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How to Use the Web to Grow Your Business and Get New Customers, Before Your Competition Does [Webinar]

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Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
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How to Use the Web to Grow Your Business and Get New Customers, Before Your Competition Does Webinar

Do you feel like you're falling behind because you don't know or understand how to use your website, content marketing and social media to grow your business? Are you missing important opportunities because customers can't find you or connect with you online?

In this online workshop, you will learn how to: Read more ›

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The Professional Land Surveyor Podcast Episode 18: Meerkat and Event Announcements

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Shownotes - Episode 18: Meerkat and Event Announcements

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AutoCAD Civil 3D Points Primary Setup Webcast

AutoCAD Civil 3D WebcastsDate: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)
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Join us for this AutoCAD Civil 3D Primary Points Setup webcast. This webcast course includes the following topics: Read more ›

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Laser Scanning Drones: XactSense is First to Fly Velodyne’s New Low-Cost LIDAR “Puck”

XactSense “MAX8” 8-rotor UAV First to Fly Velodyne’s New Low-Cost LIDAR “Puck”

XactSense “MAX8” 8-rotor UAV First to Fly Velodyne’s New Low-Cost LIDAR “Puck”

XactSense Inc. has developed a new platform for low-altitude aerial mapping using the newly released Velodyne LIDAR VLP-16 “Puck”. Drone LIDAR mapping for the masses is here.

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XactSense, Inc. has developed a new platform for low-altitude aerial mapping using the newly released Velodyne LIDAR VLP-16 “Puck”. Drone LIDAR mapping for the masses is here. Read more ›

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Commercial Drones Webinar: Proposed Rules, Tools and Business Opportunities

Commercial Drones Webinar: Proposed Rules, Tools and Business Opportunities

Commercial Drones Webinar: Proposed Rules, Tools and Business Opportunities

Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)
Cost: Free
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Please join us for this complimentary commercial drones webinar. With the recent announcement by the FAA of proposed rules for commercial drones, UAS or UAV, learn about the proposed rules, the tools and business opportunities using this new and disruptive technology.

Join us on March 17th for this free Commercial Drones Webinar: Proposed Rules, Tools and Business Opportunities

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Presented by: Eric Colburn, PLS

Eric Colburn, PLS, is a seasoned professional land surveyor, DatuGram™3D and AutoCAD Civil 3D consultant with over thirty years of experience. Eric is a successful entrepreneur, industry writer, product development consultant, RI licensed professional land surveyor, president of Foster Survey Company founded in 1993, publisher of EricColburn.com since 2008 and president of Colburn Strategic Partners, Inc. since 2013.

A technology and productivity evangelist, Eric often explores innovative tools and technologies to improve the productivity and profits of land surveyors and civil engineering professionals.

 

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Professional Land Surveyor LinkedIn Group Tops 8000 Members

Professional Land Surveyor LinkedIn Group Tops 8000 Members

Professional Land Surveyor LinkedIn Group Tops 8000 Members

Professional Land Surveyor LinkedIn Group Tops 8000 Members

I'm proud to announce that within the past few days the Professional Land Surveyor group on LinkedIn has topped 8000 members!

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The Professional Land Surveyor Podcast Episode 17: Commercial Drones Get Proposed FAA Rules

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FAA’s Small UAS/Drone Proposed Rulemaking Major Provisions

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Expanding on yesterday's news, DOT and FAA Propose New Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, below is the Summary of Major Provisions of Proposed Part 107 outlining the details for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed commercial use of Small UAS (sUAS), UAV, or drones:

Operational Limitations

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DOT and FAA Propose New Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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Regulations will facilitate integration of small UAS into U.S. aviation system

WASHINGTON – The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today proposed a framework of regulations that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in today’s aviation system, while maintaining flexibility to accommodate future technological innovations.

The FAA proposal offers safety rules for small UAS (under 55 pounds) conducting non-recreational operations. The rule would limit flights to daylight and visual-line-of-sight operations. It also addresses height restrictions, operator certification, optional use of a visual observer, aircraft registration and marking, and operational limits.

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Commercial Drone Regulations Reportedly Poised For FAA Approval

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Based on a leaked FAA document, Forbes, the NY Times and other news outlets today are are reporting that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is about to approve favorable rules for the commercial use of drones, UAS or UAV. However, it should be noted that while this leaked document is dated for February 2015, it's possible that it could be outdated or revised (or may be revised). Of particular interest with this reporting is that this important industry news story was broken by none other than a land surveyor, Steve Zeets, according to Forbes.

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FAA Grants North Dakota UAS Test Site Broader Air Access

FAA Grants ND UAS Test Site Broader Air AccessFebruary 11- The Federal Aviation Administration has authorized unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to fly in a wide area of North Dakota, a move that will give industry more opportunities for research that could help the agency integrate UAS into the nation’s airspace.

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Safe Drone Usage Legislation to Create Safe Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Policies By FAA

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Senator Lisa Murkowski

Congressional Legislation Urges the Federal Aviation Administration to Create Safe Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) policies

Feb. 05, 2015

Murkowski, Young Introduce Bicameral Bills Pushing for Safe Drone Usage

Senator Lisa Murkowski and Congressman Don Young announced companion legislation in both chambers of Congress aimed at urging the Federal Aviation Administration to create policies for safe usage of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) across America’s skies.  Read more ›

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DatuGram™3D Version 4 Review & Accuracy Comparisons Webinar Recording

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DatuGram™3D Version 4 Review & Accuracy Comparisons Webinar Recording

In this recorded Datumate Live Webinar presented by Eric Colburn, PLS, you'll earn about the latest software updates and features found in the newly released Version 4.0 of DatuGram™3D.

We will also check the accuracy of points created in this new, revolutionary DatuGram™3D software as compared to conventional land surveying.

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Datumate Live Webinar Description:

In this Datumate Live Webinar you'll learn about the latest updates to DatuGram™3D, Version 4.0, including:

  • Surface Reconstruction and Drawing 3D Mesh
  • Full Support for Codes, Blocks and Attributes
  • Automatic Point Naming
  • Manually Merging of Image Clusters
  • Undo/Redo of Drafting Actions
  • New Camera Calibration Method
  • Automatic Images Linkage Algorithm Improved
  • Support for Multiple Measurement Units
  • Major User Interface Changes
  • Working with CAD Software Improved

We'll also look at the accuracy of points surveyed conventionally in the field compared to the same point locations created using DatuGram™3D.
Expert speaker: Eric D. Colburn PLS, President of Colburn Strategic Partners, Inc.

eric1-243x300Eric Colburn, PLS, is a seasoned professional land surveyor, DatuGram™3D and AutoCAD Civil 3D consultant with over thirty years of experience. Eric is a successful entrepreneur, industry writer, product development consultant, RI licensed professional land surveyor, president of Foster Survey Company founded in 1993, publisher of EricColburn.com since 2008 and president of Colburn Strategic Partners, Inc. since 2013.

A technology and productivity evangelist, Eric often explores innovative tools and technologies to improve the productivity and profits of land surveyors and civil engineering professionals.

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Grants Eight More UAS Exemptions

FAA Grants Eight More UAS Exemptions

FAA Grants Eight More UAS Exemptions

FAA Grants Eight More UAS Exemptions

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted eight more regulatory exemptions for commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations, bringing the total number of exemption grants to 24.

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US DOT To Release Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Rules This Week

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New Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Rules For Commercial Use Is imminent

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a monthly update of proposed rulemaking to release the long-awaited Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) rules this week. These rules, for the commercial us of sUAS, UAVs, or drones, had an original 2011 publication date. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) then moved the new commercial sUAV rules publication date to last year and missed that target as well. The new US DOT projected publication date for commercial use of sUAV is now January 30, 2015.

The Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Rules Abstract:

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AutoCAD Civil 3D Points For Land Surveyors Webcast

AutoCAD Civil 3D WebcastsDate: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)
Cost: Free
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Join us for this AutoCAD Civil 3D Points For Land Surveyors Webcast. This free, limited, and reserved seating (250) webcast covers:

  • Points creation and editing
  • Point Styles
  • Point Label Styles
  • Point Description Keys
  • Point Groups
  • Importing Points
  • Creating Point Tables
  • Using Points in Survey Databases
  • Exporting points

Join us on January 20th for this informative AutoCAD Civil 3D Points For Land Surveyors Webcast.

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FAA Grants Real Estate, Agricultural UAS Exemptions

FAA Grants Real Estate, Agricultural UAS ExemptionsJanuary 6– The Federal Aviation Administration today granted two regulatory exemptions for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations, including the first for real estate photography.

The agency gave the exemptions to Douglas Trudeau with Tierra Antigua Realty in Tucson, AZ, and Advanced Aviation Solutions in Spokane, WA. Before these exemption approvals, the FAA had granted 12 exemptions to 11 companies in a variety of industries.

Mr. Trudeau’s exemption authorizes him to fly a Phantom 2 Vision + quadcopter to enhance academic community awareness and augment real estate listing videos. Advanced Aviation Solutions plans to use a fixed-wing eBee Ag UAS to make photographic measurements and perform crop scouting for precision agriculture.

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Professional Land Surveyor Learning Center Announces Website and Education Platform Relaunch

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Professional Land Surveyor Learning Center

The Professional Land Surveyor Learning Center, created by professional land surveyor Eric Colburn, PLS, publisher of EricColburn.com, announced today a major website and education platform relaunch. Students and instructors will find the site is now easier to use and more functional, with an enhanced user experience.

The website and education platform relaunch improves the course tools, forums, communication tools, ease of use and improves functionality across all devices.The PLS Learning Center learning platform redesign provides educators and learners with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create personalized learning environments.

As a special relaunch promotion the new, free DatuGram™3D: Working With Real Data course is now open for enrollment. This course is 100% free with a quick and easy signup. Included in this free course is a link to download a full trial evaluation of DatuGram™3D along with a complete data set including real project files for students to work with. Improvements to the courses published before this update are underway. As we update those courses, they will become available for enrollment.

About the Free DatuGram™3D: Working With Real Data Course

Price: Free

In this course you'll get hands-on experience using DatuGram™3D from beginning to end by working with real data collected in the field for a real surveying and mapping project. Then you can export the finished work to your CAD software. The algorithms running in the background are very complex, but, as you will see, the process of using DatuGram™3D is very simple and easy!

Join Today!

To learn more about the Professional Land Surveyor Learning Center please visit http://www.ericcolburn.com/learn/.

To create a free account please visit http://www.ericcolburn.com/learn/login

Become an Instructor!

Looking to share your knowledge and earn extra money, too? We are looking for industry partners interested in teaching what they know, while offering a generous profit-sharing plan. You will also gain national and international recognition as an expert in your field. Whether you're interested in teaching boundary surveying, business, technology, UAV or drones, we will work with you one-on-one to start your online teaching career with the Professional Land Surveyor Learning Center.

To become an instructor, visit our contact us page or call us toll-free at 800-277-3265.

About Eric Colburn, PLS

eric1-243x300Eric Colburn, PLS, is a seasoned professional land surveyor, DatuGram™3D and AutoCAD Civil 3D consultant with over thirty years of experience. Eric is a successful entrepreneur, industry writer, product development consultant, RI licensed professional land surveyor, president of Foster Survey Company founded in 1993, publisher of EricColburn.com since 2008 and president of Colburn Strategic Partners, Inc. since 2013.

A technology and productivity evangelist, Eric often explores innovative tools and technologies to improve the productivity and profits of land surveyors and civil engineering professionals.

 

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Free Datumate Live Webinar-DatuGram™3D Version 4 Review & Accuracy Comparisons

DatuGram™3D Version 4 Review & Accuracy Comparisons

webinar_hdrHi, this is Eric Colburn and for myself, Datumate and Colburn Strategic Partners I invite you to our next free Datumate Live Webinar on DatuGram™3D Version 4 Review & Accuracy Comparisons: Please join us Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 2pm EST to learn about the latest software updates and features found in the newly released Version 4.0 of DatuGram™3D. We will also check the accuracy of points created in this new, revolutionary DatuGram™3D software as compared to conventional land surveying.

When: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 2:00pm (EST)
Duration: 1 Hour
Cost: Free
Where: Online Webinar (Register Here)

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Topcon Announces Software Add-on for Autodesk Integration

LIVERMORE, Calif., USA/ CAPELLE A/D IJSSEL, The Netherlands – Topcon Positioning Group announces the new Topcon eXchange software solution add-on for AutoCAD Civil 3D civil engineering design software. It is designed to save time by converting AutoCAD Civil 3D design data into files compatible with Topcon 3D construction solutions as well as the MAGNET® software system.

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