Articles by Joseph D. Fenicle, PS

What Lies Beneath

July 5, 2011
In the first part of this article (April 2011 POB), I spoke of the importance of preserving land corners, which include monuments, references and memorials. I asked readers to share what techniques they use and whether their applicable states have a law enforcing land corner recordation.
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A Bench Mark in Time

May 1, 2010
On May 14, 2000, I walked across the stage at the University of Akron with my new degree in hand. I was one of only four survey program graduates who attended the commencement ceremony ...
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Web Exclusive: My Survey Truck

January 29, 2009
Like each survey plat we produce, each surveyor has a unique way of setting up his or her own survey truck. What does your truck look like?
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An Eagle Eye

June 17, 2008
In 2005, I performed an ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey of a very large tract of property along Lake Erie in southeast Michigan. Sounds straightforward, but there was a challenge that lay before me: The lakefront property contained an active bald eagle nest.
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Web-Exclusive! Communicating Through Time With Maps

March 3, 2008
A visit to a map exhibit at The Field Museum in Chicago leads a surveyor to ponder the impact of his own mapmaking process on future generations.

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The Corner Connection

August 1, 2007
When I started as chief surveyor with the Office of the Fulton County Engineer in Ohio in late 2005, I discovered a large spreadsheet with hundreds of section corner and property controlling corner data.
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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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In the July 2014 issue, POB explores the growth of photovoltaic (PV) installations in the United States across residential, commercial and utilities markets. Also, read how an innovative system ensures the vertical alignment of Gerald Desmond Bridge.

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