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National Geodetic Survey (NGS) Online Map of Corbin’s New LiDAR Evaluation Site Available

January 18, 2013 in Associate Membership, Business, Geomatics, Land Surveying, Laser Scanning, Members, News, NGS, NOAA, Remote Sensing, Surveying Software

NGS

National Geodetic Survey (NGS)

Online Map of Corbin’s New LiDAR Evaluation Site Available

In December, a permanent airborne Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) test and evaluation site was installed at the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) Instrumentation & Methodologies Branch facility located in Corbin, Virginia.

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Eric D. Colburn, PLS Now Offering Virtual Consultation Services With Easy Online Appointment Scheduling

February 16, 2012 in Associate Membership, Business, Land Surveying, News, Professional Land Surveyor Practice

Virtual Consultation Services With Easy Online Appointment Scheduling

Virtual Consultation Services With Easy Online Appointment Scheduling

Professional & Business Virtual Consulting Easily Ordered with our 24/7 Online Scheduler

Virtual Appointments With Eric D. Colburn, PLS, For Business & Professional Consultation Via SkypeGoogle+ Hangout or Telephone.

I’m announcing two new services designed to enhance and simplify how you work with me. As my consulting business grows, I’ve been working on the challenges of providing remote consultations and coordinating meeting schedules that often span time zones and sometimes countries. These two new services, Virtual Consultation and Online Appointment Scheduling, combine the best technology has to offer for easy online appointment scheduling and easy access for you to consult with me, regardless of place.

Virtual Consultation Services Let Us Meet Anytime, Anywhere!

The first of the two new services I’m offering is Virtual Consulting Services that let us meet anywhere, anytime! You choose how we meet to solve your professional and business problems; like meeting by:

  • Skype
  • Google+ Hangout
  • Telephone

You can easily select from one, two, three, four, or eight-hour Virtual Consultation sessions to meet your needs. Whether you’re experiencing problems of a technical nature, problems in your professional practice, or just looking to improve your business strategy and grow your business – Let’s get together to make it happen!

Virtual Consultation

Easy Online Appointment Scheduling

The second of the two new services is easy online appointment scheduling. With online appointment scheduling, you can see when I’m available and make your own appointments. Online scheduler is like having my own virtual receptionist, which saves time, stops phone tag – even sends reminders!

It’s as Easy as 1-2-3

It’s easy – you choose from our list of services, see available appointment times, and make an appointment by filling out a short form. You can choose one service at a time and even book multiple services in the same appointment. Payment is securely accepted by PayPal. Once I accept the appointment, you get a confirmation email and a reminder email later on.

Before our meeting, I’ll gather information about your needs via email, so that we’re both fully ready for our Virtual Consultation. You’ll share with me what problems you’d like to overcome and I’ll have solutions.

After your Virtual Consultation, I’ll prepare a written report outlining what we covered, and my recommendations. Additionally, after our meeting, I’ll contact you to follow-up on your success.

Schedule an Appointment Online for a Virtual Consultation Now!


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Professional Land Surveyor Weekly Roundup January 1, 2012

January 1, 2012 in Associate Membership, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Business, Business Videos, Carlson, Geomatics, GNSS, GPS, Land Surveying, Land Surveying Equipment, Land Surveying Videos, Links, News, Surveying Software, Technology Videos, Trimble, Videos

Happy New Year 2012!

Happy New Year 2012! Credit: Creativity103 (flickr).

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Professional Land Surveyor Weekly Roundup September 18, 2011

September 18, 2011 in Associate Membership, Business, Business Videos, Carlson, General, Geomatics, Hemisphere GPS, Land Surveying, Land Surveying Equipment, Land Surveying Videos, Links, News, Surveying Software, Technology Videos, Trimble, Videos

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USGS Historical Topographic Map Collection Now Online

September 17, 2011 in Associate Membership, Business, Geomatics, Land Surveying, Links, News

Examining Our Past: Historical Map Collection Now Online

USGS

U.S. Geological Survey

Nearly 90,000 high resolution scans of the more than 200,000 historical USGS topographic maps, some dating as far back as 1884, are now available online. The Historical Topographic Map Collection includes published U.S. maps of all scales and editions, and are offered as a georeferenced digital download or as a scanned print from the USGS Store.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D Setup for Land Surveyors Course

May 18, 2011 in Associate Membership, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Business, Continuing Education, Land Surveying, News, Surveying Software

New Professional Land Surveyor Learning Center (PLSLC) Course: AutoCAD Civil 3D Setup for Land Surveyors

New Professional Land Surveyor Learning Center (PLSLC) Course: AutoCAD Civil 3D Setup for Land Surveyors (C3D-201)

New AutoCAD Civil 3D Setup for Land Surveyors Course Available on the Professional Land Surveyor Learning Center

In this online 8-week course, AutoCAD Civil 3D Setup for Land Surveyors, you will learn how to setup and use AutoCAD Civil 3D for basic land surveying tasks.

Learn AutoCAD Civil 3D for Land Surveying While Still Being Productive!

This AutoCAD Civil 3D Setup for Land Surveyors Professional Land Surveyor Learning Center course is presented online in a weekly format, served in bite-sized portions (letting you learn while still being productive), covering the following subject matter: Read the rest of this entry →

Marketing Your Land Surveying Business Online-A Few Thoughts

August 13, 2010 in Associate Membership, Business, Continuing Education, Land Surveying, Marketing, Premium Membership, Professional Land Surveyor Practice

LinkedIn IconBefore I get to this article about marketing a land surveying business online, first a little about how you might be reading this post. This is my first endeavor in creating a post exclusively for you, a Premium Member. Congratulations on joining my site as a Premium Member!

With that said, I wouldn’t be surprised if there were a few glitches and bumps in the road: If you, as a Premium Member to this site, had any troubles accessing this post, then please let me know about your experience. If you’re not a Premium Member you will be asked to register in order to read this post.

Now let’s get down to business

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Professional Land Surveyor News: Securely Renew Your Kansas Land Surveyor Professional License Online

May 28, 2010 in Associate Membership, Business, Land Surveying, News, Professional Land Surveyor Practice

Professional Land Surveyor News

Professional Land Surveyor News

Professional Land Surveyor News: Securely Renew Your Kansas Land Surveyor Professional License Online

I just came across this news item concerning the license renewal period for Kansas Land Surveyors and Professional Engineers, which is currently open, and thought I’d share it with you. If your a professional land surveyor in Kansas, then this is obviously of interest to you, but what I found interesting is the ability to renew your license online. This is a good use of technology, it’s secure,  it’s business friendly, and I think that every state should look into doing this, too.

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New Professional Land Surveyor Learning Center (PLSLC): AutoCAD Civil 3D Basic Units Settings

May 20, 2010 in Associate Membership, AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Civil 3D Surveying Quick Tips and Tricks, Business, Continuing Education, Land Surveying, News, Professional Land Surveyor Practice, Surveying Software

New Professional Land Surveyor Learning Center (PLSLC) Course: AutoCAD Civil 3D Basic Units Settings

New Professional Land Surveyor Learning Center (PLSLC) Course: AutoCAD Civil 3D Basic Units Settings

New Professional Land Surveyor Learning Center (PLSLC) Course: AutoCAD Civil 3D Basic Units Settings

Yesterday I announced the new online Professional Land Surveyor Learning Center (PLSLC) I’ve created for professional land surveyors, AutoCAD Civil 3D users, and designers.

Today I want to let you know about the first available course called AutoCAD Civil 3D Basic Units Settings. Here’s a little information about this online course:

C3D-101: AutoCAD Civil 3D Basic Units Settings

This course discusses the processes and procedures to setup your AutoCAD Civil 3D drawing Basic Unit Settings to eliminate mistakes due to inappropriate and inconsistent settings.

Specific AutoCAD Civil 3D Basic Units Settings covered in this course are:

  1. Units and Zone Settings.
  2. Survey Database and Survey Database Zone Settings.
  3. LandXML Data Imperial Units Settings.
  4. Angle Format Settings.
  5. Drawing Scale Settings.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials. This course cost $19.00.

For full access to this course you’ll need to take a minute to create a new account for yourself on the Professional Land Surveyor Learning Center (PLSLC) if it is your first time.

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Announcing the New Professional Land Surveyor Learning Center (PLSLC)!

May 19, 2010 in Associate Membership, Business, Continuing Education, Land Surveying, News, Professional Land Surveyor Practice

Professional Land Surveyor Learning Center (PLSLC) Home Page

Visit the Professional Land Surveyor Learning Center (PLSLC)

Announcing the New Professional Land Surveyor Learning Center (PLSLC)!

I’m happy to announce today a new feature here on EricColburn.com being the Professional Land Surveyor Learning Center (PLSLC). This is an online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) I’ve created for professional land surveyors, AutoCAD Civil 3D users, and designers. Using an advanced Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS), platform the Professional Land Surveyor Learning Center provides a reliable solution to support its users’ individual learning requirements.

The Professional Land Surveyor Learning Center (PLSLC) Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is an advanced system for delivering learning materials to students via the web. This learning center includes assessment, student tracking, collaboration, and communication tools. The PLSLC can be accessed online to support students’ learning 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This convenient and flexible site enables me to teach those who cannot regularly visit a campus, seminars, or events due to geographic or time restrictions, e.g. those on distance learning courses, doing evening classes, or workers studying part-time.

Professional Land Surveyor Learning Center (PLSLC) Benefits:

  1. A reliable solution to support your individual learning requirements.
  2. Includes assessment, student tracking, collaboration, and communication tools.
  3. Can be accessed online to support your learning 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  4. Self-paced E-Learning that is convenient and flexible to use.

Right now there is only one online course available, C3D-101: AutoCAD Civil 3D Basic Units Settings, but I’m currently creating more online courses and will soon be adding them to the PLSLC. I will also be creating several free online PLS Learning Center courses which will allow you to experience the PLSLC E-Learning environment and community at no cost. Hopefully, these free courses will also be helpful to those of you out of work or on a tight budget.

Get a Course Accepted for Continuing Education and Save 25% Off Your Next Course Fee.

If you have taken a course and are successful at getting that Professional Land Surveyor Learning Center (PLSLC) Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) course accepted for your State’s mandatory Continuing Education (CE) requirements or Professional Development Hour (PDH ) certified, let me know and I’ll refund 25% off the fee for the next course you take (First come first serve.  Maximum of one 25% refund per approved course per person).

Instructors Wanted – Create, Share and Earn.

Also, if you are interested in becoming an instructor on the Professional Land Surveyor Learning Center (PLSLC) and create your own courses, then please contact me and we’ll discuss how we can work together and any possible revenue sharing. This could be a fantastic way for you to share your skills and knowledge with our professional land surveyor community.

Visit the Professional Land Surveyor Learning Center (PLSLC) Today.

You can visit the Professional Land Surveyor Learning Center (PLSLC) right now by clicking on the Learn page tab at the top of this site or by following this link »» http://ericcolburn.com/learn/

Professional Land Surveyor News: GeoEye Receives U.S. Government Contract Award for New Web Mapping Service

April 22, 2010 in Associate Membership, Business, GIS, Land Surveying, News, Surveying Software

Professional Land Surveyor News

Professional Land Surveyor News

Professional Land Surveyor News: GeoEye Receives U.S. Government Contract Award for New Web Mapping Service

GeoEye, Inc., announced this week that it has signed a modification to a contract with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to provide Web mapping services under the NGA’s Rapid Delivery of Online GEOINT (RDOG) program. This contract modification was made so that GeoEye can provide for Rapid Delivery of High-Resolution Commercial Satellite Imagery to Department of Defense Users.

GeoEye reports that this Web hosting and dissemination contract modification is in addition to ongoing production work being done under the RDOG contract originally awarded in June 2009 and under GeoEye’s Service Level Agreement with the NGA.

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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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Advertise on EricColburn.com the Professional Land Surveyor Source

June 1, 2009 in Associate Membership, Business, General, Land Surveying, Links, News

Advertise on EricColburn.com the Professional Land Surveyor Source.

reportIt’s been one year since I created EricColburn.com and I’m delighted to report that EricColburn.com is now one of the leading sites, if not THE LEADING SITE, for professional land surveyors on the internet.

One of the many things that I’ve learned is to tell your story and to share what you’re passionate about. This is what I’ve tried to do, and I think it has been successful.

Here’s a Short List of What I’ve Accomplished, So Far:

  • Over 17,000 Monthly Visitors to EricColburn.com.
  • Traffic Rank below 425,000.
  • US Traffic Rank around 100,000.
  • 50 minute average each day users spend on EricColburn.com.
  • 40 Daily page views per user for EricColburn.com

What Does This Mean for You?

  • EricColburn.com is very popular with the professionals you are trying to reach.
  • EricColburn.com is ranked about 2 to 3 times better than other land surveying sites in the world and about 3 to 5 times better in the United States.
  • Not only are more professionals coming to EricColburn.com, but once there, they stay for almost an hour and view 40 pages, on average. Compare that to other sites where visits are for a couple of minutes and for several pages, at best.

These statistics are from Alexa. Check out Alexa yourself and enter EricColburn.com or any other site for comparison at Alexa.com/siteinfo. Once there, just enter the site you want statistics for and press the “Go” button. Let me know if you find a land surveying site that ranks better than EricColburn.com! Read the rest of this entry →

Land Surveyors United-Earth’s First Online Surveying Community

November 21, 2008 in Associate Membership, Land Surveying

What if there was a way for Land Surveyors to meet online and develop social networks, without leaving their desks?

Well then I’m happy to introduce to you Land Surveyors United (LSU). This is a social media site developed by Palmetto Equipment Equipment & Supply, Inc. geared exclusively for those professionals in land surveying, GPS, mapping and geomatics. Join and you can create your own virtual space to post questions, tell others about your experiences, tips & tricks, and field advice.

I’ve been a member for a while, but really just delved into it within the past week. I really like it and I think you will find it a great way to interact with other like minded individuals where you can find and sell equipment, post images and videos, meet and collaborate with other members, start or join in discussions and start or join in groups.

For instance, the this week I’ve had discussions with a member from Australia, created a personalized “My Page”, added some of my input to a few ongoing discussions, wrote two blog posts, invited a few friends, and created the Business Innovation Group. And it was all very easy and enjoyable to do!

Visit Land Surveyors United-Earth’s First Online Surveying Community

View my page on Land Surveyors United-Earth’s First Online Surveying Community

All content is subscription friendly and can be read via RSS feed reader. The ability of the site to track all of your activities keeps you up to date and is very intuitive. This community is, however, only going live up to it’s great potential if everyone joins, and then joins in.

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