Featured Surveyor Stories – May 2010 Archive (7)

A Few Google Maps Features Surveyors Can Use

I've been working a lot with online maps lately (ie LSU Member Map) and I came across a few hidden features for Google Maps that all of my land surveying buddies need to know about.


Distance Measurement in Google Maps Labs




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Submitted by Jaybird on May 31, 2010 at 5:30pm — Comment On This...

Make the old jobs pay again - What I've been doing to help.



Clearly, the economy has impacted Land Surveying everywhere. The 10% unemployment threshold was passed in our industry a while ago. Our rollercoaster can be worse than in some

other fields.



When times are good, the Land Surveying Business can be profitable. Others bring us work. Developers,

contractors, architects, engineers, and lawyers may all…

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Submitted by Curtis M. Johnson, PLS on May 31, 2010 at 3:44pm — 3 Comments

Resection in SurvCE

Submitted by Paul Carlson on May 28, 2010 at 10:05am — Comment On This...

Share Your Location and Send Info via SMS with GeoMessages

On GeoMessages, you can share your location info as a signature for the messages (email, SMS) right from your phone.

There could be many advantages for a land surveyor to use GeoMessages from the field. Just read what one of their customers said about the application: "This mobile application has one simple but effective feature, it allows you to save a location in Google Maps. So for example, when you park your car you can find… Read more →

Submitted by Jaybird on May 21, 2010 at 5:41pm — Comment On This...

The University of Maine Keeps the Survey Engineering Technology (SVT) Program Fully Funded!

I want to give everyone on LSU an update to my last blog post about helping to keep the University of Maine Surveying Engineering Technology Program funded.…
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Submitted by Eric Colburn on May 18, 2010 at 11:48am — Comment On This...

Land Surveying and Cloud Computing for Dummies

With all of the discussion on the web about how cloud computing will change or is changing the land surveying industry, its hard to not wonder who out there (including myself) might be a complete "Dummy" when it comes to all of this new technology. So with that said, I've been doing some research on… Read more →

Submitted by AxeMen Site Prep on May 4, 2010 at 10:30pm — Comment On This...

Mapping GPS Tracks with Google Maps and Other Tricks for Surveying

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Submitted by Jaybird on May 2, 2010 at 7:30pm — Comment On This...

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