Category: Land Surveying

Oregon GNSS Users Group
GNSS & Geodesy
Wendell

Hands-On Surveying with UAS (Drones)

Once again, the Oregon GNSS Users Group shines with their latest educational opportunity in Salem, Oregon on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. The workshop, Hands-On Surveying With USA (Drones), is an all-day workshop.

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Raising A State Plane Projection
GNSS & Geodesy
MathTeacher

Raising A State Plane Projection

Back in January, 2016, Loyal Olson described a consulting project that required raising a state plane so that ground distances were very close to grid distances and state plane grid azimuths were preserved. The purpose of this post is to share the results of the research that Loyal? post prompted me to do. Let? explore the relationships and mathematics that make it possible to raise a Lambert state plane projection to provide ground distances and grid azimuths over a limited area.

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Topcon Introduces Elite Survey Suite
GNSS & Geodesy
Wendell

Topcon introduces Elite Survey Suite

Topcon Positioning Group announces a new suite featuring four integrated solutions ?three hardware products ?used?by a single software solution ?designed to provide professionals with a powerful and complete survey system.

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State of the Cadastre
Business & Legal
RJ Leaver

The State of the Cadastre

The state of the cadastre in this country is still at an all time high at D+. Surveyors see the world of GIS as the next isolated individual parcel that will need to be surveyed, or resurveyed. That decision on which parcel and why that parcel needs surveying is always made by anyone but the surveyor.

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NSPS Future of Surveying Forum
Business & Legal
Wendell

NSPS Future of Surveying Forum

If you haven’t already participated in the questionnaire from the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) regarding the Forum on the Future of Surveying, please check it out now.

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History You Should Know
Land Surveying
Jim McLefresh

History You Should Know

On June 4, 1851, John B. Preston set a ?ed Cedar Stake?to indicate the starting point of all public land surveys in what was then called the Oregon Territory.

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U. S. Senate Passes Digital Coast Act of 2015
Business & Legal
Wendell

U. S. Senate Passes Digital Coast Act of 2015

Today, April 27, 2016, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation approved the Digital Coast Act of 2015. The Act, known as S. 2325 and backed by the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), was approved without opposition.

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Cool Heads
Business & Legal
gschrock

Cool Heads

Cool heads need to prevail, and for the most part they do. There is an odd mix of emotions surrounding the transition of the surveying profession from the 20th century to the 21st ?angst, optimism, fear, excitement, motivation, despairt

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In the Footsteps of the Original Surveyor
Land Surveying
Jim McLefresh

In the Footsteps of the Original Surveyor

When I first started working in the survey profession there were many new things I quickly learned. The two I heard the most were: dig the hole wider and deeper, and hold the dumb end of the chain.

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The Jefferson Stone
Land Surveying
Jim McLefresh

The Jefferson Stone

April 13 was President Jefferson? birthday, which is a great time to remind you of the Jefferson Stone, which resides near the Washington Monument.

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Land Surveying in Today's World
Land Surveying
Kylie Arena

Land Surveying in Today’s World

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Is GPS Really A Gift to Surveying?
Business & Legal
Jim McLefresh

Is GPS Really A Gift to Surveying?

Today, with survey grade GPS, measurements can be made to the nearest centimeters. Are today? advancements in technology improvements that we really need? Were the skills and accuracies of yesterday good enough for land measurements? Is GPS surveying just another way of challenging yesterdays’ skills?

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The Role of Land Surveyors in Society
Business & Legal
Dave Karoly

The Role of Land Surveyors in Society

Surveyors and civil engineers, like other experts, may give testimony on questions involving matters of technical skill and experience with which they are peculiarly acquainted. This article focuses on the essential role the Land Surveyor plays when acting as a Boundary Surveyor.

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Here's The Drone You've Been Looking For
Land Surveying
Wendell

Here’s The Droid Drone You’ve Been Looking For

3D Robotics has teamed up with Autodesk to bring you a commercialized version of their Solo hobbyist drone. This new drone uses an attached GoPro or Sony UMC-R10C camera to survey a typical construction site in around 20 minutes.

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