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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… Read more →

Submitted by Chris Root on December 17, 2009 at 6:30pm — 12 Comments

Another Wild and Wooly Alaska Season under the belt

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.… Read more →

Submitted by Robert S. McClintock Sr. RPLS on December 14, 2009 at 4:09pm — 1 Comment

Save BIG Money on Year End Surveying Equipment Specials

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… Read more →

Submitted by ePalmetto on December 4, 2009 at 9:13pm — Comment On This...

Nikon's StakeIt Software

My Nikon total station DTM-521 using the StakeIt Software would not upload to Gun using 4 different computers.

Using IOGEAR serial to usb transfer cable coupled to rs232 cable to gun.

After exhaustive tries, I decided to change to another of the many emulations the software has for different equipment. I tried the 700 series and it loaded the gun. I then changed back to the 500 series and it loaded also and also works on the other computers. You can go figure with that one, don't… Read more →

Submitted by Marvin T. (Buddy) Wright on November 23, 2009 at 12:17am — Comment On This...

Army Topographic Manuals 1 and 2

Thought you guys might find these Topographic and Geodetic manuals useful courtesy of the Army Corp of Engineers. Here's the part one for your viewing pleasure:12872546-Army-Topographic-Surveying.pdf

And as promised, the part 2:… Read more →

Submitted by ePalmetto on November 5, 2009 at 10:10pm — Comment On This...

Survey Marks of the World

"Survey Marks of the World" is the title of Global Surveyors www.globalsurveyors.com.au, third book and we are looking for surveyors worldwide to take part.



It will be a simple ebook with pictures and information about survey marks from all over the world.



Would you like to be involved?



Its FREE and the best part about it is that you can also FREELY promote your business.



So what must I… Read more →

Submitted by Scott Taylor on November 2, 2009 at 6:10pm — Comment On This...

Wanted - a Zeiss Ni2 Parallel Plate Micrometer.

Please visit Global Surveyors www.globalsurveyors.com.au to read more about this.
Any help would be very much appreciated.

Scott Taylor
Global Surveyors
www.globalsurveyors.com.au

Submitted by Scott Taylor on November 2, 2009 at 6:07pm — Comment On This...

INDIANA Surveyors

I saw one or two Indiana surveyor members when I initially
signed up. I grew up in IN and wish to establish a rapport
if possible or interested.

Submitted by Kim Noblitt on October 27, 2009 at 4:21pm — 1 Comment

Relocation Services from Packers Movers Delhi, India

The entire process of relocation, whether it is home relocation or office relocation, is a tiresome and stressful time. It gives several unwanted and problematic issues. There are lots of things that have to be done during shifting or moving process. Packing of goods, arranging vehicles for transportation, loading and unloading of goods, unpacking and re-arranging them, etc all these tasks are very tedious and hectic. Often people become nervous while moving their home or office to a new… Read more →

Submitted by Michael Braganza on September 15, 2009 at 1:13am — Comment On This...

High DOP Alert for All-in-View Users Confirmed

High DOP Alert for All-in-View Users Confirmed



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The USCG NavCen has issued a high DOP warning for tomorrow for certain locations in the U.S., Asia, and Oceania, which GPS World reported Wednesday.



GPS World's Innovation editor Richard Langley explains why the warning affects all-in-view users:



"The warning is based on a 'best four' satellite scenario; i.e.,… Read more →

Submitted by Jim on September 11, 2009 at 1:31pm — Comment On This...

Job Listings

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a good place to look for job openings. Some of you may already know about these sites. Even though not working for me here in FL. maybe one of you will find work in your area.. Anyhow try indeed.com and simplyhired.com Hope it will help. If anybody knows of company hiring a "Crew Chief" besides SAM INC. with 100% travel for temp or seasonal please let me know.

Submitted by Cliff Meyer on August 24, 2009 at 10:29am — 2 Comments

Land Surveyors United Reaches 500 Members!

That's right folks....tonight LSU officially accepted its 500th member to our professional land surveyors network. With a whopping 500 professional land surveyors on our network and counting- in any other industry niche, this is comparable to around 10,000!. This is THE time to start sharing tips, tricks and experience in the field and INVITE your friends from the field to the network. Its… Read more →

Submitted by ePalmetto on August 5, 2009 at 8:29pm — Comment On This...

GPS and Robotics Field Equipment for a STEAL! 5 Packages MUST GO!

Here is just the first of several FALL BLOWOUT SALES that we will have on new and preowned surveying equipment.

1) Sokkia 4230 RMC w bluetooth Carlson Explorer II used $15,500.00

2) SRX 5 Carlson 600+ $16,500.00

3) ZMax /GSM $8,500.00

4) NAVCOM SF2040G $7,500.00

5) SF2040G Rover SF2050G Base pacific Crest radios Carlson 600+ $20,500.



Will ship anywhere across the globe. Call Skip at 843-514-3657 with any questions or… Read more →

Submitted by ePalmetto on July 29, 2009 at 1:32pm — Comment On This...

MobileMapper Generations

Three generations of the MobileMapper and three generations of ArcPad. Doing tech support for all three is a challenge.

Submitted by Phil Stevenson on July 22, 2009 at 5:51pm — 2 Comments

Using SD cards in a ZMax receiver

This seems like very old news but it has become a frequent question lately.

How do I prepare SD cards for use in the ZMax GPS receiver.



I created a new application note named



Prepare ZMax for field work



It has been added to the ZMax application notes folder on the ftp server… Read more →

Submitted by Phil Stevenson on July 7, 2009 at 8:54pm — Comment On This...

UTM converter

For those who need to convert coordinates from UTM to Lat/Long or vice versa...
Go to this link: http://www.oasisphoto.com/navigation/convert_form.php
I hope this will help you all

Submitted by Montano on July 6, 2009 at 7:24pm — 1 Comment

LSU Testimonials Round One

Over the weekend, I asked our members if they might like to send in a testimonial about their experience with Land Surveyors United social network and throughout this week, we will feature these testimonials. Keep in mind that all of our members are professional land surveyors with years of experience in the field. Following their testimonial you will see links to their website and profile here on LSU. When you have a moment,… Read more →

Submitted by ePalmetto on July 6, 2009 at 5:42pm — Comment On This...

GPS Hands on Post-Processing Workshop Co-Sponsored by CALS & NES-ACSM

Course Summary



This one-day computer lab workshop co-sponsored by the Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors (CALS) & the New England Section of ACSM (NES-ACSM) is designed to empower surveyors to post process their own single point or pair of points solutions for local survey projects that require NAD83 coordinates, using free and demonstration software.



Those who have taken the course should be able to post process raw static GPS observations… Read more →

Submitted by Eric Colburn on June 29, 2009 at 10:37am — Comment On This...

Land Surveyors in The Bible (an article by W.D. Hatfield of SurvTech Solutions)

surveyors in the bible Examples of Land Surveyors in The Bible by William D. Hatfield



The Bible has always been a reliable source for the history of the Jewish people. This historic account encompasses many esoteric and otherworldly encounters, but what is often overlooked is the overwhelming accounts of the day to day life, as well as, the professions of the common people. Seeing as how… Read more →

Submitted by William Hatfield on June 3, 2009 at 9:30am — Comment On This...

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