30 Questions for Land Surveyors (34)

Land surveys are vital tools utilized by professional land surveyors to accurately measure and map various aspects of a property. These surveys serve distinct purposes, tailored to the specific requirements of different projects and scenarios. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the different types of land surveys, shedding light on their unique characteristics and real-world applications.
Unlock the secrets to successful construction layout with the invaluable expertise of land surveyors. Discover their vital role in ensuring precise placement and alignment of structures in this insightful article. Explore the significance of land surveyors in construction projects, from interpreting design plans to establishing control points and providing quality control, for flawless execution.
From assessing feasibility to boundary determination, site planning, construction layout, and documentation, land surveyors provide invaluable expertise and data that are vital to the success of such projects. In this post, we will delve into the various responsibilities and contributions of land surveyors, highlighting their essential role in ensuring accurate measurements, compliance with regulations, and the overall success of land development endeavors.
Welcome to what will become our comprehensive series of articles that aim to address the most frequently asked questions posed to land surveyors. Whether you are a property owner, developer, or simply curious about the field, this series will provide valuable insights into the world of land surveying. Land surveyors play a vital role in mapping and defining our physical environment, ensuring accuracy, resolving disputes, and aiding in various development projects. In this introductory article, we will present an overview of the 30 questions that will be covered in the subsequent posts.
Land surveying is a complex field that requires specialized knowledge and skills to accurately measure and map land. When undertaking any land surveying project, it's crucial to work with licensed land surveyors who have met the necessary qualifications and obtained the required licensure. This article will delve into the topic of land surveyors as licensed professionals, shedding light on the significance of licensing in this field.
Double rodding is a technique used in land surveying to ensure the accuracy of measurements taken with a leveling instrument, such as a level or transit. The process involves using two rods, one placed in the location where the measurement is being taken and another at a predetermined distance away.
National Surveyors WeekĀ is a time to not only celebrate the Land Surveying Profession, it is a time to gain exposure for your company and strengthen the surveying community!Ā  In our community, we feel it is also perhaps the best time of year to educate the public regarding the importance of land surveyors to society and civilization. Please Add One Surveying Photo or VideoĀ to your Local HubĀ inside Land Surveyors United! Here are a few quick things you can do today to support the community and promote your surveying legacy: List Your US Land Surveying Company inside OurĀ Directory for United States Land Surveying Companies. Add Your Available Surveying Jobs to theĀ Jobs Board for Land Surveyors. Add theĀ USA Land Surveyors AppĀ to your phone and stay connected with your Local Chapter Hub. Check out the entire collection of currentĀ Member AppsĀ and add those that you like to your phone
Land surveyors use special instruments and techniques to measure the boundaries of a piece of land. They use this information to create a detailed map of the property, which is used to plan out developments or create legal documents. It is also used to make sure the boundaries of a property are clearly identified.
We are sorry to skewer the sacred surveyor, Clarence King, (maybe we should call it the King shish kabob) but his Great Diamond Hoax of 1872 was not a hoax. Modern science has determined that John Slack's and Phillip Arnold's Diamond Peak and Diamond Flat are in diamondiferous areas, along with other nearby areas in Colorado and Wyoming. Clarence King was the hoax, and the only surveyor in history to start his own bank. How did he get that money?
The misuse of men of science, by industrial and political leaders, has a long and sordid history. Such misuse happened in the diamond fields of Brazil, South Africa and Colorado/Wyoming. A South African whopper told in 1868 by one Geologist J.R. Gregory led to the labeling of such blatant whoppers as "telling a Gregory". Can there be the telling of "a Clarence King" or perhaps a "Fuchi"?
At the 2020 Tucson Gem Show we approached Clint and Louisa Cross and asked them what they knew about the Great Diamond Hoax of 1872, that hoax uncovered by USGS surveyor #1, Clarence King. Clint Cross is from the Missisquoi band of the Abenaki Nation and the owner of North Star Turquoise out of Cripple Creek Colorado. Since that hoax happened at the Colorado/Wyoming boarder and as their's was the only Colorado or Wyoming booth that we found among the 4000+ Tucson booths, they seemed to be just the ones to ask. However, Clint's immediate and unflinching response drove us to our knees: ā€œThat wasnā€™t a hoaxā€!
The articles within are geared to help new surveyors get a better understanding of what is expected of them and as such, will not be totally applicable to all areas of the world. We need to know if what is presented applies in your location. If not, please tell us the differences. Each of these articles were written from the point of view of Land Surveyors primarily in the United States. With that said, there will certainly be differences and other variables with the information in different areas of the world. We invite you to comment on any of the articles and encourage adding your suggestions for how the content relates to your local surveying environment.
It is not easy to become a licensed land surveyor, and before being allowed to work independently as a licensed land surveyor you must first sit several examinations. To gain your land surveying qualifications you must sit both state and national examinations - the requirements vary depending on the state you live in. Land surveying is a very rewarding and exciting career path - with no two days exactly the same. Land surveyors get the best of both worlds sharing their working day between the outdoors and the office. In this article and guide we shall look at land surveying qualifications and how you can get them.Ā 
Land surveying is a profession that helps people measure land and create maps. It can be dangerous because it involves working in tough and unpredictable conditions, like construction sites and mountains. Surveyors must take safety precautions, like wearing safety gear and using the right tools, and be aware of the risks of diseases and legal issues. With the right knowledge and training, surveyors can stay safe.
The subject area of land surveying is very interesting and to become a licensed land surveyor you need to understand and be able to put into practice a wide range of land survey formulas as the majority of land surveying is based around mathematics and physics. In today's guide we shall look at land survey formulas in more detail.Ā  And if you are a Land Surveyor, here is an entire forum and hub for sharing surveying formulas.
Receiving an estimate of costs for a survey from a Registered/Professional Land Surveyor takes very little effort and is easier than you may think.Ā  A surveyor first needs a copy of your Warranty Deed in which a description of your land helps determine an accurate estimate.Ā  The cost of a Land Survey is directly related to the total time and effort involved for the survey.Ā  When receiving an estimate for a survey keep in mind that all Land Surveyors assume the worst possible scenario in calculating an estimate for you.Ā  Competitive rates for the majority of Land Surveyors in your area should also be expected.Ā 
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