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Automated Grading Equipment with GPS

Up to now, construction companies shaping the ground for construction (grading) typically relied on many rounds of measuring the site and placing wooden stakes. Whether moving dirt, rock or other ground material, this procedure was necessary. Today some construction companies

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Historic Maps

Historic maps of the Bay Area and California line the hallways of U&R’s office. Dating from the 1860s to 1960s, these maps commemorate a time when every distance and angle shown was measured by hand. Dedicated rugged individuals mapped out

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New Importance of Internet for Our Field

Today, the Internet provides moviegoers the convenience of online ticket sales. With services such as Fandango, you can locate nearby theaters, find out what’s playing and check movie schedules. With this thorough and quick online service, you won’t miss your

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‘Robotic Total Station’ for Surveying

Seeing U&R’s Robotic Total Station (RTS) in action is like watching a scene from a Star Wars science fiction movie. This elaborate land surveying equip­ment uses lasers to automatically locate, focus on, measure and record exact distances between two objects.

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U&R Creates Mobile Survey Office

Regularly taking computers into the field, U&R needed to establish an office for our surveyors at each project site. True to our commitment to finding creative solutions for our customers, we transformed a van into what may be the first

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