Land Surveyors United is a free community for professional land surveyors and students that provides education, jobs, a marketplace, and resources.
The community includes an online discussion forum with up to 16 categories to get deeper into the land surveying world. You will find tips, tricks, links to websites, and overall get the opportunity to interact with like-minded land surveyors worldwide.
On the other hand, Land Surveyors United has a space to organize Location-Based Chapter Hubs. All you need to do is click on your location to find activities and events from local surveyors. Also, the forum includes a section to share and find surveying jobs. These employment opportunities are updated every hour.
The community also offers surveyor events. Most of them are in-person conferences in the United States, but there are also some virtual events. Lastly, Land Surveyors United is a great source to find resources and land surveying content such as video tutorials and podcasts.
Participate in the forum:
There are 16 categories to learn about land surveying. Members share information, tips and tricks, and links to other websites to crowd-source education and promote collaborative learning.
Access useful content:
The community posts tutorial and land surveying videos to become a better professional and to learn new techniques. You can also browse a podcast library if you prefer to listen.
Participate in events:
The community shares in-person events, mostly in the United States. They are generally annual events such as conferences or commemoration events. However, you can also find some virtual events.
Land Surveyors United celebrates some annual in-person events (such as International Land Surveyors Week). These events are held in different cities of the United States, for instance, Williamsburg or Harpers Ferry. To attend, members need previous registration. This is done through a form or via mail. In some cases, as in the Rendezvous event, meetings last between three and four days.
There is an annual learning event called Florida Surveying & Mapping. It is an annual conference for surveyors and mappers held in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. On the other hand, there are other virtual events such as webinars and virtual hubs.
Members interact through the community's online discussion forum. Topics are diverse since there are 16 different categories. For networking purposes, there is a thread to introduce yourself to the community. Members also talk about job offers and how to improve their skills as a surveyor. Another space serves the purpose to share the weirdest and funniest experiences you have had as a surveyor. Generally, there is a question for the week and members interact with it.
The community has a section to post and share media content. Members can find video tutorials on how to improve their skills as land surveyors. Videos are generally short and they address tips and tricks to succeed as surveyors. For instance, how to perform well during an interview.
On the other hand, there is a podcast section. There are four series based on different topics: Surveyor says! NSPS Podcast, Measure this, The Geoholics Podcast, and Mentoring Mondays Podcast. Finally, you can find a space full of amazing resources (such as articles about surveyors) and other useful tools.