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GeoLearn Adds 7 GNSS Courses for Surveyors

December 15, 2014By
Instructor Bill Henning

GeoLearn is offering seven new GNSS courses taught by Bill Henning, a professional land surveyor who was instrumental in developing RTK guidelines for surveyors at the National Geodetic Survey (NGS). With GeoLearn, he expands on the basics of positioning with RTK and adds a special three-course series on heighting with GNSS. Henning’s four courses on RTK dissect how GNSS works, covering... read more

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Trimble Offers Expanded GNSS Portfolio for Surveyors

October 7, 2014By

Trimble has introduced additions to its GNSS portfolio — the Trimble NetR9 Geospatial receiver; the Trimble Geo7X with Trimble Access field software onboard; and enhanced Trimble xFill functionality that provides continuous RTK level accuracy when paired with a Trimble CenterPoint RTX subscription. The new additions offer surveyors more flexibility in the field to meet a variety of work requirements. The announcement was... read more

Trimble Adds Automated Mapping and Plotting to Office Suite for Surveyors

June 13, 2014By

Trimble has introduced a new version of its office software suite used by surveyors and geospatial professionals for processing and analyzing geospatial data. Trimble Business Center Version 3.21 introduces new coordinate reference systems and a specialized Advanced Drafting module, which enables faster project turnaround and better decision making. The optional Advanced Drafting module adds highly customizable templates and simplified selection... read more

Carlson Software’s MINI2 Offers Land Surveyors Performance in a Compact Size

February 26, 2014By
The rugged, lightweight Carlson MINI2.

Carlson Software’s newest data collector, the Carlson MINI2, packs a punch for its compact size. The new handheld computer is taking the place of its predecessor, the Carlson MINI. With an IP68 rating (better than the original MINI), the MINI2 is waterproof and dustproof, and is tested to MIL-STD-810G to meet the environmental demands of the surveying industry. The MINI2... read more

Looking for a Few Good Professional Land Surveyors

January 27, 2014By

JAVAD GNSS has published an invitation to professional land surveyors in the United States to submit resumés for consideration. The company says it seeks “talented” surveyors to advise on its customer support and to participate in evaluating product features and ideas. Interested parties should send their resumés to 5pls@javad.com.   read more

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Surveyors Invited to ‘Survey Earth in a Day’

May 2, 2013By

On the day of the solstice, June 21, geospatial professionals around the world and members of Land Surveyors United (a global support network for land surveyors) will be simultaneously recording survey grade GPS data from thousands of points around the globe, in order to gain a more accurate understanding of the earth’s surface. This will be the second Survey Earth... read more

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On the Edge: Making Peace: Surveyor’s GPS Device Serves as Mediator in Kenyan Land Dispute

April 1, 2011By
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Early morning on February 2, 2011, I went to work in my job as a road surveyor in the Bungoma District of Kenya. Here, land disputes are common, though the government is trying to reduce the conflicts by issuing land titles and certificates. I carried with me a small handheld GPS, the Magellan Explorist 100. While I was using it, a stout man in early fifties approached me and introduced himself as a surveyor, too. He was very interested in the way I was walking around with the “gadget,” trying to locate a control point. read more

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