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Social Media killing our profession

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  • #16
    Re: Social Media killing our profession

    As a land surveyor (many years ago) GPS was the dumping down of survey skills. Here was an amazing machine/technology that allowed crumby engineers to sus out where they were, whereas in the past, it took several days or at least hours and several hours of computations to work out what GPS did in several minutes.............

    But in the end the deciding factor was, who actually wanted to do the job. Engineers did not want to lower themselves to being surveyors, and actually did not have the background skills to do the job properly. (usual trap of rubbish in and rubbish out). As surveyors we could tell a silly result immediately, and could understand a UTC and a Mercator grid amongst many other grids/projections.

    Photography is much the same I guess, a pro will generally get better results, and us amateurs are lucky when it works well.............
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    • #17
      Re: Social Media killing our profession

      Originally posted by pandora View Post
      As a pubescent boy I was told that VR can lead to blindness. Regardless of how vigorous, it didn't.
      Are you sure that was VR Mark?
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      • #18
        Re: Social Media killing our profession

        Originally posted by MJ224 View Post
        As a land surveyor (many years ago) GPS was the dumping down of survey skills. Here was an amazing machine/technology that allowed crumby engineers to sus out where they were, whereas in the past, it took several days or at least hours and several hours of computations to work out what GPS did in several minutes.............

        But in the end the deciding factor was, who actually wanted to do the job. Engineers did not want to lower themselves to being surveyors, and actually did not have the background skills to do the job properly. (usual trap of rubbish in and rubbish out). As surveyors we could tell a silly result immediately, and could understand a UTC and a Mercator grid amongst many other grids/projections.

        Photography is much the same I guess, a pro will generally get better results, and us amateurs are lucky when it works well.............
        I think that is true.

        In the yacht painting world the 'professionals' actually preferred a well known American brand because it was difficult to spray and gave them a kind of 'exclusivity' whereas the DIY type products sold in chandleries could be applied by almost anyone.
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        • #19
          Re: Social Media killing our profession

          Maybe social media or is it something else ?

          https://youtu.be/b_UF44ZJR9U
          Graham

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