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Land Surveyor named Indiana Jones

The following story is fictional and any resemblance to actual events is purely coincidental.

Land Surveyor named Indiana Jones

One day I was sitting in my office in Downtown Houston around 5:00 pm in the afternoon in 2001 when the phone rang.  My secretary had already left and I was not anxious to answer it.  I had a…

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Submitted by Deward Karl Bowles on December 2, 2014 at 7:00am — Comment On This...

CHAIN! The weakest link (in the chain)

CHAIN! The weakest link (in the chain)

by: Deward “Karl” Bowles,

Texas RPLS no. 4966

  Certain magazines (trade magazines) have purported to represent the current interests of our profession by exposing Land Surveyors to new technologies and philosophies regarding our industry.  These magazines have been around for decades in many cases.

 

   These so…

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Submitted by Deward Karl Bowles on November 19, 2014 at 8:00am — 11 Comments

PRM Levelling Processing Report

Submitted by Erwin Vasquez on November 18, 2014 at 9:38am — Comment On This...

Free Datumate Live Webinar-DatuGram™3D Case Studies

Free Datumate Live Webinar-DatuGram™3D Case Studies: Surveying & Mapping in the 21st Century Using Regular Cameras



Hi, this is Eric Colburn and for myself, Datumate and Colburn Strategic Partners I invite you to our next free Datumate Live Webinar on …

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Submitted by Eric Colburn on November 18, 2014 at 8:52am — Comment On This...

Surveying with Cameras: Enhancing Occupational Safety of Field Crews

Surveying with Cameras: Enhancing Occupational Safety of Field Crews

While surveying is often enjoyable and rewarding work, the conditions and sites where we do our land surveying work often are full of life-threatening hazards. Maintaining your safety or your field crew’s safety as they…

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Submitted by Eric Colburn on October 17, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Free DatuGram™3D Webinar: Surveying with Small UAVs: A Paradigm Shift

Surveying with Small UAVs: A Paradigm Shift

Hi, this is Eric Colburn and for myself, Datumate and Colburn Strategic Partners I invite you to our next free Datumate Live Webinar on …

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Submitted by Eric Colburn on October 14, 2014 at 11:00am — Comment On This...

Free DatuGram™3D Webinar: The Revolution of Surveying with Regular Cameras

The Revolution of Surveying with Regular Cameras Webinar



Hi, this is Eric Colburn and for myself, Datumate and Colburn Strategic Partners I invite you to this free webinar on the Revolution of Surveying with Regular…

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Submitted by Eric Colburn on September 23, 2014 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Geolocation Snapshot App Added to Surveyors Mobile Rover

I recently added a new way for you to snapshot the location of your next jobsite inside the Mobile Rover, called Surveyor's Polaroid.  How this works is like this: Next time you are on a jobsite, fire up your mobile device and head to this page on the Mobile Rover.  Share your location (don't worry,it is not…

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Submitted by LSU Justin on September 12, 2014 at 3:01pm — 1 Comment

Global Surveyors Map Updates and a Fact

Hey Everyone!

I am making some major upgrades to the communication channels here on Land Surveyors United, in preparation for the long awaited migration to the new platform.  We are almost there, just waiting on 2 final features to come out of sandbox and we'll be all be riding smoooth on the new framework.  One of the upgrades that I managed to actually get working over here on this old clunker, is a new version of the…

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Submitted by LSU Justin on July 2, 2014 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Tell Us What You Know About This Instrument

Guess the antique surveying instrument

So, one of our followers on Facebook posted the following antique surveying instrument to our page asking if anyone knew anything about it.  I thought it might be fun to ask the network if they knew anything about it, its history and who made it.  Please post anything you know about…

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Submitted by ePalmetto on July 2, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Excel to AutoCAD

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Survey data Co-coordinate-point export Excel to AutoCAD  Download this Excel sheet Format and let me know what you think about it..

Submitted by sundar limbu on June 28, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Log Your Point Here at Noon | #SEIAD

Ok guys...this is the moment of truth.  At Noon, where you are located, equipped with GPS/GNSS Equipment and having captured the data from your known point, here is where you log your data.  We look forward to your submission.  

Afterwards,please make the most of your submission by tweeting or sharing your participation using…

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Submitted by SurveyEarthinaDay on June 21, 2014 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

5 Simple Ways to Promote SEIAD on Twitter

With just a few clicks, you can do amazing things to help promote Survey Earth in a Day tonight and tomorrow on Twitter.  We've made it easy for you.  Just click and share.

Retweet This:…

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Submitted by ePalmetto on June 20, 2014 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Where Will You Be for Survey Earth in a Day?

Where will You Be on June 21 @Noon?

Getting Prepared for Survey Earth in a Day 3D

Survey Earth in a Day 3D is a global surveying event, which is open for any professional specializing in the use of survey grade GNSS equipment, and/or the analysis of the resultant data. Our only requirement is that measurements be made…

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Submitted by SurveyEarthinaDay on June 19, 2014 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

DRAFTING

HELPING FOR SURVEYORS IN US IAM DOING FROM INDIA

Submitted by vetti raraju on June 19, 2014 at 1:32am — Comment On This...

A Couple of Tricks for using the App Bar in LSU

I just figured out a couple of cool things about the new toolbar on the site and wanted to share these tricks with you all. Of course, you can always simply click any of the apps in the tool bar to open them, but if you'd like to collaborate with other surveyors viewing the same page, here are a few tips on how to do so.

surveyor toolbar

How to open the Surveyor Chat Room from the Address Bar

Surveyor Chat Room App is…

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Submitted by ePalmetto on June 17, 2014 at 2:30pm — Comment On This...

International Surveyors Week 2014

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!

International Land Surveyors Week 2014 (June 15-22) is for Land Surveyors in any country on earth to celebrate the value of professional land surveyors in society. This is our 3rd year celebrating this week…

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Submitted by LSU Justin on June 16, 2014 at 8:10pm — 3 Comments

Social Media Isn't Scary

Social Media Isn't Scary

But it is specific. Support is seriously social. The following tweet from our newest member today Zee Madlala  may turn out to be the doorway to success.  

Any Surveyors in Africa who want to help a motivated student and fellow surveyor out?…

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Submitted by LSU Justin on June 10, 2014 at 6:00pm — Comment On This...

Free DatuGram™3D Webinar: Measuring and Drawing Maps Directly on Images of Regular Camera


Measuring and drawing maps directly on images of regular camera



When:

Thursday June 5

2:00pm - 3:00pm (EDT)

11:00am - 12:00pm (PDT)

Where: Online Webinar (…

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Submitted by Eric Colburn on May 31, 2014 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

In the Field = In Harms Way

Just something interesting that was shared with me on Twitter.

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Submitted by ePalmetto on May 23, 2014 at 9:42pm — Comment On This...

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