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Anyone familiar with Survey Pro?

Here is the set up. I have a Nikon NPR 362 Total station with a TDS Ranger datalogger which has SurveyPro installed.

Submitted by Montano on April 26, 2009 at 10:16am — 2 Comments

New with my Nikon NPR 362

Hello everyone

I need your help. I am a student new with the total station. I just purchased my Nikon NPR 362, which I am not familiar yet with it and the onboard software. I need your help in connecting it to my PC and have them communicate or recognize each other. I am using Trimble Data Transfer free software and a Keyspan USB-RS232 port adapter. I have a simple AutoCAD 5 point file I would like to upload to my Nikon.

What are the Step by Step procedure on connecting them together… Read more →

Submitted by Montano on April 11, 2009 at 10:33am — 5 Comments

New England Section of ACSM Names 2009 Officers and Directors

The New England Section of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM-NES) is pleased to announce their 2009 Officers and Directors.


  • Eric D. Colburn, RI


  • Stephen W. Gould, ME


  • Michael G. Wilmes, CT


  • John J. Doody, CT


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Submitted by Eric Colburn on April 7, 2009 at 1:02pm — Comment On This...

Land Surveying Career & Student Resources

With the job market the way it has been lately, I receive many inquiries into how someone can get a new career, in particular many have looked into land surveying as a great career choice. One of the neatest things about pursuing a career in land surveying is that there are many great lifelong careers that someone can have in the industry with only a high school diploma, technical degree, or a college degree.

Here at SurvTech most of our employees are college graduates, with a variety of… Read more →

Submitted by William Hatfield on March 28, 2009 at 12:30am — Comment On This...

Surveying Equipment Quick Start Guides

Hello Surveyors! I have compiled a group of quick start guides for various land surveying instruments and I thought it might be of use to you guys. Here it… Read more →

Submitted by ePalmetto on March 19, 2009 at 6:25pm — Comment On This...

See my Blog

With business slow this year I am keeping a Blog, branching out into ranting and methodology and poetry. See it here:

Submitted by Stephen on March 18, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Stephen W. Gould Professional Land Surveyor Elected Vice President of ACSM-NES

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Stephen W. Gould P.L.S., Professional Land Surveyor, President of Sackett & Brake Survey, Inc., a Maine multi-disciplinary surveying, consulting forestry and land use consulting firm with 20 years of business experience, has been…

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Submitted by Eric Colburn on March 18, 2009 at 10:40am — Comment On This...

LSU Now Has A Music Player on Each Profile

If you like, you can now add your favorite music to your profile, by simply uploading music files from your computer. Show the group what you listen to when you are in field or just at home relaxing. If everyone were to do this, pretty soon we can all get a glimpse into what surveyors are listening to all over the world. I'm going to go to my profile and do that right now! I can't wait to hear your favorite songs...Good Luck Surveyors...!

Submitted by ePalmetto on March 15, 2009 at 4:38pm — Comment On This...

Join the New England Section of ACSM

Invitation to Join or Renew your Membership.

nes-logo New England Section (NES) is a regional group of ACSM that concentrates on issues…

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Submitted by Eric Colburn on March 13, 2009 at 4:17pm — Comment On This...

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update 2.1 is Available for Download

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update 2.1 is now available for download.

Autodesk has released AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2009 Update 2.1, which fixes or addresses a variety of issues discovered by customers and by Autodesk’s internal testing team.

Before applying this update, make sure that any customizations made to the user profile (such as, customizations made to the support file search… Read more →

Submitted by Eric Colburn on March 4, 2009 at 12:48pm — Comment On This...

A Complete Profile is 86% more likely to attract business proposals

Hello Surveyors,

Did you know that a complete profile is 86% more likely to attract business proposals than one that is not? We wanted to let you know that LSU gives you complete control over your profile information by allowing you to customize the content that is already available.

Those who have experienced success by customizing their profile have used the following LSU profile features to define who they are as a professional:

*Profile Photo -…

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Submitted by ePalmetto on March 2, 2009 at 5:30pm — Comment On This...

Internet RTK work is challenging

Here is a photo of the new GPS+GLONASS antenna for the ProFlex500.

Now it is about the ProFlex500 and how to set it up as a RTK base station. I was able to record a long static session that let me get an OPUS position for the base. The location is not ideal but OPUS processed the data anyway.

Soon it will be time to set up the RTK base station and let other people connect to it.…

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Submitted by Phil Stevenson on February 21, 2009 at 9:37pm — Comment On This...

Children's Coloring Book About Land Surveying-Free to Download!


Hello Land Surveyor's United Community!

As Marketing Director for SurvTech Solutions Surveying & Mapping in Tampa, Florida, I often get to create and collaborate on a great deal of interesting and creative projects. Having started in the surveying profession as a rodman myself, and working… Read more →

Submitted by William Hatfield on February 8, 2009 at 2:15am — 1 Comment

Surveyors...Ask Your Friends to Join our Network

Just imagine how nice it would be to have all of your work buddies on LSU, so that you can transfer files, learn about new technologies and share tips. Making this happen is easy...just get their email address the next time you see them and invite them to the group. We already have the largest group membership of international surveying professionals on the web....why not increase our reach! Pretty soon we will be naming representatives for every state and country on LSU...Wouldn't you like… Read more →

Submitted by ePalmetto on February 3, 2009 at 9:20pm — Comment On This...

LSU Group Now on

For those of you out there who use for micro-blogging (an alternative to Twitter), you can now find and join the satellite LSU group at this address:

Submitted by ePalmetto on February 1, 2009 at 5:24pm — Comment On This...

3 Strategies for Getting Frugal Consumers to Buy

The plain fact in this recesion is that consumer shopping habits have changed - They are fearfull and reluctant to spend money. There is so much uncertainty with their jobs, and the economy as a whole, who could blame them? In today’s tough economic times it is imperative to know, and understand why, your customers are, or are not, buying your services.

3 Strategies for Getting Frugal Consumers' to Buy

  • Make it easy for your customers to find you and your…
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Submitted by Eric Colburn on January 31, 2009 at 4:00pm — Comment On This...

Galileo In-Orbit

One Year in Space for Galileo In-Orbit Validation Element

The GIOVE-A, the first Galileo satellite, has now been in orbit for one year. This pilot satellite is a key element of the Galileo program, bringing the Galileo frequencies into use, testing new critical technologies and characterizing the medium Earth orbit environment. To read more, visit the ESA website.

Despite the collapse of Galileo's original plan for funding...the European Union's public-private partnership… Read more →

Submitted by Jim on January 30, 2009 at 3:30pm — Comment On This...

Saved by the Robot

Saved by a Robot at the Park

It was a noisy balmy day at the Hudson Riverside State Park. As renovations on an existing road was laid out by my partner and I. A crowded work site as everything in NYC is. However we managed to get in do the work as the ground under our feet shook as the excavation began. We took our Trimble S6 Robot and set it up to begin our layout. My Partner (Veteran Surveyor/Marine Sergeant)took his 16 plus years of experience and laid out the… Read more →

Submitted by Jim on January 30, 2009 at 11:08am — Comment On This...

Change is a comin...

Well today is George Bush's last day as president. Even through all of the crap and media bashing I think George was a great president. I am looking forward to see how the next four years are going to turn out. I think Obama's heart and mind is in the right place, but I am wary of the people behind him. Ayway, Hail to the Chief.


Submitted by Mike McCulley on January 20, 2009 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

When Eagles fly

When Eagles fly

A cold Decembrrr morning would find me in the Western NY Hills of Monticello. My partner and I surveying a hillside for a construction crew. Taken by a movement across the big blue sky. A brisk south easterly wind filled the sprawling wing span of a bald eagle moving it directly into our sight path. The eagle climbing higher and higher turned its circles of flight into a hypnotic trance. For a moment we just starred at this pristine natural beauty. Emmm I can still… Read more →

Submitted by Jim on January 18, 2009 at 7:03am — Comment On This...

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