David Watterston
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May 29, 2018
David Watterston replied to James Barnett's discussion Managing office and field schedule
"Hi James, we used to use a book then white boards then call everyone to check they know what they are doing etc etc... We created in 2007/2008 a data base using Microsoft Access under windows XP professional but in 2012/2014 this became very tedious…"
May 23, 2018
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May 22, 2018
David Watterston replied to Mohammad Salem's discussion To fix deference among total station survey and 3D scan survey
"Hi Mohammad, Further to William's comment I think your first task is to decide whether you need to use a plane grid with no scale factor but this would depend on the size of the site. If more than say 100 acres or so curvature of the earth may…"
May 22, 2018

Welcome to the Surveying CommunityThis marks the beginning of a surveying legacy for our new Land Surveyors United member, David Watterston. Welcome David Watterston Your legacy in surveying will forever be remembered starting here. If it weren't for this member, we may have never known surveying culture in their corner of earth.

May 15, 2018

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I am here because I am a.
Retired Land Surveyor
Surveyor Bio:
Worked in UK from 1972 - 1974 Land Services Ltd
Worked in Zambia Africa - 1974 - 1977 Mike Campbell Surveys
Worked for Engineering Surveys Ltd 1977 - 1986
in UK, North Sea Oil Rigs for Shell/Esso
Worked in Irag, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Zaire (Gongo), and Nigeria.
Worked for Survey and Engineering Services Ltd 1986 - 1992 in the Uk.
Worked back for Engineering Surveys Ltd 1992 (6 months) then started CD Surveys Ltd with a colleague Colin Harding till 1999 then continued on my own. Got to 30 staff in 2007/8 then financial crash came. Now down to 10, took a risk and built our own offices, never looked back and now stronger than ever. Now need to 'move on' and exit from the business.
CD Surveys Ltd
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Chartered institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors
Institute of Directors
Affiliate of the Royal Institute of British Architects
Council member on the board of The Survey Association (TSA)
Surrey Chambers of Commerce
I have experience with the following
GPS, topographic, boundary surveys, construction staking, topographic surveys, control network surveys, ground movement monitoring, UAS/UAV Drone Technology, Retired Surveyor
How many years have you been surveying?
Most comfortable with the following types of instrumentation
Total Stations, GPS, Surveying Software, Robotics, Automatic Levels, 3D scanners, GNSS, Old school surveying, theodolite, Chain, compass, UAS/UAV Drone Technology

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