Deward Karl Bowles
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My name is Deward Karl Bowles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deward Karl Bowles Jun 12, 2016. 2 Replies

I have introduced myself before but this is a recent article detailing…Read more →

Subject Tags: professional, professionalism, practice, theory, surveyor

Happy Father's Day?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deward Karl Bowles Jun 23, 2015. 2 Replies

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Deward Karl Bowles commented on Deward Karl Bowles's blog post Typical Surveyor's Report
"Here is a letter we got back from our client after we finished the project. Again the names have been changed to protect the innocent.:Hi, Laura and Deward,I just wanted to drop a line to say that I was very impressed with B&B’s…"
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Typical Surveyor's Report

Here is a typical Surveyor's Report attached to many of the jobs that I do. This particular Land Survey was extremely complex and difficult but I thought you might get a kick out of seeing how this is done. The names and other information have been altered to protect the innocent.SURVEYOR S REPORTDISCUSSIONThe parent tract of the…See More
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Typical Surveyor's Report

Here is a typical Surveyor's Report attached to many of the jobs that I do. This particular Land Survey was extremely complex and difficult but I thought you might get a kick out of seeing how this is done. The names and other information have been altered to protect the innocent.SURVEYOR S REPORTDISCUSSIONThe parent tract of the…See More
Jan 14

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Surveyor Bio:
Land Title surveys, Standard Land surveys, ALTA surveys, Topographic surveys, Subdivision Map Records, Expert Witness, Affidavit of Merit, Boundary disputes
Company
B and B Surveying Company
Location
Houston, Texas, 77088
I have experience with the following
Boundary Surveys
How many years have you been surveying?
Surveying since 1978, I rate myself an 8
Most comfortable with the following types of instrumentation
Total Stations, Surveying Software, Automatic Levels

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Typical Surveyor's Report

Posted on January 14, 2018 at 4:15pm 1 Comment

Here is a typical Surveyor's Report attached to many of the jobs that I do. This particular Land Survey was extremely complex and difficult but I thought you might get a kick out of seeing how this is done. The names and other information have been altered to protect the…

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Land Surveyor named Indiana Jones

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 7:00am 3 Comments

The following story is fictional and any resemblance to actual events is purely coincidental.

Land Surveyor named Indiana Jones

One day I was sitting in my office in Downtown Houston around 5:00 pm in the afternoon in 2001 when the phone rang.  My secretary had already left and I was not anxious to answer it.  I had a…

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CHAIN! The weakest link (in the chain)

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 8:00am 11 Comments

CHAIN! The weakest link (in the chain)

by: Deward “Karl” Bowles,

Texas RPLS no. 4966

  Certain magazines (trade magazines) have purported to represent the current interests of our profession by exposing Land Surveyors to new technologies and philosophies regarding our industry.  These magazines have been around for decades in many cases.

 

   These so…

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Truth, Justice and the American way

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 9:00am 3 Comments

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 arrogance is most often a result of ignorance.

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…

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Comment Wall (8 comments)

At 5:23pm on July 10, 2013, Thomas G LaCorte said…
Thank you for checking out my book!
At 6:55pm on November 30, 2012, Paul Quagge said…

Hello Deward,

got your message, Thank You!

 

Paul

At 7:50pm on January 12, 2011, Jaybird said…
Check out the new Organization Structure Page
At 11:59pm on January 11, 2011, ePalmetto gave Deward Karl Bowles a gift
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Pleased to have you as an admin on LSU. We're gonna do BIG things! Thanks for all of your support and participation. Justin
At 4:34pm on January 7, 2011, Ty Olinghouse said…

Hey Karl, how is BIZ down South?

At 12:59am on January 6, 2011, Ty Olinghouse said…
Hey Deward! How is it going?
At 8:44pm on December 22, 2010, Gary Bowles said…
Been real busy lately...Have been on here in a while...Good to see you still kickin too...lol
At 8:42pm on December 22, 2010, Gary Bowles said…
Hey Karl!!! How ya been...Good to see you here...
 
 
 

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