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Happy New Year, friend!

Are you feeling the need for a change, or wanting to improve something in 2022? Maybe you are hoping for a personal change, or perhaps you want to set goals for your business?

2020 was a crazy year unlike any other and most people seemed happy to see it end. Some would argue that 2021 hasn’t been that great either. And some of us are dreading 2022 will actually end up being 2020 too, or even 2020 II, the sequel.

But that gives us even more reason to focus on the inspiring, the good, the positive and the possibility of a great year ahead!

Instead of writing a new year’s resolution (or panicking that you can’t decide on one) another great way to go into a new year is to determine a focus word instead.

Here are some simple questions to get you thinking:

  • Based on your experiences in 2021, what is something that you could improve upon, do differently or keep working on?
  • Think of something that isn’t going well for you right now. What’s a word that is the opposite or more positive alternative to this?
  • What would you like to have MORE of?
  • What do you want LESS of?
  • What would be a game-changer for you?

Remember to keep it positive!

Ok. So… do you have a word in mind? Good! I’d love it if you’d share your word in this thread so we can encourage one another and try to make 2022 a great year. 🙂

What’s Your Word for 2022?

🔥 Inside the forums

HiPer Lite+ Battery Replacement Guide

One surveyor wrote the guide, the other followed it and created an illustrated guide. This is what SurveyorConnect is all about.

Read: HiPer Lite+ Battery Replacement – An Illustrated Guide

The opposite of PI is not cake

“I am writing a legal today and can’t find the words for this point opposite the PI on a triangle tract. Anyone have some good verbiage?”

Read: What do you call this point opposite the PI?

Surveyors are reasonable… right?

A property owner is looking for some advice, after a current surveyor informed him that a previous survey from 7 years ago is useless, and the new survey will cost nearly $14k more than the first.

Read: Does This Sound Reasonable To Other Surveying Professionals?

Deflecting responsibility

“Does anyone know of a way to identify large deflection angles in a polyline? I’m trying to find jagged blips in what should be fairly smooth polylines generated by continuous RTK/TPS shots.”

Read: Identifying Large Deflection Angles

CFedS Advanced Mineral Surveys Course Materials

Gene Kooper shares his course materials for the CFedS continuing education course, “Advanced Topics and Case Histories in Mineral Survey Resurveys.” Totally free and downloadable in PDF format!

Read: CFedS Advanced Mineral Surveys Course Materials

Inter-American Geodetic Survey Documentary

Here’s a U. S. documentary from 1964 called, “Mapping Adventure”. Enjoy!

Read: Inter-American Geodetic Survey Documentary

So glad I got the convertible

Looking for a utility to convert CRX to RNX format? You’ve asked the right group of people!

Read: CRX to RNX & Rinex download

Beam me up, spotty

“I can find the RSRP and RSSI on a cell phone. Is there a way to find those numbers on a Sim card running on a data collectors like Trimble, Leica, and Topcon?”

Read: Cellular signal strength on collectors

Datum… datum… datum datum datum datum datummmmmm…

What’s a good way to explain the shift when new 2022 datum arrives?

Read: Preparing for the 2022 datum

No trespassing! Well, except for you

Can surveyors trespass to do their job?

Read: Michigan Lawyer on Surveyor’s right of entry

Educated in-tuition

“For those of you which have graduated (say recently within the last 5 years) with a BS in Surveying/Geomatics, what was the annual cost to obtain that degree?”

Read: Curious What the Average Annual Cost of a BS Surveying/Geomatics Degree

Ouch, that hertz

“Can one collect data at high frequency with Trimble Access? Since the receivers are mostly 20 Hz, but what is the highest frequency one can collect continuous points with Access?

Read: High Frequency Continuous Points

Scaling things down a bit

“I have a CAD drawing in Intellicad with two viewports. Main drawing viewport is scaled at 1″=250′. The detail viewport is scaled at 1″=100′. The LTSCALE is set to “off” on both. I’d like to set these LTscales independently from each other…”

Read: Locking viewports with a different ltscale

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🦺 From the marketplace

For sale: Clark On Surveying And Boundaries, 3rd Edition
For sale: Manual of Surveying Instructions – 1947
For sale: Land Survey Systems – John G. McEntyre
For sale: GPS Receivers – iGage, Topcon, Trimble

📰 In other news

Former Political Candidate Charged In Property Survey Dispute

North Port, Florida — A former North Port City Commission candidate was arrested Wednesday morning after brandishing a gun during a dispute over a property survey.

Read the article at MSN

👋 Before you go

Okay, once again I’m going to blatantly remind you of the 2022 SurveyorConnect Wall Calendar. There’s still time to get your calendar(s) so don’t miss out!

We’ve gotten tons of great feedback about the calendar in regards to the high-quality stock used for the pages, the surveyor-specific dates, and the amazing, collaborated photos provided by none other than our own SurveyorConnect members.

One of our long-time members even started a new thread to point out how amazing these calendars really are. Check it out here!

Happy traversing,

Wendell T. Harness