All posts by Heidi Jackson

Surveying Boot Camp

Deep in the heart of Oregon’s Coastal Range, you can find an elite team of surveyors taking on some of the hardest terrain in the country. Oregon’s dense forests and steep mountain foothills are a challenge to traverse, but at Northstar Surveying, Inc., of Corvallis, it’s just part of the job. Under the stellar leadership...

Where The Future Is Now

Notes from the second FIG Young Surveyors North America Meeting We came from six countries and 23 states because we were told that we are the future. We traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota in frigid February to meet each other and figure out what that means. After attending the 2nd FIG Young Surveyors North America Meeting,...

Indiana Jones With a Tripod

Why choose surveying as a career? Read this. My desk is a mess right now: stacks of old field books, dusty quadrangle maps, and a plumb bob serving as a paper weight for my research notes. I have to look under a pile of mining claims to find my trusty compass. I tuck the compass...