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Land Mentor Software is Now Free for Land Surveyors United Members!

July 1st, 2022: ‚ÄėLand Mentor‚Äô Land Development now free¬†

Neighborhood Innovations, LLC. is gifting the land development and building  industry to solve many of the growth problems worldwide.  

LandMentor is a ‚ÄėSystem‚Äô that blends technology with an education in advanced¬† market proven land development planning and housing design methods.¬†¬†

The education and technology of using LandMentor should decrease the infrastructure needed to develop land between 5-40% compared to current and  past development patterns. For urban redevelopment, the reduction can be  greater than 50%.  

This has obvious economic and environmental benefits to developers, residents, cities and is desperately needed with today’s escalating construction costs and  increased interest rates. 

What is LandMentor? 

In the mid-1970’s Rick Harrison began developing  software for land surveying and civil engineering to  expedite tasks going from fieldwork to subdivision  plats. His experience by 1975 was in land planning,  surveying, civil engineering and land development.  

By 1982 he collaborated with Hewlett Packard and founded Land Innovation, which became a leading civil/survey software  developer for two decades.  

In 1989 Rick Harrison Site Design (RHSD) was formed to discover new methods of¬† design based on new forms of software. This led to innovation in land uses, land¬† surveying, site engineering, development design and architecture.¬†¬†Two decades ago, with Keith Willenson in charge of software, they began¬† developing a new core technology to reinvent the growth industry.¬†¬†Realizing software cannot change anything without an education to ‚Äėthink¬† differently‚Äô this new product could not have a separate educational component,¬† nor could it be modular with separate components and options.¬†

That is the essence of LandMentor. Essentially ‚ÄėLand Development 101‚Äô in a single¬† easy to use and quick to learn complete system.¬†

How LandMentor will improve the world’s growth 

Current CAD & GIS software automates geometric relationships that have been in¬† place for centuries. Utilizing robotic automation to ‚Äėland plan‚Äô typically results mundane repetitive neighborhoods with excessive infrastructure. Lately, that¬† infrastructure has risen in price by as much as 40% or more.¬†¬†

Replication by CAD should be obvious when most residential and commercial new¬† construction appears to have been designed by the same person. It‚Äôs because the¬† software industry has ‚Äėdumbed down‚Äô design with a button press for ‚Äėtypical¬† configurations‚Äô or replicable components. It‚Äôs all about speed, not quality.¬†

LandMentor was developed to bring ‚Äėquality of growth‚Äô and foster better design.¬†

Before technology, to calculate the geometry on a 100-lot subdivision could take  several weeks. Today, software firms often demonstrate a hundred lots can be  designed and calculated in less than a minute or two. The result will be a cookie cutter subdivision, not likely a great place to live nor raise a family. How could it  be, with a minute of thought behind it?  

Technology should be all about moving design forward, not backward! 

To address this, LandMentor introduces an industry first - a software packaged  with an education. For example, does Microsoft Word instantly make you a great  author? Obviously, no. But what if it was packaged with a complete education in story telling? 

LandMentor provides the tools and education to create exciting, more functional  development with less economic and environmental impacts.  

LandMentor‚Äôs ‚Äėholistic‚Äô education merges land surveying, site engineering,¬† advanced land planning, architecture, 2D presentations and interactive 3D/VR¬† that can be learned in a dedicated week or two. This eliminates the long learning¬† curves (and costs) required of CAD and GIS.¬†

LandMentor includes: 

  • It‚Äôs training teaches how to instantly recognize waste in a design ‚Äď planning¬† or architectural floor plans.¬†
  • The spatial intelligence can instantly report surface areas to quantify the¬† waste, so it can communicate economic and environmental impacts. ‚ÄĘ Within the system, and on-line free videos, users can learn techniques to¬† reduce or eliminate the waste.¬†
  • Cities can now be more in control of their growth by providing feedback of¬† submittals at initial design stages to demonstrate any waste in the¬† proposed development or redevelopment. The developer can then¬† demand from their consultants a better and more efficient design or¬† continue with the approval process. Assuming the feedback will reduce the¬† construction costs and increase profits, the developer is likely to resubmit¬† an improved neighborhood. LandMentor provides a win-win solution.¬†

Reducing (or eliminating) the dependence on CAD: 

LandMentor has no commands, and its patented graphic & video prompts make  all tasks easier and more enjoyable. 

LandMentor does not ‚Äėdata base‚Äô which means it allows computers to do what¬† they do best ‚Äď compute. In LandMentor the drawing does not exist ‚Äď only¬† precision math. It is essentially the exact opposite of CAD. Every screen refresh¬† LandMentor builds the drawing from scratch eliminating geometric mistakes using a CAD or GIS base engine.¬†¬†

There is no better solution for land surveying and precision mapping. Its core  strength makes it the ideal engineering and advanced planning design platform. 

The first ‚ÄėSurface Based‚Äô solution:¬†

We live in a world of surfaces ‚Äď not lines and curves, and those surfaces have¬† environmental and economic impacts. LandMentor is the first ‚Äėsurface based‚Äô¬† solution that eliminates the need for hundreds (or thousands) of CAD layers.¬†¬†

LandMentor instantly reports surface impacts with easy-to-understand charts so  designers can take action to reduce waste and cities can communicate the waste  to the developer. 

The developer can demand less wasteful design (taught in the LandMentor  system) which can increase profits while creating more attainable housing. 

Changing the way the industry communicates: 

LandMentor ‚Äėvideo¬†¬†gaming‚Äô based¬†¬†interactive 3D is¬†¬†easily created from¬†¬†normal planning,¬†¬†surveying, and¬†¬†engineering tasks.¬†¬†

Since most users  today will be familiar  with video gaming  there is no learning  curve. 

LandMentor includes ‚Äėplug & play‚Äô VR headset support so users can transport¬† themselves into a meta environment. In 2015, LandMentor was the first¬† technology that used VR headsets in public meetings for planning and council¬† approval. This was in Springfield, Kansas for GDR Development on a tract of land¬† that Lady Gaga‚Äôs music video ‚ÄėYou and I‚Äô was filmed on.¬†

But the most important beneficiaries will be the future generations that will have  increased living standards with less economic and environmental impacts. 

LandMentor’s holistic approach includes:  

  • The first ‚Äėland surveying based‚Äô technology with positional coordinate¬† geometry and precision spatial intelligence ‚Äď unparalleled accuracy ‚ÄĘ Land surveying includes import coordinate and raw data from total stations and export to field by descriptions¬†
  • Integrated site engineering, street & utility design, & earthwork ‚ÄĘ Advanced land planning and land use methods to create better neighborhoods and more successful commercial growth¬†
  • How to blend interior spaces with surrounding exterior open spaces ‚Äď even¬† on more affordable production housing to increase value & livability
  • Learning how to instantly recognize design induced waste and communicate it to take action to reduce the waste ‚Äď critical for sustainable growth ‚ÄĘ Precision city mapping, important because most GIS maps are not precise ‚ÄĘ Automated Legal Description writing eliminating transposition errors ‚ÄĘ Financial aspects of development including forecasting tied to the design ‚ÄĘ Landscape Architecture with materials and costing¬†
  • Teaches how to reduce both Time and Energy with more efficient street¬† design as well as creating safer and more direct pedestrian systems ‚ÄĘ Integrated interactive DTM - Digital Terrain Modeling (natural & proposed) ‚ÄĘ Spectacular ‚Äėtextured‚Äô 2D presentations and plats as a byproduct of design ‚ÄĘ Precise intelligent communication of spatial information¬†
  • Introduces proven new solutions for land use and zoning transitions ‚ÄĘ Efficiency gained by increasing ‚Äď not reducing existing minimums ‚ÄĘ Improve communication of everything ‚Äėland‚Äô related¬†¬†
  • Video Gaming based interactive 3D that is easy to use. Quickly go from a¬† survey ‚Äď engineering ‚Äď planning environment to 3D creation ‚ÄĘ Demonstrate shadow casting in real time - useful for vertical building¬† impacts on surrounding neighbors at public meetings¬†
  • Plug & Play VR Headset Support for immersive experiences¬† ‚ÄĘ The ability to filter excessive data of LiDAR to a more usable form without¬† losing any digital terrain accuracy can reduce data as much as 99% ‚ÄĘ Ability to export LandMentor Virtual Reality to SketchUp with Enscape for¬† more photo-realistic interactive 3D¬†
  • Ability to read ESRI ‚Äėshape‚Äô files with analysis to produce curved property¬† lines if shape file data is accurate enough¬†
  • Read and Write DWG files, DXF, and SiteComp .ASC files... ...and much more!

For universities, reduced learning curve enables professors to concentrate more  on better design and solutions.  

This will provide a new generation of empowered students that can add  significant value to those seeking new talent. 

Creating a More Collaborative Industry: 

The sad state of the consulting industry is the lack of communication and  collaboration between the four pillars of consulting services: 

  • Land Surveying¬†
  • Civil Engineering¬†
  • Land Planning¬†
  • Architecture¬†

This is because there is no common knowledge base, no common understanding  of how one’s action can destroy another’s intention. This creates common  conflicts between planning, engineering, and architecture. 

Currently no University teaches a common knowledge base. This is why we  included it in the education and training of LandMentor. 

No Charge - to encourage change worldwide 

The development of LandMentor was entirely funded by the profits of Rick  Harrison Site Design Studio. The software development and patents are paid for,  and not encumbered by investors to demand immediate profits. Neighborhoods  Innovations, LLC. (spin-off from RHSD) gifts LandMentor to the world so that the  industry can finally solve many problems facing growth, from both regulatory and  design perspectives. 

Over 1,500 developments were designed with LandMentor (approx. $100 billion  in construction), it’s time to distribute the technology and education out into the  marketplace to as many end users as possible.  

LandMentor does have several patents to prevent other software firms from  replicating its advantages.  

LandMentor Registration: 

Existing LandMentor users prior to this gift paid between $4,995.00 a seat  and $50,000 a seat. These are permanent licenses and will never have any  extra fees. The new users of LandMentor, will need to register the  software. After that it will occasionally query the server to make sure it’s a  valid license within the fee use period. It will also report how much it’s  being used.  

When there is no internet connection: 

Other subscription-based software checks the validity of the license every  time it is opened, which can be irritating or a disaster if the license can’t be  verified during a critical meeting. 

LandMentor is intended to be the primary communication tool at critical  public and private meetings when the user never wants to see a warning  that the software cannot operate because of a bad internet connection. If  LandMentor cannot check the license because the internet is not available  or intermittent (like on an airplane), it will still work without a problem and  check later when internet is available.  

Rewarding Higher Usage: 

While LandMentor will never report what it’s being used on or for, it does report  back to Neighborhood Innovations, LLC. how often it is used.  

Those that have higher activity levels will have higher levels of educational  materials sent to them and be offered discounts on trainings. 

What’s Included - and what’s not?  

After July 1st 2022, all that‚Äôs needed is to download the ‚Äėsystem‚Äô from¬† and dedicate the time (about a week or two) to go through¬† the included initial training (on video and PowerPoint with example files) as well¬† as through the integrated textbooks under the Help menu.¬†¬†

  • The LandMentor software technology is free until the end of 2023.¬†¬†

If the LandMentor system goes viral with over 100,000 users, another free  year of use will be added.  

  • When LandMentor does revert to a subscription model, the more end¬† users, the less cost it will be.¬†
  • During this free time period, all updates and upgrades and video trainings¬† via the website and YouTube will be available at no extra charge.¬† ‚ÄĘ The education included that provides a wealth of information for the career¬† success for those that use LandMentor.


  • The first day self-training (PowerPoint, Videos, and example files). This¬† class (previously $1,995.00) introduces the general use of LandMentor from¬† reducing land surveying data (including topography), to learning new¬† methods of design and architecture, to designing a land development using¬† some of these new ways to think, embellishing the site plan, deriving¬† critical site data, and creating an interactive 3D of the proposal. Highly¬† experienced, computer savvy users can go through this initial training in 4¬† hours ‚Äď those with no prior knowledge or experience, 8 hours.¬† ‚ÄĘ Example developments created in LandMentor.¬†
  • 2D Landscape, sports fields, aircraft, etc.¬†
  • 3D Models in LandMentor format.¬†
  • Integrated (within the software) textbook, essentially Land Development¬† 101.¬†
  • Images for textured backgrounds.¬†
  • Example Site Designs from LandMentor in SketchUp/Enscape format. Extra Cost Options:¬†

Printed Material: 

The textbooks (over 1,000 full color pages) including the book Prefurbia and  quick reference guides with the software, 3D models, videos and training in  PowerPoint on a USB is extra cost. Currently it is $300.00, however, should  

the numbers of users and demand increase, the cost will go down.  Prefurbia is available separately on Amazon. 


The technology and educational materials were intended for beginners as  well as those with extensive software backgrounds. No prior CAD or GIS  experience is needed.  

Support is available. Price will be listed on the LandMentor website.


Full day trainings will be available in Minneapolis. Trainings are in a class¬† setting specific to the needs of the type of end user at $1,995.00 a day. Since¬† the first day of initial training ‚Äď available in video format - is included, the extra¬† trainings are intended to increase ability and productivity.¬†¬†

The four different classes will be specific to these end users: 

  • Land Developers and Home Builders¬†
  • City Staff, Planning and Council members¬†
  • Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors¬†
  • Land Planners (Landscape Architects) and Architects¬†

The classes will be coordinated and scheduled with demand with a minimum of 4  attendees and a maximum of 15. 

The Future Subscription: 

Eventually the System will revert back to a subscription model with the  option to purchase a permanent license.  

Our intention is for the system to go viral internationally ‚Äď the more users,¬† the less annual cost. This model is similar to when SketchUp was offered at¬† no charge gaining 35 million users in 2016, and now SketchUp Pro is just¬† $300 annually. While LandMentor is far more comprehensive than¬† SketchUp, we hope to be able to emulate the pricing.¬†

LandMentor as a conduit for other technologies 

LandMentor was designed to be a translation tool between other hardware and  software technologies specific to real estate development including precision  mapping and military applications. 

Field Instruments: 

LandMentor can read and reduce raw .Rw5 files, including line connection  codes. 

Most surveyors reduce the raw data, the typical import format is:  Pt#, North, East, Elevation, and description.

LandMentor is an ‚Äėobject based‚Äô system using positional coordinate¬† geometry, eliminating the need for point number management. This¬† comes in handy when transferring new coordinate data to the data¬† collector for stakeout.¬†

It is NOT a high-level construction stakeout system. We recommended a  software such as Carlson for that purpose. 

AutoDesk and most other CAD: 

LandMentor can read all versions of DWG files and can export all versions.  When reading in a DWG file, it appends the LandMentor layering system  with the imported CAD layers. DWG does not fuse common corners as  LandMentor does, so for each point read in, it tests to see if that location  has been used and will fuse linework to easily create surface intelligence.  When exporting to CAD, much of the internal intelligence and power will be  lost because of the limitations of CAD. 


LandMentor can read ESRI shape files. These files do not contain curved  property lines. However, LandMentor will perform an analysis and attempt  to rebuild the information with curved lines if the shape file is accurate  enough. LandMentor is not (yet) a fully functioned GIS system. 


This more recent technology produces an excessive amount of data that  can overload most computational tasks. When the LiDAR data is clean  (non-spastic lines), LandMentor contains filtering functions that can  replicate the land surface with 1/100th or even less of the original LiDAR  data.


SketchUp is a very polished technology, easy to use (we include SketchUp  training in the LandMentor system), and everywhere for a good reason.  

LandMentor uses Collada (.dae) format specific to SketchUp to  communicate to and from SketchUp.  

While SketchUp is excellent, when dealing with hundreds of homes ‚Äď it can¬† be tedious. To solve that problem, LandMentor can create a 3D ‚Äėgroup‚Äô¬† from a SketchUp model, so that hundreds of homes can be quickly set all¬† coming out at the correct elevation. While other sources from 3D such as¬† from AutoDesk and other systems have seemed to work fine, their digital¬†¬†

overhead can present a significant 3D performance problem. 


For a more photo-realistic and powerful interactive 3D that is also plug &  play VR (see screenshot above) at low extra cost, we highly recommend  using Enscape, by exporting the LandMentor 3D job to SketchUp. We have  created files as large as 2 gigabytes that have home interiors detailed with landscaping that sways in the wind without any signs of slowing down in  screen and VR performance. For that reason, as much as we would love to  eliminate the need for any external software, we recommend Enscape.

Financial Modeling Software 

LandMentor education included spans into the cost of construction as well  as financial modeling and forecasting from the precision spatial information  imbedded in the core data structures. This section of the software and  training was done with the help of Skip Preble of Land Analytics, one of the  top industry experts.  

It is not intended to replace high level financial software, but instead use  the precision data to gain information without the possibility of  transposition error. The information LandMentor can export can be read  into a spreadsheet for other software to expand upon. 


SiteComp was founded and initially developed by the founders of  LandMentor. LandMentor can read in SiteComp ASCII format files. 

Downward File Compatibility: 

Because the updates and upgrades of LandMentor are at no charge,  downward compatibility (example not able to read in the latest CAD file  using an older version) should not be an issue. 

Hardware Requirements: 

We purposely developed LandMentor on older hardware! Why? To make¬† sure it can run on somewhat older technology as well as the latest¬† computers. This is not to say it will run on your grand-pappy‚Äôs Commodore¬† computer, but it‚Äôs pretty diverse on what it will run on. It might run OK on¬† an Apple with a Microsoft PC Emulator (maybe), otherwise ‚Äď pretty much¬† PC computers. It was also developed for ‚Äėout-of-the-box‚Äô PC‚Äôs and we¬† understand many are on a restricted company network. For those systems,¬† you will need the network administrator to install and set it up.¬†¬†

Here's the recommended minimum hardware requirements: 

  • A PC running Windows 10 or 11 (most likely works Ok in windows 8) ‚ÄĘ Display graphics of 1080p (1920 X 1080)¬†
  • Internal or external GPU that can run Gaming Graphics
  • A 3-Bullton Mouse and an X-Box360 Gaming Controller Why there are no minimum memory or hard disk requirements:¬†
  • LandMentor depends more on the processor power and does not¬† data base, thus no need to rely on disk space. Most files are¬† relatively small compared to CAD, GIS, and 3D software like¬† SketchUp.¬†
  • The software itself is very compact taking up a small fraction of the¬† space of a typical CAD system.¬†¬†

If using VR headsets: 

These are the current verified supported headsets: 

  • Arpara Gaming (new)¬†
  • HP ‚Äď Mixed Reality and others based on the same technology ‚ÄĘ HTC¬†
  • Oculus Rift 2 (tethered)¬†

You will need a very powerful laptop or computer to run VR. We  recommend getting an expert gaming consultant (or a 12 year old gamer)  to set up your system if you are not yet familiar with Steam, and VR  software support. 

A properly setup VR system that has been working fine may have trouble  operating because of drivers that have not been updated. Not keeping up  with updates should not hinder LandMentor operation, but could affect VR  operation and performance. 

Be aware: 

Some Anti-Virus software may be too obtrusive such as AVG and can  interfere with smooth operation or prevent the 3D Unity Graphic window  from opening.  

LandMentor has had international users from South America to Siberia and¬† has been modified to handle a wide variety of users ‚Äď however, it is¬† possible in some environments outside the USA we would need to adjust¬† future code.

User Testimonials: 

From Michael Shamsie of the LandMark Group (a Civil Engineer user). From a Planning Commission member: 

‚ÄúYour submittal and presentation set a new standard for future applicants‚ÄĚ From a Planning Commission member in Missouri:¬†

‚ÄúThe 3D model helps us with the transformation from paper to the reality of what¬† the development will look like‚Ä̬†

From Chris Canaday ‚Äď Developer and Builder in California:¬†

Here’s a few bullet points about the advantages of the planning methods that are  taught in the included educational materials of LandMentor:  

We developed Placitas de La Paz which contained 270 homes. The community is  located in a small city that was virtually 100% low-income Hispanic population. The  home sizes were small, and the density was much higher than normal at the time.  The design was new and different - it created more interest and privacy than a  standard land plan. They were virtually sold well before construction was  completed in each phase.  

We did not jack up the sales prices and still made an excellent profit. Today, the  resale of home prices are substantially higher in spite of the huge real estate  problems we experience in California. 

Granted timing was excellent but I do believe the land plan was an important factor  in our success. 

From Ed Taravella ‚Äď Head of the Houston Builders Association, and Developer:¬†¬†

Would you like to see the as-built environment of a new development before it is  built? Want to fly/drive/walk through the development you are proposing in virtual  reality? The incredible thing about this feature is that it is just a by-product, if you  will, of the LandMentor system. I was pretty amazed when I saw my tract of land  transform into my own unique immersive community. Usually, we only see our  plans in 2D. With LandMentor, you not only walk through your proposed 

community, but you can also walk through the actual homes (or buildings) you  propose build.  

One of the unique things about LandMentor is the ability to determine  environmental density and show in a pie chart how the site is covered i.e., streets,  driveways/flatwork and building pad. I have never seen a land plan break out the  coverage quite like this. But in today’s market, impervious cover and the resulting  drainage issues are now at the forefront of local government regulation. 

I have never heard of anything like LandMentor before being introduced to Rick  and LandMentor many years ago and there is still nothing like it out there.  LandMentor can integrate the different elements of the land development and  construction process. Engineering, surveying, land planning, development, home  construction and virtual reality in one integrated system. A system as tightly  integrated as this is accurate and precise. (Nothing is lost in translation as there is  nothing to translate) not sure about this last line. 

Nick Rhodes ‚ÄďDeveloper & Builder ‚Äď Rio Grande Valley, Texas:¬†¬†

“The current development landscape is rapidly changing as new buyers continue to  enter the housing market. Cities and developers are having to think outside the box  to fill the demand to produce the housing inventory to meet the needs of the  modern buyer. Rick Harrison Site Design and software Land Mentor are critical in  displaying and educating all parties involved in the development process. The 3D capabilities of the software streamline the development process so cities and  developers can be on the same page when presenting new concepts and everyone  can virtually walk the streets and understand the livability of what is getting built.  Land Mentor has been an extraordinary asset for our company in developing  several projects that offer higher quality of life than competing developments, but  we would not have been able to get them approved without being able to have city  staff and commission visualize the project. Rick Harrison and his software, Land  Mentor, is a great tool for all stakeholders involved on the development process  from engineers, cities, developers and the end consumer, who ultimately is why we  all do what we do. “

Greg Somers: Land Developer ‚Äď Mentor, Ohio¬†¬†

The technology and assets that LandMentor provided has completely transformed,  innovated, and most importantly streamlined the process of pursuing and  obtaining new community development approvals. Gone are the days where we  would present a black and white plat map. The technology brings a community to  life prior to ever existing. The virtual reality, color renderings, and color site plans  has an immediate positive impact when presenting a new community plan. One of  the most important functions the technology provides is the ability to address  neighbor concerns and show that the new community is going to be an asset vs. a  liability. 

We have had many circumstances where we may not have been able to obtain  approvals and community acceptance if it wasn't for the technology and assets  that LandMentor provides when being used in the design and presenting of a new  community development plan. 

From Steve Wilhelmy, Real Estate Broker in Minnesota and Texas 

As a commercial broker that specializes in listing land for residential development,  I am a big fan of the Land Mentor system. The ease of use and ability to generate  quality 2D and 3D concept plans to include in the marketing packages really helps  potential buyers visualize the property's potential. 

From Jeff Buell co-owner Sitterle Homes, Texas 

It recently occurred to us that we have been working for over two decades with  you and your team at LandMentor. After getting over the fact that we are now  two decades older, we began to reflect on the projects we very successfully have  completed with your help. 

Our first experience with your ‚ÄúCoving‚ÄĚ street design was in our Roseheart¬† community. Beautiful site made more beautiful by the relaxed curves and¬† staggered home setbacks of the street design. Having less asphalt and more¬† ‚Äúgreen‚ÄĚ throughout the neighborhood allowed us to create a monument to¬† development that has truly endured the test of time. Even though we completed¬† that project years ago, people still clamor to ‚Äúget in‚ÄĚ and find a residence there.

On we traveled to several other projects, some more complex than others. Each  benefitting from the thoughtfulness and effectiveness of the design. Limiting  asphalt, alternative pedestrian plans, and greenbelts meandering behind the  homes all providing for wonderful community feel. 

Along the way, we reflect on some of the intangible items you provided that  assisted with our successes. Speed, clarity, knowledge, vision all come to mind.  Speed of creating the vision we want to achieve. Clarity of the vision backed by  knowledge of what this vision will entail from a cost standpoint. All these  traveling hand in hand in the creation a community. A community for people to  live in and to bring them peace from the outer world.  

Amongst all the variables this business will throw at you, LandMentor has  provided a consistent platform in which to operate regarding land planning. Just  thought we would drop you a note, as we appreciate the time together and the  achievements we have reached, with the help of you and your firm. 

From Walter Magill, PE & PLS Four Points Surveying & Engineering Steamboat Springs, Colorado 

Four Points Surveying and Engineering has utilized and benefitted from  LandMentor software on three recent development projects in Steamboat Springs,  Colorado. The LandMentor software was an excellent asset to our project  presentation for public meetings on a multi-building apartment development  project. The software allowed the planning commission and City Council to  understand the proposed development and provided visualization of grading,  landscaping, walls, and other improvements. The ability to render the project in 3- D for a public presentation was instrumental in gaining approval for the  project. We also worked with the LandMentor project on a 100+ acre property to  quickly develop a multitude of proposed layouts at a fraction of the cost of other  products and we can create grading volume scenarios. Quickly developing sites  with LandMentor Software makes it a unique product. 



The methods and technology have won many awards: LandMentor was also chosen accepted into the CleanTech Open in 2012. 

The methods and/or the¬†¬†technology has been featured¬†¬†in almost every industry¬†¬†specific publication ‚Äď in print¬†¬†and online.¬†¬†

Neighborhood Innovations,  LLC. has been involved in as well as  both addressing international issues. 

Example Developments designed with LandMentor: AL: Huntsville CO: Steamboat FL: Trasona (drone) FL: The Reserve IN: Brownstone KY: Frankfort MN: Lake Elmo MN: Otsego MN: Maple Lake MN: Rochester 

MN: Wayzata

MO: St Louis MO: St Louis NE: Omaha OH: Aurora OH: Dayton: 

TX: Brownsville TX: Edinburgh TX: Edinburg TX: Irving TX: Houston TX: Laredo TX: Mission TX: San Antonio TX: Schertz WA: Cle Elum 

Some Outside USA: 

Bogota: Edmonton Headingley: Minaki Lodge

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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.

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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.

Add Blog Post


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.

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