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Quiz for Surveyors New to the Field

Rob Migliore‎ shared this with us.... let's see how well you do... I sometimes give an easy quiz to potential field and CAD people during their interview, just to get an understanding of their experience.I wonder how many of you can answer these questions:What does it mean to “Buck In” or “Trick In”?What is the standard temperature correction for a steel tape?What is “Double Centering”?What does it mean to “Kick a Leg”?What does the anagram “SOHCAHTOA” stand for?How many hundredths of a foot…

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1 Reply · Reply by Justin Farrow Nov 26

How many feet in a Square Acre of Land?

A question that I often receive from new land surveyors is  How many feet is a square acre?I am not quite sure why this stumps so many, but this is basically what I tell them with they ask.A square enclosing one acre is approximately 69.57 yards, or 208 feet 9 inches (63.61 metres) on a side. As a unit of measure, an acre has no prescribed shape; any area of 43,560 square feet is an acre.Keep in mind the following:Because an acre is a measure of area, not length, it is defined in square feet.…

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Change of coordinates system from psad56 to wgs84

Problems in local government entities, about the change of Coordinate System from psad56 to wgs84Even though there are many professionals with knowledge of cartography and geodesy, in the local government entities in Peru it is still difficult for those who work within these, to generate a reference or map in which it is reflected, the real change or conversion of the psad56 coordinate system to the wgs84 system without this causing numerical location problems. It seems that there is no…

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Quiz for Surveyors New to the Field

Rob Migliore‎ shared this with us.... let's see how well you do... I sometimes give an easy quiz to potential field and CAD people during their interview, just to get an understanding of their experience.I wonder how many of you can answer these questions:What does it mean to “Buck In” or “Trick In”?What is the standard temperature correction for a steel tape?What is “Double Centering”?What does it mean to “Kick a Leg”?What does the anagram “SOHCAHTOA” stand for?How many hundredths of a foot…

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1 Reply · Reply by Justin Farrow Nov 26

Deed Description - Check Lot - Maine

I am looking for a definition of "Check Lot".I have found a deed description that calls for "Check Lot #7", for example.  Can anyone define the term "check" as it is used here.  It is 1 of 16 lots that makes up what appears to be a "School Lot".  Here in Maine the funds obtained from the sale of the timber on said School Lot or the sale of the property itself, was to go to the school(s) in the town.  The Check Lots started with #1 in the SE corner, north through Lot #4, then west to Lot #5,…

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Quiz for Surveyors New to the Field

Rob Migliore‎ shared this with us.... let's see how well you do... I sometimes give an easy quiz to potential field and CAD people during their interview, just to get an understanding of their experience.I wonder how many of you can answer these questions:What does it mean to “Buck In” or “Trick In”?What is the standard temperature correction for a steel tape?What is “Double Centering”?What does it mean to “Kick a Leg”?What does the anagram “SOHCAHTOA” stand for?How many hundredths of a foot…

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1 Reply · Reply by Justin Farrow Nov 26

Civil 3D training resources

Hello All-  I need to find some good resources for training myself to use Civil 3D for basic surveying projects.  I am AutoCad proficient and have used LDD quite a bit, but have not used Civil 3D.  Have not even upgraded the software in several years....currently have 2010 installed on a Windows 7 machine and would like to use it to learn some basics about point handling, etc.   I may be switching jobs soon and need to update my skills.  Does anyone have any experience with some good online…

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1 Reply · Reply by Justin Farrow Nov 26

UAV mapping in 8 different industries

  With its advantages of fast, efficient, flexible and low cost, UAV tilt photography technology is slowly subverting the traditional surveying and mapping operation mode. It has become the “new darling” of the surveying and mapping industry. Applying tilt photography technology to drones is actually doing A three-dimensional model, and the model built is more realistic, more intuitive, and more realistic.   Stack measurement   At present, the measurement of the pile body mainly relies on the…

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Surveyor Tribute App for Remembering Our Fellow Land Surveyors

Helping Our Fellow Land Surveyors who have Passed Preserve Their Legacy The greater land surveying community and profession in general is in a unique situation compared most all other industries.     We are losing more surveyors than we are gaining.    This means we are literally losing decades of surveying knowledge and our most valuable mentors every single day.  This is not breaking news but rather a call to action.     Therefore, after much reflection, we have a new app in the works for…

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1 Reply · Reply by Justin Farrow Nov 17

What software for UK surveyor as Civil 3D is overkill for my needs?

Hi, I'm looking for advice on what software is available for a UK land surveyor. Currently I am capturing ground points via total station and GNSS VRS& using Civil 3D to output the survey results. The output is the DWG with the TIN surface, Countors, lines, symbals etc.I’ve spent 3 years learning Civil 3D and I’m happy with it, although it always seems to be battling me, by changing something every time I open it! However, I am only using 30% of its features and so is working out to be very…

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