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Amazing Survey Markers Around the World

With Survey Earth in a Day just around the corner again, knowing where your local markers are will come in handy when deciding where to submit a point from. Aside from our growing collection of Survey Marker Photos (photos tagged 'marker' inside the community), occasionally we will share marker photos on our Facebook Page which…

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Submitted by ⚡Survenator⌁ on January 25, 2018 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

UNCERTAINTY ON SURFACE/VOLUME CALCULATIONS

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

FROM BASE STATION TO GNSS NETWORK ... HOW DEPENDING ARE YOU ON POSITIONING INFRASTRUCTURES ?

Most of the GNSS Network RTK projects have been developed by the economical justification that an active geodetic network would reduce the cost of maintaining a traditional geodetic network where the maintenance of the benchmarks and the control survey were a significant part of the ownerís budget.…

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Submitted by Joel van Cranenbroeck on February 2, 2018 at 11:52am — Comment On This...

Share Your Story and Inspire Other Surveyors!

Dear Surveyor, 

As we steadily grow towards 13,300 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 1:38pm — Comment On This...

Typical Surveyor's Report

Here is a typical Surveyor's Report attached to many of the jobs that I do. This particular Land Survey was extremely complex and difficult but I thought you might get a kick out of seeing how this is done. The names and other information have been altered to protect the…

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Submitted by Deward Karl Bowles on January 14, 2018 at 4:15pm — 1 Comment

MODERN DATA COLLECTION-PLOT YOUR DISTOMETER MEASUREMENTS WHILE MEASURING IN AUTOCAD

Plotting while measuring saves time and make the drawing accurate with no ambiguities. Creating accurate drawings is painless with a Bluetooth enabled DISTO device. If you paired the Distometer with AutoCAD mobile app, the Plotting can be done simultaneously.

First turn on Bluetooth in both devices and pair them. See the image below.…

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Submitted by GPS LAND SURVEYING on January 25, 2018 at 5:47am — Comment On This...

New Vendor Group Hub for Posting Special Surveyor Promotions

A New Vendor Group Hub for Posting Deals, Special Promotions and Discounts has been added just for you!  Share Your Specials and We'll Share Your Post!…

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Submitted by ⚡Survenator⌁ on January 13, 2018 at 1:57pm — Comment On This...

New Year, New Survey Equipment Rental Special!

Check out this NEW YEAR RENTAL SPECIAL

 

Rent a Network Rover System



Including a Data Collector and Wifi Hotspot 



for…

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Submitted by ⚡Survenator⌁ on January 12, 2018 at 5:00pm — Comment On This...

Look At All We've Done Together in 2017

As a global community with absolutely no budget, we have created quite a few milestones this year and that is all because of you and your undying commitment to your industry!  But don't take my word for it...check out our annual report!

A short video about our 2017 year together…

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Submitted by Jaybird on December 31, 2017 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

2017 Surveyor Community Annual Report

2017 has been an amazing year in the world of land surveying. Jaybird just finished compiling a report for the 2017 Annual Report for our Facebook Page and coming soon for the Surveying Jobs Page, Survey Earth in a Day and of course the entire…

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Submitted by ⚡Survenator⌁ on December 20, 2017 at 5:30pm — Comment On This...

We Are So Thankful For You!

Just wanted to take a moment to tell you all how thankful we are for this community and for you. I hope you are all enjoying time with your family.

Submitted by ⚡Survenator⌁ on November 23, 2017 at 2:22pm — Comment On This...

SECTION 179 TAX BENEFIT - Don't Miss Out

ONLY 28 DAYS REMAINING 

For those of you who do not know what Section 179 is, let me give you my simple definition:  Section 179 allows companies to deduct full purchase price of qualifying equipment or software that was financed or purchased during the tax year.  What this means in layman’s terms (which is the only way I know how to communicate effectively) is that if you bought, financed, or leased qualifying…

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Submitted by Rodney C Blecha on December 3, 2017 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

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...

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

Show us yours and we'll show you ours!

We’ll show you ours if you show us yours!

At KPI we know why you already use or really want a Robotic Total Station. The remote operation allows for a one-man operation saving money and increasing efficiency. We can show you how to use any brand to maximize the benefits, we can show you how to take proper care of an RTS, we can even show you how we calibrate them.

What can you show us?

Send us pictures of your RTS operating in the wild, either…

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Submitted by Andy Livingston on September 12, 2017 at 11:22am — Comment On This...

BEST GPS APP FOR SURVEYOR

Land surveyors mostly deal with UTM coordinates. Unlike other GPS apps, ‘GPS TEST’  gives you the UTM coordinates. So that the accuracy of survey works can be checked roughly in few meters. Just got settings and select UTM in the format and WGS84  or the required datum. It will display UTM coordinates with zone and altitude as well.

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Submitted by GPS LAND SURVEYING on October 27, 2017 at 6:39pm — Comment On This...

Trimble S6 3” DR Plus for Sale total surveying station

This is calibrated! I am based out of the west coast!Please contact me if you are interested! Thanks!

Submitted by Trevor stevens on November 4, 2017 at 11:00am — Comment On This...

How to Get a Good Job If You Have Barely Graduated

You’re on your way to a successful graduation and you’re thinking about your next step. It’s completely natural, we’ve all been there. What’s scary though is the notion of having to fight for your place in the market that’s full of your peers and newly graduated colleagues. So how can you stand out from the crowd and get a good job even though you’ve barely…

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Submitted by Ashley Kornee on September 29, 2017 at 11:33am — 1 Comment

Roundtable Discussion: Survey Markers Around the World

surveyor markers and control points around the world Every land surveyor with a cellphone is likely to have a few survey marker shots.   You can see from our photo library that there are surveyor markers from…

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Submitted by ⚡Survenator⌁ on October 6, 2017 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

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