March 2018 Archives

xyHt Magazine March 2018 Issue

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series March 2018

Click on the cover below to view the March 2018 issue of xyHt magazine. Articles in the issue include (links will turn live throughout March): Real Surveying: xyHt solicits surveyors and professional surveying societies and associations in the US and internationally to discuss the topic of real surveying. A New Line: A new class of instrument […]

Real Surveying?

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This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series March 2018

How often do you ask yourself, “What is land surveying?” Is land surveying a narrow field of specific expertise or a wide expanse of overlapping skills joined together in a common cause? Is a surveying license the only way to demonstrate competency, or can one have skills that lie outside the commonly tested criteria? More […]

Teaching Land Stewardship

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This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series March 2018

The focus of the professional surveying societies today seems to be on the decline of the number of surveyors out there.  Some are even beginning to raise this level of concern to that of soft panic. From the outside, the surveying community is headed for a perfect storm of obsolescence.  Technology has contributed to the […]

Surveying Boot Camp

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This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series March 2018

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 […]

Cool School

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This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series March 2018

Siberian State University of Geosystems and Technologies Editor’s note: The name, “Siberia” evokes visions of a vast, cold, and perhaps foreboding place. Vast, yes, but also beautiful, steeped with fascinating history and resources and home to a diverse population imbued with a pioneering spirit. To meet the demands for qualified surveyors for the region, a […]

A New Line

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This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series March 2018

Midway through a large and complex transportation project, a team of Belgian surveyors successfully adopted a new class of instrument.  Hardware and software modernization doesn’t always yield immediate benefits for enterprises, and sometimes taking a particularly big leap or risk comes at a premium in time and labor. But sometimes everything goes smoothly. Our July […]