Surveying Equipment and the men Behind the Scenes!

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Okay, I know you've seen it. Surveyors are those gentlemen who stand on the side of the road wearing those bright vests looking into some sort of camera lens on a tripod. Well, I'm intrigued by the technology and software that enables engineers and architects to actually build buildings based on that information. From GPS units to satellite communications to in-depth software; take a glimpse into their world.

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      Bob Bachand

      Remember never touch your equiptment! At least the survey equiptment anyway.

      Very interesting, thanks...

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      Bob Bachand

      Remember never touch your equiptment! At least the survey equiptment anyway.

      Very interesting, thanks...

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      Matthew Mushall

      Nice camera work, T-Dub.  You look really cute with a hard hat on...almost as good as that cowgirl outfit a few years back.  Anyway, one of my closest friends and I took CAD and architectural drafting in high school and were really into surveying too.  He continued in the field and went on to college and now works as an assistant contractor.  I pursued advertising instead, but I still get a big kick out of this stuff.

      Well, back to browsing all the E3 news swirling around the web.  I wasn't lucky enough to actually go this year.  *cries*  Guess I'll have to wait another year before I can actually meet you in person, my goddess.

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      Matthew Mushall

      Nice camera work, T-Dub.  You look really cute with a hard hat on...almost as good as that cowgirl outfit a few years back.  Anyway, one of my closest friends and I took CAD and architectural drafting in high school and were really into surveying too.  He continued in the field and went on to college and now works as an assistant contractor.  I pursued advertising instead, but I still get a big kick out of this stuff.

      Well, back to browsing all the E3 news swirling around the web.  I wasn't lucky enough to actually go this year.  *cries*  Guess I'll have to wait another year before I can actually meet you in person, my goddess.

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      "Lethal G3cko"

      That was interesting.

      First of all, it would've been kind of funny if the Friday the 13th music was playing, when he showed the axe.

      Second, good to know the kind of equipment the surveyers are using these days.

      And third, it was really cool to see AutoCad. I've heard of it, but have never really seen the software, before. 

      Have a kick-* time at E3.

      Looking forward to the Microsoft conference...Halo 3 =)

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      "Lethal G3cko"

      That was interesting.

      First of all, it would've been kind of funny if the Friday the 13th music was playing, when he showed the axe.

      Second, good to know the kind of equipment the surveyers are using these days.

      And third, it was really cool to see AutoCad. I've heard of it, but have never really seen the software, before. 

      Have a kick-* time at E3.

      Looking forward to the Microsoft conference...Halo 3 =)

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      Michael

      That was funny. Big Smile

      Interesting segment. Thanks Tina.

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      Michael

      That was funny. Big Smile

      Interesting segment. Thanks Tina.

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      Rick

      I'm pretty sure they got that music from a porn.

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      Rick

      I'm pretty sure they got that music from a porn.

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      Gregg "The Fooch"

      Oddly enough, I think doing this is a major on my campus and everyday I see people doing this all the freaking time. I've always wonderred what they're doing..

      Thanks, Tina!

      -Sailor Boy

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      Gregg "The Fooch"

      Oddly enough, I think doing this is a major on my campus and everyday I see people doing this all the freaking time. I've always wonderred what they're doing..

      Thanks, Tina!

      -Sailor Boy

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      Michael John Antonio

      Thanks for doing this segment, It takes alot of work to go from existing landscape to a fully operational complex, whether it is commercial or public. Working as an Architect, I've done my share of holding elevation rods and setting up tri-pods in the desert. Now things are going toward GPS surveying and files are so easy to transfer via e-mail. Do a show about the EMP, Frank Gerhy's building. The building's concept is about the movement of sound. its cool.

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      Michael John Antonio

      Thanks for doing this segment, It takes alot of work to go from existing landscape to a fully operational complex, whether it is commercial or public. Working as an Architect, I've done my share of holding elevation rods and setting up tri-pods in the desert. Now things are going toward GPS surveying and files are so easy to transfer via e-mail. Do a show about the EMP, Frank Gerhy's building. The building's concept is about the movement of sound. its cool.

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      Rafael Nieves

      just this morning one of these guys was literally in the middle of the street surrounded by soft orange traffic cones... Although I knew he was surveying I thought to myself... "what the heck is he looking at?" Thank you for answering my question. Scary, this has happened 3 times on your show already... your starting to scare me, and entertain me at the same time. SO seriously stop.... but no, don't.

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      Rafael Nieves

      just this morning one of these guys was literally in the middle of the street surrounded by soft orange traffic cones... Although I knew he was surveying I thought to myself... "what the heck is he looking at?" Thank you for answering my question. Scary, this has happened 3 times on your show already... your starting to scare me, and entertain me at the same time. SO seriously stop.... but no, don't.

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      out180

      Great job Tina, loved the video.

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      out180

      Great job Tina, loved the video.

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      Chris "Avid X" Erickson

      To all the video experts out there, I have made a few short e3 videos but I would like to add a watermark to the corner, how can I achieve this?

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      Chris "Avid X" Erickson

      To all the video experts out there, I have made a few short e3 videos but I would like to add a watermark to the corner, how can I achieve this?

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