Land Surveying & Geomatics News

Raising A State Plane Projection

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

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 BeerLeg 2016

State of the BeerLeg 2016

Today marks the sixth year since I launched this website. Many of you came to know it as “BeerLeg”, which was the original name I established for it. It didn’t hurt that the domain name was available at the time as well. As of this month, our website merged with RPLS Today and it has a very bright future.

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The Rabbit Had Game

The Rabbit Had Game

It was late in October, the weather had turned cold, at least late in the night and early in morning. Compared to the temperatures of the past summer, with the hot wind blowing in from the east… whereby lies Death Valley. Climbing up to 3600 feet with the frost still on the road is a welcome change. It beats the thermometer pushing 116 degrees Fahrenheit, at 11 in the morning.

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State of the Cadastre

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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Demystifying Mobile Mapping

Demystifying Mobile Mapping

How could measurements taken from a moving vehicle possibly yield surety in high precision and accuracy? These are questions we hear from surveyors in particular as masters of professional determinations of boundary and other spatial elements that require assurance.

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NSPS Future of Surveying Forum

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

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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The Game With No Name

The Game With No Name

About the time I was studying for my California surveyors?license, I was working in a small civil engineering ?surveying company in this foothill town.

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U. S. Senate Passes Digital Coast Act of 2015

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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