Category Archives: Surveying

Taking Surveying Underground

By Ben Shinabery Louisville’s massive Mega Caverns presented challenges for a huge subterranean survey Every day more than 150,000 people drive past the interstate billboards advertising the Louisville Mega Caverns not realizing they just drove over what is classified as the largest commercial building in Kentucky, even though it is entirely underground. What once was...

Looking Forward: Underground Surveying 

This month's issue features a story about underground surveying. Beneath parts of the Louisville, Kentucky is the Louisville Mega Cavern, an underground space of 100 acres created by years of mining rock. 

Let’s Get Real About Property

One of the more serious problems with the surveying profession is our schizophrenic relationship with property and the associated property rights. For my entire professional surveying career, too many surveyors seem to think we have nothing to do with property rights; that our job is to simply layout the math and measurements contained in the...

The Mission of MAPPS 

View from Above  MAPPS president Kelly Francis talks about the exciting future of the trade association  This article is the first in a series of four focusing on a trade association that recently celebrated its 40th anniversary and continues making meaningful impacts in the geospatial community. The first article is an interview with Kelly Francis,...