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BEING THE SURVEYOR OF AN AIRFORCE BASE DURING THE 1980’s

 Introduction

 The South African Defence Force, now the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), was involved in a Bosoorlog or Grens oorlog (Bush war or Border war)1 from 1966 till 1989.

 In order to protect the most northern borders of South Africa, a number of smaller, shorter perhaps, airstrips or airfields, sometimes referred to as tactical airfields, were constructed or in some cases upgraded.

 Examples of the above are Ellisras, Punda Maria (in the Kruger National Park) and then a full scale air force base with a 4000 m runway at Louis Trichardt.

 The construction at Louis Trichardt was given the project name Braambos.

 A Little Bit of Background

 I joined the South African Airforce during June 1972. My initial mustering was Construction Machine Operator and I was deployed at 402 Airfield Maintenance Unit (402AMU) with head quarters at air force base Ysterplaat in Cape Town. I completed the training course on 11 February 197

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CAD Drafting Services are used in the United States of America to create plans, drawings, and other architectural documents. This is done through a software application called CAD (Computer-Aided Design) which is also known as a drafting program.

This CAD conversion service will help you to convert your drawing into an electronic format that can be exported and sent to clients.

CAD drafting services are designed to provide a complete set of drawing services that include 3D modeling, 2D drawings, and engineering drawings. They can also help you with the conversion process.

CAD drafting services are used by architects and engineers across the USA. They offer a wide range of drawing services including 3D modeling, 2D drawings, and engineering drawings. CAD conversion services help in the process of converting traditional sketches into digital files.

With CAD drafting service companies like Drafting Services USA (DSUSA), you can get the best results with your planning application drawing in US

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CAD Drafting Services is a software with which architects, designers, and engineers can draw buildings and other structures. CAD Drafting Services are also known as Architectural CAD Drafting Services or CAD Conversion Services. They are used to convert architectural drawings into AutoCAD files for construction purposes.

CAD conversion services is a computer-aided design software that can be used in the design and drafting of buildings, bridges, cars, and other three-dimensional objects. CAD planning application drawing services are a type of architectural drafting Services that can help the architect to create the drawings for their projects.

AutoCAD drafting services are used by architects in USA to create building plans and other architectural drawings. They use this service to get their designs approved by the authorities before they start construction of the building or structure. Planning application drawing is also another type of CAD services that helps in creating plans for any

National Surveyors Week 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!  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 Video to your Local Hub 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 Our Directory for United States Land Surveying Companies. Add Your Available Surveying Jobs to the Jobs Board for Land Surveyors. Add the USA Land Surveyors App to your phone and stay connected with your Local Chapter Hub. Check out the entire collection of current Member Apps and add those that you like to your phone
I have been using VRS for project location for some years. I need to set up a control network for the Highway Department using a static network. I dug out the old Ashstech Extremes to set up the network. When I downloaded the files, both the almanac and datasets were dated 02.107 instead of 21.333.  I was always under the impression that the receivers got their time stamp from the GPS signals.

From construction layout of high-rise steel structures to 3-D laser scanning, Land surveyors perform comprehensive surveying services for commercial and residential developments, buildings, highways, bridges, utilities, waterways, and property acquisitions. Experienced land surveyors utilize state-of-the-art equipment and practical innovation to reduce survey costs and expedite the completion of projects while maintaining a superior product for our clients.

Land surveying involves measuring and determining property boundaries. Property boundaries are the basis for all property transactions, including buying, selling, mortgaging, and leasing. A secure and strong property market requires certainty in the location of property boundaries. The location of property boundaries and knowledge of matters that may affect land ownership requires specialized training. 

GIS is the framework that provides the ability to capture, store, manage, and analyze spatial and geographical data. Polosoft Technol

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: “That wasn’t a hoax”!
Land surveys are an important part of heritage and history and without them who knows what the world would look like.  In fact, if it weren't for land surveys, we would not have maps. And although you should always consult a professional land surveyor regarding measurements on your property, let's look at how to read a land survey. Also check out the curated collection of Land Surveying Articles to get you started Becoming a Land Surveyor.
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.
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.

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