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John replied to Timothy Francisco's discussion About Nikon Total stations
"So, I have used many different total stations in a lot of different environments.  If I started my own company I would go with Sokkia/Topcon.  I just prefer the way they look and feel over the Nikon.  If you are just doing title…"
Mar 19, 2018
John favorited Robert Vautrinot's discussion TDS Ranger data collector won't connect without a serial port?
Nov 28, 2017
John replied to ETTAQY Elmakky's discussion Trimble R8 bluetooth problem
"I have a base station and rover both R8 Model 1's.  I have a TSC2 Data Collector.  The following is the issue I am having. I am having this same problem though it is very intermittent.  Some days it will connect with no…"
Nov 21, 2017
John replied to Edward Anthony Pardillo's discussion SURVEYORS GETTING SMALL SALARY RATES NOWADAYS
"Yeah, I agree.  If we stopped fixing all of their mistakes in the field and just staked it "as planned" they might change their minds.  We are expected to catch and fix all of the mistakes but if we don't it is on us..."
Oct 14, 2017
John replied to Edward Anthony Pardillo's discussion SURVEYORS GETTING SMALL SALARY RATES NOWADAYS
"It is because of the ease of use of survey equipment now.  When I started it would take at least a year of training to get someone to be a decent Instrument Operator.  It would take 4-5 years for anyone to get enough experience under their…"
Oct 14, 2017
John replied to Josh McGinn's discussion Philadelphia or Frisco Rod
"I would replace your crew if they went through three rods in a year. That or start payroll deducting them. I am guessing better care and handling will come about quickly."
Mar 22, 2017
John replied to Jarrod Antley's discussion Help with Carlson
"Carlson does export in CSV format.  I am not sure what problem you are having?"
Mar 18, 2017
John replied to Will Hogstrum's discussion NGS FAA New Point at Controlled Airport
"I am not sure if you have access to OPUS Projects, but if you do this will probably give you the best results. I would definitely go with Post Processing through OPUS Projects. You can wind up setting some other good control in the area as well as…"
Mar 14, 2017
John replied to Doug Tarrant's discussion Topcon Site calibration/localisation
"Use one control point as a vertical BM. Then go and shoot each of the others and compare to existing control. See if you have a tilt or not. Then adjust from there. If some are high and some are low and they do not form a plane then you will have to…"
Feb 15, 2017
John replied to Nasr Bilal's discussion Setting out comparison btween GRID & GROUND coordinates
"We will need some more information. How far apart are these points? How much change in elevation? What scale factor are you applying and why? The more information the better we can help you."
Jan 30, 2017
John replied to Eliud Munene's discussion topcon hyper v gps issues
"I would try to update your software, firmware and your powerboard if you have not done that already. Also try doing a hard reset."
Aug 24, 2016
John replied to Paul Vidler's discussion Surveying jobs around the world - Travelling with surveying
"My advice would be to get a really well written resume completed. Then start checking sites like KBR, Turner Industries Group, Cajun Constructors, Jacob's, CB&I etc etc. Once you get your foot in the door at one of these places a lot of…"
Jul 15, 2016
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Jun 26, 2016
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"Getting people, both clients and employers to realize the true value of a good surveyor."
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CRGEI, Turner Industries Group, Industrial and Land Surveying
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I have experience with the following
GPS, cadastral, topographic, boundary surveys, construction staking, topographic surveys, control network surveys, teaching, Survey Office, Software Development, Archeaology, Equipment Repair, Construction, Other
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Most comfortable with the following types of instrumentation
Total Stations, GPS, Surveying Software, Robotics, Automatic Levels, GNSS, Other)

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