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The forums below contain topics related specifically to our favorite line of work and related subjects.
Surveying & Related
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Introduce Yourself

Welcome to the SurveyorConnect family! Please take a moment to tell us a little bit about yourself, where you're from and how/why you got into surveying (or other little surveying-related tidbits).

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Surveying & Geomatics (40 viewing)

Discussions pertaining to general topics of Land Surveying and Geomatics. This is the default forum for surveying discussions, but please use more specific forums when appropriate.

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Software, CAD & Mapping (10 viewing)

Discussions about cartography and mapping as they pertain to surveying, as well as software used for coordinate geometry (COGO), field-to-finish (F2F), Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) and Least Squares.

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C3D 2020 or 2022


Construction & Mining (1 viewing)

Discussions for construction staking, mining surveys, environmental planning, wetlands mitigation and other construction-related surveying and engineering services.

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Probably the biggest...


GNSS & Geodesy (4 viewing)

Discussions pertaining to Geodesy and global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) including (but not limited to) GPS (United States), GLONASS (Russia), BeiDou (China) and Galileo (European Union).

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Correlation between ...


Photogrammetry, LiDAR & UAS

Discussions in regards to aerial photogrammetry, 3D laser scanning (LiDAR), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), a.k.a. drones.

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What do you call the...


Precision Ag

Discussions pertaining to precision agriculture, which involves the use of GPS to guide and drive tractors while collecting data related to location, application, harvest, and other aspects of ag data management.

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Definition of Precis...


Forensic Surveying

Discussions about forensic surveying, which involves high-precision collection and processing of data used as evidence in court cases pertaining to crime scenes, auto accidents, boundary disputes, etc.

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Non LS doing accide...

holy cow

Bathymetric Surveying

Discussions pertaining to bathymetric surveying, sometimes referred to as fathometric surveying or marine surveying, which is a type of hydrographic surveying that maps the depths and features of underwater terrain.

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Near Shore Bathymetr...

James Fleming

Business, Finance & Legal (11 viewing)

Discussions about business practices, financial issues and the legal aspects of Land Surveying. Topics might also include court cases, bookkeeping, business formation, easement or right-of-way legalities, etc.

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Reimbursable Expense...

Norman Oklahoma

Education & Training (2 viewing)

Discussions regarding educational and/or training events, such as continuing education workshops, conferences, college courses, or other information that will help surveyors begin or continue their journey of surveying knowledge.

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Conference Trimble Dimensions 2...

James Fleming

Memes for Surveyors (1 viewing)

Dump all your surveying-related memes here for us all to enjoy. It's good to laugh. 😀

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Rush stakeout


Today's Office

Use this forum to post photos depicting "today's office" -- Surveyors are known for working in both beautiful and treacherous locations. We'd love to see where you work!

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Sgr A*


Rest In Peace

Help to preserve the legacy of fellow surveyors who've passed by sharing their stories here. We learn from our surveying mentors, educators, and coworkers, so please feel free to memorialize them here.

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J.D. Davis, RPLS, LS...

R.J. Schneider

Ask A Surveyor

If you are a landowner seeking advice from surveyors, please post your questions and issues here. DISCLAIMER: All surveying-related questions should be consulted with someone licensed in their jurisdiction and hired for professional services. The answers provided here are not to be construed as official advice from a professional that you would otherwise obtain in your local area.

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1/2 survey?

Geoff Ashworth