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Story of the 2 apprentices

Two apprentices were sent to measure a flag pole, and after trying to measure with tape, which bent and fell, trying to climb and sliding down and measuring the shadow but not knowing what to do with it, a salty old party chief noticed their dilema and ask what their problem was. The said they need to find out how high the pole was, the Chief grunted and retrieved a wrench from his truck, unbolted the pole, laid it down and measured it, 45 feet he exclaimed, and walked away, The two…

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Submitted by Michael Alan Sanchez on August 30, 2015 at 10:51pm — Comment On This...

Story of the 2 apprentices

Story of the 2 apprentices Two apprentices were sent to measure a flag pole, and after trying to measure with tape, which bent and fell, trying to climb and sliding down and measuring the shadow but not knowing what to do with it, a salty old party chief noticed their dilema and ask what their problem was. The said they need to find out how high the pole was, the Chief grunted and retrieved a wrench from his truck, unbolted the pole, laid it down and measured it, 45 feet he exclaimed,…

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Submitted by Michael Alan Sanchez on August 30, 2015 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Map Projections - Excel sheet by Charles D. Ghilani

I am sharing with you a useful spreadsheet tool for calculating Map Projections…

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Submitted by Mazen el halaby on August 6, 2015 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Most Powerfull Mobile Surveying Program

March2015.pdf

Please have a look at the attached Newsletter. You can also download a free demo from www.ceaser.co.za.

CEASER stands for Civil Engineering And Surveying Earthworks Routines!

Submitted by Michael Papenhagen on July 27, 2015 at 8:59am — Comment On This...

2 or 3 back sights for Free Station (resection)?

Following examples are calculated with BestNetwork.

Free Station is also known as Resection. Get Location of the total station by measuring distance and angles to known points (back…

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Submitted by Urs Aebi on July 10, 2015 at 1:34pm — 2 Comments

Register for Geov8 2015 Virtual Expo with 10% Donated to Land Surveyors United!

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Land Surveyors United is an awesome community, and I'm pleased to be able to give back to LSU with your help. Colburn Strategic Partners will donate 10% of every Geov8 Virtual Expo registration to LSU using this link,…

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Submitted by Eric Colburn on June 26, 2015 at 7:30pm — Comment On This...

Looking for Apprenticeship/ Traineeship for Surveying

Hello,

I am Azman Arefeen, a Permanent Resident of Australia. Recently, I completed my Certificate 3 in Surveying and Spatial Information Services from TAFE Ultimo. I am looking for an Apprenticeship/ Traineeship while I do my Diploma. If someone can help me, it would really mean a lot for me.

Submitted by Azman on June 18, 2015 at 11:33am — Comment On This...

I was tired. Now I am retired.

Now that I am a retired surveyor I may spend more time thinking about my garden than thinking about surveying.  But I still find some topics interesting.  You may see a response from me once in a while if I think there is something I can add.  Mostly I will lurk because I do not ponder new technology.  New technology…

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Submitted by Phil Stevenson on June 8, 2015 at 4:19pm — 1 Comment

Surveying Program Upgrade

Hi All

There is a major upgrade on the Mobile Surveying Program for Windows Mobile Handheld Units, which can be downloaded for free at www.ceaser.co.za.

 

Regards

Michael

 

 

Submitted by Michael Papenhagen on June 7, 2015 at 5:27am — Comment On This...

GPS World Featuring Survey Earth in a Day 4D

Honored to see Survey Earth in a Day 4D featured this week on GPS World Magazine cover!

Things are starting to ramp up with less than 20 days to go until the big event!…

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Submitted by Survenator on June 3, 2015 at 6:08pm — 1 Comment

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…

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Submitted by Justin Farrow on May 22, 2015 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Land Surveying Technology in the News

Here are a couple of articles published today that may be of interest and I encourage you to share links that you have stumbled across in the comments below.

Land Surveying Transforms Along with Technology…

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Submitted by Survenator on May 20, 2015 at 1:00pm — Comment On This...

A Massive Surveyor Experiment in Public Awareness

As the largest community body of land surveyors anywhere in the world with close to 8000 members, we have a responsibility. We must do all that we can to educate the public regarding our importance to society in order to pave the way for those who come after us.  One way to accomplish this would be for each of us to record a short PSA sharing the nature of surveying jobs in the places where we live.  

For Example, this PSA was submitted by…

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Submitted by Justin Farrow on May 8, 2015 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

Surveying in an Inhospitable Environment: Grassy Lake, Arkansas

Click the link to read about the efforts of my company to handle an intricate survey in a delicate environment.

Surveying in an Inhospitable Environment: Grassy Lake, Arkansas

The text from the link is as follows:…

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Submitted by Cody Baertschi on April 14, 2015 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Chartered Surveyors - putting out the good word.. Graham Ellis, Associate Director at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), presented athe recent INNSA, and giving land surveyors a g…

Chartered Surveyors - putting out the good word..

Mike Clough

Graham Ellis, Associate Director at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), presented athe recent INNSA, and giving land surveyors a good wrap... well…

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Submitted by Matt Gardner on April 9, 2015 at 2:45am — Comment On This...

Himbas Surveying in Namibia

Submitted by Michael Papenhagen on April 2, 2015 at 5:39pm — Comment On This...

CEASER, UAV, Aerial Surveys

Here we are busy giving training on CEASER and the use of UAV's for Aerial Surveys, which was very successful.

 

For a free demo of the CEASER program visit www.ceaser.co.za. All processing of the Aerial data is done by using Photoscan from Agisoft.

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Submitted by Michael Papenhagen on April 2, 2015 at 5:29pm — Comment On This...

Our helicopter used in Aerial Surveys

Submitted by Michael Papenhagen on April 2, 2015 at 4:44pm — 4 Comments

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CEASER Fieldnotes

See attached. Visit our site at www.ceaser.co.za.

Thanks Michael

Submitted by Michael Papenhagen on March 31, 2015 at 10:06am — 2 Comments

International Surveyors Week 2015

If we cannot think outside our local environment, we become chained to it.  We are all chain-breaking for the Future on Land Surveyors United!

UPDATE:  NOW You can RSVP for International Surveyors Week 2015

Check out Importance of…

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