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I've got some great news for those of you who are on facebook and like to share the valuable land surveying related information that you find here on LSU. You can now integrate and share posts and comments to facebook right from your profile or from any active pages and blogs on the network. Connecting your accounts is extremely simple!
All you need to look for is the button that looks like this under any post:

Click on that and…
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Party Chief
I don't know how many of you guys could possibly be as excited about passing the 800 member mark as I am, but believe me when I tell you that getting 800 professional land surveyors together in one place is not an easy task! I just wanted to thank everyone for their participation and hard work. When you combine that with all of the surveyors and LSU members on other social networks, its getting up there pretty quick!…
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How-Tos and Tutorials on GPS Connectivity

Here are a bundle of land surveying/GPS pdf documents and ebooks that I have found around the web for various methods of connectivity with a variety of cell phones using dial up connections, etc.

Visit this page in the network!

Bookmark this post as this document shelf will automatically update when I find and add new documents.
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Two LSU Contests for Cash and Prizes-Ends on March 16th


Today, I come to you with 2 contests which will begin tomorrow Feb. 16th on Land Surveyors United and will end on March 16th at 8:00pm Eastern Standard Time. There are cash and prizes involved so you do not want to miss out on this....Let's get down to business:

First Contest: This contest is for the LSU member who invites the MOST new approved members to LSU within 30 days.…
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Testing the Sony Bluetooth microphone

In order to create my short GPS process videos out in the field I anticipated that I will be using a wireless microphone so I opted for the Sony Bluetooth microphone. The first video I have uploaded will test this microphone. It seems to perform very well. The next video will be covering the project idea, the equipment and software I will be using.
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Today were two things on my agenda. First, to test my Sony bluetooth video camera microphone. I shot some raw footage of my test so now I need to edit them and post them here on this website and also on YouTube. Second on the agenda was to attempt my first video of the GPS project I want to do. Well, recording myself was a bit challenging since I am not used to record myself and carry on in front of a camera.
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We all run into the trouble of needing to convert a file into a different format or need to upload and send a bunch of surveying files to someone and can't figure out the best and fastest way to do it. Here we have some dead simple services for land surveyors to use online for converting documents, distance measurements conversions, file sharing and screen capturing.


HTML-To-PDF-Converteris a…
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Party Chief
Today we have exciting new upgrade to the group- LSU Local. That's right- you can now search for other land surveyors in your area and form gatherings and meetups if you like based on location. I am in the process of adding more and more locations to the grid, so if you search your area and do not find yourself, you should go to your profile and fill in your location correctly. Also if you do not find your area…
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Party Chief
Hello Surveyors!
You have most likely noticed that everyone's profile has a "Gift" application at the top by default and wondered to yourself "What the heck is that?"

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Maybe you thought it was dumb and just continued about your business-perhaps you gave it a whirl. Don't give up so easy-there is actually a good reason for giving gifts. What i am here to tell you about may be of…
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Party Chief
In this post, I will give you some valuable resources and links to International surveying companies and some well know land surveying associations, in hopes that readers will add any links that I might have missed in the comments below. This will be PART THREE of my series of Surveying Resources
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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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Party Chief
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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Party Chief
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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