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Adam Zweig

The Many Facets (and Faces) of Surveying

Surveyors have traditionally done a variety of essential and interesting work—and they continue to do so. We’ve asked surveyors from various work disciplines what inspires them. To get an idea of where we are going, it’s important to stop and take a look at where we have been. This rings...

As part of the water project, Curingue residents work on building a structure for water collection, storage, and pumping.

GNSS for Curingue: Accessing Remote Water Resources

A surveyor volunteers his time and expertise to help supply fresh water to Curingue, an isolated village in the Andes. Featured image: As part of the water project, Curingue residents work on building a structure for water collection, storage, and pumping. High in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador, the village...

Datum Epochs, And How to Understand Them

Understanding datum epochs for accurate measurements and locations in dynamic tectonic areas. What are datum epochs? Let’s start at the beginning. “Epoch” is a scientific term used to denote a specific moment or period in time. Land surveying and geodesy use a numerical “epoch” in decimal years to state the...