April 2010 Blog Posts (11)

New LSU Surveying Firm Directory and Network Updates

May is steadily approaching and I plan to focus on Land Surveyors United groups this month. We have several new features just released and a few in the works. This blog post should bring you up to speed.


Our New LSU Surveying Firm Directory
Over the next couple of weeks, I will be…
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Submitted by Jaybird on April 28, 2010 at 10:19pm — Comment On This...

Updated Surveying Quick Start Guides and Brochures Pages on LSU

Land surveying equipment Hardware brochures and documents



Justin has made some new updates can be found on both the Quick Start Guides Page and the Land Surveying Hardware Brochures page. For those of you looking for manuals, brochures or guides, if you cannot find them here, have no fear. Try these two steps before giving up:…



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Submitted by ePalmetto on April 18, 2010 at 10:30pm — Comment On This...

Help to Keep the University of Maine Survey Engineering Technology (SVT) Program Funded!

It has come to my attention that the University of Maine is proposing budget cuts in its Survey Engineering Technology (SVT) program, and I'd like your help in getting the University to change its mind. If these proposed budget cuts are implemented in this survey program it could have a huge negative impact on our profession and in our land surveying businesses, too. The following information sent to me explains in detail what the issue is, how to voice your opinion on this matter, and how to… Read more →

Submitted by Eric Colburn on April 17, 2010 at 10:00pm — Comment On This...

Two New Tools For Interested Land Surveyors and Engineers

The position of the sun is very important for nearly every land surveying job. I found this google maps mashup for you to check out which may come in handy (via Google Maps Mania)



SunCalc is a great Google Maps based tool for finding the position of the sun and the sunrise and sunset times for any location on the… Read more →

Submitted by Neighbor Design on April 16, 2010 at 9:56pm — Comment On This...

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Experience

10/08 – Present FNF Construction, Inc. Tempe, AZ

GM Proving Grounds, Yuma, AZ

Heavy Highway Construction Staking on U.S. Highway 93 at Hoover Dam.



7/08 – 10/08 JL Andrews & Associates, LLC Phoenix, AZ

Land Boundary field surveys and construction staking. Trimble GPS units.



7/07 – 7/08 Rinker Materials (CEMEX) Phoenix, AZ

Boundaries & Easement, Stockpile Inventory, Flood Certification, Rough Grading. Perform field and office tasks… Read more →

Submitted by joshua lewis on April 16, 2010 at 11:55am — 1 Comment

looking for a manual for the Sokkia SDR33 model 3300 data collector

Does anybody have a user manual for the above data collector. An electronic file would be perfect or?

Submitted by Gary on April 15, 2010 at 11:10pm — 5 Comments

Presentation Introduction to Location Based Technologies

Ran across this informative presentation for surveyors and beginners to location based technologies and thought i'd… Read more →

Submitted by Jaybird on April 15, 2010 at 4:53pm — Comment On This...

Which Other Land Surveyors are Online?

Several surveyors have asked me how to know when other members are online, so I made some adjustments to the network. Today, I've added new indicators to the network to let everyone know which other members are online.



whos online Will indicate that a member who's photo, video or blog post you are looking at is online or not.



i'm online now Will be the indicator for featured members on the front page and in the member…

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Submitted by Jaybird on April 11, 2010 at 8:57pm — Comment On This...

Easily Choose a Support Group that Best Serves You based on Equipment You Use

If you haven't yet found a group on LSU to join, I'm going to make this extremely easy for you to choose one. Choose a Support Group that Best Serves You based on Equipment You Use in the field or your geographical location on the planet.





Groups Based on Equipment





Sokkia Support Group…

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Submitted by Jaybird on April 10, 2010 at 5:00pm — Comment On This...

Living the Dream, a historical fiction novel

The thought of writing a book never entered my mind until this story came to me in a dream one night. I also wanted to show a little love for my friends and family through the characters in the book. Unfortunately, there aren't many books with a Land Surveyor as the protaganist. This was an opportunity to expose the public to our passion.

Although I've written thousands of land descriptions, it didn't make me a writer. I don't even read books! I am a vivid daydreamer which makes…

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Submitted by Barry Coughlin on April 7, 2010 at 5:02pm — 6 Comments

Find Assistance Troubleshooting From the Field Using Mobile Phone and Twitter Account

1. Log in to Twitter: Sign Up<br /> <br /



2. In your Twitter Settings, Check:





3. Post to Twitter via mobile phone using the Hashtag:… Read more →

Submitted by Jaybird on April 5, 2010 at 7:00pm — Comment On This...

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