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Hello Amerisurv user...
If you don't have our December issue yet, you should receive it shortly. I've gone ahead and posted our December articles, feel free to take a sneak peak via the index below.
For those of you with an interest in land surveying history, I think you'll particulary enjoy our December cover-story. The discovery and restoration of one of the rarest surveyign instruments of the Colonial period yielded an unexpected surprise.. Read on about the David Rittenhouse Telescopic Theodolite. Due to popular demand, we've compiled an index of our other surveying history articles here.
I hope you're enjoying the holiday season, Christmas is just around the corner. Time's almost up for you to order one of our fine maps, they make quite a gift. A Louisiana survey firm just picked up 35 of them for their clients! If you order in bulk like this, you're eligible for a 33% discount, but you need to hurry... Call or drop me a line if you're interested, I'll gladly prepare a list of available maps for any given area. You can browse over 100 of them here.
Thanks again for your support.
Until next time,
Marc Cheves, LS
The American Surveyor
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Day, night, week-end, holiday, you name it... Amerisurv is updated 24/7 with the latest news and announcements affecting today's Land Surveying professional. Below are some of the latest items of interest.
GNSS World Record -
Things are rocking right along in the GNSS world, and the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee meeting is where it all comes together. It is predicted that, by 2020, six or more systems will be operating. In addition to planned or existing constellations from the United States, Russia, Europe and China, both Japan and India are well along with WAAS-like augmentation systems. The net result of the four planned constellations is that we will have 120+ satellites to work with. More signals, and stronger signals from an abundance of satellites will be a boon to the precise community.....
Click here to read a surveyor's perspective on the meeting, and the current situation regarding the death of NDGPS. The subject is controversial and I express an opinion about NDGPS and HA-NDGPS.
Speaking of GNSS, where do you stand in your knowledge of RTK Networks? Due to large-scale demand for RTN related information, our resident expert, Gavin Schrock (who runs the Washington state RTN), has been plugging away at his RTN-101 series for over a year now. We've published ten installments of the series already. Whether you're a novice or an expert, check out our RTN-101 section online, we've posted the entire series for easy viewing.
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March 3-5, 2008
2008 ACSM/LSAW Joint Conference
Join us in beautiful Spokane for ACSM's annual conference, in conjunction with the Land Surveyor's Association of Washington meeting.
March 4-9, 2008
2008 ESRI Survey & Engineering GIS Summit
Join more than 400 surveyors and engineers in exploring the possibilities of GIS technology. See how GIS software integrates with surveying and engineering tools to provide more complete business solutions and field processes.
San Diego, California
August 2-5, 2008
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City of Modesto, California
- The current vacancy is assigned to Field Survey in the Construction Administration Division of the Public Works Department. Performs instrument work on field surveys, assists with the gathering and compilation of field data for layout of road beds, curbs, paving, gutters and sidewalks, establish tentative lines and grades and uses data collectors to collect information including field survey notes.....
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