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This is a final call for our Raffle Drawing for January, which happens on Sunday the 31st.  All member numbers are current and up to date.  This means that you just have until tomorrow night at 8pm EST to convert your Member Number into a Raffle Ticket. ***This month you can win a one of a kind Mega Party Safety Pack from Safety Apparel and other prizes from our Land Surveyors United Gift Shop.
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Survey Legend
Our community has always had many moving parts, which extend beyond the community itself.   We help surveyors find jobs in surveying, source equipment for the field and we help our trusted vendors find customers who need their products and services.   Anything which can help a surveyor find what they need while informing the public of a land surveyor's importance is something we attempt to build.   In other words, we've been hard at work putting a fresh face on everything for the New Year.   With that said, our Surveying Jobs Board and the Equipment Hunter websites have been redesigned.  In addition, we have a new Smarketplace Aggregator website to add to the Virtual Mall mix.  Here are a few things we have improved and we are always open to suggestions for what to build next.
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Retired Surveyor
Our community will soon turn 15 years old and a question that I am getting more and more is "I no longer work at the company that I worked at when I signed up, so I no longer have that email - what do I do?"
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Retired Surveyor
Our new Virtual Mall currently has 5 Levels.   Enter through the parking lot, into the Elevator.  This is a place where Community Commerce can take place...where surveyors can connect with Vendors inside their "Smarket" - or Surveyors Market. Everyday, the latest posts from our Community Marketplace Vendors update inside their Virtual Marketplace stores with deals for Land Surveyors United members.
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Survey Legend
New Improvements in this Version Land Surveying Signs and Symbols Added International Location Based Hubs added for Quick Posts to Hubs you Follow Quick links to sharing examples of surveying markers and monuments to Local Hubs added Surveyors Can Now Add Terms New Chat Feature to Ask from Field Links to Land Surveyor Spreadsheets Added Links to Location Based Local Chapter Hubs Added
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Retired Surveyor
 Let's try something cool and new that no one has ever tried! We are experimenting with a new type of app which helps everyone get to know one another better through the use of Audio Responses. Every week on Monday we will ask a new land surveying related question that only surveyors can answer. You'll simply visit the form here and record/submit your Voice response https://go.srvyr.com/soundoff
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Polosoft technologies, a growing company in the field of GIS web and mobile application development with a highly experienced team. Recently, we have developed an android survey application (GIS Surveyor) for surveyors and GIS professionals. 

The application will be most useful with lots of features for land surveying, agricultural, farming, forestry, timber inventories, site surveying, environmental systems, and highway road surveying. 

Top 5 Benefits of the GIS surveyor application:

- Possibility to view multiple layers including points, lines and polygons at the same time.

- Possibility to group data into survey layers - each survey layer may have a default set of attributes.

- Four methods of data collection are supported, GPS/GNSS location, map cursor location, GIS Tracker, point projection using angle and distance.

- Direct export to Dropbox, Google Drive at anywhere location.

- Import point, line and polygon features into layer from CSV, KML or GeoJSON file.

Download Required on Android OS 4.4 and up.

We will be adding more technical features in the application in the coming few days. Go through this Playstore link to download the GIS Surveyor application.  

 

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Recruiter

Certified Surveyor Needed

TITLE

Certified Surveyor 

DESCRIPTION

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Make exact measurements and determine property boundaries. Provide data relevant to the shape, contour, gravitation, location, elevation, or dimension of land or land features on or near the earth's surface for engineering, land evaluation, construction, and other purposes.

Location Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands

TYPICAL DUTIES:

  • Verify the accuracy of survey data including measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites.
  • Survey bodies of water to determine navigable channels and to secure data for construction of breakwaters, piers, and other marine structures.
  • Survey land or bodies of water to measure or determine features
  • Verify mathematical calculations.
  • Calculate heights, depths, relative positions, property lines, and other characteristics of terrain.
  • Calculate geographic positions from survey data.
  • Gather physical survey data.
  • Prepare and maintain sketches, maps, reports, and legal descriptions of surveys to describe, certify, and assume liability for work performed.
  • Direct surveying activities.
  • Document technical design details.
  • Prepare or supervise preparation of all data, charts, plots, maps, records, and documents related to surveys.
  • Compute geodetic measurements and interpret survey data to determine positions, shapes, and elevations of geomorphic and topographic features.
  • Determine longitudes and latitudes of important features and boundaries in survey areas using theodolites, transits, levels, and satellite-based global positioning systems (GPS).
  • Record the results of surveys including the shape, contour, location, elevation, and dimensions of land or land features.
  • Coordinate findings with the work of engineering and architectural personnel, clients, and others concerned with projects.
  • Coordinate activities with suppliers, contractors, clients, or other departments.
  • Establish fixed points for use in making maps, using geodetic and engineering instruments.
  • Plan and conduct ground surveys designed to establish baselines, elevations, and other geodetic measurements.
  • Adjust surveying instruments to maintain their accuracy.
  • Calibrate scientific or technical equipment.
  • Analyze survey objectives and specifications to prepare survey proposals or to direct others in survey proposal preparation.
  • Analyze physical, survey, or geographic data.
  • Develop criteria for survey methods and procedures.
  • Determine operational criteria or specifications.
  • Develop criteria for the design and modification of survey instruments.
 
POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Project experience surveying (Northing, Easting, and Elevation) Waterfront structures similar to a $20+ million Pier
Experience with Trimble S5 Robotic 3 second total station coupled with a Trimble TSC3 for horizontal measurements and a Trimble DiNi 0.3mm/km digital level for the vertical measurements
Licensed Surveyor in the United States

Sighting in Piles

 

 
CLOSE DATE 
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPTExempt  
OPEN DATE7/22/2019  
LOCATIONKwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands  
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONWelcome

San Juan Construction, Inc., recognized by Engineering News Record as one of the 'Top 50 Contractors Working Abroad', is a multi-disciplined construction company with an extensive resume and over 20 years experience managing commercial and government construction projects throughout the continental U.S., Hawaii, Pacific and Indian Ocean locations.

San Juan Construction, Inc.‘s success depends in large measure on the talents of our employees both in the field and in the Montrose, Colorado, office. We have a number of employees who have been part of the San Juan Construction family for more than 10 years. We believe the loyalty and commitment of our employees stems from our organization's core values and the benefits derived from being a part of San Juan Construction's world-class team. We offer an excellent working environment, highly competitive wages, and excellent benefits.

San Juan Construction, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all Employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, applicants and/or employees who inquiry about, discuss or disclose their compensation or compensation of other employees or applicants, or any other protected status established by law. San Juan Construction complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the Company conducts business. This EEO policy applies to all decisions including, but not be limited to the following: employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer; recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; selection for training, including apprenticeship; and to all other terms and conditions of employment.  
EOE STATEMENTSan Juan Construction, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status and/or inquiries or discussion about compensation.  
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Retired Surveyor
If you regularly search for deals and special pricing on Land Surveying Equipment like Total Stations, GPS/GNSS Equipment, Surveying supplies, etc, simply add this apps shortcut to your phone to have deals come to your app every hour. Simply open the app to see the latest deals.
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Retired Surveyor
A Land Surveyor's best technical support is another land surveyor who has familiarity with same equipment. Use this app to find targeted advice from other land surveyors who may have experienced similar troubles by asking your questions inside the right Hub and forum. Share tips and tricks that you think other surveyors may have experienced or will experience.
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GeoEducator

Guide to Member Categories and Badges

The last time you browsed our members directory page , you may have noticed a sub-navigation which takes you to categories based on different member types.  If you are somewhat new to the network, you answered a question in your profile which allowed you to place yourself inside a category which describes your role in the geospatial industry.    That subnavigation looks like this:

 

Our goal and mission is to create an environment online which represents your roles in the real world as closely as possible.  Our other purpose for this categorization is to provide as much transparency in relation to the members on our network as possible so that its is not difficult to associate yourself with trustworthy professionals online.  We hope to recognize and celebrate real world authority and classify our members according to their hard earned experience.

Guide to Member Category Badges

Network
Administrator

Moderators and network administrators who you can go to for advice or
feedback
Energy
Surveyor

Surveyors working in energy efficiency and renewable energies
Government
Professional

True to life government professionals involved in geospatial sciences
Surveying
Guru

Members who have demonstrated knowledge and expertise time and time
again on the network. These guys know what they are doing!
Surveying
Jobs Director

Responsible for keeping track of available surveying jobs and helping
those in need of employment find available positions
Machine
Control Professional

Members who are primarily experienced with Machine Control technology
Maps Administrator
Responsible for placement of members on our Global Member map and
continued development of better and more precise network mapping.
Military Surveyor
Members who work primarily with the military and are trained by
military in geospatial sciences
Professional Relations
Director

Similar to an administrator, these members have clout and continue to
help us make decisions regarding the professional relations of Land
Surveyors United Global
Professor or Instructor of
Geospatial Sciences or Surveying

Can also include published authors of academic texts for the surveying
sciences
Surveying Publications Rep
Members who work or consult for industry publications
Regional Administrator
Leaders and moderators for specific location-based group forums on Land
Surveyors United
Seeking Employment
Hire these professionals if you have a surveying position available.
Take a look at their profiles for qualifications and skills they'll
bring to your company
Software Pro
Members who either work in software development or represent a
surveying software manufacturer
State Leader
True to life state board representatives for states societies in the
surveying industry. These members have earned their position!
Student Surveyor
Members who are currently surveying or geospatial science students.
Teach these guys the correct way to survey and learn something in
return
Surveying Equipment Pro
(aka Vendor)
When it comes to surveying equipment, these guys know their stuff!
When having emergency trouble, it would be wise to have these members
in your personal network
Transportation Surveyor
Members who work primarily in DOT or transportation related surveying,
such as road and bridge construction, for example.
no badge Just a Surveyor
(basic member)
Members who are just here to teach and learn and do not fall into a
specific category.



Some of these categories are selected only by administrators, but the majority of them can be easily changed inside your profile by selecting your "Member Status" when editing your profile.  If you find that you have been mis-categorized or would like to possibly be considered for one of the categories not available in your profile options, feel free to send us a note and we'll make the adjustments accordingly.

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GeoEducator

20+ Conversation Starters To Get Surveyors Talking

Are you looking get involved with Land Surveyors United but have no idea about what to discuss?  Well, the one thing you can be certain of is that we all have a shared interest on this network.  And whether you are pondering adding a story or a discussion, the fact remains that if you keep your subject related to surveying, you will get some feedback, make some friends and build your personal network.

20+ Conversation Starters To Get Your Fellow Surveyors Talking

  1. What is your favorite ………. ? Asking your fellow surveyors about their favorite anything might stimulate a response. Try it.
  2. What is your average day of surveying like? Most people like to talk about themselves. Surveyors on the other hand (as a whole) are a tough bunch to get talking.  Ask your fellow members what their average day of surveying is like and chances are they’ll tell you. They’ll also compare it with anyone else that answers.
  3. What do you think about ……….? Giving opinions is human nature. When you ask for opinions you’ll get a lot.  The surveying industry is undergoing a lot of changes so let's discuss them.
  4. What advice would you give to the person above you? Careful about these. Can stimulate a lot of activity, but can also get way out of hand. Useful for a light-hearted touch to your community efforts.
  5. Can anyone recommend ……….? Most people like to be helpful and show off knowledge. Again, land surveyors seem to need a bit of inspiration to get talking about what they recommend. Nevertheless, asking for recommendations will solicit knowledge and engagement from other surveyors..
  6. What is the worst thing that has ever happened to you whilst ……… ? Self explanatory. Entice your fellow members share their stories. It’ll almost certainly boost your presence on the network and build you some clout.  The goal here is to inspire members to slowly get to know and like each other. 
  7. Can anyone fix ………. ? Present a difficult problem, let your fellow surveyors try to suggest ways to fix it.
  8. What is the best/worst ………. ? Opinions, opinions, opinions. Begin this type of discussion in as many different ways as possible. Pick a sub-category and ask people for their best/worst suggestions.
  9. Who do you most admire? Pick someone in your surveying life you most admire and tell others why.  You never know... some of us might admire the same mentors.
  10.  Is {x} really better than {y}? Feel free to make it controversial, if you like. Pick an issue other surveyors will be split on – but not divisively so. Ask questions about it. Let your fellow members take sides.
  11. If you weren’t ……… would you ………. ? Create a hypothetical situation in which all surveyors can give their opinion on something radical.
  12. Who/What are your top 5 ………. ? Ranking can be addictive. Ask your fellow surveyors to rank their top 5 anything and then we'll try to create an overall ranking based upon the community. This could be a fun community event.
  13. How would you handle {topical issue}? If you were THE BOSS in charge, how would you handle a topical issue in your sector?
  14. What ………. do you use? , ask people to compare what relevant products/services they use. Companies love this information too. This type of topic is relevant in almost all online communities
  15. Does anyone know how to …… ? Does anyone know provokes interest, the how to can be broad or specific. People are likely to participate.
  16. Has anyone tried……….? Again, has anyone is all-encompassing and people are likely to share their experiences.
  17. Is ………. right about ………. ? Take someone’s stance on a topical issue and throw it open to comment by the entire community.  Again, there are many daunting subjects to discuss among your fellow surveyors.  Simply pull one out of your hat and ask!
  18. What would you do if ………. ? Create a hypothetical situation, perhaps a problem lots of other surveyors face, and ask your fellow members what they would do. Life problems work well here, not just surveying.
  19. What should every newcomer know about ……….? Well, what should every newcomer know about something relevant in the land surveying industry? It’s great advice – perfect for making a few friends across borders.
  20. Share your pictures/top tips here. Sharing advice and pictures can be an easy win for stimulating engagement and building your personal/professional network online. Try it. I suspect you will find it easy to gain lots of valuable insights.

 
Add a Discussion

Do you have a question or something pressing on your mind? Share it in a community forum post and get feedback from your fellow professionals. "Groups" all have their own dedicated forum for discussions which are specifically related to a topic, type of equipment or location.   There are approximately 300 group forums for finding a topic and getting targeted advice.  Is your question or problem, surveying equipment related?Post it in the relevant Group forum based on your equipment manufacturer.   Get targeted feedback from your fellow members who are using the same equipment that you are.

Add a Surveying Story
That snake you saw today would make an excellent photo submission, but an even better surveying story! Tell us how you got away! Do you have an interesting client story or a peculiar survey you'd like to share? Post it as a story and pull in photos and videos from around the network to give your story that extra punch! You can include documents, maps, quotes and more to give us the BIG picture! You can become more legitimate and respected as a surveyor when you can say to your friends that they should check out your story or video on Land Surveyors United.  We are all here to learn about the similarities and differences in surveying practices in every part of the globe. Show us how you survey where you live!

New! Post surveying stories to LSU using 3rd Party blogging Apps

Add an Event

When is the next surveying conference in your area? Add it here and increase exposure and attendance by promoting it with both the network and the social media world. You can also embed Google+ hangouts, live streaming video from your meetings and even embed live commenting, voting and social engagement features. With this approach, there should be no reason for lack of attendance to your meetings any longer. Stream it live so that those who aren't able to physically attend, can participate. If you need assistance or directions on how to make this happen, send us a note and we'll help you make it come to life!

 ?  Find a Member

 

Using the link above you will be able to search members on the network based on location, types of equipment, level of experience, and the type of surveying they are involved with. Likewise, there are other methods for finding reputable support from your colleagues. You can use our Explore page and search the various sections of our network for topics, members, media etc. You might also try our Locals page, which allows you to search by location with a single click or simply visit our ever-growing Global Member Map. With a little persistence, you will surely find someone to discuss your particular topic with.

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Your Land Surveyors United account is now associated with a Member #. Your Member # will now become your Raffle # for an entire year, when you elevate the status of your account as a sustaining member. Your member number is based on the order in which you joined us. It's good to know your Member # for many reasons but most importantly because it will sting if we draw your # during the monthly raffle drawing and you didn't know you won. Remember it, because you will have at least 12 chances to win the monthly Raffle, via live stream on the last day of every month, as owner of it. Remember it because we need you to tell us your Member # at check out when you subscribe to Basic Membership or higher on Land Surveyors United Community. Remember it because it might be the Golden Ticket in one of those 12 monthly raffle drawings every year. Remember it because you will need your Member Raffle Number to claim the monthly Raffle Prize, if your number is drawn. Remember it because it now literally saves you money anytime you mention your Member number while doing business with any of our community Smarketplace Vendors. Only those Sustaining Members who have upgraded to Basic Membership or higher are eligable to win the monthly Raffle Prize.
Before moving to the next section, Use this search engine to find your Membership number for Monthly Membership Raffle . Learn more about benefits of membership on Land Surveyors United.Add the upcoming Raffle Drawing Events to your calendar because you have an entire year of raffle prizes to look forward to. If you cannot afford membership, we may possibily be able to match you with a sponsor. In order to avoid restricted access to members only resources, courses, apps and tools, you must Tell Us Your Member Number here so that we can try to help you. Note: We update the member numbers on the 15th of the month and the day before the last day of the month (day before any raffle). If you joined recently, check back on the 16th or after the first as we assign new numbers every two weeks and the day before a raffle.

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Surveyor Apps and Tools

Land Surveyor Apps Suite

The following mobile web apps can be added as a shortcut to your phone or data collector's home screen for quick access from the field- no software to install.

Apps for All Land Surveyors

Surveyor Dictionary App

Surveying Videos App

Apps for Employment Seekers

Surveying Jobs Search App

Surveyor Resume Pool For Recruiters

Apps for Surveying Equipment

Equipment Hunter App

Survey Equipment Support App

Apps for Connecting with Surveyors Locally

United States Land Surveyors Hubs

International Surveyors Hubs