### Land Surveying Formulas

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.  And if you are a Land Surveyor, here is an entire forum and hub for sharing surveying formulas.
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### Land Survey Pricing & Factors to Consider

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.  A surveyor first needs a copy of your Warranty Deed in which a description of your land helps determine an accurate estimate.  The cost of a Land Survey is directly related to the total time and effort involved for the survey.  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.  Competitive rates for the majority of Land Surveyors in your area should also be expected.
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### Wow! Land Surveying Robots

For modern day Land Surveyors, this is nothing new.   Surveying has been around for a very long time. It is known as the second oldest profession and men have been practicing it since early 3000 BC. It was used in ancient Egypt when they built the pyramids, and was used by the Roman Empire to establish tax registers of conquered lands. Surveying requires a skill in mathematics and was one of the first professions to be licensed.
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### Land Surveyor Research Methods

The most satisfactory method in surveying small areas is the relative positioning of the control points that are calculated in a co-ordinate system rather than directly plotted by scale and protractor. This method allows all errors to be adjusted and it doesn't depend on any angle-measuring device. Using this survey research method plotted stations are independent and are plotted from precise calculations.

### Land Surveyor Maps

The ability to read and use a variety of maps is crucial in land surveying.  Land surveyors begin with a large-scale map in order to make a landscape-level plan.  After the land surveyor determines the need for specific projects a stand-level map will be required.  Two kinds of stand-level maps include: Transportation maps and Topographic maps.
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### Measurements in Land Surveying

Focus on Land Surveying Measurements. When reading legal land survey descriptions there are several things a land surveyor must keep in mind to conduct a proper survey.
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### Land Surveying Markers & Monumentation

All about the types of Land Surveying Markers & Monumentations. Land survey markers or land survey monuments are objects that are placed in marking major survey points on the earth’s surface. They are placed for use during surveys and for possible following surveys to come. Markers are typically durable and are often intended to be permanent. They can be as straightforward as a chisel mark or nail to as complex as stamped metal disks that are set into concrete or rock pillars.
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### Latest in Surveyor Almanac

Your Land Surveyors United account is now associated with a Member #. Your Member # will now become your Raffle # for an entire year, when you elevate the status of your account as a sustaining member. Your member number is based on the order in which you joined us. It's good to know your Member # for many reasons but most importantly because it will sting if we draw your # during the monthly raffle drawing and you didn't know you won. Remember it, because you will have at least 12 chances to win the monthly Raffle, via live stream on the last day of every month, as owner of it. Remember it because we need you to tell us your Member # at check out when you subscribe to Basic Membership or higher on Land Surveyors United Community. Remember it because it might be the Golden Ticket in one of those 12 monthly raffle drawings every year. Remember it because you will need your Member Raffle Number to claim the monthly Raffle Prize, if your number is drawn. Remember it because it now literally saves you money anytime you mention your Member number while doing business with any of our community Smarketplace Vendors. Only those Sustaining Members who have upgraded to Basic Membership or higher are eligable to win the monthly Raffle Prize.
Before moving to the next section, Use this search engine to find your Membership number for Monthly Membership Raffle . Learn more about benefits of membership on Land Surveyors United.Add the upcoming Raffle Drawing Events to your calendar because you have an entire year of raffle prizes to look forward to. If you cannot afford membership, we may possibily be able to match you with a sponsor. In order to avoid restricted access to members only resources, courses, apps and tools, you must Tell Us Your Member Number here so that we can try to help you. Note: We update the member numbers on the 15th of the month and the day before the last day of the month (day before any raffle). If you joined recently, check back on the 16th or after the first as we assign new numbers every two weeks and the day before a raffle.

Frequently Asked Questions Raffle and Membership

Your Land Surveyors United account is now associated with a Member #. Your Member # will now become your Raffle # for an entire year, when you elevate the status of your account as a sustaining member. Your member number is based on the order in which you joined us. It's good to know your Member # for many reasons but most importantly because it will sting if we draw your # during the monthly raffle drawing and you didn't know you won. Remember it, because you will have at least 12 chances to win the monthly Raffle, via live stream on the last day of every month, as owner of it. Remember it because we need you to tell us your Member # at check out when you subscribe to Basic Membership or higher on Land Surveyors United Community. Remember it because it might be the Golden Ticket in one of those 12 monthly raffle drawings every year. Remember it because you will need your Member Raffle Number to claim the monthly Raffle Prize, if your number is drawn. Remember it because it now literally saves you money anytime you mention your Member number while doing business with any of our community Smarketplace Vendors. Only those Sustaining Members who have upgraded to Basic Membership or higher are eligable to win the monthly Raffle Prize.
Before moving to the next section, Use this search engine to find your Membership number for Monthly Membership Raffle . Learn more about benefits of membership on Land Surveyors United.Add the upcoming Raffle Drawing Events to your calendar because you have an entire year of raffle prizes to look forward to. If you cannot afford membership, we may possibily be able to match you with a sponsor. In order to avoid restricted access to members only resources, courses, apps and tools, you must Tell Us Your Member Number here so that we can try to help you. Note: We update the member numbers on the 15th of the month and the day before the last day of the month (day before any raffle). If you joined recently, check back on the 16th or after the first as we assign new numbers every two weeks and the day before a raffle.

A few members wrote in because they were unable to find their member number.

I managed to not only fix this, i went ahead and updated all of the new members in the community so now everyone in the network up to yesterday 5PM EST should now be in the system and you can find your member number more easily.   I streamlined the process a bit on the Memberships/Raffle page.  When you find your Member Number, please make a note of it as it will never change from this point forward.  You will want to have an easy way to reference your Member Number on the last day of every month as it will be your chance at winning the entire Raffle Prize for the Month.

Note:  From this point forward, new member numbers will be added to the system on the 15th and last day of the month.   So if you joined the community after the 1st or 15th, your member number will be retrievable on the 16th or on the day before any scheduled raffle drawing.

When I upgrade my membership, does that qualify me only for the month that I upgrade?

No.  You get at least 12 chances to win... All levels of membership apply to your member number for the entire year beginning when you upgrade your account.  In other words, if you upgrade as a Basic Member, you get 1 Raffle Number Per Month for 12 months.  So you have 12 tickets with different prizes available every month.  For example, for \$50/yr you might win a Total Station or a GPS package or a software suite.  The most important thing is what you also get with your membership such as access to private sections of the community, access to all of the deals and rewards of the Smarketplace, in addition to the upcoming Survey Education Courses and App coming in early February.

Ok, So how many chances to win the raffle do I actually get when I upgrade?

For Basic Membership - 12 Tickets 1 per month.

Best suited for individual member

For Futurist Membership - 24 Tickets  2 per month

Best for those who can sponsor a member who cannot afford membership

For Masterclass - 60 Tickets  5 per month

Best for Member + 4 sponsored members with extra perks for purchaser

For Big Boss - 240 Tickets  20 per month

Best for company owner and sponsorship of employees with major business perks..

If I purchase a Futurist Membership or higher, do I have to give my extra raffle tickets to those I sponsor?

By sponsoring another surveyor who cannot afford membership, you have the choice of either giving your sponsored member the raffle ticket or keep it for yourself.  By sponsoring another member you double  or triple increase your chances of winning but it is up to you as to whether or not to keep the extra raffle ticket or give it to them.   Once you are matched with a member to sponsor you will be given a short bio about who you sponsored with information such as how long they have been surveying, where they are located and most importantly, their Member Number, which you will essentially become owner for purposes of the raffle.

Paypal Does not work as a Payment Method in my Location

Thank you for this feedback.  Today I have added the ability to purchase your raffle tickets using Cash App and I am working on Stripe and other integrations.   If you have a preferred payment method that you would like for me to try adding, please tell us here.

Absolutely! Helping a fellowSurveyor who cannot afford membership pushes everyone forward. Reward yourself for your gesture, if you like. For example,You'll get 2 raffle tickets per month as a Futurist or higher and it is your choice to either keep their raffle ticket or give it to the member you sponsor. As a Futurist, you essentially become the owner/steward of the Member/Raffle number associated with the member you sponsor. You will also be given a choice between 3 members to sponsor based on their relationship and experience in land surveying. As a sponsor you will be providing access to all of the educational tools, resources and knowledgebase for a member who otherwise would only have restricted access.

If I purchase a Futurist Membership or higher, do I have to give my extra raffle tickets to those I sponsor?

By sponsoring another surveyor who cannot afford membership, you have the choice of either giving your sponsored member the raffle ticket or keep it for yourself.  By sponsoring another member you double  or triple increase your chances of winning but it is up to you as to whether or not to keep the extra raffle ticket or give it to them.   Once you are matched with a member to sponsor you will be given a short bio about who you sponsored with information such as how long they have been surveying, where they are located and most importantly, their Member Number, which you will essentially become owner for purposes of the raffle.

Paypal Does not work as a Payment Method in my Location

Thank you for this feedback.  Today I have added the ability to purchase your raffle tickets using Cash App and I am working on Stripe and other integrations.   If you have a preferred payment method that you would like for me to try adding, please tell us here.

Paypal Does not work as a Payment Method in my Location

Thank you for this feedback.  Today I have added the ability to purchase your raffle tickets using Cash App and I am working on Stripe and other integrations.   If you have a preferred payment method that you would like for me to try adding, please tell us here.

I am a Student or Retired Surveyor who cannot afford Membership

IMPORTANT:  If you are not making money as a land surveyor, we have you covered, but you need to let us know.   If you do not let us know, we will not be able to remove the restricted access from your account and therefore you will only be seeing 20% of what Land Surveyors United Community has to offer you.  There is a place inside the memberships page for you to explicitly tell us that you are not currently able to afford membership.   By filling out this form, we will be able to match you with an available sponsor.   Once the parties are in communication, it is between you to decide how raffle tickets will be distributed. In other words, your sponsor may choose to keep your raffle number which means they essentially own your Member Number for the year and will have 12 chances to win with your number.  Nevertheless, you will be afforded all of the access and permissions to access restricted areas and resources that a Basic Member will have across the community and all member apps.

Where do the Raffle Prizes come from?

Every month of 2021 and beyond, our community is sponsored by a different Marketplace Vendor who we believe you should reach out to and get to know.  The raffle prizes will all be a showcase of the best of the best offered by these vendors, who have all been hand chosen based on customer service quality, willingness to support what they sell and overall feedback across the community.   Those vendors recieve an entire month of our community support and love in exchange for their sponsorship of our unity for the month.  For example, Safety Apparel is the sponsor of January as it is Safety Month and the high quality safety gear they provide our members saves lives every single day.   We celebrate them. We follow them.  We share what they are doing in the world to make land surveying better and so should you.  At the end of the month, a Major Mega Survey Party Pack of vests, gloves and accessories will be awarded to the winning Raffle Member Number.   It is true that we shall celebrate Safety Apparel every month of the year, but their month to shine in the community is the entire month of January.  In February, Survipod becomes our Sponsor of the month and we will showcase their innovations and will raffle a prize at the end of the month.

NOTE:  Our 2021 months are starting to fill up quickly and there are presently only 6 months left to claim, so if you would like to be showcased for a month in 2021, please get in touch asap so you do not miss the opportunity to get your products/services in front of thousands of surveyors around the planet who want to test them out, use them, love them, hate them but most importantly, get to know your company/brand better..

What if I want to purchase the same products showcased in the raffle from the Sponsor of the Month?

You do not need to win the raffle for the month to own the products provided by our sponsors.  In fact, if you contact the sponsor and let them know that you are a Land Surveyors United member, they have all agreed to provide a special member discount for you when purchasing the products they offer.

What if I am not a land surveyor but I have a profile on Land Surveyors United?

If you have a profile on Land Surveyors United and you are not a land surveyor, you must be a special case.  However, I must inform you that our member raffle is for Land Surveyors only.   In other words, if your member number is drawn and you are a) not a land surveyor and/or b) you have not upgraded your membership, we will draw another number.  Only those numbers which coorespond to a member number matching an upgraded membership are eligable to win the raffle prize.

Note: All profiles which are not Land Surveyors, Students, Retired Surveyors, Geoeducators, Seeking Employment, Recruiters or Tech specialists have restricted access and will only be able to see certain sections of the community, apps and resources.   Many sections of the site will only be visible and usable once a member profile has been upgraded.

This is YOUR Community!  Is there something special that you would like for us to add or integrate into the Surveyor Community for you?    Do you have a feature or add-on that you would like for us to develop?

Tell Us What Would Like to See Us Build Next

How Long Has it Been Since you Switched Companies? Our community will soon turn 15 years old and a question that I am getting more and more is "I no longer work at the company that I worked at when I signed up, so I no longer have that email - what do I do?" This is simple, if you remember the password. Although you can no longer access your old email, all you need to do is sign in to the community using it and the password. Once you are inside your account, go into your profile settings and designate a new email. You'll just need to confirm that email and you are all set. If you cannot remember your password and cannot reset it, create a new profile and we will merge your accounts for you. Don't miss out on all of the new exciting things we are doing like monthly raffles, survey education courses and more simply because you can no longer access your old account.
It may be true that you have created 2 profiles in the past 15 years, but the account that you currently use is the account that you upgrade for Basic Membership and as such will be your winning numbers. If we draw the number of your previous account and it has not been activated, yet we see that you have upgraded your current account, you are still eligible to win. As long as one of your accounts is upgraded in good standing, you are eligable to win the prize, if we draw the number associated with your account that you no longer have access to.
We update the member numbers on the 15th of the month and the day before the last day of the month (day before any raffle). If you joined recently, check back on the 16th or after the first as we assign new numbers every two weeks and the day before a raffle.
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### Write and Share Your Articles and Presentations

Do you have an article about Land Surveying that you would like to share?

Land Surveying is a timeless art and science and it is therefore, evergreen! You may also know that a lot of older publications have gone away, unfortunately.   If you have written or published land surveying articles in the past, we would be honored for you to share them here with us.  If it is an older article, you can even republish it here with updates and reflections.

Tip:   If you published an article in the past on one of the older sites which no longer exist, you can use the Wayback Machine to find it.  Then just copy/paste the old article inside a new post here.  Just be sure to tell us where it was previously posted.

Want to embed a PDF Document?

If you have a PDF document or article related to land surveying that you would like to embed inside an article post, simply copy/paste the following code block into the HTML view of the post editor and replace the BOLD part of the code with the URL of the PDF you'd like to embed.

Code to use:

TIP:  You can also upload your PDF using the file upload button and then copy/paste the URL of the document you uploaded with the BOLD part of the code above to get a flippable PDF like so:

Differences between Forums, Blogs and Article posts

Forum Posts are great for asking questions which have a definate answer.  Forum posts are best for a quick exchange of information between Land Surveyors United members.   Please note that All Community Hubs have their own dedicated Forums so if your post is related to a specific hub, it is best to ask your question or share your tip inside the hub in which it belongs for targeted answers.  For example, if your question relates to Leica equipment, ask your question inside the Leica Hub forum for best results as all members inside that hub uses the equipment in question.  Likewise if your question pertains to a Location, you should consider making your post inside the appropriate hub.

Blog Postsdiffer from Forum posts because you can embed and upload different kinds of information.  Blog posts are best for presenting information and updates for feedback and sharing.  When posting a Blog Post, you can also publish a short excerpt at the bottom which is what most members will see before reading the blog post.  Blog posts are also great for posting new surveying projects and digests of links to multiple surveying topics or your own website.   Things that can be embedded into Blog Posts are videos, images, slideshows, powerpoints, spreadsheets, PDFs, documents and more.

Articles are similar to Blog Posts in all ways except one.  Articles allow for you to post an Author Block at the bottom with links to your contact info, website information, credentials, etc. Similar to Blog Posts, things that can be embedded into Blog Posts are videos, images, slideshows, powerpoints, spreadsheets, PDFs, documents and more.  Similar to both types above, Hub Owners can add article sections and features to any hub they control on the community.

### Share your Land Surveying Articles

Surveying Articles is a place for members to Share Land Surveying related articles, presentations and knowledge with the Land Surveyors United Community. Post or embed articles for future generations of land surveyors.