Articles by Joseph D. Fenicle, PS

What Lies Beneath

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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