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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…
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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...!
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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 paths, print…
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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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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.

Recently I have been setting up a…
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survtechcoloringbook.pdfHello 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 all the way up to…
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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…
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The plain fact in this recesion is that consumer shopping habits have changed - They are fearfull and reluctant to spend money. There is so much uncertainty with their jobs, and the economy as a whole, who could blame them? In today’s tough economic times it is imperative to know, and understand why, your customers are, or are not, buying your services.

3 Strategies for Getting Frugal Consumers' to Buy

  • Make it easy for your customers to find you and your services. With…
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Galileo In-Orbit

One Year in Space for Galileo In-Orbit Validation ElementThe GIOVE-A, the first Galileo satellite, has now been in orbit for one year. This pilot satellite is a key element of the Galileo program, bringing the Galileo frequencies into use, testing new critical technologies and characterizing the medium Earth orbit environment. To read more, visit the ESA website.Despite the collapse of Galileo's original plan for funding...the European Union's public-private partnership (PPP)...the Galileo…
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Saved by the Robot

Saved by a Robot at the ParkIt was a noisy balmy day at the Hudson Riverside State Park. As renovations on an existing road was laid out by my partner and I. A crowded work site as everything in NYC is. However we managed to get in do the work as the ground under our feet shook as the excavation began. We took our Trimble S6 Robot and set it up to begin our layout. My Partner (Veteran Surveyor/Marine Sergeant)took his 16 plus years of experience and laid out the equipment. Only to…
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Change is a comin...

Well today is George Bush's last day as president. Even through all of the crap and media bashing I think George was a great president. I am looking forward to see how the next four years are going to turn out. I think Obama's heart and mind is in the right place, but I am wary of the people behind him. Ayway, Hail to the Chief.MMc
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When Eagles fly

When Eagles flyA cold Decembrrr morning would find me in the Western NY Hills of Monticello. My partner and I surveying a hillside for a construction crew. Taken by a movement across the big blue sky. A brisk south easterly wind filled the sprawling wing span of a bald eagle moving it directly into our sight path. The eagle climbing higher and higher turned its circles of flight into a hypnotic trance. For a moment we just starred at this pristine natural beauty. Emmm I can still see the white…
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Autodesk has released its AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update 2. This update may contain fixes for issues you have been experiencing and also contains all the fixes included in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update 1, AutoCAD 2009 Update 1, AutoCAD 2009 Update 2, and AutoCAD Map 3D 2009 Update 1.

The updates and fixes are too numerous to list here, but a link is available to the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 ReadMe file and a link to the update to your AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 download file at:…

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Trimble 5800/5700 Initialization problems

We've had the Trimble 5800/5700 RTK set up for some time and we have had problems with it from day one. Poor initiallization taking over 45 minutes. Poor performance with the the Trim Mark radios or the Airlink mobile units. Has anyone had these problems and figured out a work around? We've played with settings but to no avail.
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