January 2012 Blog Posts (4)

Surveying prices in this bad economy.

Let me first say I have been in business for 22 years, during this time I have seen and been through alot. Over the first 20 years two things were consistent work and my ability to increase my prices. Over the past two years work has been very inconsistent and prices have plummeted.  Of course we have a bad economy to blame, but what is disturbing is this free fall that has occurred even as inflation rears its ugly head. My business is surviving these times thanks to a loyal group of…

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Submitted by Dean Raynes on January 17, 2012 at 5:23am — 2 Comments

I'm Stealing Your Land!

In an article titled "10 Things Your Neighbor Won't Tell You" Quentin Fottrell lists this as #7..."I'm secretly stealing your…

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Submitted by David Bosshard, RLS on January 11, 2012 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Survey Wisconsin in a day results...

Survey Wisconsin in a day

Here is a link to an article recently published by the Wisconsin State Cartographer’s Office describing the events of “Surveying Wisconsin in a day”.

Dozens of member surveyors of the…

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Submitted by Matthew M Filus on January 8, 2012 at 1:56am — Comment On This...

Excerpts from W.E. Baxter diary (born March 20, 1875)

Below are excerpts from a diary my great grandfather kept between 1897 to 1956. He was born March 20, 1875 and started keeping a diary a few months before he turned 22. He lived in East Texas during the time and he worked on survey crews and did a lot of surveying as a young man. His first entries in his diary in January of 1897 are crude chaining notes.…

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Submitted by Deward Karl Bowles on January 4, 2012 at 2:00pm — Comment On This...

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