Articles by Kent McMillan

1847 Penmanship in 2010

Posted By Kent McMillan on 6/13/2010 at 1:03 AMHere's a minor mystery that I ran across today among the various sets of field notes from 1847 describing original land grants in the area
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1847-Vintage Texas Rectangular Surveys

Posted By Kent McMillan on 6/10/2010 at 12:13 AMI've been working on a new project for a couple of days now that promises to be a classic example of Texas surveying. The tract, a
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1838 Boundary Retracement Example

Posted By Kent McMillan on 5/23/2010 at 4:23 PMEarlier this year, one of the projects I was working on involved as a part of the survey, locating the NW corner of an original
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Mark Movements (Part 2)

Posted By Kent McMillan on 5/20/2010 at 10:41 PMHere's a survey problem that is pretty much Nuclear Physics. Either that or Rocket Surgery. Werner Von Braun isn't returning his calls, so I can't
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The Fence that Wasn't

Posted By Kent McMillan on 4/21/2009 at 9:25 PMI've been trying to get some work finished up so I can get started on the 8,000 ac. ranch survey out in
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Example: Metes and Bounds vs. PLSS

Okay. Here is pretty much the beginning of the discussion of whether or not the PLSS is inherently simpler than systems of metes and bounds land grants of the sort
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Thence Up the River with the Meanders (1830 style)

Posted By Kent McMillan on 4/12/2009 at 1:40 AMHere's an interesting thing. The line shown below in yellow is most likely where a Central Texas surveyor reported in 1830 that
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The Attorney and the Coordinates

Posted By Kent McMillan on 3/24/2009 at 9:07 PMI took a map by the office of an attorney today. The map showed the results of a survey that I'd made
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More on internet land sales

Posted By Kent McMillan on 2/1/2009 at 12:50 PMIn case you missed your chance to buy that 5-acre tract in Pecos County, Texas that the UK seller was advertising as
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13 years later

Posted By Kent McMillan on 1/27/2009 at 5:35 PMThirteen years ago, I made a control survey around about 24 blocks along one edge of the campus of The University here
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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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