Category Archives: Surveying

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 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 Sierra...

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...

Clear lenses are designed for computer users who need to view an equally balanced color spectrum; amber lenses diminish the harshest part of the color spectrum for greatest protection.

Protecting Your Eyesight – at Your Desk

I use special glasses to reduce eye strain in my screen-centric workplace. The geospatial industry has evolved greatly over the last decade, and with the current evolution of our systems this trend shows no sign of slowing down. We are seeing more and more of what has traditionally been considered fieldwork being brought into the...

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Geospatial Holiday Gift Guide

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series December 2017Here’s what xyHt’s Located contributors want for the holidays and their suggestions for great geospatial gifts. Kevin Lidtka Wants a VR Booth For Christmas I would like a special booth that I can sit in. Inside will be VR glasses and a controller so...