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

Excel to AutoCAD

Survey data Co-coordinate-point export Excel to AutoCAD  Download this Excel sheet Format point%20plot%20formulae.xlsx

Added by sundar limbu on June 28, 2014 at 1:49pm — Comment On This...

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

DRAFTING

HELPING FOR SURVEYORS IN US IAM DOING FROM INDIA

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

Business Succesion Plan: How Important?

In view of recent developments in my family, the death of my brother, I wanted to write this article for all of those professionals (surveyors, engineers, attorneys,…

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Added by J Keith Maxwell on May 11, 2014 at 3:59pm — 4 Comments

Truth, Justice and the American way

Unable to find a satisfactory job and stuck in a job I hated I finally opened up my own Land Surveying Firm in mid 1992. I was 32 at the time and thought that I knew everything about Land Surveying because of my previous experiences. It goes to show you that ignorance is most often a result of arrogance.

As I look back now I realize that I had no idea at that time what I was doing and I am really uncertain at this point how I managed to…

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Added by Deward Karl Bowles on May 7, 2014 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

PENTAX GNSS and Total Station were used.

we are using PENTAX survey equipment in Sri Lanka.

Added by dadallage nishshanka de silva on April 28, 2014 at 8:25pm — Comment On This...

Easily Find Other Surveyors Who Use Your Equipment

I've been a member of Land Surveyors United since 2008 and I must say it has changed the way I survey, how I find information and how I learn.  There are a lot of features on the platform which took me a while to find and understand and one of those is the Advanced Search page.  Using this tool you can easily find other members on the network who use the same type of equipment you do.  I've made this…

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Added by AxeMen Site Prep on April 28, 2014 at 3:26pm — 2 Comments

The geometry of resections matters!

Following examples are calculated with BestTachySpot.

 

You may have experienced this before. You are defining a new station and all points with…

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Added by Urs Aebi on March 13, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Point of Beginning

THE NEW POB

 

The new point of beginning for land surveys is orbiting the earth at 5,000 miles an hour 12 ½ thousand miles up in the stratosphere.  That’s correct and I suppose I owe my fellow professional land surveyors an apology for my participation in the changes we have been going through the last 20 years (see the POB cover article attached).  The fact of the matter is the PLS’s of this country have had our exclusive provenances invaded by all manor of non-surveyor…

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Added by J W Veatch on March 12, 2014 at 1:28pm — 1 Comment

GIS & FEMA Mapping

There is a growing need for accurate land surveying data to be a fundamental requirement for government level geographic information systems. As an example for the USGS National flood inundation mapping science initiative a professional survey level data layer would be of great benefit to help determining exactly which structures in or out of the flood zones. Greetings my name is John W. Veatch. I am a land planner, a professional land development engineer, professional land surveyor,…

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Added by J W Veatch on March 12, 2014 at 1:23pm — Comment On This...

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