yet. This is one of the most advance RPN calculators, made today, in fact it is the only Scientific programmable RPN  calculator made today. And you will find, not every Surveyor knows how to program Reverse polish Notation, and may not care to know, but some might, and you will find, not all Students care to learn this also, again you will find those who do. So for those who Do, Surveyors and Students , and  for those with a HP 35s RPN calculator.  The Hp 35 program works just like you using a planimeter, you go around the template in Clock Wise or counter CW. Either way you must stay in that motion  that you chose thru out the program until that section of calculation is completed.  Who would want to do this, it can be done on a computer.  PE and PLS students, cannot use a computer in a Exam Room. Plus it must be done on a Hand Programmable calculator. Not a calculator with a program. So there is a NEED for IT. And they may not even ask to do this on your test or they might. This is also one of those see how it was Done. You can search the internet, and you may not find a program like this. But you got this one FREE. What a Deal. See More

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