Global Land Surveyors Event June 21, 2014
Survey Earth in a Day 3D
About Survey Earth in a Day 3D
On the day of the solstice June 21 2014, geospatial professionals around the world and members of Land Surveyors United (a
support network for land surveyors) will be simultaneously recording survey grade GPS data from thousands of points around the globe, in order to gain a more accurate understanding of the earth's surface. This will be
Survey Earth in a Day 3D
! The world's largest global support network for land surveyors, Land Surveyors United, will once again be hosting
Survey Earth in a Day
. This event will continue in 2014 as an annual social surveying education experiment, with a mission to not only to learn more about the earth's surface but also monitor its changes over time, as a global community. Our results will help change the knowledge we currently have of the dynamics of the surface of the Earth. Survey Earth in a Day is a celebration of the achievements of Land Surveyors and the Land Surveying Profession and Industry. Commemorate International Surveyors Week Gather GPS data worldwide Continue to refine the models of the surface of the Earth. (must meet specific requirements Marks/GPS Data/Equipment) Promote a demystifed system of understanding the means of measurement using satellite positioning systems.
Happening In Your Location at Noon
Remeasuring the Entire Planet as a Community in a Single Day
Who Will Participate?
Professional Land Surveyors with access to Survey Grade GPS
Survey Grade GPS Only Please
In order to participate in Survey Earth in a Day 3D, you must have access to Survey Grade GPS equipment and data collection device. We are interested only in data from devices which produce high accuracy results. All data submitted to Survey Earth in a Day will be post-processed using RINEX. You can send us the raw data through the provided interface. If you plan to host a team of co-workers or student surveyors you can zip the data and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
No cell phone GPS Please
Sorry, No Cellphone or other GPS device is acceptable. However,You are both welcome and encouraged to submit a photo of your setup and data collection to your profile photos on Land Surveyors United or through the Mobile Rover interface of LSU at for our Survey Earth Photo Contest which will be occurring at the same time as the event.
NOTE:This year, Survey Earth happens on a Saturday, so you may need to borrow equipment from work.
How to Participate
The instructions will be the same for every location on earth at noon on June 21st
Agenda for June 21st 2014
Simply take a GPS reading at Noon. This can be at your home, office or jobsite.
The goal is to have as many points around the world from as many locations as possible.
All data submitted to Survey Earth in a Day should be in
format. If we all use the same format, it will be easier to post-process the data. LSU will soon begin Live Q&A sessions with video on the SEIAD Google + Community in preparation of the event.
This will all occur at 12 Noon in all locations across earth.
Why You Should Participate
Is the Surveying Profession important to You?
You Love What You Do
Collaborate with other land surveyors who value their profession
Do your part to promote public awareness regarding the importance of what you do.
professional land surveyor
can produce the accuracy needed for this event. If you are a geospatial professional with access to survey grade GPS equipment, you should consider helping us set a world's record, right from where you live and work! Only a surveyor can provide the kind of precision that will be needed to truly understand the shape of planet earth.
Just imagine how much this could help our industry.
You Want Your Company on the Map
Mission: Helping You Build a Solid positive reputation online for your surveying company
Where is YOUR Company on the Internet?
This directory will be global and the first of its kind. Land Surveyors United is willing to make this directory both a public facing resource for surveying companies to be easily found and hired. In addition to a networking resource for surveyors to find each other based on location and expertise, posts/listings will be grouped by adding tags, properly placing companies and content around the world. With over 6700 members on the network, everyone can benefit from this directory. We will use this directory for hosting interviews, company updates and important company announcements.
You Care About Your Profession
Put Your Local Surveyors on the Map!
Create Public Awareness in Your Area of the World
Land surveying is not a glorified profession, but the importance of land surveyors to society and civilization is immeasurable. An event like Survey Earth in a Day is instrumental in creating public awareness of this importance. On the day of the solstice June 21 2014, geospatial professionals around the world and members of Land Surveyors United (a global support network for land surveyors) will once again be simultaneously recording survey grade GPS data from thousands of points around the globe, in order to gain a more accurate understanding of the earth's surface. The first annual Survey Earth in a Day event was successful in establishing many new understandings between geospatial and geomatics professionals and the general public on geospatial issues. With a mission not only to learn more about the earth's surface but also monitor its changes over time, and the changes in public perspective, as a global community, we may be more capable of assessing our future.
You Want to Learn
Contribute to our understanding of the earth's surface and how it changes over time.
Be the change
When was the last time the Earth was measured with great precision- in its entirety- by surveyors and geospatial professionals, simultaneously, during the course of a single day? Survey Earth Day 2012 and 2013, of course. the geospatial professionals of the world will have another opportunity to re-visit this monumental first-of-its-kind event in Survey Earth in a Day 3D. Thank you to all who participated last year, and welcome to you and all new registrants for the 2014 event! Our results will change the knowledge we currently have of the shape of the earth and thus provide new information about our planet's surface for the benefit of all man-kind. Help the surveying industry and the surveyors in your region of the world by representing your area as we re-measure the entire globe in one single day!
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