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UAV and Drone Surveying comes to Knoxville

Professional Land Systems is enthusiastically adopting UAV (drone) survey technology. We are the first surveying company in Tennessee to do so. We believe that drone data collection represents a huge part of the future of surveying. We chose the eBee RTK by SenseFly, a Parrot…

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Knox County Setback Violation Forces House Move

A contractor-client of ours located a "spec" house on his own lot by himself. He had used us several times in the past to lay out houses, but did not call us this time in an effort to save money. This occurred in 2010, in…

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2000 Sutherland settlement monitoring

February 2015 we conducted a primary level loop for settlement monitoring of approximately 140 columns of an existing warehouse at 2000 Sutherland Avenue. The site will be occupied by the University of Tennessee on completion. We will return twice more in a span of two…

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"When in doubt, take it."

No property is safe. Watch a roomful of government officials collude to take innocents’ property.

Every citizen should educate themselves concerning the threat of civil asset forfeiture. There is no presumption of innocence in such cases, and government is incentivized to take as much as possible. The blatant collusion taking place at this New Mexico meeting has to be seen…

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5,000 sq. ft. Home on wrong lot

Due diligence error results in $680,000 – 5,000 sq. ft. home built on the wrong lot

Palm Coast, Florida. Photo by Bob Koslow/Daytona Beach News-Journal."We are in total disbelief, just amazed this could happen," said Mark Voss, owner with Brenda Voss, of the luxury home constructed on the wrong property. The Voss' new home has  five bedrooms, 5.5 baths, ocean views,…

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“Locating property lines without the assistance of a Surveyor” is a Bad Idea

I spend a significant portion of my energies warning people about this. It's all I can do. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the City of Oak Ridge is suing two men for $50,000 in damages for cutting trees that did not belong to them…

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Tennessee Business Taxes Atypically High

"Tennessee is in the bottom half of a new study that measures the tax burden businesses would face in each of the 50 states." "Tennessee is 29th in both categories, which means it has a heavier tax burden than most of the country."

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Now on Google+

I just created a Google Plus page for Professional Land Systems and I can be found on Linkin. Always looking for new business contacts. Give me a shout on one of these networks.

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Web Site Updated

I've spent months (because I've been inconsistent, it's a lot of work) updating my website. It just went live today. I received plenty of compliments on the old one, but I think this represents an improvement. I hope everyone likes it. I could not count…

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National Association of Realtors Pumps the Numbers

The National Association of Realtors has been caught manipulating housing data to over-represent optimistic housing numbers. Despite wishful recovery talk, housing and the economy remains stagnant. Some predict unemployment will soon surge again above 9 percent. "The latest weekly Mortgage Brokers Association... [statistics] showed that…

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