Robert Jones is a registered land surveyor in Wisconsin and Illinois, and project manager with National Survey & Engineering in Brookfield, Wis. He is the designer of Boundless and currently working with a professor of mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to perform interval estimation of the company's static GPS observations tied to CORS in order to establish a foundation for survey-grade GIS.
One of the most common problems land surveyors face is the re-establishment of site control that has been destroyed or removed. The ability to spatially coordinate and manage surveys within a GIS environment that simultaneously unifies, integrates and perpetuates surveys with survey-grade accuracy is an attractive idea to many. Recovering what can be decades-old site control to perform resurveys can be challenging. And assembling and analyzing volumes of data from prior surveys to efficiently perform new surveys compounds the work effort.