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News from space, optical clock technology increase precision GPS

Started Nov 21, 2016 0 Replies

Hi Everyone ,Just thought I would share this news about GPS and optical clocks.This is from My Science Daily, so check it out.…Read more →

Subject Tags: GPS, and, clocks, optical

Part:2 Translate,Rotate and Scale :Coordinate Transformation

Started this discussion. Last reply by RAYMOND KINGSLY Nov 15, 2016. 7 Replies

Here is the Hp 35s,it came out…Read more →

Subject Tags: 2, :part, transformation, coordinates

Volume by Average End Area

Started this discussion. Last reply by Billy Brooks Sep 30, 2016. 14 Replies

Hi Everyone, Here in this discussion, i will talk about doing X- sections of road beds and days gone by of using a planimeter and miles and miles of road beds, this meant sheet after sheet of…Read more →

Subject Tags: Area, End, Average, by, Volume

AREA by Coordinates, on a Calculator,Without a Program

Started this discussion. Last reply by Billy Brooks Mar 7. 16 Replies

Hi Everyone, There seems to be a lot of talk today about Area and Volume. Most of it is computer Programs. And that is great,Survey tech, is moving at the speed of light. That is fast 186,242 miles…Read more →

Subject Tags: area, calculator

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Billy Brooks favorited J Keith Maxwell's discussion What Would You Like a Landowner to Know About Surveying?
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Billy Brooks favorited Tomas Ganiron Jr's blog post Analysis of Double Meridian Distance for a Closed Traverse Area towards Developing a Contour Map and Land
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Billy Brooks replied to J Keith Maxwell's discussion What Would You Like a Landowner to Know About Surveying?
"Thank you Mr Maxwell, I had thought about doing this in a discussion for along time now,just never got around to it. After you asked  I decided now is a good a time as any and thank you for asking.  I have been busy written knew programs…"
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Billy Brooks replied to J Keith Maxwell's discussion What Would You Like a Landowner to Know About Surveying?
"Thanks Mr.Krebs, glad you think so. Billy"
Saturday
Billy Brooks replied to J Keith Maxwell's discussion What Would You Like a Landowner to Know About Surveying?
"Hi Mr. Maxwell,  He is $25.00 worth. LOL Lets start with number 1 When do I need a Land Survey ? 1. When buying land,to protect the investment you are about to make. 2. When selling land,to insure yourself that you are selling just that part…"
Saturday
Billy Brooks replied to Jason Cord Chambless's discussion Baseline Stationing Dilemma
"HI Jason, What are you describing ,two parallel Tangents with a offset 2.5 ft. Is this base line or CL base on a ROW offset from the property line. I can not wait to see how this is answered.But your CL does not have to follow the ROW.You could…"
Friday
Billy Brooks favorited Jaybird's video
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Billy Brooks replied to Robert Eberth's discussion Survey Programmed HP35S & HP33S NCEES APPROVED
"Hi Reed, Just though you might like to read this Discussion at this site on the HP 35s. It could help you a lot. http://landsurveyorsunited.com/group/hp48calculators/forum/topics/the-little-big-calculator-that-calculated-i-think-i-can Billy"
May 24
Billy Brooks replied to Robert Eberth's discussion Survey Programmed HP35S & HP33S NCEES APPROVED
"Hi Reed, I have not seen any reply's back from Robert. do not have any info on him. His  Profile has no contact info.Easy Cogo maybe  next for you to look into. But there programs are higher than Roberts but may contain more.There was…"
May 21
Billy Brooks replied to John Eckert's discussion Need help finding a good android gps app for boundary retracement.
"sorry, I see you already answered this."
May 15
Billy Brooks replied to John Eckert's discussion Need help finding a good android gps app for boundary retracement.
"Good way to get a response, but I thought this was another " trick " ???. like solve a chord with just the Delta Angle. To many years with a compass I guess!!! and what kind of Boundary Retracement on a phone.  I guess I am lost."
May 15
Gloria left a comment for Billy Brooks
"Dear Billy Brooks Thanks a lot for a warm welcome. I hope i will learn a lot from this group."
May 12
Gloria favorited Billy Brooks's profile
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Gloria favorited Billy Brooks's profile
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Billy Brooks commented on Joseph Staton's group Older Recon/TDS 5 how to use
"Hi Joseph,  There is another TDS/ Recon Group, if you like join it. http://landsurveyorsunited.com/group/reconsurveypro"
May 10
Billy Brooks commented on Joseph Staton's group Older Recon/TDS 5 how to use
" Hi Joseph, Do you not have a manual to it.There are some button functions but most of it is on the touch screen. TDS is in Menu's there is a screen for this function. I show it to you in PDF just follow my instruction in my discussion. .…"
May 10

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I am here because I am a.
Surveyor
Introduction to other Surveyors. One or more sentence Bio about your Relationship with Surveying
I am a retired land surveyor who has surveyed for over 45 years.
I have work in many different types of surveying down through the years. I have seen surveying evolve . I have worked with teams of ,and as many as, five PLS on one project or different project. I have also work with Civil Engineers on all type of engineering project from hydrographic to all types of construction.I have done retracement surveys on Townships and Sections and studies of Public Land and Metes and Bounds survey systems.I have also done all types of utility surveys ,sewer,water,gas,electric with transmission and distribution . I also have worked for the US Forest Service .I have work on river studies(potamology),to dredging to flood studies.I have also been evolved in teaching survey teams how to survey rivers and lakes.Down through the years i have went to many seminars on all these subjects This is just some of what i have been involved with in surveying in my life.
Company
Peiser and Mankin
Location for Member Map
Dallas,Texas
Licenses Certifications or Awards
None/ Certification in Instrument Repair and Adjustment
Specializing in Deed Research,Boundary,Construction Computation and Layout,Hp Software and First and Third order Levels,Tree Identification Surveys also Hydrographic Surveys and Retracement Surveys for Lost Corners of Sections or Abstracts and Board Drafting. also Member of HP calculators Support Forum and TDS format and Academia edu.and POB and RPLS Support Forums.A member of MOHPC.
I have experience with the following
GPS, cadastral, topographic, boundary surveys, construction staking, topographic surveys, control network surveys, GIS, teaching, Software Development, Archeaology, Equipment Repair, Construction
How many years have you been surveying?
Over 45/30 years as PC and 15 as Chiefs of Party/ retired
Most comfortable with the following types of instrumentation
Total Stations, GPS, Surveying Software, Robotics, Automatic Levels, Old school surveying, theodolite, Lidar, Chain, compass

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Comment Wall (16 comments)

At 12:56am on May 12, 2017, Gloria said…
Dear Billy Brooks
Thanks a lot for a warm welcome. I hope i will learn a lot from this group.
At 4:45pm on December 26, 2016, Joseph Staton said…

Billy how are you?

At 8:49am on July 14, 2016, CHARLIE B. AYCOCK, III said…
Hi Billy,
Thank you for your compliments. You are one of the most knowledgeable surveyors I have corresponded with yourself. It is disturbing how many surveyors, some of them dual registered as engineers, don't know what a grid factor is or that NGVD'29 is not mean sea level.
At 11:00am on March 30, 2016, David García Bodego said…

Thanks Billy.

I only want to know the difference between both issues: traverse and traverse line. It is not an issue of Spain, I have seen the same issue on India, Arabia area (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman...), Australia, South Africa, England. When people talk regarding traverse, it is refered to a traverse line (doesn´t matter if it is open, boxed... whatever). But I can´t understand what is a traverse in fact.

Are you meaning system vs procedure?

Rgds

At 9:59am on March 29, 2016, Bernie J. Marocco said…

Oops!

Sorry for the overload Billy. I didn't mean to overdo the upload....but it didn't show anything on my screen when I first sent the message and tried to upload the photo.

At 9:55am on March 29, 2016, Bernie J. Marocco said…

Hi Billy;

Yes that's a Honda 50 in the photo. Had it way back in the bush in Sierra Leone back in the 70's. They were a night-mere to control on washboard dirt road surface during the dry season. No shocks in front; and you couldn't get them going fast enough to skim over the washboards. I later acquired a 175 xc trail which was the largest in country at the time.

Tried to load a photo of me and another Texan from El Paso on our Honda trail bikes in Sierra Leone but wouldn't load up. That Texan, Eliot Shapleigh, later became a State Senator from El Paso.

Bj Marocco 

At 3:24am on March 27, 2016, Ahmed Abo Elroos said…

Yes, he is my son..:)

At 1:03am on February 18, 2016, Johnny said…

Billy,

I forgot I had mentioned my poems.

I'll send to you if you will contact me by separate e-mail.

jingram663@aol.com

By the way, I have some slide shows posted on the SHS (Surveyors Historical Society) site.

www.surveyorshistoricalsociety.com

Johnny

At 11:51pm on February 17, 2016, Johnny said…

Billy,

I do not check discussion sites on a regular basis.

Were you expecting me to provide additional information?

I got your pictures of Col. Cook, thanks.

I was not aware of his activity, should have been!!!

Interesting surveying history!

Johnny

At 5:45pm on February 11, 2016, iman said…

Thanks Billy, you are very kind

 
 
 

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