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UPDATED:  You can now find the Surveyors Handbook Here in Resources

This is PART TWO in the Surveying Resources and Links Series [part 1 here], which is all about online land surveying publications, links and industry blogs. There is a chance…

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help with Civil 3D and importing Lat and Long points

I need help. Can any one guide me on importing points collected from a GPS unit.What format should my Excel file be in or should I use a .txt file? Right now my Excel file is a .CSV and it only has 3 columns: point number, latitude, longitude looks like: 2 45.33353745 -122.7635515Also how to set up the import Point File format in Civil 3D?What should the drawing settings be as far as the zone and available coordinate system?Thanks
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This is part One of a series of blog posts regarding land surveying resources and links for our LSU members-this one is all about land surveying schools and certifications. If you have a resource or link that I missed, please feel free to drop it in the comments below the post so that everyone may benefit from this resource. LAND SURVEYING SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND TRAINING http://www.cinstate.cc.oh.us Cincinnati State Technical &…
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Below you will find a few pieces of software that I've run across and thought could be helpful to our land surveying members. They're all free! Comment if you have any questions whatsoever.mapinfo.JPG MapInfo Professional 10 FULLMapinfo Professional 10 Full | Mirror MediafireMapInfo Professional is a powerful Microsoft Windows-based mapping and geographic analysis application from the experts in location intelligence. Designed to easily visualize the relationships between data and…
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Annoying zoom extents?

In AutoCAD 2000i LDD when double clicking the mouse too quickly the drawing does a zoom extents. For example I have a three-button mouse, the center button (the mouse wheel) being the culprit, it controls the zooming and panning. Well I will be flying around in the drawing, zoomed in to some degree and then it happens; zoom extents!I think I found a fix to this problem by typing in at the command prompt: "viewres" and hit enter, you are then prompted with the question "Do you want fast zooms?"…
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Greetings Surveyors,Today I introduce to you our newest member of the LSU Network, Land Surveyor United (Admin), Justin Farrow. Justin is the creator and founder of LSU and has decided to make his profile the exclusive go-to for any questions, concerns, suggestions etc. regarding the network. I ask that ALL MEMBERS please go to this new…
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I've been meaning to make this post for quite sometime , so with the new year on the horizon i figured it is about time to explain how to customize your LSU profile so that we can all start off with a fresh look. This should take no more than 5-10 minutes and when you're finished, you'll have a more unique profile page, ready to represent you, your company or location for other surveyors across the world to admire.First, log in (if you haven't already) and click on the tab that says "My…
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Google Wave Invites for LSU Members

Happy Holidays Surveyors!Just wanted to mention that there are a few Google Wave invitations available if any of you are in need of one. logo_preview.png I have 25 available so here's the deal: Kindly drop a comment under this post with a simple statement about your opinion of Land Surveyors United and how you think it is changing the way surveyors communicate and I'll send the invitation right out to you.If you are Already On…
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6 weeks in the swamp ...

We've finally finished 6 weeks of cutting line in the central Florida swamps for a 100+ acre tract that had almost no open areas. I've been unemployed for 6 months when an old employer called me up and offered me a field position again ... I've been getting soft in the office as a manager for about 5-6 years and he wanted me to head a crew up and go line-cutting. I needed the money badly and jumped on the chance to get back out into the field with gusto. Man how 5 years of sitting on your butt…
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Well, Jaime, Susan & I made it back to the warmth and safety of our Corpus Christi digs on October 3rd.This years Alaska adventure was like none other. I've lived and worked in the "Last Frontier" for almost twenty years now and this season we got to go to places I've never even heard of much less seen.We arrived at our base camp in Nome the last week of May. We could have postponed that a few weeks as there was still 3 to 4 feet of snow still standing on the ground on arrival. Norton Sound…
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We just posted a huge list of land surveying and construction equipment Year End specials to help our fellow LSU members save some much needed cash this season. You can view the full list of available equipment and software by the Specials Page on our website. If you find an item to be so cheap that…
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