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It takes a long time to develop a well rounded professional.  

For those of you who have successfully run the gauntlet of professional development and have mastered the art and science of land surveying, this is your place and time to put on your thinking caps and do what it takes to help educate.

For those of you who are scholars of the profession, looking for the mentoring you need to make it to the next level in your career, this your place and time to put on your thinking caps and ask the questions you need answered, without fear, and to help you associate yourselves with potential employers.

There are 2 primary forums inside this hub.  One for those who need advice from a land surveying mentor to post questions and ask for advice.  The other is for Mentors to post advice for those new to Land Surveying.

 

 

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Bridging the Knowledge & Generation Gap in Land Surveying

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HUB

Help Bridge the Learning Gap in Land Surveying

It takes a long time to develop a well rounded professional.  Some might even say that it takes a village.

For those of you who have successfully run the gauntlet of professional development and have mastered the art and science of land surveying, this is your place and time to put on your thinking caps and do what it takes to help educate.

For those of you who are scholars of the profession, looking for the mentoring you need to make it to the next level in your career, this your place and time to put on your thinking caps and ask the questions you need answered, without fear, and to help you associate yourselves with potential employers.

There are 2 primary forums inside this hub.  One for those who need advice from a land surveying mentor to post questions and ask for advice.  The other is for Mentors to post advice for those new to Land Surveying.

 

Why Bigfoot?

The public seems to know more about Bigfoot than they do about Land Surveyors.  It may seem a bit hyperbolic to compare land surveyors with bigfoot, but it isNot to write a book here, but couple of our beloved followers have asked why Bigfoot has been chosen to represent our Mentorship project.

  • So if you are confused too, here is the logic:

    1) In this world full of people so easily offended, how else can something like "Seasoned Surveyors" or "New Surveyors" be generalized for 80k surveyors around the world without someone getting their feeling hurt or feeling left out? If you have a better idea, let me know.

    2) How the Public sees Bigfoot:

    BF might be in or around your yard right now
  • BF knows what he/she is doing there, apparently
  • You might run across BF on accident
  • You'll see BF once BF is right up on you
  • BF is gone before you know it
  • BF is rarely seen on purpose
  • Seeing BF could mean something bad or good or neither
  • BF loves being BF
  • No one knows more about big feet than BF
  • BF could be in your yard right now
  • BF is always doing something incomprehensible
  • Only BF understands the tools BF uses
  • BF obviously know the land better than you
  • BF's woods game is prehistoric
  • BFs keep to themselves
  • BF walks with a purpose, like he's working
  • BF may be pretending to work
  • BF does not work for you
  • No one knows when the first BF lived
  • BF might smell horrible
  • BF might bite your head off
  • BF thinks we don't know what we are doing
  • BF don't seem to trust other BFs
  • Big Shoes require big feet
  • Only Bigfoot can fill those shoes
  • Bigfoot doesn't seem to understand the public either
  • Bigfoot should quit hiding...

    Bigfoot needs to get real.

Regardless of what the public think of BF, either the BF doesn't exist or they do, it is up to BF to let the public know that and only BF can improve his public image. If they do exist, they are going extinct...those who are left seem to be smarter than us- how else could they stay hidden for this long?

There simply can't be many BF left to teach other Bigfoots- it will be hard for future bigfoot to survive like their ancestors, if in the future they do not step up their education game, passing down that Bigfoot knowledge exciting a new generation to celebrate all that it means to be Bigfoot. The public wants to kill what they do not understand. Bigfoot needs to be real. People need to be able to call on Bigfoot and pay bigfoot for his professional assessment. The public will love BF more if BF would show what BF really enjoys about bigfooting. It may become expensive to not call Bigfoot at the right time.
Bigfoot is the first one in and the last one out. It is questionable whether one bigfoot is capable of communication or collaboration with other bigfoots, even if it means saving the species from extinction. Bigfoot needs to think of his/her future....

Get where I'm going with this?

I can't possibly see how Bigfoot could offend anyone but if it does, that is certainly not the intention. Someone will always find a reason to object. A LOT of talk talk talk is all over the place about the challenges future surveyors face but I see very few out there actually doing something about it. We are at least trying and putting an innovative foot forward. Our goal is to bring everyone together on their own terms for the benefit of surveyors in the future that we may never even meet...

Is it perfect? No. But there are built in mechanisms for reporting bugs.

Will it solve all of the challenges surveyors face? Probably not, but it will help us identify solutions as a community.

Mentoring Mondays

Week 52: RTK Accuracy and how to calculate using Excel
Week 51: Prescriptive Easements and the Land Surveyor
Week 50: Creating a local Trig-Star program for your local area & new online testing process
Week 49: COGO/Traverse computation including adjustment and area calculations
Week 48: Adverse Possession and the Land Surveyor
Week 47: Standard of Care for Boundary Surveys
Week 46: Boundary Presentation on the Rules of Construction
Week 45: Encroachments on Real Property

New Surveyors

If you are new to Land Surveying and would like to ask the advice of an experienced land surveyor in the community, start a new discussion inside this forum.

I need a mentor in land surveying

For Those New to Surveying

New Surveyor App: https://go.srvyr.com/newsurveyor

It is no secret that the boss doesn't understand you. You are most likely from a different generation and/or may have a different style of learning. One thing is for certain - you do not know what you are doing and that is ok. But imagine being able to save yourself the embarrassment of asking a surveying veteran a simple question about something which you are already expected to know. By asking for advice inside the New Surveyor App, you are asking ALL of the experienced surveyors in the community and crowdsourcing the answers. Not only that, you'll have the advice and expectations shared by your Party Chief so everyone is on the same page.  

 

Seasoned Surveyors

Be a Mentor:  Share Experience with New Surveyors

Your experience can enhance the career of those just entering the field.  Start a new discussion inside this forum in order to offer sage advice to new surveyors or to ask your technology questions which they may be able to answer for you.

Mentors in Land Surveying

For the Seasoned Surveyor

Seasoned Surveyor App https://go.srvyr.com/seasonedsurveyor

 Imagine a world where you only had to say something once. Imagine the removal of frustrations involved with teaching the greenhorn the basics.  If you were to add your expectations and advice to the app and then just ask the new surveyors to add the app to thier phone, they will have all of your instructions and knowledge on that phone they have a hard time putting down.

 

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