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A Big Book for Problem Solving in Land Surveying

Here is a book that you guys might all appreciate for one reason or another. Feel free to read it online or download it. Good luck out there…

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Submitted by Jaybird on January 5, 2010 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

A Couple of GPS Hacks via Software

Here are a couple of GPS hacks that I ran across via and thought might be useful if not just interesting to the group. The first is a location based browser plug-in called Geode, by Mozilla. Geode will let users to take advantage of location data embedded within a web page. Geode’s uses… Read more →

Submitted by Neighbor Design on January 4, 2010 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Ruggedize your not-so-rugged portables

Popular Mechanics has a detailed how-to on diy ruggedization of common portable electronics such as laptops, cameras, and cellphones. There is video of a laptop surviving an eight foot fall due to the tennis balls, pipe insulation, and weather stripping they’ve added. Its not just shock… Read more →

Submitted by Neighbor Design on January 4, 2010 at 5:02pm — Comment On This...

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… Read more →

Submitted by Gary on January 2, 2010 at 2:54pm — 1 Comment

Land Surveyors United Changes and Your New Administrator

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… Read more →

Submitted by ePalmetto on January 2, 2010 at 2:37pm — Comment On This...

Customize Your Land Surveyors United Profile In a Flash

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… Read more →

Submitted by ePalmetto on December 30, 2009 at 10:51pm — Comment On This...

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. 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… Read more →

Submitted by ePalmetto on December 25, 2009 at 11:00am — Comment On This...

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Submitted by ePalmetto on December 21, 2009 at 6:05pm — Comment On This...

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, 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 to read more about this.
Any help would be very much appreciated.

Scott Taylor
Global Surveyors

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


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 and 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

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