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7 Gifts under $70 for Surveyors

This entry is part 36 of 36 in the series PangaeaI’ve put together this year’s list of gifts with practical ideas that any field surveyor should find useful. All prices are accurate at the time of writing; I’m not responsible for price hikes. All items are highly rated (four- to five-star online reviews), but use...

xyHt Weekly News Links: 12/8/17

Bentley Systems Announces Agreement to Acquire ACTION Modulers’ Water Modeling Software Business International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2018 Conference Program Announced & Registration Open Texas Society of Professional Surveyors Recognizes Leading Land Surveyor: Doug Turner, IDS Survey Director, Named Surveyor of the Year Android software release expands GNSS analysis tool capabilities US, China cooperate on interoperability...

Elizabeth Person's map of the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest

This entry is part 8 of 4 in the series December 2017Maps as Art These earth-toned watercolors reflect the greens, browns, yellows, and blues of the verdant Pacific Northwest. I spent hours comparing source material and drawing and re-drawing this map, so I have a new depth of admiration for the mapmakers of old who...

Field Notes Silver Survey

A Silver Survey in My Golden Years

This entry is part 23 of 23 in the series Field NotesThis summer I had the joy of experiencing the best boundary retracement “job” of my 40-year surveying career, and it came about quite by accident. For most of my life I’ve had the privilege of visiting a cabin on the eastern side of the...

xyht 2022

2022: Monumental Changes, Part 1

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series December 2017The National Geodetic Survey of the U.S. responds to surveyors’ questions on how legacy physical geodetic monuments will be affected by the planned 2022 reference framework modernization. Editor’s note: A recent article in xyHt’s online newsletter, Field Notes, prompted a discussion among surveyors on the...

A frequently used Coast & Geodetic Survey (predecessor to the NGS) marker set in 1933, across the bay from Seattle.

2022 and You

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series December 2017The year 2022 …. “And then one day you find ten years have got behind you. No one told you when to run; you missed the starting gun.” —Time, by Pink Floyd (Gilmour, Wright) The year of the planned update of the U.S. national...

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