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Henry David Thoreau

Started this discussion. Last reply by CHARLIE B. AYCOCK, III Sep 19. 1 Reply

I am attaching the introduction from my soon to be published book:"Henry David Thoreau as a Surveyor -Myth versus Reality"INTRODUCTION"We falsely attribute to men a determined character; putting…Read more →

FAMOUS AMERICAN SURVEYORS

Started this discussion. Last reply by ⚡Survenator⌁ Dec 13, 2017. 1 Reply

this is the picture I mentioned in my post made a few minutes ago.…Read more →

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Famous American Surveyors

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I am attaching page two of my previous post of Famous American Surveyors, with the names and lifespans of each added.Enjoy.    David C. Garcelon…Read more →

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Henry David Thoreau

I am attaching the introduction from my soon to be published book:"Henry David Thoreau as a Surveyor -Myth versus Reality"INTRODUCTION"We falsely attribute to men a determined character; putting together alltheir yesterdays and averaging them, we presume we know them. Pity theman who has a character to support."Henry David Thoreau, April 28, 1841The subtitle of this book, The Myth versus the Reality, is, by itself, an ironic statement about Thoreau's life. Throughout his adult life, he wrote…See More
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Henry David Thoreau

I am attaching the introduction from my soon to be published book:"Henry David Thoreau as a Surveyor -Myth versus Reality"INTRODUCTION"We falsely attribute to men a determined character; putting together alltheir yesterdays and averaging them, we presume we know them. Pity theman who has a character to support."Henry David Thoreau, April 28, 1841The subtitle of this book, The Myth versus the Reality, is, by itself, an ironic statement about Thoreau's life. Throughout his adult life, he wrote…See More
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BEING THE BEST

Lately I have become intrigued by the word "Best".When I was beginning in my surveying career, I told my father that I wanted to be the best surveyor there was. His response was: "Remember, David, being best is a matter of opinion, either yours or someone else's, and neither matters."Now, after 54 years of being in the profession, I have realized the wisdom of his response to me.If you think you are the best, you are looking "down" on others. If others think you are the best, they are looking…See More
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1820 REPEATING CIRCLE with TWO TELESCOPES (USCS)

"Had it not been for the surveyor, we wouldn't have known the earth as we know today. It was their effort in land surveying &  survey drafting services which resulted in the profession so big to accumulate  cad drafting companies…"
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I now lecture and consult re: surveying, antique surveying instruments and surveying history...feel I can not only learn from others but also can help to mentor younger surveyors.
I have been involved with such projects as the Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel in Boston, the Seabrook Nuclear Station in Seabrook, NH, the Vernon Nuclear Station in Vernon, VT., the 10,000 acre Mount Washington Hotel/Bretton Woods Ski Area in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. I have been the Chief Surveyor for several firms in the Boston area, as well as owned and operated my own Surveying/Engineerin business in Colebrook, NH for 12 years. I have the strong opinion that many surveyors have become so enarmored with modern technology that they forget that there were millions of boundaries established before they were born; those boundaries cannot be re-established by us. They can only be redefined. Defining a boundary to the nearest 1/100th of a foot and 1 second of arc can give us an unwarranted confidence in our work, especially if we have moved the original boundary. We must learn Boundary Law and the rules of evidence at the same time we learn how to use the tools and instruments..the tools and instruments constantly change but the laws and rules regarding the locations of boundaries has changed very little since the early 1600's. New tools and instruments allow us to mathematically redefine boundaries...their use does not give us permission to change the location of a long established boundary! We older surveyors need to learn the new technology and at the same time pass on our knowledge and experience re" boundary laws and the rules of evidence.
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Maine
Licenses Certifications or Awards
Have held PLS licences in NH, ME, VT and MA
I have experience with the following
GPS, cadastral, topographic, boundary surveys, construction staking, topographic surveys, control network surveys, ground movement monitoring, GIS, teaching, Expert Testimony, Retired Surveyor, I Teach Surveying, Student of Surveying, Cartography
How many years have you been surveying?
54 YEARS
Most comfortable with the following types of instrumentation
Total Stations, GPS, Surveying Software, Automatic Levels, Old school surveying, theodolite, Chain, compass

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At 11:41pm on September 19, 2018, TUHIN MUKHERJEE said…

Dear David c. Garcelon,

                                       What you have written about Mr. Henry david thoreau,s biography, is absolutely correct.Good surveyor is unsung hero.We are the surveyor not getting respect that much even though we are the back bone of project.I think your written highly appreciate by all of us member.

                                    Thank you for valuable writing.

                                                                                            With regards

                                                                                      Tuhin mukherjee

At 5:46am on May 3, 2013, Dumisani Mlambo said…

I would do anything, to have you teach / lecture me.

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