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Updates For Recruiters and Retired Land Surveyors

For Recruiters

Last week a member who is currently seeking employment asked me how they could get in touch with a recruiter to find employment.  It dawned on me that although I had developed ways for recruiters to find job seekers, I…

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Submitted by Jaybird on May 4, 2017 at 6:31pm — 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

Land Surveyors United 10000 Members Strong!

Bitter sweet accomplishments today. It was a dream of my dad's to have a place where he could easily and openly communicate with his customers (Land Surveyors) and help professionals solve problems from the field. In March of 2007, I began building Land Surveyors United Community during a time when Myspace was still the primary social network. Every single day since then, I scroll through applications to join at least 3 times a day and decline most due to lack of…

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Submitted by Jaybird on December 10, 2016 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

“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

My Last Day as a Land Surveyor

I just wanted to share a short but relevant story with you about my last day as a land surveyor.

After this day, I was destined to become an anthropologist.  My mission has been evolving, focused more and more on bringing public awareness to importance of surveying as…

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Submitted by Jaybird on August 17, 2016 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Where to Log Your Point on June 21st

Log Point Survey Earth in a Day 4D Our process for gathering the data from thousands of points around the earth in a single day has changed a bit over the years. This year we are going to try something different. Instead of waiting until Survey Earth in a Day to release the magic button/form for data submission, this year we are going to roll it out early and allow you to test the system and become familiar…

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Submitted by Jaybird on June 16, 2016 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

The Future is Bright for Land Surveyors

Survey Earth in a Day 5 Land Surveyors Have a Bright Future

This is something that I keep telling myself.  This is what my Dad (Skip Farrow) used to say whenever we hit a milestone with this community- and over the years, we hit a lot.  I've been putting off writing this post for almost a year.…

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Submitted by Jaybird on May 24, 2016 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Surveyors, Sustainability, Society and Social Satisfaction

This was originally a paper I wrote for my Systems Thinking in Sustainability class which i believe converted nicely into a post.    It discusses the role of the land surveyor and the sustainability expert to society.  The general lack of public awareness about these important roles and how they are similar.  I value your feedback.  …

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Submitted by Jaybird on April 8, 2016 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

On This Day in 2007, Our Community Was Born

Happy Birthday Land Surveyors United…

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Submitted by Jaybird on March 7, 2016 at 1:39pm — 2 Comments

New Quick Posting Options On Home Page

Just a quick note to let you all know that as we start to say goodbye to this old platform, I have added one last awesome feature to the network, which you can find on the home page.  This should make it much simpler to post your burning questions, introductions and stories...  Enjoy!…

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Submitted by Jaybird on January 7, 2016 at 12:58pm — 2 Comments

Surveying Salary Difference by Experience

If you ever thought experience doesn't pay (and why would you?) you'd be wrong.  Take a look at this graph.  Entry-level workers have 0-2 years of work experience and require on-the-job supervision, while Fully Competent workers have many years of experience and require no supervision.  You can learn a lot right here.…

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Submitted by Jaybird on December 21, 2015 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Introducing PhotoTag Android App for Land Surveyors

GeoTag Your Surveying Photos

We've highlighted mobile Android Apps…

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Submitted by Jaybird on November 24, 2015 at 10:35pm — 5 Comments

Surveyors Share Their Day With Us on Facebook Too!

You may not know this, but our surveying community on Facebook has over 11,000 followers, many contributing their surveying photos with us from there.  For example, take a…

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Submitted by Jaybird on September 17, 2015 at 2:00pm — Comment On This...

A Massive Surveyor Experiment in Public Awareness

As the largest community body of land surveyors anywhere in the world with close to 9000 members, we have a responsibility. We must do all that we can to educate the public regarding our importance to society in order to pave the way for those who come after us.  One way to accomplish this would be for each of us to record a short PSA sharing the nature of surveying jobs in the places where we live.  

For Example, this PSA was submitted by…

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Submitted by Jaybird on May 8, 2015 at 3:30pm — 8 Comments

Announcing Survey Earth in a Day 4D Event

UPDATE:  Please Share with Your Fellow ‪#‎Surveyors‬ 

SURVEY EARTH IN A DAY 5 RSVP here:https://www.facebook.com/events/782567225208901/

June 21st @ Noon

Set Up GPS on Known…

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Submitted by Jaybird on March 10, 2015 at 9:00pm — 8 Comments

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 Jaybird 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 Jaybird on July 2, 2014 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

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 Jaybird 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 Jaybird on June 10, 2014 at 6:00pm — Comment On This...

International Surveyors Week 2013 Has Begun

Professional Land Surveyors of the World UNITE!

As anticipated, the second annual International Surveyors Week begins now, once again uniting professional land surveyors on a global scale. During this week you will be accomplishing two important issues for land surveyors:

1) Educating the public regarding the importance of professional land surveyors to society and...

2) Cultivating a real global…

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Submitted by Jaybird on June 16, 2013 at 8:47pm — 1 Comment

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