Category Archives: Surveying

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The Young Surveyors on the Young Surveyors Network

This entry is part 17 of 17 in the series Field NotesNote from Editor Scott P. Martin: As I read and absorbed the Young Surveyors Network response (below) to last month’s Field Notes, I realized that I have been ignorant of the perception and perspective young surveyors have of our profession and the old guard....

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Point A to Point BIM

This entry is part of 8 in the series June 2017Our publication is all about how to get from (or measure between) point A to point B: the processes, tools, software, methods, and professional spatial judgments that go into these actions. Sometimes the road between A and B has a lot of twists and turns,...

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Peer Review: Professional Standards in the Surveyor’s Field

This entry is part of 7 in the series May 2017Let’s rethink how we license the land surveyor. By Daniel R. Muth, PLS, CFedS            I had the benefit of starting my surveying career at a very early age. It began when my father, a licensed land surveyor, needed cheap labor....

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“Next Big Thing” in Surveying Winners: Cyberpunk Dreams

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series May 2017When publisher Neil Sandler initiated the “Next Big Thing” essay contest in January, we were pleasantly surprised at the wide variety of entries. Because we hadn’t specified if the essays were to examine what the next big thing “will be,” “could be,” or “should be,”...

Color coding in this image of Mars represents differences in elevation, measured by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor. While surface liquid water is rare and ephermal on modern Mars.

Straight on to Mars (and Beyond)

This entry is part 24 of 25 in the series PangaeaIn the last issue we raised the question of whether mankind should go back to the Moon as a way to fuel future space exploration. While that article states the many salient reasons to take this path, many people feel we should aim higher and...