Today and now more than ever, something must be done to bridge the Knowledge Gap and Generational Gap currently weighing down and holding back the Land Surveying Profession. Sure, there are plenty of Surveying manuals and guides out there to give a new surveyor their footing but there is no substitute for a true, bonified mentor who is willing to share their knowledge and experience. If we work together, we can have a positive ripple effect on the ocean of problems in the field. By contributing just a fraction of your spare time documenting your Surveying career and knowledge here for those less experienced to learn from you are breathing years into the profession.
Although very few of us get paid to educate, let's face it...the field is a classroom. We must all become less afraid of what we don't know by sharing what we do. Trust me, this is the primary reason for this community's existance.
There are many problems in the field related to inner crew dynamics, giving and recieving respect, understanding roles and so on that can be solved by sharing your expertise and experiences. Believe me when I tell you that this community will certainly outlive me, so what you leave behind may outlive you and continue to provide insight for those new to land surveying for years to come.
So, If there were ever a place - like a social school community- where the older experienced surveyors and the younger social media savvy generation can connect and have a meeting of the minds, it is right here.
For All Land Surveyors - Best of Both Worlds
This app not only aggregates the shared advice and questions from the other 2 apps, it is packed with surveying basics, surveying articles, resources, live events and more. Add this app to your phone to see content shared from both the New Surveyor App and the Old Surveyor App.
To add any of these apps to your phone simply type in the URL to your mobile phone browser. Then look for the button at the bottom to install a shortcut to your home screen for quick access from the field.