Survey Earth in a Day 3D is a global surveying event, which is open for any professional specializing in the use of survey grade GNSS equipment, and/or the analysis of the resultant data. Our only requirement is that measurements be made with survey grade GNSS equipment at noon on June 21. In order to give us a rough idea of where everyone will be making GNSS observations, first, double click and find the location where you will be gathering GNSS data from @noon for Survey Earth in a Day. In the form that pops up, please tell us the type of location and a short description of what this place is.
You can also tell us where you'll be through our Facebook App.
Where will You Be on June 21 @Noon?
Survey Earth in a Day 3D is a global surveying event, which is open for any professional land surveyor to participate. Our only requirement is that your measurement is conducted with survey grade GNSS equipment at noon on June 21st, from your location. In order to give us a rough idea of where everyone will be participating from, first, double click and find the location where you will be setting up your GNSS @noon for Survey Earth in a Day.
AGENDA FOR JUNE 21
As many of you know, Survey Earth in a Day 2.0 occurs on the Friday during International Surveyors Week 2013.
Read More about International Surveyors Week Here.
PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS OF THE WORLD UNITE!
As anticipated, the second annual International Surveyors Week begins now, once again uniting professional land surveyors on a global scale. During this week you will be accomplishing two important issues for land surveyors:
1) Educating the public regarding the importance of professional land surveyors to society and...
2) Cultivating a real global community for land surveyors to grow and thrive within. International Surveyors Week 2013 is an event during which land surveyors throughout the world will get gain knowledge from each other, demonstrate land surveying skills, and challenge the public image of surveyors worldwide. For this reason, the days of this week have been deliniated as follows, allowing surveyors from all regions of the planet to contribute to the community with location in mind.
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Please reserve as much time as you are willing to contribute on June 21, 2013, at Noon, to strengthen and demystify the surveying profession, industry among the professionals of the world, the manufacturers of the equipment that you use, and among the general public, who may have little understanding of your role in the development of the infrastructure, scientific breakthroughs and daily functionality of the way of life that you enjoy and want to improve through your involvement.
While the week progresses, please take a moment to tell us where you plan to be at noon on June 21st here. Note: On Thursday we will post the official form for submitting your GPS data on Friday.
Survey Earth in a Day 2.0 (2013) will be building upon the foundation of the success of last year's first-of-its-kind Survey Earth event. Once again, on the day of the solstice, June 21, 2013, professional land surveyors around the world and members of Land Surveyors United will be simultaneously recording survey-grade GPS observations from thousands of locations around the globe, in order to both educate the public regarding the importance of professional land surveyors to society and gain a more accurate understanding of the Earth's surface.
On your behalf, Land Surveyors United has set up a system of communication using many of the most utilized sources in social media to help you along the way.
requirements and types of GPS Data that will be accepted.
Cellphone GPS is only accurate to +/- 30 Meters. Survey grade GPS can be accurate to close to a centimeter or more. Therefore, only a professional land surveyor can improve the accuracy of web-based maps. Imagine how much land surveyors could change the state of web-mapping when we, as a community simultaneously measure the entire planet on the longest day of the year from thousands of locations around earth. We can show the public how truly important land surveyors are to society. Get Involved! It will only take 5-10 minutes of your time on June 21st at noon.
Take a measurement at a known point, send in your RINEX data and let's redraw the world, together!
@ NOON: 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 RINEX 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.
capture a simple GPS reading on June 21st should be easy for any professional land surveyor. You could choose a location near your home or office, some known control point in your geographic area or even at the jobsite you happen to be working at noon. There are millions of control points around planet earth to choose from. Take a look at some of the terrific photos submitted by land surveyors to Land Surveyors United, showcasing benchmarks, markers and control points in virtually every place on the planet. Here is an interesting album from the site which pulls hundreds of these submissions together into one place.
Next week, we will start live hangout sessions inside the Google+ Community to discuss strategies and requirements for the big day!
Facebook Event, Facebook Page or Group, the official event on Land Surveyors United and the Google+ Community for the event. We have gone to great lengths to make this event as simple as possible for land surveyors in any part of the world to participate.
Please feel free to send this press and media kit for Survey Earth in a Day 2.0 to your State Board, local surveyors association and/or industry publications you have relationships with.
Google Plus Community for Survey Earth in a Day and discuss the event ahead of time with your fellow land surveyors. In this group, you can also schedule hangouts to share your thoughts live and on video.
If you are new to Google Hangouts, you might like to join the new Geo-Hangouts Group Forum on Land Surveyors United and ask questions, learn the ins and outs and discuss the possibilities for using live hangouts to strengthen alliances within the land surveying industry.
Geocoder Tool Here.
We're excited to have the support of American Congress of Surveying and Mapping in its last days. In the newest issue of the ACSM Bulletin, you will find a nice editorial about Survey Earth in a Day event, happening at NOON in all areas of the world on June 20th, the summer solstice.
Other Publications and Traderags Where you can Find a Press Release: