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Gun at the Airport

I was at the airport on the way home from a work trip, carrying our survey instrument.

An enthusiastic young man approached me and asked rather loudly, "is that a gun??"

Dude. Be cool. We're at the airport. It's called a "total station".  Haha.

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Good job, Tersus engineers! Working on setting up the base station...What are included in the base station package of NeoRTK system? GNSS receiver, UHF whip antenna, external data link, transmitting UHF antenna, and others. Datasheet available, click here.…

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Field Books

Can someone recommend the top three brand field books that a person can buy with longevity in the field and the back pocket ? I I'm thinking I'd like to get a robotic Total Station that's simple to use any ideas there folks?
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Do you still not have an invitation to INTERGEO? From 26-28 September, you will find us in Berlin in the exhibition hall at booth C4-060. We have prepared your personal online voucher code for a day pass that will enable you to visit the trade fair free of charge. Why not send an email to arrange an appointment for a personal discussion?Action Now!…

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For too many project development managers, the land surveying portion of the construction process is just a necessary evil—something that they must take care of before the real work can begin. However, if you use the right technology, the land surveying process can be a source of real business value for the project as a whole. By getting the project off on the right foot with high-quality land surveying services, you can set the foundation for a project that gets completed on time and within…

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Party Chief

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…

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Not only are land surveyors expected to hold degrees or certificates in Land Surveying Management, Surveying Technology, Geomatics, or other similar disciplines, most states and governing bodies have continuing education requirements as well. This means school is nearly always a concern for land surveyors.

 

Here’s where things can get complicated. Land surveying jobs often…

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I was rummaging through some of my files today and came across the Faircloth Notes. The document is called “Land Surveying in Alabama” by James M Faircloth. Faircloth was a professor in the Civil Engineering department at the University of Alabama. (Dr. Turner, it’s still hard for me to type or say that.)

During his 36 years at the University he taught Surveying, collected…

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Party Chief

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  …

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This is some info I found out about using a Topcon Hiper V with Survey Pro field software, there is a driver in the Survey Pro software to use the Hiper V however it will not initialize to RTK with out first obtaining a OAF from Topcon for the receiver at a cost of 773.00 Canadian per receiver, I am posting this because It took a while to find out why they would not connect and feel it may help someone else  

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This research aimed to analyze double meridian distance for a closed traverse area in developing a land title for a proposed gymnasium in Qassim University. Total station, theodolite, leveling rod and steel tape plays an important role in measuring elevations, bearings, and distances of the boundaries of a lot. A contour map is necessary to determine the traces of level surfaces of successive elevation. This will enable to identify the type of contour map and type of contour lines…

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