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Surveying and Surveying Instrument History

The expression that "Those who do not remember the past are bound to repeat it" probably comes from the experience of the Israelites in Egy…

Started by DAVID C. GARCELON

28 Apr 17, 2016
Reply by Bruce Jones

BLM Survey Manual 1855

Wanna see what surveying was like over 110 years ago?  Check out this BLM manual of Surveying from 1855! Download it below.

Started by ⚡Survenator⌁

1 Jan 26, 2016
Reply by Jaybird

Units pay major role in our day to day life,why it is so ? History?

Still we use imperial and metric units everywhere,what is big advantage of using imperial units over metric,it has taken 21 year after impl…

Started by Lalith Senanayake

3 Nov 12, 2013
Reply by Kevin Barry

Units used then and now for various measurements,comments,additions or clarifications ?

Attached extract from a very old dictionary ,

Started by Lalith Senanayake

2 Jul 17, 2013
Reply by Lalith Senanayake

What I have Been Up to.

Since I have retired I have had the good fortune to be asked to give several presentations to Land Surveying Societies, Historical Societie…

Started by DAVID C. GARCELON

3 Jun 16, 2013
Reply by DAVID C. GARCELON

The Most Memorable Surveying Events in History

What Was Your Most Memorable Surveying Event You Have Attended? Some folks on the network have been to literally HUNDREDS of exciting surv…

Started by Jaybird

4 May 15, 2013
Reply by Deward Karl Bowles

SURVEYING EDUCATION IN THE OLD DAYS

I just posted 15 photo's in a new album which I titled "SURVEYING EDUCATION IN THE OLD DAYS". Surveying history is one on of my favorite av…

Started by DAVID C. GARCELON

1 Mar 14, 2013
Reply by ePalmetto

WHAT IS YOUR POSITION? A BRIEF HISTORY OF POSITION FIXING

It seems to be appropriate in our discussions of "What is Your Position" to write a "Brief History of Position Fixing".  This is a very int…

Started by DAVID C. GARCELON

3 Mar 1, 2013
Reply by DAVID C. GARCELON

Rectangular Survey System History

What is the Rectangular Survey System?   Most of the United States (outside the 13 original colonies) has been surveyed using the rectangul…

Started by Jaybird

0 Jan 29, 2011

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