Survey earth in a day 2.0

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On the day of the solstice, June 21, 2013, geospatial professionals around the world and members of Land Surveyors United (a global 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 the second event of its kind; Survey Earth in a Day 2.0! http://surveyearth.com

Survey earth in a day 2.0

  1. 1. June 21th 2013 (Solstice) Media and Press KitA Worldwide Celebration of the Land Surveying Profession
  2. 2. In 2012, on the solstice, geospatial professionals around the world, includ ing many of Land Surveyors Unitedmembers participated in the worlds first ever global geospatial event of its kind- Survey Earth in a Day. For the firsttime in history, the surface of the Earth was simultaneously measured from thousands of locations around the planetby the people with boots on the ground that use GPS technology every day.
  3. 3. Survey Earth in a Day 2.0 The worlds 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 2013 as an annual social surveying education experiment, with a mission to not only to learn more about the earths 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.
  4. 4. Survey Earth in a Day is a celebration of the achievements of Land Surveyors and the LandSurveying 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.
  5. 5. For Our Profession, Worldwide If you are a surveyor, you should consider helping your fellow surveyors in setting aworld record, from where you live and work every day. Survey Earth in a Day, hosted byLand Surveyors United has the potential of reaching an audience of professionals andthose who pass by a surveyor using "strange and highly technical" equipment. Have you ever wondered what the general public perception of you, using this high-tech equipment in their own community? Survey Earth in a Day may be a simple opportunity for the Land Surveyingprofessionals of the world to share their knowledge in an understandable way with all whoare interested. Creating public awareness and understanding of what you do every day may bring abetter understanding for all.
  6. 6. How Will Data Be Collected?The data collected from the GPS readings around the Earth will be recorded on a dedicatedweb page , which is accessed while in the field through the Land Surveyors United Mobileinterface or through the desktop version of Land Surveyors United when you get back tothe office. Simply take a GPS reading at Noon. This can be at your home, office or jobsite. Thegoal 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 usethe 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 inpreparation of the event.
  7. 7. Equipment RequirementsIn order to participate in Survey Earth in a Day 2.0, you musthave access to Survey Grade GPS equipment and datacollection device. We are interested only in data fromdevices which produce high accuracy results. No Cellphoneor other GPS device is acceptable.All data submitted to Survey Earth in a Day will be post-processed using RINEX.
  8. 8. Get InvolvedTweet to @surveyearthSend Us a Tweet and Let Us Know You Are Helping!Join Land Surveyors UnitedRSVP for the Survey Earth in a Day Event optionally on Facebook (but still need to be LSU member)Follow Survey Earth on Twitter @surveyearth..await further instructions.Data you collect will be sent in via the new Land Surveyors United Mobile
  9. 9. Register and Represent Your AreaRegister for the event and discuss on Facebook Facebook EventRSVP on the official Events Page on LSU Event on Land Surveyors United Tweet to @surveyearth Send Us a Tweet and Let Us Know You Are Helping!
  10. 10. Follow the Survey Earth ProjectFacebook Survey Earth PageTwitter @surveyearthGoogle+ and Community With Live HangoutsLand Surveyors United Group Forum
  11. 11. Land Surveyors Like You on Land Surveyors United Network

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