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Washington Land Surveyors (LSAW)

Washington State Land Surveyors group is for professional land surveyors,LSAW and LSU members who live and work in the state of Washington, USA

Group Forum or Related Website: http://www.lsaw.org/
Geolocation: 38.8900° N, 77.0300° W
Members: 21
Latest Activity: Jan 29

Professional Land Surveyors of Washington State

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Washington, USA

In this group, feel free to discuss anything related to land surveying industry in the state of Washington.

Land Surveyor Forum - Community Discussions

Calling to all surveyors serving Bothell WA  area.

Started by Alex Andreescu Jan 29. 0 Replies

Calling to all surveyors serving Bothell WA  area.We just received an inquiry from building owner looking for a plat of survey of existing residence on 37th Avenue SE, Bothell, WA.Contact…Read more →


Started by shafeiq. Last reply by Maurice Heter Oct 27, 2017. 1 Reply




Started by Scott D. Warner, PLS Jan 19, 2013. 0 Replies

How do you feel about narrowbanding?…Read more →

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Surveyor Education

Started by Name Name. Last reply by Deward Karl Bowles Sep 15, 2012. 2 Replies

Greetings Surveyors! What is a valuable skill set for land surveyors? I am not a land surveyor yet, but I'm working on it. What kinds of educational backgrounds are needed in the industry these…Read more →

Tags: surveyors, surveying, washington, education, LSAW

Land Surveying in Washington State Photos

Young George Washington Surveyor

by ePalmetto This image illustrates Washington's life as a young surveyor. Washington is looking through a circumferentor set on a tripod. A portion of a circular protractor arches across the top and a proportional compass sits on a survey completed by Washington for Henry Enoch in 1759. As far as we can tell from the pages and pages of definitions and problems in the exercise books, a great deal of George's school work was in math. His knowledge of geometry led to a prestigious and profitable career as a surveyor. Because so many people in Virginia wanted to move "west," (in the 1750s, this meant over the Blue Ridge Mountains--link to map of settlement in 1750), official measurements and records of land were in great demand. When he was only 17, Washington accepted a position as a "county surveyor." In the early spring and late fall, when the foliage was thin and visibility was good, Washington would travel by horseback to the areas he was to measure and describe. At least three assistants accompanied him: two "chain carriers" used a 33-foot long chain of wrought iron to measure the lines of the parcel, and a "marker" notched trees along the boundary of the property. In the three years he spent as a surveyor, young George earned a large sum of money and also acquired over 2,000 acres of land for himself. Later in life, Washington used his surveying skills to measure his own property and farms, and his familiarity with approximating distances and using a compass aided him in the French and Indian and Revolutionary Wars.

Cold swim Surveying

by Kevin Gaunt, L.S.I.T. Taking topo shots of the lake bottom (see "my albums" for a detailed description).

Cold swim.

by Kevin Gaunt, L.S.I.T. Note the ice still covering most of the lake! (see "my albums" for a detailed description).

Ready to take the plunge.

by Kevin Gaunt, L.S.I.T. You're gonna do what!? (see "my albums" for a detailed description).

10° F and 3' of snow!

by Kevin Gaunt, L.S.I.T. Don't worry, I wasn't taking the shot ;)

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Reply by Maurice Heter on March 22, 2016 at 8:58pm

 I live in Vancouver BC. Surveying in the lower mainland.

Reply by Naoum Mabkhout on June 26, 2015 at 9:17pm

GroundCAD is new software for land surveying

you can download it from www.groundcad.com


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