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Plans for Survey Field Technician Training Program at Pinellas Technical College is moving full speed ahead, developing the Survey Field Technician program at Pinellas Technical College and you're invited.  Our IDA-WDT (Industry Driven Approach to Workforce Development Training) gives you a seat at the table and we're interested in hearing what you have to say.  Come out and tour our campus, speak with curriculum developers and much more. 
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Tired of trying to find a reliable company to order custom shirts, hats, safety vests and company gear? Here is Something New and Special for all of you Land Surveyors United members out there. We now have our own dedicated store for custom #surveyor swag! Thank you Patricks FL for all of your support on this! Visit this link to upload your logo and get a special discount for community members! They ship…

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Over the years, we have tried to make note of important milestones and markers in our community development.  But as one surveyor who recently wrote in points out "It would be great if we could view all of the milestones at a glance."  Well, of course you could view them all inside the about page on our Facebook Page but if you are not on facebook this would be difficult.  So…

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There are several ways to MIGRATE TO AUSTRALIA by getting a permanent residency visa for skilled professionals. This article is about the most common Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) and  Skilled nominated Visa (190) . It is a point based system that can be done by yourself without paying for an agency or third party fee. The whole process is through online and courier mail without any interview or human relation unless additional information is required by phone. Typically it will…

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The new crowdsourced International Surveying Jobs Board is unlike any other jobs board you'll come across.  It regularly pulls in available jobs from other sites but it also allows members to post available jobs both on other sites as well as as a standard job posting, at no cost.…

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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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