Month: January 2011

BLM-The Life of a Survey Monument Video

Here’s a video by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in California showing the life of a survey monument. The BLM California YouTube description of this video is: We hope you learn a little, maybe chuckle a bit in this

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Professional Land Surveyor Source Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-01-30

The Professional Land Surveyor Daily is out! http://bit.ly/hfRvO0 ? Top stories today by @prism_surveying @oystersurveying @landsurveyorsu # The Autocad Civil 3D Daily is out! http://bit.ly/hVzlaS # Geomatics Today is out! http://bit.ly/9zcr2M # The Professional Land Surveyor Daily is out! http://bit.ly/hfRvO0

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Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

Here are this week’s Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations: @wkfd – WKFD is the Twitter account for the Kung Fu Drafter blog. They are drafters and geeks trying to share information with people with similar interests. I highly recommend

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Professional Land Surveyor LinkedIn Group is Now an Open Group

I am pleased to announce that, as the owner of the Professional Land Surveyor LinkedIn Group, I have switched this professional networking group to an open discussion group. All future discussions will be fully visible, searchable, and shareable on the

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Visualize Your LinkedIn Network with InMaps

LinkedIn, the business-oriented and world’s largest professional social networking site (over 90 million members), has unveiled a cool mapping tool called InMaps. This online mapping tool uses color coded associations to map your entire LinkedIn social network. Being able to visualize

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Ashtech Names DigitalGeo GIS Distributor for Portugal

DigitalGeo, a startup Portuguese GIS distributor, has been selected to represent the Ashtech® GIS product line in Portugal. “We have high expectations for the innovative newly formed DigitalGeo,” said Ashtech EMEA Sales Director, Jean-Marc Ferre. “They have been fast out of

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Professional Land Surveyor Survey-Are You a Geographic Information Surveyor (GIS)?

In this week’s Professional Land Surveyor Survey, I’m asking: Are You a Geographic Information Surveyor (GIS)? Too often we micro-define and minimize what it is that we do by defining our profession by what our job tasks are, by what

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Professional Land Surveyor Source Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-01-23

“If at first you don’t succeed, use more duct tape!” – Red Green http://tumblr.com/xpr19thsg6 # The Professional Land Surveyor Daily is out! http://bit.ly/9ItzpA ? Top stories today by @ericcolburn @landsurveyorsu @k_lite98 @mcleodj # The Autocad Civil 3D Daily is out!

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Spectra Precision Introduces Next Generation Survey Data Collector Solutions

Westminster, Colo., Jan. 19, 2011 — Spectra Precision introduced today additions to its line of outdoor rugged data collectors—the next generation Ranger™ 3 data collector series and the Nomad® 900 series. These new advanced solutions are designed to operate with

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Trimble’s Next Generation TSC3 Handheld Controller Allows Surveyors to Collect, Share and Deliver Data for Improved Productivity

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 19, 2011 — Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today its next generation field device—the Trimble® TSC3 controller. As part of Trimble’s portfolio of Connected Site™ survey solutions, the new controller allows surveyors and geospatial professionals to collect, share and

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Gatewing X100 Light Unmanned Aircraft Remote Sensing Solution

This video shows the Gatewing X100, an unmanned aircraft for aerial terrain mapping, in action. So much of the technology we use in land surveying and mapping is bleeding edge, technology gee whiz wonderment, so you’d think that we’ve seen

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Topcon Announces RTP-300 for High-Speed Surface Profiling

LIVERMORE, Calif. – January 17, 2011 – Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) new RTP-300 Real Time Profiler collects surface data at speeds up to 65 miles per hour (105 km/hr) and creates an exact model of the existing surface. The RTP-300’s

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MicroSurvey-Now in 100 Countries

West Kelowna, BC – January 10, 2011 – MicroSurvey software is now used in over 100 countries. To be precise, the count as of today is 109 countries. It’s no secret, MicroSurvey has been ramping up its global distribution channels

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Professional Land Surveyor Source Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-01-16

Quora: How many acres is the Washington and Lee University campus? Answer: http://qr.ae/yGuN # @TerraGo @wkfd @haubert Thanks for the #FF and have a great weekend! # The Professional Land Surveyor Daily is out! http://bit.ly/9ItzpA # The Autocad Civil 3D

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Trimble Introduces New Field Layout Software Suite that includes Trimble Field Link for MEP and Structures Trades

Software Suite Incorporates the Trimble Tablet and New User Interface Featuring Integrated 3D Model Viewing and Job Reporting Capabilities as well as Unique Modules for Each Contractor Type SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 13, 2011 — Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today its new

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National Museum of Surveying Video

Here’s an awesome video about the National Museum of Surveying in Springfield, Illinois. This in-depth overview of the National Museum of Surveying highlights the Science On a Sphere exhibit, ancient Egypt Rope Stretchers, Benjamin Banneker, Andrew Ellicott and the President

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Professional Land Surveyor News-TECTERRA Launches Alberta Future Geomatics Leaders Awards Program

TECTERRA Launches Alberta Post-Secondary Scholarship Program CALGARY, January 5, 2011:  TECTERRA Inc. announced today the launch of the Future Geomatics Leaders Awards program, providing scholarship funds to top students studying in geomatics and related science or technology fields in Alberta post-secondary

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Surveyors, Symbols, Crosshairs, Targets, Bullseyes & Sarah Palin

Surveyors and their symbols are getting a lot of attention in the press today. Rebecca Monsour, Sarah Palin’s media aide, said that the geo-locational images shown on the electoral map Palin posted on her Facebook page last March are not

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Carlson Takeoff Site & Road Estimating Video

Carlson Takeoff Site & Road Estimating Video

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Professional Land Surveyor Source Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-01-09

The Professional Land Surveyor Daily is out! http://bit.ly/9ItzpA # The Autocad Civil 3D Daily is out! http://bit.ly/hVzlaS # Geomatics Today is out! http://bit.ly/9zcr2M ? Top stories today by @tmj_mel_eng @boundaryhunter @glamenvirocanad # NC and SC join to resurvey their odd

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