I am at a class this morning given by Gary Gilley concerning the recent changes to Board rules.Very good turnout here with about 250 Land Surveyors. Discussion is lively. I myself have some concerns…Read more →
To the best support network and information center in the world for Land Surveying, give it up for Land Surveyors United! Happy New Year!…Read more →
Unable to find a satisfactory job and stuck in a job I hated I finally opened up my own Land Surveying Firm in mid 1992. I was 32 at the time and thought that I knew everything about Land Surveying because of my previous experiences. It goes to show you that ignorance is most often a result of arrogance.
As I look back now I realize that I had no idea at that time what I was doing and I am really uncertain at this point how I managed to…Read more →
I thought that some of you might gain some insight by examining a typical Surveyor's Report generated for a project I am working on.
I have altered the particulars so as to protect the innocent. This is a draft…Read more →
“About Horses and Water”
Written by Penn Cheyning RPLS
(This story is completely fictional, any resemblance to actual events is purely a coincidence).
I received a phone call about a boundary dispute in an area of the city I know fairly well. I had not performed a survey in this particular…Read more →
It is human nature to choose a course and then stick with it. Tenacity and staunch conviction are qualities we all admire and traditionally seek in those who are leaders in our society. However, professional land surveying is as much of a science as it is an art. Evaluating evidence and forming opinions are vital aspects in executing a proper survey.
Read more →
Forming an opinion before the facts are known is the definition of a biased opinion and is the death knell for a…