Category Archives: Surveying

In the Face of COVID-19: Keep Calm and Survey On

Coping with COVID-19 requires flexibility and planning. Don’t worry, this is not yet another article on how to wash your hands, stay home if you’re sick, and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow. I’m assuming you’re aware of the basics. Instead I focus on ideas for coping with COVID-19 should your geospatial business become...

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Locating More than Monuments: Demining with Schonstedt

How the Schonstedt Humanitarian Demining Initiative works—and how you can help. You know the magnetic locator well, no doubt. Whether yours is a Schonstedt or another brand, geospatial professionals are familiar with these instruments due to their common use in detecting survey markers. Border-marking studs, often sunk by surveyors gone by, are made of the...

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3D Site: Road Construction amid Frustrated Residents

In a residential subdivision in Saskatchewan, a 3D site plan appeases frustrated residents as well as a tight construction deadline. Many homeowners are attracted to the yin and yang lifestyle of having a cozy country home with easy access to the excitement of a vibrant city. A Canadian residential subdivision in Saskatchewan seems to capture...

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Advice to Younger Surveyors

by Michael R. Johnson PLS xyHt editor’s note: The surveying profession is blessed to have gifted storytellers in our midst, though we need more. One, known as “Uncle Paden” on the RPLSToday.com surveying forum, is Michael R. Johnson. A surveyor in Oklahoma, Johnson regularly regales readers with tales past and present of surveying, observations of...