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Current Top 100 Land Surveying Blogs To Read

Some things relevant to land surveying change very quickly, such as technology, shortages in the workforce, etc..  We can look to blogs authored by land surveyors to help guide us through those changes. 

Top 100 Land Surveying Blogs

Here are the current Top 100 Land Surveying blogs based on Search Engine Ranking and Social Shares..…

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Submitted by ⚡Survenator⌁ on December 4, 2018 at 1:35pm — Comment On This...

50,000+ Land Surveyors Strong on our Facebook Page

We are going into the New Year Strong with over 50,000 Land Surveyors following the @landsurveyorsunited page... our potential is limitless!!…

50,000 Land Surveyors

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Submitted by ⚡Survenator⌁ on December 29, 2018 at 1:08pm — Comment On This...

Best of the Best from 2018 - Land Surveyors United Community

Best of 2018 Land Surveyor Community

It has been another great year spent with all of you..  2019 is sure to be our most exciting year yet as we will be finally migrating to our new and improved platform, we will be hosting Survey Earth in a Day twice per year (on both solstices) and we will be hosting a new podcast /interview platform for all of you to be involved with. we hope that you will invite your crew members and…

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Submitted by ⚡Survenator⌁ on December 31, 2018 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Share Your Story and Inspire Other Surveyors!

Dear Surveyor, 

As we steadily grow towards 15,000 members worldwide, as a community it is important for us all to learn about the strengths and weaknesses of the community members.  With that said, we'd like to invite you to…

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Submitted by Jaybird on February 1, 2018 at 1:30pm — Comment On This...


Good news for all of you who are using a GNSS RTK without the fancy tilt meter and IMU onboard ! 

You can turn your today GNSS receiver to do the "free bubble style" by mixing up 2 technologies that popped up last year.

The first one is about software receiver as we learnt we can feed the digital signal…

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Submitted by Joel van Cranenbroeck on January 27, 2018 at 11:38am — Comment On This...


When I started my career, I have been attracted by one (of many) question : how accurate is the surface/volume calculations knowing the uncertainties of the points that define these geometrical figures. I really wanted to know in term of standard deviation what would be the "end results".

The solution was to propagate the variances (standard deviation squared) into the functional model (the…

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Submitted by Joel van Cranenbroeck on January 29, 2018 at 9:38am — 2 Comments

Purchase Equipment Before Dec 31 to take advantage of Section 179

Take Advantage of SECTION 179 TAX BENEFITS

Advanced Geomatics Surveys Advanced Geodetic Surveys has put together a handy equipment cost calculator for you in order to help educate land surveyors on the tremendous savings that are available by purchasing equipment before December 31st.   …

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Submitted by ⚡Survenator⌁ on December 5, 2018 at 6:49pm — 1 Comment

Contribute Towards 2019 Surveyor's Toolbox Publication

What to have in the work truck- we need your feedback!
 This is a globally crowdsourced compendium of gadgets for the land surveyor to be published after first of the year.
Let's work together to compile a comprehensive list of stuff surveyors carry around with…
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Submitted by ⚡Survenator⌁ on December 11, 2018 at 6:30pm — Comment On This...

NSPS Web Radio Hour with Guest Justin Farrow of Land Surveyors United Today

Tune into Today to America's Web Radio for a special NSPS Radio Hour with Executive Director of NSPS - The National Society of Professional Surveyors, Curt Sumner with guest Justin Farrow, Creator of Land Surveyors United community.…

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Submitted by ⚡Survenator⌁ on December 10, 2018 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

3d VR viewable model of Stockpile Volume Survey (by Phantom 4 Pro)

Hi Everyone,

I completed a Stockpile Volume Survey about a month or so ago and I thought I'd also make a 3d model that would be viewable, both online, but also in VR.

It can be viewed in VR most smartphones if you use cheap eg. $20 goggles, or with an Occulus Go headset.

Check it out and let me know your thoughts or any questions.…

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Submitted by James Wallace on August 12, 2018 at 5:14am — Comment On This...

Thank you David c. Garcelon for Your Book About Thoreau

Dear David c. Garcelon,

                                       What you have written about Mr. Henry david thoreau,s biography, is absolutely correct.Good surveyor is unsung hero.We are the surveyor not getting respect that much even though we are the back bone of project.I think your written highly appreciate by all of us member.

                                    Thank you for valuable writing.


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Submitted by TUHIN MUKHERJEE on September 19, 2018 at 11:30pm — Comment On This...

3 Awesome Mobile Apps for Land Surveyors On the Run!

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Many if not most land surveyors are constantly on the run. …

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Submitted by ⚡Survenator⌁ on October 17, 2018 at 2:12pm — Comment On This...


Selective Availability: the intentional degradation of the timing and position information transmitted by a GPS satellite

PDOP: (the position dilution of precision); describes the amount of error due to the geographic position of the GPS satellites.…

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Submitted by Tariq Brown on September 12, 2018 at 3:38pm — 1 Comment


Submitted by DAVID C. GARCELON on September 17, 2018 at 10:32am — Comment On This...

Resumes On Air - Live Video Cover Letters for Land Surveyors

Next week we are going to try something new on the SurveyingJobs page for Land Surveyors who are looking for employment. We will allow a select few to broadcast live to this page and tell recruiters and companies their…

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Submitted by ⚡Survenator⌁ on September 26, 2018 at 5:49pm — Comment On This...

I was tired. Now I am retired.

Now that I am a retired surveyor I may spend more time thinking about my garden than thinking about surveying.  But I still find some topics interesting.  You may see a response from me once in a while if I think there is something I can add.  Mostly I will lurk because I do not ponder new technology.  New technology…

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Submitted by Phil Stevenson on June 8, 2015 at 4:19pm — 5 Comments

Over 100+ Land Surveyor Student Scholarships Available

Education both on and off the field is an integral part of being a land surveyor- you can't stop learning.  Everyday presents a new opportunity to both share your experiences and learn from examples left by others -become better surveyors, together.  We hope the next generation will improve the surveying profession but first we must help them understand what it is and its history.  Technical training and Scholarships might just be the key to gaining the attention of the next generation.…

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Submitted by Jaybird on August 2, 2018 at 9:24pm — 1 Comment

Oceania Land Surveyors Day - Day 8 International Surveyors Week

Oceania Surveyors Day

Yesterday we celebrated Middle Eastern Land Surveyors Day and with great success, a lot of content has been shared from your fellow surveyors! Today we traverse to Oceania, where our fellow surveyors will be sharing surveying stories and photos/videos inside…

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Submitted by ⚡Survenator⌁ on June 24, 2018 at 5:30am — Comment On This...

Middle Eastern Land Surveyors UNITE! Day 7 International Surveyors Week

Middle Eastern Surveyors Day

Yesterday we celebrated South American Land Surveyors Day and with great success, a lot of content has been shared from your fellow surveyors! Today we traverse to Middle East, where our fellow surveyors will be sharing surveying stories and photos/videos…

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Submitted by ⚡Survenator⌁ on June 23, 2018 at 6:00am — Comment On This...

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