an early Gunter’s scale
photograph: Museum of the History of Science – Broad Street, Oxford
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Submitted by Jaybird on August 26, 2017 at 9:09pm — Comment On This...
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…Read more →
Unlike most of the previous years, Survey Earth in a Day happens on a workday this year. In previous years, surveyors needed to borrow RTK equipment for the weekend, but this year, we hope everyone will participate.
For Those Who Are New To Our Community…
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…Read more →
Submitted by Jaybird on May 4, 2017 at 6:31pm — Comment On This...
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…Read more →
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…Read more →
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…Read more →
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…Read more →
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…Read more →
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.…Read more →
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. …Read more →
Happy Birthday Land Surveyors United…Read more →
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!…Read more →
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.…Read more →
Submitted by Jaybird on September 17, 2015 at 2:00pm — Comment On This...
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…Read more →
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 →