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Welcome to Land Surveyors United Community Forum, your ultimate destination for all things related to the fascinating world of land surveying! Whether you're a seasoned surveyor with years of experience or just starting out in this dynamic field, our forum is here to connect you with a diverse community of professionals who share your passion for precision and accuracy.

Land Surveyor Forum CategoriesSURVEYING FIELD TIPS AND TRICKS: Discover invaluable insights, tips, and tricks from experienced surveyors that can help you navigate the challenges of the field with confidence.

LOCATION BASED SURVEYING PRACTICES: Explore discussions on the latest practices and techniques that cater to specific geographic locations, ensuring you stay up-to-date with region-specific surveying requirements.

SURVEYING DOCUMENTS: Access a treasure trove of surveying documents, including templates, forms, and standards that can streamline your workflow and enhance your documentation.

PROFESSIONAL ADVICE FOR NEW SURVEYORS: For those new to the profession, seek guidance and wisdom from seasoned surveyors who can provide invaluable advice to kickstart your career.   Also see the Mentorship Hub Forum.

LAND SURVEYING WEBSITES: Stay connected with the latest advancements and resources in the field through a curated list of relevant websites and online tools.

SURVEYING RELATED LINKS: Discover an array of useful links, from reference materials to regulatory information, to support your surveying endeavors.

FOR SALE BARTER TRADE: Engage in buying, selling, or trading surveying equipment and tools within our community, ensuring you have access to the best resources at competitive prices.

INSIDE THE SURVEYING WORK TRUCK: Get a sneak peek into the surveying work trucks of fellow professionals, exploring their setups, equipment choices, and organization strategies.

LSU FEATURES AND Q&A: Learn about the latest features and updates on Land Surveyors United, and engage in Q&A sessions to make the most of the platform.

SURVEYING BEST PRACTICES: Discuss and share the best practices that ensure precision, efficiency, and safety in the field, enhancing your skills and reputation.

SURVEYING EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE TALK: Stay informed about the latest surveying equipment and software, with reviews, recommendations, and troubleshooting discussions.

SURVEYING JOBS AND JOBLESS: Connect with fellow surveyors, explore job opportunities, and seek advice if you find yourself between jobs.  Also see the Surveying Jobs Hub

"THE CRAZIEST THING I EVER SAW WHILE SURVEYING": Share and listen to intriguing and entertaining stories from fellow surveyors about the wildest experiences they've had on the job.

LAND SURVEYING INDUSTRY TALK: Stay updated on industry trends, regulations, and innovations that are shaping the future of land surveying.

LAND SURVEYING JOBS: Discover and share job listings and opportunities in the land surveying industry, helping you advance your career.

INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO THE COMMUNITY: Start your journey on the right foot by introducing yourself to the Land Surveyors United community. We're excited to get to know you!

Whether you're seeking advice, sharing your expertise, or simply connecting with like-minded professionals, Land Surveyors United Community Forum is your hub for all things land surveying. Join us in these vibrant discussions, and let's navigate the world of surveying together!

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Survey Legend

Common Mistakes to Avoid in Land Surveyor Calculations

Land surveying is a very significant task in the real estate industry. It requires a high level of precision and expertise to ensure that the land measurements and boundaries are accurate. As a land surveyor, one of the most important aspects of the job is calculation, which involves the use of various mathematical formulas to determine land boundaries, areas, and volumes. One tiny miscalculation can result in significant problems, which can lead to costly legal issues. Therefore, it'sā€¦

1 Reply · Reply by Richard Pettey Jun 2, 2023
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Survey Legend

Surveyor Bookmarklets For On-The-Fly Posts to Community From Anywhere

Let's work smarter, not harder. How many of you have ever usedĀ  a bookmarklet? How can a Bookmarklet Be Helpful to a Land Surveyor? A bookmarklet is like a tiny wizard that lives in your browser's bookmarks bar and can magically transform any webpage with a single click. To add a bookmarklet, simply drag and drop it into your browser's bookmarks bar. Once it's there, you can summon its power by clicking on it while you're on any webpage. Voila! The bookmarklet will work its magic and doā€¦

1 Reply · Reply by Justin Farrow Mar 30, 2023
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Not a Surveyor

Limited special review 1968

HiĀ I'm new to the site so hope I'm on the right forum for this type of question.I'm working on a legal case and wonder if anyone can help. During a Limited Special Review in 1970 in England the parish council trying to get the status of a way changed from a Rupp to a Boat filled out a standard questionnaire. On this questionnaire they stated that the recorded definitive width of a way has been incorrectly recorded on the original map and statement as an average of 4 feet and should have beenā€¦

2 Replies · Reply by Tim Lansdowne Mar 24, 2023
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Attachment tripod screw size in Sokkisha TS20

Hi,Ā I've just bought an old Sokkisha TS20 theodolite, and I realize that the attachment screw size is not the usual 5/8", but much bigger, somewhere around 1 3/8" (I measured about 34 mm). Does anybody know if there's a tripod with that size of screw, or if adapters from 5/8" to 1 3/8" exist?Thanks to everyone.Attached I put 2 pictures.Mirko

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Land Surveyor

What will be the best procedure to check column verticality

Ā I am on a job site where I am building a facility.I have to layout pile, anchor bolt and check the pipe rack column to see if is vertical.Is someone can tell me what will be the best procedure using Trimble Vx Robotic Total Station on the field to check column verticality and produce a QA/QC reportĀ  showing the deviation (mm)?I never done this before (producing a QA/QC reportĀ  showing the deviation or Tilt calculation) Is someone can help me on that?Thank's in advanceĀ Ā Ā 

3 Replies · Reply by Don Huston Jan 29, 2023
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GNSS Receivers - Dual-frequency versus Multi Constellations

I currently use a Topcon GRS-1 which is Dual-frequency but, as it is older, only supports GPS and Glonass.Would a newer Single-frequency receiver that supports GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galilleo and SBAS give me better results in the UK?eg: better chance of fixed solutions under tree canopy or close to buildings.Do any of you have experience of such a receiver?Ā  (eg: Trimble R1)A newer Dual-frequency model is beyond my finances at present.

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Land Surveyor

Help with communication between a Leica TCRP1203 and an AllegroCX

Good day everyone. I recently started working for a small firm after a 6 1/2 year hiatus from surveying and I am currently doing things the old fashioned way by turning angles with an old Sokkia Set4 with nothing more than a field book as a data collector. Needless to say this is very tedious and time consuming and I was hoping someone here is willing to help me get the companies robotic station, that is collecting dust in the corner, up and running.As stated in the title, we have a Leicaā€¦

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Land Surveyor

Leica Suction Fit stub machining result ( with Wim Janssen van Doorn in mind)

As a true Land Surveying / Setting Out engineer I tend to create (Design in CAD and 3D Print & Machining) my own couplers, fittings and fit SMR's and prisms into whatever comes in handy in my Setting Out work.I bought a limping 2nd hand mini metal lathe end of last year and modified it a bit to suit my CNC idea I have for it. I'm not there yet, DRO's on all axis, working on a CNC solution.This years intentions (I know, there is a market out there where you can easiy buy stuff but it is more funā€¦

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Land Surveyor

sokkia set5f service manuals and cloud algorithms,

I have been trying to find the service manuals for the Sokkia SeT5f and the set5-30r total stations and I could not find them. Can anyone help me.I would like to know if there is a book on the mathematics of cloud point algrithms generation for doing a subroutine for a computer program that I am making ?.Thanks in advance for your help.Jesus F. Pacheco.Ā 

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Land Surveyor

Easy to follow tutorial for learning trigonometry for land surveyorsĀĀ Hi fellow land surveyors. I spent 25 years as a party chief here in the Pacific Northwest and was a adjunct professor at Lake Washingtion Institute of Technology for three year (until COVID shut the campus down) where I taught land surveying and trigonometry to Civil Engineering students who were also required to learn an introduction to land surveying.I also taught lessons at my work andā€¦

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