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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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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?"


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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Land surveying is of course one of the oldest professions known to man. Needless to say, there are professional surveying companies and associations across the globe, which we should all at least know about. 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…
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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 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. 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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