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Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

January 28, 2011 in Associate Membership, General, Land Surveying, Links

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Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

Here are this week’s Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations:

wkfd@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 visiting The Kung Fu Drafter blog, as it is a fun site and full of information too! If you get a chance read W2W&W: Joss Whedon’s “Firefly” Smuggles a Bit of Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” Part 2 … I didn’t find Part 1, but that’s typical of me to put the cart before the horse.

iPinda@iPinda – Edward’s Twitter bio says “CAD specialist, AutoCAD & AutoCAD Civil 3D trainer. iPhone and iPad addict.” and if you visit his Civil 3D Peanuts blog, you’ll discover that he’s also a part-time freelance AutoCAD trainer and full time CAD application administrator for an international AEC company. If you get a chance, read his Appending or Merging Service Packs with Civil 3D 2011 blog post.

Gatewing@Gatewing – Gatewing is a Hi-tech start-up in the unmanned aircraft and geomatics industry: high resolution terrain mapping for geo-information purposes. Based out of Ghent, Belgium, Gatewing designs and sells the world’s fastest and easiest to use remote sensing solution. Based on their revolutionary X100 light unmanned aircraft, they built a solution for rapid terrain mapping. It consists of an image acquisition field operation and a fully digital and automated image processing. Learn more on their product page or through their white paper. You can also see a video I posted here »» Gatewing X100 Light Unmanned Aircraft Remote Sensing Solution.

standortanalyse@standortanalyseFounder and CEO of gb consite GmbH, are the IT consultant Malte Geschwinder and Knut Büscher. They provide consulting, conception, development and operation in the environment of individual and standard software. The technical focus is on the sector location analysis / geo marketing, the sales management and data warehousing, often in combination with geographical information and methods. Check out their plans for 2011 here »» Preview of  2011.

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Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

August 27, 2010 in Associate Membership, General, Land Surveying, Links

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Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

Here are this week’s Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations:

Lyme_Warrior@Lyme_Warrior – Misdiagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis for 10-years, Jo-Ann reassessed her condition, care, and treatment, taking the bold step of questioning her supposed “health care” and sought alternate (but logical) explanations for what was happening to her. Long story short, Jo-Ann has recently been diagnosed with Lyme Disease, rather than Rheumatoid Arthritis. Now she is a Lyme Warrior and the driving force behind the new and innovative LymeWarriors.com, an informative website, social network, forum, and support network for all Lyme Warriors.

artpetty@artpetty – Arts Twitter Bio says,  “I help professionals develop as senior contributors & I help firms solve vexing problems in marketing & strategy. Management & Leadership author/blogger/mentor”. This week I read a brilliant article Art wrote and posted a linkt to his article here: Leadership Caffeine-Give Your People Room to Run | Management Excellence.

CADRelations@CADRelations – CAD Relations website is an “Engineers Online Portal” for CAD, Engineering, Architecture, Community, Motorsports and Design, including Autodesk and Bentley software, which they proudly shout from the rafters “that is what we love and live for!!” I love the passion that they bring to the industry. Check out their AutoCAD Back to the Basics: Opening drawings by Drag’n Drop post.

wkfd@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 visiting The Kung Fu Drafter blog, as it is a fun site and full of information too! It’s an older post, but a good one, so visit The Kung Fu Drafter to read the CAD: Untie Your Favorite Commands from the Map 3D 2010 Ribbon … blog post.

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Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

July 30, 2010 in Associate Membership, General, Land Surveying, Links

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Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

Here are this week’s Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations:

wkfd@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 visiting The Kung Fu Drafter blog, as it is a fun site and full of information too! If you get a chance read the CAD: Leap Over the Bar of System Requirements … blog post.

iPinda@iPinda – Edward’s Twitter bio says “CAD specialist, AutoCAD trainer and Civil 3D addict” and if you visit his Civil 3D Peanuts blog, you’ll discover that he’s also a part-time freelance AutoCAD trainer and full time CAD application administrator for an international AEC company. If you get a chance, read his Bentley’s SELECTseries 1 reading Civil 3D DWG blog post.

CADRelations@CADRelations – CAD Relations website is an “Engineers Online Portal” for CAD, Engineering, Architecture, Community, Motorsports and Design, including Autodesk and Bentley software, which they proudly shout from the rafters “that is what we love and live for!!” I love the passion that they bring to the industry. Check out their Applications for Autodesk solutions post.

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Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

June 11, 2010 in Associate Membership, General, Land Surveying, Links

Follow Eric Colburn, Professional Land Surveyor on Twitter

Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

Here are this week’s Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations:

wkfd@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 visiting The Kung Fu Drafter blog, as it is a fun site and full of information too! If you get a chance read the CAD+: AutoCAD Exchange Gets a Facelift, You Can Help Autodesk blog post.

Eagle_Point

@Eagle_Point -Eagle Point has been providing the AEC and Geospatial markets with technical solutions and services for over 25 years (disclosure: Eagle Point advertises on this site). For AEC, they offer desktop solutions that run on AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D, including solutions for surveying, like their Surveyor’ Companion for Civil 3D and other AEC and Geospatial markets with technical solutions.

ryanpconnolly@ryanpconnolly – Ryan is a civil engineering student, CAD user, and CAD learner (aren’t we all though). He occasionally refers to me as “mrcolburn“, which makes me laugh. Hard worker, loves Fridays, fan of double headers in the rain, and my connection, through his tweets, to keep up to date with the World Cup.

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Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

May 28, 2010 in Associate Membership, General, Land Surveying, Links

Follow Eric Colburn, Professional Land Surveyor on Twitter

Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

Here is this week’s Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations:

wkfd@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 visiting The Kung Fu Drafter blog, as it is a fun site and full of information too! If you get a chance read the CAD+: AutoCAD Exchange Gets a Facelift, You Can Help Autodesk … blog post.

CDSPaul@CDSpaul- Paul is President of Carlson Desktop Solutions (CDS) which is a technology firm working to help professional land surveyors find faster ways to do things like layout, easier COGO, and “True Field-To-Finish Solutions. I recommend his Paul Carlson’s Blog which has good information on using AutoCAD Civil 3D and Carlson Software. Check out his latest post (a must read) on GPS Reference Networks, which is as much about being prepared and having a backup plan as it is about GPS Reference Networks..

iPinda@iPinda – Edwards Twitter bio says “CAD specialist, AutoCAD trainer and Civil 3D addict” and if you visit his Civil 3D Peanuts blog, you’ll discover that he’s also a part-time freelance AutoCAD trainer and full time CAD application administrator for an international AEC company. If you get a chance, read his CleanUp installed msi packages post on his trials and tribulations in going from a Beta program of Civil 3D 2011 to Civil 3D 2011, final release. Ground Hog Day was a great movie, but Civil 3D Ground Hog Day, not so much.

cad_notes@cad_notes- Edwin is from Indonesia, is an AutoCAD and Revit user, and writes the popular CAD tutorials and best practices blog CAD NOTES.

Checkout Edwin’s latest post, Cycling Through Revit Shortcuts.

ryanpconnolly@ryanpconnolly – Ryan is a civil engineering student, CAD user, and CAD learner (aren’t we all though). He occasionally refers to me as “mr. colburn”, which makes me laugh. I’m happy to report that Ryan is now a Junior Estimator for George Stone & Sons Ltd., and keeps a very neat and organized office (for now, he says). Read the rest of this entry →

Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

May 21, 2010 in Associate Membership, General, Land Surveying, Links

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Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

Here is this week’s Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations:

wkfd@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 visiting The Kung Fu Drafter blog, as it is a fun site and full of information too! If you get a chance read the Blog: KFD and Google Kiss and Make Up … blog post explaining how Google has officially cleared Kung Fu Drafter of any nefarious activities. I knew this all along, as I’m sure many of you did, too!

iPinda@iPinda – Edwards Twitter bio says “CAD specialist, AutoCAD trainer and Civil 3D addict” and if you visit his Civil 3D Peanuts blog, you’ll discover that he’s also a part-time freelance AutoCAD trainer and full time CAD application administrator for an international AEC company. You can also learn nice tips and tricks like, Get those Earthwork Volumes of a layout Pipe Network.

ryanpconnolly@ryanpconnolly – Ryan is a civil engineering student, CAD user, and CAD learner (aren’t we all though). He occasionally refers to me as “mr. colburn”, which makes me laugh. This week, I liked his tweet, “Dudes wearing capris… Not cool”. I agree Ryan, I so agree. Now I must get rid of my capris…


cad_notes@cad_notes- Edwin is from Indonesia, is an AutoCAD and Revit user, and writes the popular CAD tutorials and best practices blog CAD NOTES. Checkout Edwin’s AutoCAD competition, where he provided his e-books, batik arts (paintings) and batik shirts for the winners. Check out his Autodesk Homestyler: Design your interiors online… for Free! post.

@smith_blarney@smith_blarney – His Twitter bio says, “I am a Writer interested in Art, Music, Website Development, FilmMaking, Poetry, True Crime & Most Importantly: Raising My Beautiful Kids”. All of this sounds very interesting to me and I look forward to reading his tweets.

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Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

May 14, 2010 in Associate Membership, General, Land Surveying, Links

Follow Eric Colburn, Professional Land Surveyor on Twitter

Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

Here is this week’s Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations:

iPinda@iPinda – Edwards Twitter bio says “CAD specialist, AutoCAD trainer and Civil 3D addict” and if you visit his Civil 3D Peanuts blog, you’ll discover that he’s also a part-time freelance AutoCAD trainer and full time CAD application administrator for an international AEC company. You can also learn nice tips and tricks like Adding extra search paths to the Printer Configuration Search Path.

envisioncad@envisioncad – The Envision Group has the great tag line of “SEE The CAD Possibilities”; I love that. They are all about “Empowering you with the ability to improve your efficiency and maximize your investment in CAD technology. MicroStation training, AutoCAD Civil 3D customization, InRoads training, and more!” Love that, too!

cad_notes@cad_notes- Edwin is from Indonesia, is an AutoCAD and Revit user, and writes the popular CAD tutorials and best practices blog CAD NOTES. Checkout Edwin’s AutoCAD competition, where he provided his e-books, batik arts (paintings) and batik shirts for the winners. Check out his The Batik Prizes have Arrived post.

wkfd@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 visiting The Kung Fu Drafter blog, as it is a fun site and full of information too! If you get a chance read the Review: Kung Fu Drafter Reviews AutoCAD Freestyle … blog post.

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Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

May 7, 2010 in Associate Membership, General, Land Surveying, Links

Follow Eric Colburn, Professional Land Surveyor on Twitter

Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

Here is this week’s Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations:

iPinda@iPinda – Edwards Twitter bio says “CAD specialist, AutoCAD trainer and Civil 3D addict” and if you visit his Civil 3D Peanuts blog, you’ll discover that he’s also a part-time freelance AutoCAD trainer and full time CAD application administrator for an international AEC company. You can also learn nice tips and tricks like Importing AutoCAD Objects as Surface data points.

cad_notes@cad_notes- Edwin is from Indonesia, is an AutoCAD and Revit user, and writes the popular CAD tutorials and best practices blog CAD NOTES. Definitely read yesterday’s post on How to: Draw an Arc with a Specific Arc Length?

wkfd@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 visiting The Kung Fu Drafter blog, as it is a fun site and full of information too! This week I enjoyed reading Review: Kung Fu Drafter Reviews AutoCAD Freestyle … blog post.

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Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

April 23, 2010 in Associate Membership, General, Land Surveying, Links

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Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

Here is this week’s Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations:

JoshNelson @JoshNelson – Josh is a Civil Engineer and current President of the Civil CADD Consortium. The Civil CADD Consortium, or C3 (s? thr?), was founded in 2000 by a group of Southern California civil engineering professionals, mainly comprised of local office, as well as corporate-level, CADD Managers.

ryanpconnolly @ryanpconnolly – Ryan is a civil engineering student, CAD user, and CAD learner (aren’t we all though). He occasionally refers to me as “mr. colburn”, which makes me laugh. In my mind I’m his age, or younger, but the years do tend to add up after awhile.

cad_notes@cad_notes- Edwin is from Indonesia, is an AutoCAD and Revit user, and writes the popular CAD tutorials and best practices blog CAD NOTES. Definitely read today’s post on How to: Set Local Help File as Default in 2011 Version, which I thought was well done and helpful.

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Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

April 16, 2010 in Associate Membership, General, Land Surveying, Links

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Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

If you’re on Twitter then you are probably aware of Twitter’s weekly “Follow Friday” social introduction and recommendation tradition. If you’re not on Twitter, or new to the site and its idiosyncrasies, how it works is this: You post a Tweet with people you recommend and include the hashtag of #FollowFriday (or #FF). For example, last week one of my #FollowFriday recommendation tweets looked like this:

#FollowFriday @Indydrafter @cad_notes @iPinda @CADRelations@ryanpconnolly @rose_realestate @luis_galarza

What Follow Friday on Twitter allows you to do is to list the users that you recommend. As usual with Twitter though, is you have to do all of this in 140 characters or less. With that limitation, and that on Fridays Twitter gets all gummed up with lots and lots of these lists, the value of the recommendation can seem watered down and can get lost in the fog. Ideally, on Twitter, you would add a personal note as to why you are recommending one user to your followers. However, with the size limitation this can be problematic and often Twitterers often just push out their list of Follow Friday recommendations like you see above.

With all of that in mind, I thought that I could give the Follow Friday thing on Twitter a little more value by posting here the people I recommend on Twitter. While I have done this before in my Professional Land Surveyor Newsletter with my Twitter Tweepouts, the credit and inspiration to also do this in this blog must go to Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan) who suggested creating a Follow Friday post, such as this, in his community and social media blog.

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