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Other software solutions are created to expedite production -  faster – not necessarily better.  From Land Surveying, City Mapping, Land Planning, Civil Engineering, Landscape Design, Architecture, Financial Modeling, and more, there has never been a single product that empowers YOU to deliver a significant improvement in quality – until now:  LandMentor.  

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What’s New on the Next LandMentor Update?

We will be soon releasing the next LandMentor Update (early November) and have some great additions which I’ve personally wanted to get in the software for a while, but it would require a file format change.  This new update will automatically convert the old formats to the new formats, so the transformation should not be noticeable.  Since ALL LandMentor users are perpetually updated and upgraded at no extra charge, there is no problem with file format incompatibility as with other CAD based software systems.

Vintage Mode:

Background of why ‘vintage mode’ is important:  The Land Surveying industry is in a bit of a quandary – the general public thinks ‘Google Earth’ replaces the need for a surveyor, even most planners and architects think that’s good enough.  AutoDesk that furnished the industry with most of the (limited ability) software, recently shocked me.  I…

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Stagnation Nation - City Planning


There is an enormous source for delving into historic truths called the Prelinger Archives ( This is a wonderful resource to use to discover movie clips from various industries going back to 1903!   These videos address every imaginable industry and are free to use.

All the books and articles about density and traffic are written by planners and experts that did not live back then, so much of their logic is based upon conjecture. What if we were to go back in time and hear directly from the expert who actually lived back then? 

Here are a few of my favorites:

After a four minute introduction this video explains the real reason for dense cities (hint: it was not for affordability):

The Dynamic American City (1956). 


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Villas on Freddy - LandMentor Designed

Every generation evolves:

My generation – us ‘free love and drugs’ Hippies were never going to be like our suburban parents who raised us.  Until the Detroit Riots of 1967, I was raised in a 1,100 sq.ft. three-bedroom brick home on Dartmouth street in Oak Park, Michigan, no garage.  That home (middle) as well as the neighbors (my grandparents lived in the home shown on the right) have not changed since they were built almost 70 years ago. My grand-father built our home and theirs.


Figure 1 Oak Park, Michigan – Unchanged streetscape since 1952.

After the riots we moved to 7320 Muerdale St, West Bloomfield - a 1,600 sq.ft. home with a two-car garage on 1.2 acres.  Most of our neighbors fled Oak Park to much larger homes with multiple car garages on huge lots in the western suburbs. I went to Walled Lake Western High…

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Big data and what the land surveyor can do about it.

In 1996 I had a buddy who was a photographer want to take some digital pictures of my Buell S1 motorcycle using his handy dandy new digital camera to gain product advertising pictures.  The camera and equipment needed consumed the entire space of his station wagon.  He set up the camera and used Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis as the backdrop.  The 640x480 digital camera would require several minutes for each shot.  Lake Calhoun at any given summer day has thousands of walkers, runners, and bikers, all passing by the shot.  I asked:  won’t the action destroy the pictures?  He believed any motion would not be captured in the long time it took to register each image.  Turns out he was wrong, and every image came out as a complete blur when he got back to…

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LandMentor June 2019 Update Features
LandMentor April Update
Loren Cove Townhomes at Viera using Prefurbia Methods
Prefurbia Design of Trasona at Viera
LandMentor November Updated Features
LandMentor using the Traverse Function
MakeLine for Lot lines after setting Groups
LandMentor: Using MakeLine to create a street

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