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  • Flatirons Helps Attract New Surveyors to the Profession

    November 8, 2017 | Category: Company News

    Flatirons Inc. has a long tradition of hiring a diverse selection of people, encouraging them to develop their knowledge and skills and to pursue professional licensure. CEO John B. Guyton, as a Director for the National Society of Professional Surveyors, participated in staffing a booth at the annual convention of the American School Counselors Association.

    Trying out the augmented sandbox are, from left, Becky Roland, JB Guyton, Teresa
    Smithson, Brian Dennis and Todd Beers, all from the Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado.

    Educators and counselors from all 50 states gathered at the Denver Convention Center in July, 2017 where the NSPS engaged in discussions about attracting young people interested in math and working outdoors to look into surveying as a profession.

    The augmented reality sandbox, showing projected topographic lines on left, a toy
    truck, and a deep water feature on the right.

    The main attraction to get people’s interest was an “Augmented Reality Sandbox,” built at Idaho State University, which projected topographic elevation lines and water features in piles of white sand. As the counselors moved the mountains of sand, the lines and features reformed before their eyes. That experience, along with the handouts and personal discussions, hopefully made a lasting impression about surveying that will be shared with students across the nation.



  • Flatirons staff helps introduce surveying at the Boy Scout Camporee

    October 19, 2015 | Category: Company News

    PLSC tentIn an effort to introduce land surveying to a new group of young people, the Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado (PLSC) participated in the September, 2015 Boy Scout Council Camporee, held at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch near Elbert, Colorado. Flatirons volunteers included J.B. Guyton, Heather Robinson, Bill Bowen and Brandon Haas. Hands-on equipment demonstrations were provided. The group was able to directly engage over 200 scouts and parents in the discussions and exercises of land surveying.  For the complete description of the day, view here.



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