Surveying History

Superstorm Sandy: The (Survey) Miracle of Route 35

A look back at how surveyors rallied in recovery efforts.

A look back at how surveyors rallied in recovery efforts.

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Surveying the Work of John Randel Jr.

Marguerite Holloway, the author of “The Measure of Manhattan,” talks to POB about the life of the man who laid the grid for Manhattan.

Marguerite Holloway, the author of “The Measure of Manhattan,” talks to POB about the life of the man who laid the grid for Manhattan.

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NOAA Goes Off the (Paper) Charts

Office of Coast Survey Moves to Print-On-Demand Charts

Office of Coast Survey moves to print-on-demand charts.

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In Pacific Paradise, Volunteers Survey Kosrae's Culture

KnowledgeWell volunteers preserve history, create sustainable future in Micronesia

 KOSRAE, Federated States of Micronesia − Since 2005 I have been involved with KnowledgeWell projects and training in Guam, Kosrae, Pohnpei (“Clearing the Air,” POB, Nov. 2009), Palau and North Carolina. KnowledgeWell always has the best and most prepared professionals I have ever met. 

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Charles Mason Receives Memorial Stone at Burial Site

Surveyors Rendezvous pays tribute to famous surveyor and 250th anniversary of Mason-Dixon Line.

Ceremony highlights surveyor’s legacy and 250th anniversary of Mason-Dixon Line.

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Surveyors Commemorate the Mason-Dixon Line

Surveyors Rendezvous helps dedicate official Pennsylvania state historical marker at southernmost point of Philadelphia.

Attendees at the Surveyors Rendezvous in Philadelphia continued to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Mason-Dixon survey.

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Surveyors Rendezvous Set to Celebrate Mason-Dixon Line

Group will dedicate memorial at Charles Mason’s burial site at annual event in Philadelphia

History weighs on Chas Langelan.

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Examining Adverse Possession in the United States

 The doctrine of adverse possession has a particular fascination for me, but interest in this topic goes far beyond the surveying profession. Attorneys, employees of government agencies and the general public all become enthusiastic when squatters’ rights or trespass are mentioned.  

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The Man Who Changed the History of Ohio

A look behind the mystery setting the state's northern border.

The mystery surrounding the establishment of Ohio's northern border.

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Traversing the Law

How Boundary Lines are Established

Boundaries defined by property owners are as old as property itself; property lines are dependent on the actions (or inactions) of landowners.

How do boundary lines become established? This is a critical question for the land surveyor who is interested in surveying property.

 What I mean by surveying property is rendering a well-reasoned opinion on the limits of ownership, not simply staking out geometry from a deed or rendering a new mathematical breakdown of a section.  

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HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.


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2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of POB, we take a look at integrated technologies that provide real-time 3D measurements of a Brisbane construction site.

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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

With the unmanned aerial system (UAS) presence growing in surveying, you will in 2015:
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