“Autonomous Land Surveyor” Drone Finalist In $3M Genius NY Competition

Autonomous Land Surveyor Drone Finalist In $3M Genius NY Competition

The five finalists in round three of the Genius NY Business Competition were announced in December 2018 and one of them wants to automate construction staking. Civdrone claims to increase productivity, speed production, and lower costs by automating land surveying services. Civdrone develops fast, reliable and autonomous marking solutions on enterprise drones for the construction … Read more“Autonomous Land Surveyor” Drone Finalist In $3M Genius NY Competition

Land Surveyors Were Boots On The Ground And Eyes In The Sky During Kilauea Eruption

Land Surveyors Were Boots On The Ground And Eyes In The Sky During Kilauea Eruption

Last May, as lava erupted from Kilauea, land surveyors from Stantec put personnel on the ground to stay ahead of the lava flowing from Fissure no. 8. “We were trying to figure out where it might eventually go,” said Victor Rasgado, Stantec’s senior land surveyor. Protected by gas detectors and gas masks, he and his … Read moreLand Surveyors Were Boots On The Ground And Eyes In The Sky During Kilauea Eruption

OSBEELS Board Administrator Mari Lopez Placed On Administrative Leave

OSBEELS Board Administrator Mari Lopez Placed On Administrative Leave

Mari Lopez, Board Administrator for the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying (OSBEELS) was placed on administrative leave in November. This information is just now being reported due to information released last week which contains the minutes of a special meeting held just before Thanksgiving. The released documents say that there … Read moreOSBEELS Board Administrator Mari Lopez Placed On Administrative Leave

30th Anniversary of First Block II GPS Satellite Launched Into Orbit

30th Anniversary of the First GPS Satellite Launched Into Orbit

On February 14, 1989, the first Global Positioning System (GPS) “Block II” satellite was launched into Earth’s orbit. To ensure global coverage, 23 additional satellites were launched over the following years at various altitudes and orbits. Thus, a new era of Land Surveying was born, although it would be several more years before it would … Read more30th Anniversary of First Block II GPS Satellite Launched Into Orbit

Home Depot Surveyor Establishes Peace In Juneau, Alaska In 2008

Home Depot Surveyor Establishes Peace In Juneau, Alaska In 2008

Back in 2008, a Land Surveyor carved a large peace symbol in a hillside while working on a Home Depot project for a local construction company in Juneau, Alaska. Garrith McLean, a ZZ Top lookalike and apparently reminiscent of “The Dude”, established the peace symbol not as a political statement, but as a representation of … Read moreHome Depot Surveyor Establishes Peace In Juneau, Alaska In 2008

Northwestern Michigan College Adds Surveying Program

Northwestern Michigan College Adds Surveying Program

Appropriately-named Traverse City, Michigan’s Northwestern Michigan College now offers a Surveying Engineering program. The new degree was approved unanimously by the NMC Board of Trustees on Monday, December 17, 2018 and will be in place for the fall 2019 semester. The surveying degree is complemented by existing marine technology and unmanned aerial systems programs. The college … Read moreNorthwestern Michigan College Adds Surveying Program

NCEES Exam Prep Tips and Time-Saving Techniques

NCEES Exam Prep Tips and Time-Saving Techniques

School of PE, an exam review course provider, is popularly known for assisting engineers in preparing for NCEES examinations. School of PE now offers Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) and Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) review courses for prospective surveyors. Preparing for NCEES exams can be overwhelming to many examinees as many exam applicants attempt … Read moreNCEES Exam Prep Tips and Time-Saving Techniques

UK’s TSA Members Welcome SmartWater’s Coordinated Response to Equipment Theft

UK TSA Members Welcome SmartWater Coordinated Response to Equipment Theft

A new alliance between The Survey Association (TSA) and SmartWater is leading to detailed analysis and police follow-up on every incident of equipment theft. A three-year agreement between TSA and SmartWater, sponsored by the leading manufacturers, is the first, co-ordinated response to thieves that persistently target surveyors. As a direct result of the TSA initiative, … Read moreUK’s TSA Members Welcome SmartWater’s Coordinated Response to Equipment Theft

NSPS + NGS + RPLS Today = GEOID18

NSPS + NGS + RPLS Today = GPS on BM

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, you are providing valuable data to NGS for the next GEOID18 hybrid geoid model as well as the 2022 Transformation Tool. Here’s a snippet from the NOAA NGS website: Help … Read moreNSPS + NGS + RPLS Today = GEOID18

Following Familial Footsteps

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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