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When We Are All Dead

When We Are All Dead...will Surveying be with us?…

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Submitted by Jaybird on December 29, 2010 at 2:05am — 8 Comments

June Is a Month of Celebration for Land Surveyors Worldwide

Surveyors Are United!  We are Stronger than Ever Before

I have a few announcements and some new cool things for you to check out over the weekend, but first, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new members on Land Surveyors United.  We appreciate you joining us in our mission to bridge the gaps between surveyors and to strengthen the…

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Submitted by Survenator on May 26, 2017 at 6:28pm — 1 Comment

Surveying Resources and Links Handbook [Part One]-Surveying Education

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

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Submitted by Jaybird on January 21, 2010 at 11:30pm — Comment On This...

Updates For Recruiters and Retired Land Surveyors

For Recruiters

Last week a member who is currently seeking employment asked me how they could get in touch with a recruiter to find employment.  It dawned on me that although I had developed ways for recruiters to find job seekers, I…

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Submitted by Jaybird on May 4, 2017 at 6:31pm — Comment On This...

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

CHAIN! The weakest link (in the chain)

CHAIN! The weakest link (in the chain)

by: Deward “Karl” Bowles,

Texas RPLS no. 4966

  Certain magazines (trade magazines) have purported to represent the current interests of our profession by exposing Land Surveyors to new technologies and philosophies regarding our industry.  These magazines have been around for decades in many cases.

 

   These so…

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Submitted by Deward Karl Bowles on November 19, 2014 at 8:00am — 11 Comments

Surveyor Worktruck Showcase

surveyor work truck A land surveyor's truck doubles and triples at times as his/her office, home, sanctuary and place of peace and quiet.  Over the years, hundreds of photos have been submitted by you and your fellow surveyors of crews at work and the…

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Submitted by Survenator on April 27, 2017 at 8:28pm — 2 Comments

WTH: Why The Hell Are You Surveying So Cheap?

I wrote this article on LinkedIn in October of last year. It got a lot of comments and shares. I thought some of you might enjoy it here.

Keith

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Dear Mr. Cheap Surveyor,

I just got off the phone with one of your newest …

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Submitted by J Keith Maxwell on March 26, 2017 at 5:13pm — Comment On This...

On the Importance of Land Surveyors

Land Surveyors

Happy National Surveyors Week 2015 Everyone!

The purpose of …

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Submitted by SurveyEarthinaDay on March 18, 2015 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Just 48 Days Until Survey Earth in a Day 6

THIS EVENT OCCURS AT YOUR LOCATION SO IF YOU PLAN TO SUBMIT A POINT, CLICK "GOING' here on the facebook event.



THIS IS A FREE EVENT FOR LAND SURVEYORS ONLY

YOU DON"T HAVE TO "GO" ANYWHERE, SIMPLY SUBMIT A POINT FROM YOUR CURRENT LOCATION





Reasons to Participate in …

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Submitted by Survenator on April 14, 2017 at 6:30pm — Comment On This...

Three Ways UAVs Can Be Used to Improve Land Surveying Projects

Today’s project managers face a variety of challenges in their work every day, from ensuring speed and efficiency to keeping up with a complex and ever-changing regulatory landscape, to preventing costly oversights. With so much on their plate, it’s of the utmost importance that these project managers be able to take advantage of the new and innovative…

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Submitted by Dustin Price on April 6, 2017 at 12:32pm — Comment On This...

How to Completely Customize Your Surveyor Profile

This is a post that I have been meaning to put together for years and finally decided to sit down and get it going.  Today, we are going to talk about how to use the advanced profile customization options inside your Land Surveyors United Community Profile

Many of you have done brilliant work with your profiles by changing the properties inside your Design Studio but today, I am going to share some code for…

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Submitted by Jaybird on January 24, 2017 at 9:49pm — 4 Comments

Why Civil 3D is important in Land Survey Drafting?

Picturization is important if a person want to understand a thing. It gives clear understanding

of the situation. Without picture being formed in the mind of a person, It will be like a dark

circle. So now days people are emphasizing more on the things which give them proper

understanding of actual thing. Like in case of drawings the 3D formats of drawing are more

preferred than the drafting which were previously used. It gives complete information in…

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Submitted by Westernlogan,LLC on February 6, 2017 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Happy Birthday Land Surveyors United! Part Two

NOTE:  This is an update to an original post from 2011 on our 4th birthday

As a kid, I spent every moment of time outside of school in a reprographics shop owned by my father, where surveyors and engineers were in and out all day.  Somewhere along the line, I learned the needs of surveyors for getting their work done and at times worked really hard to help my dad meet deadlines by running prints, delivering…

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Submitted by Jaybird on March 11, 2011 at 8:30pm — Comment On This...

Happy Birthday Land Surveyors United! Part One

NOTE:  This is an update to an original post from 2011 on our 4th birthday

Hi. Its about time I reintroduced myself to all of the wonderful and talented surveyors in this community. My name is Justin Farrow and I have been creating and maintaining Land Surveyors United for exactly 10…

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Submitted by Jaybird on March 10, 2011 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

RTK GPS: Tersus Rinex Converter V1.0 Released for Post Data Process

Tersus Rinex Converter V1.0 is now ready for release. RINEX is short for Receiver Independent Exchange Format, which is well used for post data process. This tool can help users convert their binary observation data into RINEX 3.2 format.…

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Submitted by Tersus RTK Engineer on January 26, 2017 at 11:30pm — Comment On This...

GNSS/GPS setup or measurement

As we know a typical GPS setup needs a base and rover. The Base is setup in the known control point and the rover used for the surveys. Leica GS 15 GPS is taken as example in this post. It can be set up in 3 different methods for the GPS Surveying. They are

  1. Setting up with internal antenna
  2. Setting up with external Radio or antenna
  3. Setting up with GSM modem

It will be described briefly how above mentioned system works.

1.Setting up with…

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Submitted by GPS LAND SURVEYING on February 22, 2017 at 8:12am — Comment On This...

Landing That Land Surveyor Job – Here’s 9 Job Search Tips

Assuming that you have the educational requirements (2-4 years of college) and have passed the licensing exam, you are now ready to look for that career position. One important tip – passing the national exam may still not qualify you in…

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Submitted by Sylvia Giltner on February 28, 2017 at 5:30am — Comment On This...

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