Category Archives: Surveying

What Is a Least Squares Adjustment Anyway?

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series August 2016Up to now I have talked about a least squares adjustment as if everyone knows what it involves. In this article, I discuss what a least squares adjustment is and what makes it so valuable in adjusting observational data. Note: Please use the gallery...

Amanda Askren talks recruiting at the Forum meeting

National Image, Recruiting & Education

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series August 2016Forum on the Future of Surveying I’ll admit that I didn’t know what I was agreeing to (or getting myself into) when I accepted the offer to attend the second Forum on the Future of Surveying meeting to represent the NSPS Young Surveyors. I...

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Full Kit

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series August 2016Topcon releases a complete surveying suite. The release is timely. For forward-thinking firms trying to meet increased demand, two key challenges are staffing up and gearing up. Many firms that have not added crews or upgraded kit for more than a decade are looking...

HxGN LIVE 2016 Unscripted

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series August 2016We’re shaking things up By trying a different way to convey the latest news and views from Hexagon Geosystems (aka Leica Geosystems–we’ll get used to the new name); we put some of the experts at HxGN LIVE 2016 in front of a camera for...

Dunwoody College of Technology Principle instructor Kelly Ness assists students Wyatt Spence and BJ Klenke

Dunwoody College of Technology

Surveying and Civil Engineering Technology Located on the edge of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dunwoody College of Technology’s surveying and civil engineering technology program offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science, which provides students a comprehensive, hands-on education that prepares them for successful surveying or civil engineering technician careers. The program has a dual focus on...

From NOAA Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection, C&GS Season's Report 1914, Seran.

Geodesy around the Campfire

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Field NotesAlthough I thoroughly enjoy what I do for a living as a land surveyor specializing in geodetic control work, I often tell people it makes for really lousy dinner conversation. Rarely does it take more than a sentence or two to generate blank stares,...