Category: Land Surveying

NSPS + NGS + RPLS Today = GPS on BM
Blog
Wendell

NSPS + NGS + RPLS Today = GEOID18

Join other RPLS Today members during 2018 National Surveyors Week by participating in the NOAA National Geodetic Survey’s “GPS on Bench Marks” program! By participating,

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Following Familial Footsteps
Land Surveying
gschrock

Following Familial Footsteps

Some people have an affinity for surveying or a related field ?n their blood,?and quite a few have it, literally, ?n their bloodlines.?There are a lot of multi-generational practices. These are more common among small, local firms providing, say, residential lot surveys; the nature of these firms means that they are often sole-proprietor with local knowledge and a client base that makes the following of one? parent? footsteps an attractive option.

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Surley, Gunner, Dr. DeCracker and the MisStake
Land Surveying
RJ Leaver

Surley, Gunner, Dr. DeCracker and the MisStake

Surley Surveyor and Gunner George were out staking on a property survey one Monday. Gunner was fairly new to the profession and was still breaking in the new total station. Both were under stress, because their boss back in the office was cranky and wasn? sure that the new equipment investment was a good thing.

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Gambling With The Deregulation of Land Surveying
Business & Legal
RJ Leaver

Gambling With The Deregulation of Land Surveying

The editor of POB just wrote about the deregulation of land surveying. Everyone is buying it. Everyone seems to be missing the point that we have already been deregulated as land surveyors, long ago. How did this happen?

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A Primer In Vertical Datums
Land Surveying
Jim McLefresh

A Primer In Vertical Datums

A vertical datum is technically, a surface of zero elevation to which heights of various points are referred in order that those heights be in a consistent system.

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Winners of the 2016 NCEES Surveying Education Award
Business & Legal
Wendell

Winners of the 2016 NCEES Surveying Education Award

NCEES has announced the recipients of the inaugural NCEES Surveying Education Award. This annual award recognizes surveying programs that best reflect the organization? mission to advance licensure for engineers and surveyors in order to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

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