Featured Surveyor Stories – March 2014 Archive (3)

The geometry of resections matters!

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You may have experienced this before. You are defining a new station and all points with…

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Submitted by Urs Aebi on March 13, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Point of Beginning

THE NEW POB

 

The new point of beginning for land surveys is orbiting the earth at 5,000 miles an hour 12 ½ thousand miles up in the stratosphere.  That’s correct and I suppose I owe my fellow professional land surveyors an apology for my participation in the changes we have been going through the last 20 years (see the POB cover article attached).  The fact of the matter is the PLS’s of this country have had our exclusive provenances invaded by all manor of non-surveyor…

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Submitted by J W Veatch on March 12, 2014 at 1:28pm — 1 Comment

GIS & FEMA Mapping

There is a growing need for accurate land surveying data to be a fundamental requirement for government level geographic information systems. As an example for the USGS National flood inundation mapping science initiative a professional survey level data layer would be of great benefit to help determining exactly which structures in or out of the flood zones. Greetings my name is John W. Veatch. I am a land planner, a professional land development engineer, professional land surveyor,…

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