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…Read more →
Submitted by Deward Karl Bowles on December 2, 2014 at 7:00am — Comment On This...
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…Read more →
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Submitted by Eric Colburn on November 18, 2014 at 8:52am — Comment On This...
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…Read more →
Submitted by Eric Colburn on October 14, 2014 at 11:00am — Comment On This...
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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…
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…Read more →
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…Read more →
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…Read more →
Survey data Co-coordinate-point export Excel to AutoCAD Download this Excel sheet Format and let me know what you think about it..
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…Read more →
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.
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…Read more →
HELPING FOR SURVEYORS IN US IAM DOING FROM INDIA
Submitted by vetti raraju on June 19, 2014 at 1:32am — Comment On This...
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.
How to open the Surveyor Chat Room from the Address Bar
Surveyor Chat Room App is…Read more →
Submitted by ePalmetto on June 17, 2014 at 2:30pm — Comment On This...
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…Read more →
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?…
Submitted by LSU Justin on June 10, 2014 at 6:00pm — Comment On This...
Thursday June 5
2:00pm - 3:00pm (EDT)
11:00am - 12:00pm (PDT)
Where: Online Webinar (…Read more →
Just something interesting that was shared with me on Twitter.
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