I would like to extend a personal and heartfelt THANK YOU to all the members of Land Surveyors United who have been a part of this community for many years and who have joined today.  


There are many things I have learned about our profession since I became a member, myself.  One of those life-lessons is that if you take the time to share your knowledge with the world, you will be noticed.  I shared my knowledge and I was noticed.  


Is it a coincidence that a man with an education in Anthropology and a background in land surveying (Justin Farrow / LSU Justin) offered me his phone number when I began to contribute content and discussions to the community when there were only around 1000 members?


Perhaps it was a coincidence, since we had not met in person or anywhere else online.  I was actually very skeptical of using social media at all.  It took several months for me to realize that without using social media, I was wasting my expert knowledge without reason.


Ironically enough, Justin and I have not met in person.  We have been using social media and free video conferencing to communicate with each other, with members and officers of the profession in many countries, and yes, we do speak on the phone every day.


Land Surveyors United is important to us because it is important to you.


I do not receive any money for what I do, and yet I do what I do as the Senior Director / Editor for Land Surveyors United without compensation.  Why would I do such a thing?


Because I have seen the need for land surveyors, such as me, to be able to communicate at a global level.  This is not merely a community where land surveyors from different parts of the world can discuss things that can be nearly the same everywhere, no, this is about knowing each other and identifying our similarities by understanding our differences.


It is no accident that we all are here today reading about something so important.  We can make the art and science of what we do, individually, every day, a more standardized and globally recognized method of handling things as a whole, together.


To make the world a better place for our profession; whether it be job placement, technical questions and answers, or merely sharing a photograph or video of what we do every day will require the rest of the world to take notice.  I think the world has noticed that over 4000 of us all have the same vision.  Keep up the good work.  I know I will. 


Scott D. Warner, R.L.S.

Senior Director / Editor

Land Surveyors United

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Reply by Jaybird on December 4, 2012 at 2:37pm

70 new members in just 7 days!

Reply by Scott D. Warner, PLS on December 3, 2012 at 11:52pm

In only a few weeks, Land Surveyors United is nearing another 100 members!  I am looking forward to welcoming the 5000th member!

Reply by SurveyEarthinaDay on November 20, 2012 at 9:10pm

Right On!!!  and into the Future!>>>

Reply by Paul Quagge on November 16, 2012 at 10:43pm

Right on Scott! Its awesome to be part of this....Justin has great vision!



Reply by Jaybird on November 15, 2012 at 7:03pm

And a happy 4000 to all of you as well.  I must say this is one of the coolest things happening in the industry!  Looking forward to many more years as a community with a purpose!

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