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Surveying history and Museum

Updating progress on The "The Museum of Measurement and Time"
July 10, 2010:

We are closer to the grand opening. We have acquired a building and are making improvements. We plan to have things ready for opening by October 2010.

The museum will feature Land Surveying and Horology. The collection of surveying equipment and clocks are being prepared for display. Visit our web site for additional details.

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Party Chief
Got an old manual or equipment quick start guide laying around on your hard drive? Chances are someone on Land Surveyors United could really find that information useful tomorrow or next week. I'm going to show you how to share it with the network in less than one minute.

How To Embed Any Document Type into Land Surveyors United
This requires no knowledge of HTML and can be accomplished…
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Party Chief

Portable Notes for the Field

I came across a useful tool for surveyors today called Notepad.cc.....it allows you to create notes on anything you like (for example, field notes, equipment setup, coordinates, etc.). Here is an example of one I made as a test: http://notepad.cc/landsurveyorsunited

All you do is go to that URL and erased what i wrote, change the URL at the bottom to anything you like...then you can share it here on LSU if you like or…
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Party Chief

Land Surveyors United Digest, News and Updates

News and Updates

Greetings Surveyors!
The past couple of weeks have been more active than ever on LSU and I want to fist thank you all for taking time out of your hectic schedules to help one another in the field. It sure makes a difference at work when you know you have support, right? In the spirit of excitement for all of this participation, i redesigned much of the front page and several of the other tool related…
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I've been gradually assembling themed photo albums based on Land Surveyors United submissions. This month we are focusing on "Wildlife Caught While Surveying" and you can see the progress of the album so far. If you have the time, check out these albums and when you run across one that you submitted, simply drop some more information in the comments section so that everyone can get…
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Party Chief
Land surveyors on LSU have created something that otherwise has been lost in the industry over time and that is both an International and a National Voice. With all of the recent disconnections and disassociations occurring industry-wide amongst associations and organizations (example NSPS/ACSM), it is important that we maintain this voice at the very least here on LSU. We need to see and read what others are going through in the field and continue to lend community support to our…
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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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Party Chief
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…
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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 "Cloud Computing" and came up with a few great resources I…
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