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ChatGPT: Empowering Land Surveyors

As a powerful tool for land surveyors, ChatGPT has the potential to revolutionize your work. Let's explore some examples specifically tailored for your field:

Before we delve into today's topic, let's take a moment to recap Day One of our AI for Land Surveyors email course. On the first day, we introduced you to a unique learning experience that breaks away from the traditional college format. Instead of enduring years of education and accumulating significant debt, our course provides you with practical and valuable information that can be completed in just a few days. Here is a recap of Day 1:

Day 2 AI for Land Surveyors

Day 1 of the AI For Surveyors - Getting Started with AI! This email course aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills to effectively use AI in your surveying work. Over the next seven weeks, you will receive guidance on understanding AI, its applications in surveying tasks, and acquiring new skills to showcase. The first day's challenge is simple: sign up for ChatGPT, an AI tool that is free, flexible, and built on the powerful GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) technology. By signing up, you gain access to ChatGPT 3.0 and 3.5, which are excellent for writing, rewriting documents, and finding general information. Although they don't provide real-time internet queries, they are valuable resources. Upgrading to ChatGPT Plus (ChatGPT 4) offers access to real-time information at a cost of $20/month, but a free account is sufficient to get started. In future posts, you'll learn how to prompt the AI effectively for desired responses. Remember, getting started with AI is quick, easy, and free. 

Now, let's move forward to Day 2, where we'll explore the extraordinary capabilities of ChatGPT and its potential to enhance your writing productivity as a land surveyor.

Today, our objectives are:

  1. Understanding ChatGPT's capabilities and limitations specifically relevant to land surveying.
  2. Creating effective ChatGPT prompts tailored to the needs of land surveyors for optimal results.
  3. Accelerating your writing speed with ChatGPT to streamline your surveying tasks.

Are you excited to take your skills to the next level? Let's begin!

Unleashing the Power of AI Writing for Land Surveyors

Imagine ChatGPT as a highly intelligent 14-year-old prodigy who graduated from college even before taking their first steps in the field. This digital companion has devoted its existence to absorbing theories, devouring threads of knowledge, and conquering virtual challenges, much like a land surveyor conquers the complexities of their profession.

However, there's an important distinction to note. While ChatGPT possesses a vast wealth of knowledge, it lacks common sense, practical experience, and social skills. Think of it as a brilliant teenager who has yet to explore the real-world terrain beyond their bedroom walls.

Nevertheless, ChatGPT holds immense potential to revolutionize your writing process as a land surveyor. It can assist you in generating content swiftly, allowing you to produce high-quality materials without compromising precision or accuracy.

Throughout today's lesson, we'll delve into the boundaries of ChatGPT's capabilities and demonstrate how you can harness its full potential in the context of land surveying. By the end of this email, you'll gain a deeper understanding of ChatGPT's functionalities and be equipped with the skills to leverage its power effectively within your surveying work.

Together, let's embark on this thrilling journey of AI-assisted exploration!


ChatGPT's Capabilities: What it Can Do

ChatGPT, as a large language model (LLM), excels at providing answers based on the most likely word outputs for your prompts. It has an immense repository of theories and knowledge, surpassing your own understanding by a factor of 1000. It has the ability to learn at an accelerated pace, making it a valuable asset in your surveying endeavors. With proper instruction, ChatGPT can perform a wide range of tasks relevant to land surveying.

Here are some areas where ChatGPT can shine in the field of land surveying:

  1. Writing drafts: ChatGPT can generate initial drafts for reports, proposals, or project documentation, saving you time and effort.
  2. Rewriting text: It can help you rephrase and refine your writing, ensuring clarity and precision in your surveying documents.
  3. Formatting your text: ChatGPT can assist in organizing your text, creating clear sections, headings, and bullet points for improved readability.
  4. Gathering information: It can search and extract relevant data from various sources, aiding in data collection for your land surveying projects.
  5. Explaining complex concepts: ChatGPT can simplify intricate concepts, providing concise explanations that can be easily understood by clients or colleagues.
  6. Shortening and expanding texts: Whether you need to condense information or elaborate on specific details, ChatGPT can assist in tailoring your text to meet specific requirements.
  7. Correcting grammar & spelling mistakes: It can help identify and rectify grammatical errors and spelling mistakes, ensuring the professionalism of your written work.

In summary, ChatGPT offers an array of capabilities essential to land surveyors, covering almost every aspect of writing you may encounter in your professional journey.

The Power of Effective Prompts

However, ChatGPT's true potential is unlocked through the art of writing great prompts. Simply asking it to "give feedback on my text" may not yield optimal results. Remember, ChatGPT cannot think on its own; it relies on clear instructions to provide meaningful outputs.

To make the most of ChatGPT's writing abilities, it is crucial to craft prompts that guide it effectively. By providing detailed and specific instructions, you can harness the full potential of this AI tool and leverage its power to automate various tasks, ultimately enhancing your productivity as a land surveyor.


1) Constraints

Asking ChatGPT to write anything without constraints is like adopting a talking parrot with a potty mouth:

It will leave you frustrated, make you want to quit, and consider earplugs..

So, setting constraints in all of your prompts is vital.

3 constraints you should use in any writing prompt:

  1. Word Count - How many words should the response be?
  2. Topic - What, exactly, should ChatGPT write about?
  3. Tone - What tone should the output text have?

For example, instead of saying:

“Write a story”


"Compose a spooky 500-word tale about a land survey set  on the property around a haunted house."


To set the constraints in your prompt:

Think about the limits you (subconsciously) impose on yourself while doing the task.

2) Specificity

Be clear about what you want. ChatGPT will understand the prompt better and output better results.

Be specific about these 3 things:

  1. Goal - What, exactly, are you trying to achieve?
  2. Format - How do you want the output to look?
  3. Method - How should ChatGPT work to achieve your goal?

For example, instead of saying:

“I want you to write a 600-word LinkedIn post about B2B sales for me”


“I need a compelling and informative 600-word LinkedIn post targeting B2B sales professionals.

The post should follow a clear structure with an introduction, main points, and a conclusion. It should include relevant examples, statistics, and actionable tips. Incorporate subheadings to enhance readability.

Please ensure the content is well-researched, up-to-date, and engaging. Include practical strategies and insights that B2B sales professionals can implement in their daily work. Use a professional tone and include a call-to-action at the end to encourage engagement from readers.”


3) Context

Providing ChatGPT with more context 3X:es its responses.

Sounds obvious - because it is.

Yet, few users give ChatGPT deep context for tasks.

They focus too much on the output - but ChatGPT isn’t a magic genie.

3 ways to give context:

  1. Target reader - Who will read the text, and what can you assume about them?
  2. Information about the writer From whose POV are we writing?
  3. Purpose of the text - What do you want to achieve with it?

For example, don’t say:

“Write a blog post about land surveying consulting services”


"Write a blog post aboutland surveying consulting services that targets business executives in the technology industry who are looking for expert guidance on implementing artificial intelligence solutions to improve their company's operations and gain a competitive edge.

The post should be written from the perspective of an experiencedland surveying consulting who understands the challenges and opportunities in the industry and aims to highlight the value and benefits of engaging with professionalland surveying consulting services.

The purpose of the text is to educate the target readers about the importance of leveragingland surveying consulting expertise and ultimately convince them to consider hiring the services offered by the writer's consulting firm."

4) Examples

Remember, ChatGPT is the world’s nerdiest 14-year-old with 0 common sense.

It learns the best using examples.

For the best results, always provide 1-3 examples of the output you want to achieve.

The perfect ChatGPT writing prompt template:

Let’s sum up the 4 characteristics into this prompt template:

“I want you to write a [NUMBER]-word [WRITING TYPE] about [THIS SPECIFIC TOPIC] for me, written in a tone that is [DESCRIBE TONE].

The text should be tailored to [SPECIFIC TARGET READER, GIVE CONTEXT].

It should be formatted with [PROVIDE FORMATTING INSTRUCTIONS]

Like this:


The purpose of this text is to [WHAT THE TARGET OUTCOME IS FOR YOU].

For context, I am a [WHAT YOU DO, GIVE CONTEXT] looking to [YOUR GOAL].”


Now that you understand ChatGPT's capabilities and the importance of crafting precise prompts, you're ready to take your AI-assisted surveying to new heights. Happy exploring!

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  • Land Surveyor

    Awesome explanation. Did you use AI to create it? Of course, why not?

  • Survey Legend

    Day 3 is out!

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  • Thanks for this, Justin. LLMs are very good at text manipulation, including rewording things or using a particular style.  Be careful to thoroughly read what it produces, though, to make sure the meaning hasn't changed.

  • Land Surveyor

    Thanks again Justin,

    I too, think we need to explore the AI aspect much, much more.  If I knew how, I would train a model to scan our aerial drone photos for "features" such as man made improvements, as well as larger tree canopy drip lines, and other things that drive thoughtful development of vacant lands, this is a single example of what AI can do in the right hands.........  keep me posted, and keep up the good work.  Regards, Marshall Walker

    • Survey Legend

      Thank you Marshall for the feedback... Ill be sure to work this into a future lesson for sure...

  • Survey Legend

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