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Do We Have any Podcasters in the community? A couple of new features we finished were integrated into the NEW SITE this weekend.
1) A new podcasting system which will allow members to upload and share surveying related radio and podcasts with the community
(leave a comment below if you are a podcaster and would like to…
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Most of the GNSS Network RTK projects have been developed by the economical justification that an active geodetic network would reduce the cost of maintaining a traditional geodetic network where the maintenance of the benchmarks and the control survey were a significant part of the ownerís budget.…

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When I started my career, I have been attracted by one (of many) question : how accurate is the surface/volume calculations knowing the uncertainties of the points that define these geometrical figures. I really wanted to know in term of standard deviation what would be the "end results".

The solution was to propagate the variances (standard deviation squared) into the functional model (the…

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THE DEAD END OF THE TRAVERSE METHOD

One of the typical survey method for determining station's points and survey details has been the traverse method. There have been considerable discussions on the way to "adjust" angles and distances and lot of rules of thumb while rigorous Least Squares Adjustment softwares are available anywhere.

I would say "too much" talks and controversial exchanges for a method that is simply not appropriated anymore considering modern instruments. Long traverses (geodetic) have been…

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Amazing Survey Markers Around the World

With Survey Earth in a Day just around the corner again, knowing where your local markers are will come in handy when deciding where to submit a point from. Aside from our growing collection of Survey Marker Photos (photos tagged 'marker' inside the community), occasionally we will share marker photos on our Facebook Page which…

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Plotting while measuring saves time and make the drawing accurate with no ambiguities. Creating accurate drawings is painless with a Bluetooth enabled DISTO device. If you paired the Distometer with AutoCAD mobile app, the Plotting can be done simultaneously.

First turn on Bluetooth in both devices and pair them. See the image below.…

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NeoRTK GNSS Receiver for Surveyors

You may already be familiar with NeoRTK. However, if you are new to this name, NeoRTK GNSS Receiver is an all-in-one solution for survey. Working together with smart controllers, iHand20 or T17M, NeoRTK is ideal for application such as static data collection, CORS support, construction survey, staking-out, utilities, transportations and municipal facilities, etc. Download the brochure to get more details,…

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Typical Surveyor's Report

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Here is a typical Surveyor's Report attached to many of the jobs that I do. This particular Land Survey was extremely complex and difficult but I thought you might get a kick out of seeing how this is done. The names and other information have been altered to protect the innocent.

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I stumbled upon a few interesting books that you may find as interesting as I have. These books will be particularly interesting to geodetic surveyors  and those surveyors across the planet who annually participate in Survey Earth in a Day.  Flat- Earthers may find them to challenge their theories.

A history of the determination of the figure of the earth from arc measurements…

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SECTION 179 TAX BENEFIT - Don't Miss Out

ONLY 28 DAYS REMAINING 

For those of you who do not know what Section 179 is, let me give you my simple definition:  Section 179 allows companies to deduct full purchase price of qualifying equipment or software that was financed or purchased during the tax year.  What this means in layman’s terms (which is the only way I know how to communicate effectively) is that if you bought, financed, or leased qualifying…

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Should Surveyors Be Alarmed?

While doing a little research into search trends for Land Surveying and Land Surveyors using Google trends, it is quite interesting to see that overall, searches for land surveyors worldwide have gone down significantly since 2008.    Would you venture to state your opinion as to why this might be the case?…

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