From Pure Surveying Insights A groundbreaking new GNSS RTK rover has wide-reaching implications for the surveying profession and other applications
Historically, the construction industry has tended to lag behind in adopting new tech. Right now, however, the sector seems to be
Press Release Shanghai, June 3, 2020 – Tersus GNSS Inc. (Tersus) announced the release of the BX40C RTK Board to
Spring climbing was canceled by China and Nepal on their respective sides of Mount Everest to prevent infections due to
Do you have a program in your area that allows high school students to learn more about their future career
Registered survey plans — mapped designs filed with government that outline boundaries of property — are copyrighted by the Crown,
In order to be able to effectively teach something, you need to make sure you know it well enough to
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or ‘drones’) are increasingly becoming the solution of choice and have indeed proven to be a
The following is a list of Facebook Pages and Groups of prominent groups in the surveying industry that have an
Among the items on the NGS datum revision agenda for 2022 is an offer to develop Low Distortion Projections (LDPs)
Emlid, the creators of Reach, centimeter-accurate RTK GNSS receiver, launched pre-orders for their multi-band GNSS receiver Reach RS2. The new receiver features built-in LoRa radio, 3.5G modem and a survey app for iOS and Android.
The five finalists in round three of the Genius NY Business Competition were announced in December 2018 and one of
Last May, as lava erupted from Kilauea, land surveyors from Stantec put personnel on the ground to stay ahead of
Mari Lopez, Board Administrator for the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying (OSBEELS) was placed on
On February 14, 1989, the first Global Positioning System (GPS) “Block II” satellite was launched into Earth’s orbit. To ensure
Back in 2008, a Land Surveyor carved a large peace symbol in a hillside while working on a Home Depot
On Friday, December 28, 2018, U.S. Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman declared that certain parts of Oregon’s state law and
Appropriately-named Traverse City, Michigan’s Northwestern Michigan College now offers a Surveying Engineering program. The new degree was approved unanimously by the
A new alliance between The Survey Association (TSA) and SmartWater is leading to detailed analysis and police follow-up on every
National Geographic has just published an exclusive article about the discovery of a “Megalopolis” in the jungles of Guatemala. According
A record number of graduates of the TSA Surveying Course were commended for their commitment and hard work at The Survey School’s annual ceremony and presentation, held at Worcester Racecourse.
The Survey Association’s £2000 bursary award is set to boost the career prospects of two exceptional Geomatics students at Newcastle University.
BPELSG, with the help of several licensees, has investigated and monitored the activities associated with a small group of unlicensed individuals who have deceived multiple Southern California property owners by representing themselves as legitimately authorized to perform land surveying services and providing those services in a manner that directly fails to meet the standards which the public can rely upon.
Kespry, which designs automated drone systems for commercial use, today announced the new Kespry Drone 2.0. The new lighter-weight drone flies 2X as long, covers 2X the ground area, and has 2X the wind resilience, due to the new airframe, battery, and flight system improvements.
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.
Thanks to the efforts of the state cartographer? office, an informative forum was held in March 2015 at UW Stevens Point. You were in attendance. The major announcement heard at that event concerned the misalignment of county boundaries.
Terrane, previously known as GeoDimensions, is a surveying company in Bellevue, Washington, claiming that they are redefining land surveying processes.
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.
The highest achievers on the TSA Surveying Course were commended for their diligence and professionalism by tutors and industry professionals at The Survey School? (UK) annual graduation day ceremony.
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.
Milrem and Leica Geosystems today announced Pegasus:Multiscope, the first unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) for off-road use, opening new applications in surveying, security, and monitoring.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students and teachers from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have found a boundary monument originally depicted on Hong Kong’s oldest scientifically surveyed map, the Ordnance Map of Hong Kong of 1845 by Lt. Thomas Bernard Collinson Royal Engineers.
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?
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.
When most of your research is completed and you?e ready to set up the field work, one of your early considerations could be, ?o I already have control in the area I can use??
Did you know that surveying has been around for centuries now? To be more specific, it has been used for 6,000 years based on historical records. Are you familiar with the monument Stonehenge? Reports suggest that it has used surveyors and employed peg and rope geometry.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expected to rollout Commercial Drone Compliance with Part 107 in mid- to late-2016.
When it comes to businesses getting things going for the first time in social media, it? okay to start small. It doesn? matter if you are a large, longstanding company or a fledgling solo operator. There? no good reason for you to jump into the social media frenzy and tackle all of the various networks.
An article at GPS World claims that the surveying profession is being threatened by the massive amounts of unlicensed UAVs
Geodesy is the foundation of modern geospatial practice. In recognition of the importance of geodesy, the American Association for Geodetic Surveying (AAGS) is beginning to explore the idea of a Geodetic Certification Program. This effort is being led by the AAGS Geodetic Education and Certification Committee.
Arizona House Bill 2613 proposes to deregulate several professional categories. While it doesn’t include surveyors, it does hit pretty close
Abraham Lincoln wore many hats. According tosurveyhistory.org: “Abraham Lincoln held many jobs including lawyer, tavern keeper, rail splitter, storekeeper, postmaster
Senate Bill 614, which was intended to repeal Virginia’s right-of-entry law for natural gas companies (includingpipeline surveying), has died. There
On January 22, 2016, the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) collaborated with 18 surveying-related organizations to
Apparently, it’s difficult to find suitable locations to establish marijuana dispensaries in Anchorage.Local regulations are changing quickly and appropriate inventory
There’s been a big dispute going on in Texas for the last several years (at least) involving the Red River, three counties, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and a bunch of property owners. It’s often referred to as the “Red River Land Grab”.
Hot off the heels of Creed, a successful Hollywood movie that has grossed over $116 million worldwide so far, rising
Yes, you read that right. Take my money. Now. Ford has put a $100,000 bounty on the head of thesystem
By now, most of us have probably watched the YouTube video featuring fake surveyors fooling passersby. It’s entertaining and downright
In the latest round of back-and-forth between two counties in Georgia, the State Supreme Court ruled in favor of Bibb
The Bulletin, a news provider for Central Oregon, has written an article about the recovery and preservation of survey monuments