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Introduction to Roads, Road Law Expert

Paul J. Alfano is a recognized authority on New Hampshire road law, including paper streets, discontinuances and ownership disputes.  He has written leading articles on the subject and delivered numerous lectures over the past thirty years, and maintains a steady stream of blogs and shorter articles on these topics.   Alfano Law Office's website is a rich source of information on public and private roads, including a free guide to New Hampshire public and private road law. Paul also represents…

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1 Reply · Reply by J Keith Maxwell Jan 6
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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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3 Replies · Reply by Mike McCulley Jan 16

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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1 Reply · Reply by Justin Farrow Jul 5, 2019

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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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3 Replies · Reply by Mike McCulley Jan 16

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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TopSURV 7 Language issue

Hey All,I recently picked up a used FC-100 data collector to go with a Hiper GA kit I have here - But am having some issues getting started with TopSURV. I've used this field software VERY briefly in the past, since I'm typically a Trimble user, and have very little experiece with Topcon systems.Anyways, the software loads up just fine, but once loaded, evertyhing is displayed in Turkish. I've fumbled though the menues looking for any settings to change with no luck. The rest if this DC is…

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Trimble geo radios

Hi folks,My Georadio 600 H25 0,1 died and I have acquired a Georadio 600 L25 0,5 (Finland radio unit apparently). Unfortunately I have not been able to get the L25 radio to connect with my 5601.Is it possible to configure (internal dip switches or other means) an L25 to act as an H25?Alternatively could I remove a part of the H25 and swap it for the L25 part (assuming that the H25 part still works)?Any advice would be greatly appreciated :)

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I can Finance Your Next Equipment Purchase

Thanks Justin for inviting me to the community.   I Hope everyone is having a great day! My name is Zach and specialize in equipment financing in the United States. I would love to help anyone out here that needs help securing funds for any equipment purchases you might need! Feel free to reach out to me directly or through my Hub! 949-484-7456 All the Best,

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1 Reply · Reply by Justin Farrow Mar 15

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