Featured Surveyor Stories – September 2010 Archive (7)

GNSS Capability Under Heavy Foliage

GPS L1/L2 position fixing incapability under heavy foliage is a thing of the past with the advent of GPS L5. This is according to GPS/GNSS sales people. With my very limited knowledge in telecommunication, I shall say without any degree of certainty that this is not true.

To my opinion, the only advantage of GNSS over GPS is the speed of position fixing. This is I guess due to greater number of navigation systems and channels supported. Greater number of satellites, channels,…

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Submitted by Arnel M. Domag on September 28, 2010 at 9:18am — Comment On This...

Land Survey Field Procedures

Just released - Survey Field Procedures vBook -



In this vBook there are training videos which provide instruction on the proper collection process for most software "field to finish"

procedures. There is a searchable feature description library with

images and collection instructions along with information on basic First

Aid. Supporting files for survey controllers are also included.… Read more →

Submitted by Michael Carris on September 13, 2010 at 9:14am — Comment On This...

Direct IP with the Ashtech ProMark3

As you may know in 2008 I conducted research into developing a portable GNSS solution using the Magellan ( now Ashtech ) ProMark3 with Direct IP.
The full 105 page report is available on request.
Visit our Place a Post section on Global Surveyors…
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Submitted by Scott Taylor on September 13, 2010 at 1:07am — Comment On This...

How To: Make LSU a Desktop Application

Your Very Own Land Surveying Desktop
Here is a cool and quick time-saving tip for the surveyor on the run. If you are using Google Chrome (which you should be-hint hint), turn Land Surveyors United into a desktop application in 2 simple steps:


1) Load…
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Submitted by Jaybird on September 12, 2010 at 8:24pm — Comment On This...

How To Use RSS on LSU

Surveying Feeds Here's a quick and dirty tutorial for how to use RSS feeds on Land Surveyors United to share discussions with one click. Do you have Gmail? (if not you can do this with any RSS reader). When you're logged into your gmail account, look up

in the top left of page and you'll see Reader (you already have it if you have gmail). Google Reader allows you to

subscribe to changes and updates on a website without actually visiting

the site itself. All you… Read more →

Submitted by Jaybird on September 10, 2010 at 9:29pm — Comment On This...

New Iphone Version of Land Surveyors United

Iphone App for LSU I hope you are all of you hard working surveyors are having a great Labor day weekend! How have I been spending mine? I've been developing an alternative version of Land Surveyors United for iphones and ipads.


Now, when you visit LSU from your iphone or android, you will be automatically be redirected to the Iphone application/ mobile version of the network. I suspect in the up and coming months, this will be a useful feature to the network as many…
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Submitted by Jaybird on September 5, 2010 at 4:06pm — 1 Comment

Civil 3D Crib Notes

New vBook provides quick step guides to common Civil 3D processes. Click here to learn more

Submitted by Michael Carris on September 2, 2010 at 9:34pm — Comment On This...

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