All Surveyor Stories (509)

Gun at the Airport

I was at the airport on the way home from a work trip, carrying our survey instrument.

An enthusiastic young man approached me and asked rather loudly, "is that a gun??"

Dude. Be cool. We're at the airport. It's called a "total station".  Haha.

Submitted by Kevin Gaunt, L.S.I.T. on September 8, 2017 at 2:01am — 1 Comment

Tersus GNSS is here at InterDrone [Booth#905]

[Get Ready!] We are gearing up now for InterDrone from September 6-8, hosting booth #905. In addition to GNSS RTK & PPK Boards, Receivers, GNSS-aided inertial navigation system, we will be demonstrating software platforms of the latest GNSS RTK system [NeoRTK]. Welcome to drop by.…

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Submitted by Tersus RTK Engineer on September 5, 2017 at 9:33pm — Comment On This...

Good job, Tersus engineers! Working on setting up the base station...What are included in the base station package of NeoRTK system? GNSS receiver, UHF whip antenna, external data link, transmitting …

Good job, Tersus engineers! Working on setting up the base station...What are included in the base station package of NeoRTK system? GNSS receiver, UHF whip antenna, external data link, transmitting UHF antenna, and others. Datasheet available, click here.…

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Submitted by Tersus RTK Engineer on September 4, 2017 at 8:51pm — Comment On This...

Field Books

Can someone recommend the top three brand field books that a person can buy with longevity in the field and the back pocket ? I I'm thinking I'd like to get a robotic Total Station that's simple to use any ideas there folks?

Submitted by Ritchie MacInnis on August 28, 2017 at 9:41am — 1 Comment

"According to Gunter" and The Origin

an early Gunter’s scale

photograph: Museum of the History of Science – Broad Street, Oxford

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Submitted by Jaybird on August 26, 2017 at 9:09pm — Comment On This...

Show Your Surveyor Pride on Facebook

Yesterday, we introduced a new way to show your pride as a Land Surveyors United Member by adding a frame to your profile photo...i must say it is really taking off!…

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Submitted by ⚡Survenator⌁ on August 23, 2017 at 2:30pm — Comment On This...

GNSS RTK Systems for Land Surveyors [Base + Rover Kit]

NeoRTK is an intelligent GNSS RTK suite that provides Land Surveyors with the feature-rich technologies for survey-grade applications. Two versions, the Rover Kit and the Base Kit, ensure high precision and stability signal reception at field.

Visit our website to learn more about it.…

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Submitted by Tersus RTK Engineer on August 8, 2017 at 1:44am — Comment On This...

Your Personal Invitation to InterGEO 2017, Meet Us @C4-060

Do you still not have an invitation to INTERGEO? From 26-28 September, you will find us in Berlin in the exhibition hall at booth C4-060. We have prepared your personal online voucher code for a day pass that will enable you to visit the trade fair free of charge. Why not send an email to arrange an appointment for a personal discussion?Action Now!…

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Submitted by Tersus RTK Engineer on August 7, 2017 at 11:27pm — Comment On This...

200 Ultimate Surveyor Guides Combined

If you are looking for a quick way to drill into the most popular content in the community, where to find the group for your location or the support forum for the type of surveying equipment you use, take a look at this:

Land Surveyor Community Mega Guide

Submitted by ⚡Survenator⌁ on August 3, 2017 at 5:00pm — Comment On This...

New Surveyor Community Milestone: 12,000 Members Worldwide

We are SO Pleased to announce that Today we accepted our 12,000th land surveyor to the community!! Just a quick note to express gratitude for all of the wonderful land surveyors who follow and contribute to this page and to Land Surveyors United Community …

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Submitted by ⚡Survenator⌁ on August 2, 2017 at 6:50pm — Comment On This...

Slash Construction Costs and Complete Projects Faster with UAVs

For too many project development managers, the land surveying portion of the construction process is just a necessary evil—something that they must take care of before the real work can begin. However, if you use the right technology, the land surveying process can be a source of real business value for the project as a whole. By getting the project off on the right foot with high-quality land surveying services, you can set the foundation for a project that gets completed on time and within…

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Submitted by Dustin Price on August 1, 2017 at 5:55pm — Comment On This...

Introducing America's Building Records

There is a box or drawer full of old plats, blueprints and survey drawings that are collecting dust somewhere at your surveying company.  Why not scan them into a file archive and monetize them?  Imagine being able to sell access to those old surveys, retain the rights and permissions and make money twice with them.  This is exactly what America's Building Records is providing the construction industry- the ability to do just that.  Land…

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Submitted by Jaybird on July 18, 2017 at 2:30pm — 9 Comments

Online Degree and Correspondence Programs For The Land Surveyors

Not only are land surveyors expected to hold degrees or certificates in Land Surveying Management, Surveying Technology, Geomatics, or other similar disciplines, most states and governing bodies have continuing education requirements as well. This means school is nearly always a concern for land surveyors.

 

Here’s where things can get complicated. Land surveying jobs often involve lots of…

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Submitted by Ashley Kornee on July 6, 2017 at 4:40am — 2 Comments

Tersus Launches the NeoRTK System to Unleash Surveying Potential

Tersus GNSS Inc. (“Tersus”), a leading GNSS manufacturing company announces its launch of a new generation GNSS RTK system with multi technology integrated for surveyors, the NeoRTK System.…

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Submitted by Tersus RTK Engineer on July 6, 2017 at 2:33am — Comment On This...

Reviewing The Faircloth Notes - No More Pin Cushions

I was rummaging through some of my files today and came across the Faircloth Notes. The document is called “Land Surveying in Alabama” by James M Faircloth. Faircloth was a professor in the Civil Engineering department at the University of Alabama. (…

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Submitted by J Keith Maxwell on July 3, 2017 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

New Features and Tools for Surveyors Seeking Employment

If you are a surveyor currently seeking employment, you probably already know that we work hard behind the scenes in order to help you find those jobs.   Our previous jobs board at helped over 300 surveyors find work per year, but as things change and software is phased out, so to we must change.  So we've built a new and improved site here at http://jobs.landsurveyorsunited.org   Notice the only difference is…

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Submitted by ⚡Survenator⌁ on June 30, 2017 at 6:30pm — Comment On This...

Using a Topcon Hiper V receiver with Survey Pro 6.1

This is some info I found out about using a Topcon Hiper V with Survey Pro field software, there is a driver in the Survey Pro software to use the Hiper V however it will not initialize to RTK with out first obtaining a OAF from Topcon for the receiver at a cost of 773.00 Canadian per receiver, I am posting this because It took a while to find out why they would not connect and feel it may help someone else  

Submitted by Al Spani on June 16, 2017 at 2:47pm — 1 Comment

WTH: “…the fence company was surprised your fee was that high”

Below is an email thread that happened over the last couple of days related survey pricing and a request that came in from a potential client. I wanted to share it with surveyors and…

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Submitted by J Keith Maxwell on June 10, 2017 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

June 20th is a Tuesday - Record a Point For Community

Unlike most of the previous years, Survey Earth in a Day happens on a workday this year.  In previous years, surveyors needed to borrow RTK equipment for the weekend, but this year, we hope everyone will participate.

Survey Earth in a Day community

For Those Who Are New To Our Community…

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Submitted by Jaybird on June 7, 2017 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Analysis of Double Meridian Distance for a Closed Traverse Area towards Developing a Contour Map and Land

This research aimed to analyze double meridian distance for a closed traverse area in developing a land title for a proposed gymnasium in Qassim University. Total station, theodolite, leveling rod and steel tape plays an important role in measuring elevations, bearings, and distances of the boundaries of a lot. A contour map is necessary to determine the traces of level surfaces of successive elevation. This will enable to identify the type of contour map and type of contour lines…

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Submitted by Tomas Ganiron Jr on May 28, 2017 at 3:30pm — Comment On This...

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