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Land Surveying Business startup

Hello!

1198853783?profile=originalI am interested in possibly starting up my own private land surveying business. I was just looking for some information and/or tips from some people that have done this and been through it themselves. With the amount of money needed to get into the business, i would hate to start off wrong. Some questions i would have are:

How much money…

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The Origins of "Bluetooth"

Modern day land surveyors are no strangers to devices which feature "bluetooth" capabilities and functions. In fact, there is a strong chance that you are either holding a bluetooth enabled device or sitting quite close to one. Nevertheless, most of us probably have no earthly idea where the odd word came from.  So, for my first post on this wonderful network, I'm going to tell…

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The Ally Oop

The Ally Oop

By Pean Cheneying, PLS

 

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I received a phone call from Mr. Smith about a problem he was having with his neighbor Mr. Jones. They were in a boundary dispute over the location of a fence recently constructed by Mr. Jones. I warned him that if he hired me my opinion may not be in his favor. Mr. Smith signed the proposal so…

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Mr.CAD® Professional Edition...

Es una herramienta facilitadora que le permite crear los documentos de construcción de una forma simple y rápida. Cubre una amplia gama de disciplinas en el plano, que van desde la Ingeniería Civil hasta la Arquitectura. Es un juego coordinado de menús, iconos, rutinas, y programación que lo ayudarán a preparar su dibujo y agilizar…

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Community Total Station and Equipment Manufacturer Questionaire

1198852529?profile=originalOn the network today we are listing a new survey created by analysts at the Royal Bank of Scotland. RBS are interested in the community's views on which equipment manufacturers you use and like/don't like and why, as well as what the most important factors are when selecting a total station, in order to get a picture…

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We have our Geoeye on you.

About GeoEye

GeoEye is a leading source of geospatial information and insight for decision makers and analysts who need a clear understanding of our changing world to protect lives, manage risk and optimize resources. Each day, organizations in defense and intelligence, public safety, critical infrastructure, energy and online media rely on GeoEye's imagery, tools and expertise to support important missions around the globe. Widely recognized as a pioneer in…

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GNSS

[updated July 16] Boeing has received the first on-orbit signals from the second of 12 GPS Block IIF satellites it is building for the U.S. Air Force. GPS IIF-2, renamed Space Vehicle Number 63 (SVN-63), is functioning normally and ready to begin on-orbit maneuvers and operational testing.

After two postponements, the second  GPS Block IIF satellite launched successfully from Cape Canaveral at 2:41 a.m. EDT on July 16. GPS signals from the spacecraft payload will be turned on for test…

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Going Green is a reality!

Teamed with multiple trade professionals for more than 8 months intricately our surveyor’s laid out the path to completion. Watching the woods being parted at the Brookhaven National Laboratory certainly was poignant.  However, opening the provision of expanse provided Green energy and lighting for more than 4,000 Long Island homes. I considered it a true historic moment.  A huge under taking, we utilized our Trimble robotic total stations, GNSS and conventional tools to perform…

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Land Survey Lite Software Community Review

Land Surveyors United is now working with the developers of a new program called "Land Survey Lite," which is ideal for Professional Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers who need an economical software solution. It also provides a low-cost way for Architects to communicate their data to the Engineer.

Download for Free and Submit Community…
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Chain!

We have heard many arguments from critics over the last few years berating professional land surveyors for not holding existing fences, improvements, or other evidence of possession on the ground as the boundary lines of real property. At the same time, other critics have called for…

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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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