All posts by Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Refining Measurement

A land surveyor unpacks the concept of accuracy “Accuracy is addictive,” my friend David Doyle once said.   Doyle is a geodesist by trade. For someone in his line of work, this addiction has a rich tradition.   Geodesy is the study of Earth’s shape, rotation, and gravity field. The discipline involves an eternal quest to refine...

Surveying and GIS: It’s ‘And’, not ‘Or’

When I graduated from college several decades ago, a retiring drafting professor said to me, “The things that are going to change during your career are difficult to comprehend. I wish I was going to be around to be part of it.”