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Professional Land Surveyor News: Census Bureau Launches Online Mapping Tool Showing 2000 Census Participation Rates

March 1, 2010 in Associate Membership, Business, GIS, Land Surveying, News, Surveying Software

Professional Land Surveyor News

Professional Land Surveyor News

Census Bureau Launches Online Mapping Tool Showing 2000 Census Participation Rates to Help Communities Prepare for 2010 Census

With mail-out of the 2010 Census forms less than one month away, the Census Bureau today unveiled a new online mapping tool that allows communities nationwide to prepare for the 2010 Census by seeing how well they did mailing back their 2000 Census forms.

Visitors to the new Google-based map will be able to find the 2000 Census mail participation rates for states, counties and cities, as well as smaller areas called “census tracts.” After the 2010 Census forms are mailed out in mid-March, the online map will be updated to include a tracking tool with daily updates of the 2010 Census mail participation rates for local areas across the nation. Users will be able to compare their 2010 Census progress using their 2000 Census rates as a benchmark.

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Professional Land Surveyor Product Review: Magellan Triton 2000 Handheld Navigation System

April 30, 2009 in 3 RODS, Associate Membership, Business, Land Surveying, Land Surveying Equipment, Magellan, Product Reviews, Rated As

Magellan Triton 2000

Magellan Triton 2000

While not necessarily thought of as a tool for Professional Land Surveyors, the , none the less, is a very handy tool for Professional Land Surveyors and outdoor enthusiast, alike. The Magellan Triton 2000 has proved to be a good tool to have in any Professional Land Surveyor's tool box.

What I liked about the Magellan Triton 2000 is:

  1. The full-color display. It was easy to read and the touch-screen worked well. While it was easy to read in full sun light, the real strength is using the Magellan Triton 2000 in low-light conditions, like under heavy tree canopy. In the woods, the screen is very readable, I think even better than out in the brighter locations.
  2. The Magellan Triton 2000 takes 2 megapixel photos with geographic locations in the field. This can be a great way to take photos of the monuments you find in the field, and then be able to distinguish between them geographically back at the office. With a regular digital camera, if you're not careful, it can be hard to tell what the photos you took in the field actually represent. With the Magellan Triton 2000 you now have a way to incorporate these photos into your project GIS.
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