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Land Surveying Related Patents

Searching google patents for "land surveying" can be an interesting adventure.  You'll find that there have been so many great ideas over the years by land surveyors hoping to change the way they work, get better results or just invent something the world has never seen before.  Below are a few of the more interesting land surveying related patents that I found.

Remote controlled land surveying assistance device for path…

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Interesting article about GPS stations - CORS.


Even underground nuclear tests leave their mark on the part of the upper atmosphere known as the ionosphere, the researchers discovered, when they examined GPS data recorded the same day as a North Korean nuclear test in 2009. Within minutes on that day, GPS stations in…

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Still no surveying jobs

Had an interview last week with DEI in Phoenix.  It was a good  meeting, one of the best I've had since 2008.  However, its still another case of being too expensive - they can't afford much in benefits, no healthcare coverage, and cannot guarantee 40 hrs/wk.  Since I have a regular steady job (which I cannot stand), its a huge risk to go back into surveying to support my family.

I'm growing weary of the wait for the recovery to happen in Arizona.

I see new houses under…

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Land Survey Quote of the day

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Last, it is difficult, if not impossible to write about abstract plants and abstracting of land titles, and at the same time ignore title insurance; particularly for a man whose background and experience has been primarily in that field. Besides, a grave injustice would be done many readers if I failed to comment on the anomalous position which the abstracter…

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Disaster Express

Written By Penn Cheneying, PLS

 

A woman called me one morning asking for a Standard Land Survey on her property in my town. She and her husband lived out of state and had purchased the lot in question at a tax auction some four years earlier. They had purchased the land speculating that they could sell it sometime in the future at a profit.They had viewed the land prior to their purchase and she told me that they were under the impression that there was a small old house on it.…

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Party Chief

Today, LSU Justin added something to the network (down in the Surveyor Apps bar on site) which may seriously change the game a little bit.  It is a Virtual Surveyors Conference/ Chat Room that can be used anytime for discussing anything you like with your friends and associates here on…

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By now, most of us are aware that we do not need to have a video on our computer to upload it to Land Surveyors United.  You can simply find a video on Youtube, Dailymotion, Hulu or any video site which gives you an embed code and simply share it with your fellow surveyors by embedding it here.  You may have also…

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Surveying Jobs CAN Be Found! Here Is The Proof!

Proof the you CAN find a Job in Land Surveying

Today I am going to prove to you that it is possible to find a land surveying job. I have heard too many out-of-work surveyors say that they cannot find employment in their state, despite the fact that they have years of experience, a license and have searched "everywhere."

Today I will show you something that I made to prove this very statement…

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For those of you who are looking for land surveying jobs in the United States, I have spent my Saturday building something which will make your job hunt MUCH easier.  It was an idea that I had and could not rest until it was complete.  So here it is....my gift to you, All available land surveying jobs broken down by state for all 50 states!…

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QR code - Google Maps - LSU Member Map

Today I'm going to take a  short break on the Happy Birthday LSU posts and explain something that has been on my mind for over a year now.  Namely, the ways that QR codes and bar code scanning may change the way surveyors do business in the near future.

 

Surveyors, did you know that there is such a thing as a paper-based hyperlink?  …

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Happy Birthday Land Surveyors United! Part Three

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

As you may have noticed from the top of the logo, it is Land Surveyors United's 10th birthday and to celebrate this occasion, I've decided to write the story of how LSU was created, the ideas which gave birth to this network and where it is headed. Keep in mind that I am writing these posts straight from my mind and will most…

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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,…

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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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