Tag Archives: survey

Policing Our Profession

Although my professional practice has been limited to California where we have a governing board of registration, I believe that model exists in every state. The mission and vision statements of the California Board of Registration for professional engineers, land surveyors, and geologists are quite succinct: Mission Statement: We protect the public’s safety and property...

Looking Back

Using a single-beam laser to create a mapping profile in the Amazon jungle was a hint at aerial technologies to come

Farmer Accidentally Changes France-Belgium Border

Usually one country moving into another country’s territory is a huge geopolitical deal, often followed by military action. But when a Belgium farmer accidentally moved his country’s border into French territory, everyone just had a good laugh about it. The farmer was apparently annoyed by the boundary stone as he plowed his field, so he...

Survey in the Grand Canyon, 40 Years Ago

By Michael L. Binge, PLS/GISP (ret)  I truly enjoyed your recent piece “Moving Water in the Grand Canyon” (March, 2021). It brought back many memories. In 1982-83 I was party chief for the survey in the Grand Canyon to replace the section of water line from Indian Gardens to the South Rim.   Oh how the...

iPhone Pro 12 – Survey device??

There is a buzz on the underground, geospatial people are tweeting about lidar in the new iPhone 12 Pro. What really escalated it all was Matterport releasing a new scan app on the Apple store, it was then followed by a few geospatial people alluding to be able to scan cities and even map rooms...