Featured Surveyor Stories (322)

Roundtable Discussion: Survey Markers Around the World

surveyor markers and control points around the world Every land surveyor with a cellphone is likely to have a few survey marker shots.   You can see from our photo library that there are surveyor markers from…

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Submitted by Survenator on October 6, 2017 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Safety Travels for Archaeologists During the Excavations Abroad

Travel safety. It’s a real concern, given the nature of the world today. And yet, we love it, and we continue to transport ourselves around the world for those new experiences.

There are some things we cannot control, no matter where we are. A pickpocket may target us; we might eat in a “questionable” place, drink the water, and end up with some serious intestinal issues; we might even be the victim of a more serious crime. Those of us who travel a lot or for long periods of time to…

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Submitted by Nelma Lumme on September 28, 2017 at 12:18pm — Comment On This...

Roundtable Discussion: What is the best total station you used in the field up to now?

Land Surveyors discuss best total stations equipment to use for surveying

Best Total stations Discussion Wanna see the type of surveying equipment your fellow land surveyors…

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Submitted by Survenator on September 26, 2017 at 5:30pm — 8 Comments

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...

How to Completely Customize Your Surveyor Profile

This is a post that I have been meaning to put together for years and finally decided to sit down and get it going.  Today, we are going to talk about how to use the advanced profile customization options inside your Land Surveyors United Community Profile

Many of you have done brilliant work with your profiles by changing the properties inside your Design Studio but today, I am going to share some code for…

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Submitted by Jaybird on January 24, 2017 at 9:49pm — 4 Comments

Field Books

Can someone recommend the top three brand field books that a person can buy with longevity in the field and the back pocket ? I I'm thinking I'd like to get a robotic Total Station that's simple to use any ideas there folks?

Submitted by Ritchie MacInnis on August 28, 2017 at 9:41am — Comment On This...

Gun at the Airport

I was at the airport on the way home from a work trip, carrying our survey instrument.

An enthusiastic young man approached me and asked rather loudly, "is that a gun??"

Dude. Be cool. We're at the airport. It's called a "total station".  Haha.

Submitted by Kevin Gaunt, L.S.I.T. on September 8, 2017 at 2:01am — 1 Comment

Introducing America's Building Records

There is a box or drawer full of old plats, blueprints and survey drawings that are collecting dust somewhere at your surveying company.  Why not scan them into a file archive and monetize them?  Imagine being able to sell access to those old surveys, retain the rights and permissions and make money twice with them.  This is exactly what America's Building Records is providing the construction industry- the ability to do just that.  Land…

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Submitted by Jaybird on July 18, 2017 at 2:30pm — 9 Comments

Show Your Surveyor Pride on Facebook

Yesterday, we introduced a new way to show your pride as a Land Surveyors United Member by adding a frame to your profile photo...i must say it is really taking off!…

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Submitted by Survenator on August 23, 2017 at 2:30pm — Comment On This...

Surveying Resources and Links Handbook [Part Two]-Online Publications, Blogs and Magazines

UPDATED:  You can now find the Surveyors Handbook Here in Resources

This is PART TWO in the Surveying Resources and Links Series [part 1 here], which is all about online land surveying publications, links and industry blogs. There is a chance that…

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Submitted by Jaybird on January 22, 2010 at 9:30pm — Comment On This...

Tersus Launches the NeoRTK System to Unleash Surveying Potential

Tersus GNSS Inc. (“Tersus”), a leading GNSS manufacturing company announces its launch of a new generation GNSS RTK system with multi technology integrated for surveyors, the NeoRTK System.…

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Submitted by Tersus RTK Engineer on July 6, 2017 at 2:33am — Comment On This...

Slash Construction Costs and Complete Projects Faster with UAVs

For too many project development managers, the land surveying portion of the construction process is just a necessary evil—something that they must take care of before the real work can begin. However, if you use the right technology, the land surveying process can be a source of real business value for the project as a whole. By getting the project off on the right foot with high-quality land surveying services, you can set the foundation for a project that gets completed on time and within…

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Submitted by Dustin Price on August 1, 2017 at 5:55pm — Comment On This...

200 Ultimate Surveyor Guides Combined

If you are looking for a quick way to drill into the most popular content in the community, where to find the group for your location or the support forum for the type of surveying equipment you use, take a look at this:

Land Surveyor Community Mega Guide

Submitted by Survenator on August 3, 2017 at 5:00pm — Comment On This...

New Surveyor Community Milestone: 12,000 Members Worldwide

We are SO Pleased to announce that Today we accepted our 12,000th land surveyor to the community!! Just a quick note to express gratitude for all of the wonderful land surveyors who follow and contribute to this page and to Land Surveyors United Community …

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Submitted by Survenator on August 2, 2017 at 6:50pm — Comment On This...

Online Degree and Correspondence Programs For The Land Surveyors

Not only are land surveyors expected to hold degrees or certificates in Land Surveying Management, Surveying Technology, Geomatics, or other similar disciplines, most states and governing bodies have continuing education requirements as well. This means school is nearly always a concern for land surveyors.

 

Here’s where things can get complicated. Land surveying jobs often involve lots of…

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Submitted by Ashley Kornee on July 6, 2017 at 4:40am — 1 Comment

“Older Surveyors” and “Button Pushers” Have a Lot to Learn (From One Another)

Land Surveying is Timeless Land Surveying is Timeless:

Shared Experience is Education for those new to the field. There are no shortages on complaints around the internet about newbies relying too much on tech. However, the veteran land surveyors are just now- for the first time in history- sharing and documenting their expertise from the field. Students and new surveyors simply have never been exposed to the…

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Submitted by Jaybird on September 14, 2016 at 3:30pm — 11 Comments

Reviewing The Faircloth Notes - No More Pin Cushions

I was rummaging through some of my files today and came across the Faircloth Notes. The document is called “Land Surveying in Alabama” by James M Faircloth. Faircloth was a professor in the Civil Engineering department at the University of Alabama. (…

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Submitted by J Keith Maxwell on July 3, 2017 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

How wide is a property line?

property line width How wide is a property line?  You may be asking yourself "Did he say that out loud"?  Well, Yes I did.  And here are the potential reasons why; see which one you can identify most with, then think about your own reason and add to the list.  I will list the first three (3) and you provide the rest.  First…

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Submitted by Scott D. Warner, PLS on August 26, 2012 at 6:00pm — 20 Comments

Dear Real-World: Meet Land Surveyors United

So much to cover in such a small space! A LOT has happened over the past couple of weeks on the network, but here are a few highlights and announcements for you to chew on over the weekend. 

Micro-Updates:

~ Blog Posts/ Articles have been replaced as Surveying Stories- pull your uploaded photos and videos into a story post and tell us a tale of…

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Submitted by Jaybird on July 6, 2012 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

New Features and Tools for Surveyors Seeking Employment

If you are a surveyor currently seeking employment, you probably already know that we work hard behind the scenes in order to help you find those jobs.   Our previous jobs board at http://jobs.landsurveyorsunited.com helped over 300 surveyors find work per year, but as things change and software is phased out, so to we must change.  So we've built a new and improved site here at…

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Submitted by Survenator on June 30, 2017 at 6:40pm — Comment On This...

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