Featured Surveyor Stories – September 2017 Archive (4)

How to Get a Good Job If You Have Barely Graduated

You’re on your way to a successful graduation and you’re thinking about your next step. It’s completely natural, we’ve all been there. What’s scary though is the notion of having to fight for your place in the market that’s full of your peers and newly graduated colleagues. So how can you stand out from the crowd and get a good job even though you’ve barely…

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Submitted by Ashley Kornee on September 29, 2017 at 11:33am — 1 Comment

Safety Travels for Archaeologists During the Excavations Abroad

Travel safety. It’s a real concern, given the nature of the world today. And yet, we love it, and we continue to transport ourselves around the world for those new experiences.

There are some things we cannot control, no matter where we are. A pickpocket may target us; we might eat in a “questionable” place, drink the water, and end up with some serious intestinal issues; we might even be the victim of a more serious crime. Those of us who travel a lot or for long periods of time to…

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Submitted by Nelma Lumme on September 28, 2017 at 12:18pm — Comment On This...

Show us yours and we'll show you ours!

We’ll show you ours if you show us yours!

At KPI we know why you already use or really want a Robotic Total Station. The remote operation allows for a one-man operation saving money and increasing efficiency. We can show you how to use any brand to maximize the benefits, we can show you how to take proper care of an RTS, we can even show you how we calibrate them.

What can you show us?

Send us pictures of your RTS operating in the wild, either…

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Submitted by Andy Livingston on September 12, 2017 at 11:22am — Comment On This...

Gun at the Airport

I was at the airport on the way home from a work trip, carrying our survey instrument.

An enthusiastic young man approached me and asked rather loudly, "is that a gun??"

Dude. Be cool. We're at the airport. It's called a "total station".  Haha.

Submitted by Kevin Gaunt, L.S.I.T. on September 8, 2017 at 2:01am — 1 Comment

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