Since 1990, 185 New Yorkers had lost their lives along Queens Boulevard — most of them pedestrians — and Mayor Bill de Blasio decided it was time to stop this so-called “Boulevard of Death” from killing again.
The technology ecosystem aiding land surveyors and GIS professionals of today is rapidly advancing, incorporating more features and functions that are enabling faster deliverables in sleeker and smaller form factors.
This series of columns started with a discussion of basic factors to consider when setting up and operating a deformation monitoring network, including epochs, network adjustment versus deformation analysis, and why we need to think carefully about adjustment procedures.
Anthony Novotny Jr., PLS, may not have had a revolutionary idea when he combined selling real estate and land surveying (Solo Notes, POB, July 2016), but he found a way to scale his skills and his business into larger markets.
Unless you have worked as part of a three- or four-person crew, you will miss much of the fun in land surveying. I have to think that those old GLO survey teams of 20 or more must have had some hairy adventures that provided great entertainment as the stories were told around the evening campfire.