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Last weekend, Boston's Revere Beach (established in 1895 as the first public beach in the US) was transformed into an open-air art gallery thanks to the 2015 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival. Hosted by the Revere Beach Partnership, the annual festival has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors each year since 2004. This year, over 750,000 beachgoers gathered to watch 20 master sand sculptors from around the world compete to...
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A thousand people gathered at NASA's Silicon Valley research center to hear the agency's plan for creating a workable system.
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Dassault Systèmes, specialists in 3D CAD software, has launched the Solidworks for Entrepreneurs Program, giving early-stage businesses low-cost licenses for 3D design apps to ...
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Stephen Powelson recently flew his Phantom 3 drone over Tesla's battery factory in Fremont, California and recorded the flight. Almost as soon as he posted the video to a Tesla Motors Club forum,...
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The discovery of remains at historic Jamestown may provide new details about the nation’s earliest settlers.
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On a piece of parchment hundreds of years old, the words of an ancient Greek text stand out in deep black - but look closely, and you see more words,
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Land Surveying & AutoCAD Civil 3D Consultant
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I am a father of three, husband, professional land surveyor, entrepreneur, and blogger. I love land surveying, it's much more complex, challenging and rewarding than you may have imagined. I love technology, but only if it adds value, fun - or both. 

People are often surprised by how much goes into surveying their land and by how many diverse services professional land surveyors provide. I think they're also surprised by the high-tech equipment, software, and tools that we use, too.

Here's a short list of a few reasons I love being a professional land surveyor:

  • Nearly every survey is challenging and no two surveys are exactly alike.
  • There's history involved, from researching old deeds and maps to the fact that surveying is one of the oldest professions. Some say surveying is the second oldest profession.
  • Surveying is often like a treasure hunt and solving a puzzle.
  • I get to work inside and outside. Working inside is nice when the weather is bad and working outside can be a glorious gift when the weather and surroundings are nice.
  • I'm great at what I do, and while a lot of this comes from hard work and learning to be a great land surveyor, a certain amount is also because of an innate ability and affinity that I have for the land, boundaries, and land surveying.
  • I get to use my skills and abilities to help people.

If you'd like, please visit my website, EricColburn.com the Professional Land Surveyor Source or my Land Surveying Company at FosterSurvey.com.

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Three of the five places I've lived sound uplifting: Providence, Foster & Hope.
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  • Foster Survey Company
    President, 1993 - present
  • EricColburn.com - Professional Land Surveyor Adviser & Revivalist
    Professional Land Surveyor, 2008 - present
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