All Surveyor Stories (546)

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:
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...

Anyone familiar with Survey Pro?

Here is the set up. I have a Nikon NPR 362 Total station with a TDS Ranger datalogger which has SurveyPro installed.

Submitted by Montano on April 26, 2009 at 10:16am — 2 Comments

New with my Nikon NPR 362

Hello everyone

I need your help. I am a student new with the total station. I just purchased my Nikon NPR 362, which I am not familiar yet with it and the onboard software. I need your help in connecting it to my PC and have them communicate or recognize each other. I am using Trimble Data Transfer free software and a Keyspan USB-RS232 port adapter. I have a simple AutoCAD 5 point file I would like to upload to my Nikon.

What are the Step by Step procedure on connecting them together… Read more →

Submitted by Montano on April 11, 2009 at 10:33am — 5 Comments

New England Section of ACSM Names 2009 Officers and Directors

The New England Section of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM-NES) is pleased to announce their 2009 Officers and Directors.


  • Eric D. Colburn, RI


  • Stephen W. Gould, ME


  • Michael G. Wilmes, CT


  • John J. Doody, CT


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Submitted by Eric Colburn on April 7, 2009 at 1:02pm — Comment On This...

Land Surveying Career & Student Resources

With the job market the way it has been lately, I receive many inquiries into how someone can get a new career, in particular many have looked into land surveying as a great career choice. One of the neatest things about pursuing a career in land surveying is that there are many great lifelong careers that someone can have in the industry with only a high school diploma, technical degree, or a college degree.

Here at SurvTech most of our employees are college graduates, with a variety of… Read more →

Submitted by William Hatfield on March 28, 2009 at 12:30am — Comment On This...

Surveying Equipment Quick Start Guides

Hello Surveyors! I have compiled a group of quick start guides for various land surveying instruments and I thought it might be of use to you guys. Here it… Read more →

Submitted by ePalmetto on March 19, 2009 at 6:25pm — Comment On This...

See my Blog

With business slow this year I am keeping a Blog, branching out into ranting and methodology and poetry. See it here:

Submitted by Stephen on March 18, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Stephen W. Gould Professional Land Surveyor Elected Vice President of ACSM-NES

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Stephen W. Gould P.L.S., Professional Land Surveyor, President of Sackett & Brake Survey, Inc., a Maine multi-disciplinary surveying, consulting forestry and land use consulting firm with 20 years of business experience, has been…

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Submitted by Eric Colburn on March 18, 2009 at 10:40am — Comment On This...

LSU Now Has A Music Player on Each Profile

If you like, you can now add your favorite music to your profile, by simply uploading music files from your computer. Show the group what you listen to when you are in field or just at home relaxing. If everyone were to do this, pretty soon we can all get a glimpse into what surveyors are listening to all over the world. I'm going to go to my profile and do that right now! I can't wait to hear your favorite songs...Good Luck Surveyors...!

Submitted by ePalmetto on March 15, 2009 at 4:38pm — Comment On This...

Join the New England Section of ACSM

Invitation to Join or Renew your Membership.

nes-logo New England Section (NES) is a regional group of ACSM that concentrates on issues…

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Submitted by Eric Colburn on March 13, 2009 at 4:17pm — Comment On This...

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update 2.1 is Available for Download

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update 2.1 is now available for download.

Autodesk has released AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2009 Update 2.1, which fixes or addresses a variety of issues discovered by customers and by Autodesk’s internal testing team.

Before applying this update, make sure that any customizations made to the user profile (such as, customizations made to the support file search… Read more →

Submitted by Eric Colburn on March 4, 2009 at 12:48pm — Comment On This...

A Complete Profile is 86% more likely to attract business proposals

Hello Surveyors,

Did you know that a complete profile is 86% more likely to attract business proposals than one that is not? We wanted to let you know that LSU gives you complete control over your profile information by allowing you to customize the content that is already available.

Those who have experienced success by customizing their profile have used the following LSU profile features to define who they are as a professional:

*Profile Photo -…

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Submitted by ePalmetto on March 2, 2009 at 5:30pm — Comment On This...

Internet RTK work is challenging

Here is a photo of the new GPS+GLONASS antenna for the ProFlex500.

Now it is about the ProFlex500 and how to set it up as a RTK base station. I was able to record a long static session that let me get an OPUS position for the base. The location is not ideal but OPUS processed the data anyway.

Soon it will be time to set up the RTK base station and let other people connect to it.…

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Submitted by Phil Stevenson on February 21, 2009 at 9:37pm — Comment On This...

Children's Coloring Book About Land Surveying-Free to Download!


Hello Land Surveyor's United Community!

As Marketing Director for SurvTech Solutions Surveying & Mapping in Tampa, Florida, I often get to create and collaborate on a great deal of interesting and creative projects. Having started in the surveying profession as a rodman myself, and working… Read more →

Submitted by William Hatfield on February 8, 2009 at 2:15am — 1 Comment

Surveyors...Ask Your Friends to Join our Network

Just imagine how nice it would be to have all of your work buddies on LSU, so that you can transfer files, learn about new technologies and share tips. Making this happen is easy...just get their email address the next time you see them and invite them to the group. We already have the largest group membership of international surveying professionals on the web....why not increase our reach! Pretty soon we will be naming representatives for every state and country on LSU...Wouldn't you like… Read more →

Submitted by ePalmetto on February 3, 2009 at 9:20pm — Comment On This...

LSU Group Now on

For those of you out there who use for micro-blogging (an alternative to Twitter), you can now find and join the satellite LSU group at this address:

Submitted by ePalmetto on February 1, 2009 at 5:24pm — Comment On This...

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