Tag Archives: survey

A New Line

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...

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...

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A Taste of the Country Club Golf Life

My brother chose a career in information technology, which has worked out well for him. However, the problem with being a computer wizard is that your skills are often sought after to assist family and friends as a “favor.” For a surveyor, those requests are very rare, if ever. I have often joked with him...

Jordan Friis

Jordan Friis

Surveyor, Wood and Partners Consultants New Zealand The “sparkle in his eyes” when Jordan Friis talks about his volunteer work inspired his nominator to be “proud and confident for a bright future ahead for all young surveyors volunteering their time and skills.” Jordan worked for the Volunteer Community Surveyor (VCS) Program, a joint competence-based program...

Kelly Ness

Principal Instructor, Surveying and Civil Engineering Department, Dunwoody College of Technology Minnesota, USA In addition to his teaching duties, Kelly Ness is a licensed professional surveyor in Minnesota and Montana and an FAA part 107 remote pilot and ASPRS certified mapping scientist— UAS (among the first group certified at the Commercial UAV Expo).  He also...

Michelle Japitana

Instructor and Concurrent Chairman, Engineering Sciences Department, Carga State University, Philippines Testimonials for Michelle Japitana were remarkable. (This year we received a record number of nominations from the Philippines, and we wish we could honor all the fine candidates.) Michelle’s nominators noted that her strength in the geospatial community is her research capabilities in the fields...