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Hey there, friend!

It’s hard for me to believe that this is already the 19th issue of The Cut Sheet. Time flies when you are having fun and I sure do enjoy making these newsletters.

But now that I have nearly 20 issues in the till, and some great statistics as a baseline, I’m feeling like it’s time to test the waters a bit.

Instead of sending this week’s issue out on Thursday night or Friday morning, I’ve decided to give Sunday nights and/or Monday mornings a try. The Forum Highlights section (previously titled, From the forum) will continue to be a recap of the previous week. But it may now contain references to topics posted over the weekend.

Monday morning seems like a good time to send out the newsletter, since a lot of folks are checking emails and getting started with the week. But it could also potentially get lost in all the typical Monday morning barrage of emails. So, this is why I’m giving it a go, to see how it works out.

What do you think? What would be your ideal day of the week to receive The Cut Sheet? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Feel free to reply to this email and let me know.

🔥 Forum Highlights

Geodesy crisis

America’s loss of capacity and international competitiveness in geodesy, the economic and military implications, and some modes of corrective action.

Engineers as Surveyors

I am a land surveyor in California and have become interested in the change a number of years ago to the Professional Engineers Act, which appears to allow Civil Engineers to do a number of things, under the heading of ‘Engineering Surveying’ which were traditionally the ‘turf’ of land surveyors.

What, it’s not treasure?

After digging up a couple corners, Aiden asked why we liked digging so much. “After all, it’s not treasure”.

Different day, different sucker

Fellow calls because he had purchased a few acres and a single-wide trailer next to a creek. He now owns this little piece of Heaven.

Too good to refuse 📸

Not sure if I’m embracing my inner geek – or just selling out. But I am starting with Trimble Geo-Spatial on Monday.

Climbing the ladder… er, fence

I’m working on an ALTA of a parcel that adjoins a railroad, and there’s a wire-topped chain link fence along the entire length of the parcel that’s several feet into the property from the ROW line.

Fence remnants

Neighbor just filed a survey showing four (4) x’s: x x x x
Entitled “fence remnants.”

Remote surveying?

I would like to hear your thoughts on working from a remote location. Remote location meaning from home. This is a new concept to me.

Get bent

Suppose you found a classic bent 1/2” rebar – supposedly 24” long with the top 6” bent perpendicular to the ground…

Get shafted

A construction company asked me about give them an accurate section of a shaft elevator…

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🦺 From the marketplace

For sale:
Scanners and surveying equipments
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Topcon Hiperlite Plus GPS Base & Rover Glonass
For sale:
Leica 1205+ robot setup
Employment opportunity:
Party Chief, Telluride, CO
Employment opportunity:
Volunteer Surveyors in Zambia
Looking for work:
Russian Land Surveyor from Great Siberia

👋 Before you go

You may have wondered where you could buy some cool surveying-related merchandise — you know, like t-shirts, coffee mugs, tote bags, phone cases, etc. with catchy phrases or graphics on them. You may have even wondered where to get SurveyorConnect swag.

Well, now you can stop wondering.

Introducing Surveyor Threads! I’ve just launched this e-commerce website and have added several new products ready for you to order. There’s even a few items branded with the SurveyorConnect logo.

We’re working on some other great designs and will be adding them to Surveyor Threads in the coming weeks.

I’m open to your suggestions for new products, so please feel free to comment on this thread in the forum to let me know what you are interested in.

Thank you!

Happy traversing,

Wendell T. Harness
Founder