Jeffrey Turner

Jeffrey Turner

Jeffrey P. Turner, PLS, began his career in surveying in 1971 and became licensed in Pennsylvania in 1987. He was co- owner of a surveying firm for six years before launching his own firm in the Philadelphia region in 1995. He is passionate about leaving footsteps for future generations of surveying professionals. He can be reached at qj57@verizon.net.

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Old Records Help With Staking

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I think the railroad has been good to land surveyors in providing all those spikes that have been set for property corners over the years.


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Fixing Old Survey’s Measurement Errors Difficult, But Can Be Done

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 On a recent project, I retraced a 40-year-old survey in order to establish the boundary lines for a partial topographic survey of a 31-acre parcel. There was bad news and good news.


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Rules of Surveying

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 At the end of the day, bring your equipment home. 


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Surveyors can grow by planting their own marks like MAG nails

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The story goes that Johnny Appleseed gathered the apple seeds from the cider press and traveled America planting apple trees along the way. While taking family walks, my wife and I might turn to the kids and point out a wild apple tree and exclaim, “That must be one of Johnny’s apple trees.”


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Surveyors Can Help Colleagues by Preserving Records

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Over the years, I have met quite a few impressive Pennsylvania surveyors. One in particular retired more than a decade ago, and as I remember it his attorney advised that he destroy all his records and plans. His lawyer’s logic was they could only serve to create trouble for him in retirement.


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Surveyor's Footsteps

Breaking Records in Surveying

Archiving records can help colleagues out in the future
By Jeffrey Turner
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Over the years, I have met quite a few impressive Pennsylvania surveyors. One in particular retired more than a decade ago, and as I remember it his attorney advised that he destroy all his records and plans. His lawyer’s logic was they could only serve to create trouble for him in retirement.
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Simple Mark Can Cut Down on Confusion

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On pirate maps, “X marks the spot.” When entering the main doors in most large malls across America, we find the information board with a map and key to help us locate a store. Our survey plans often have a location map. In parks there will be a placard with a big arrow that says “YOU ARE HERE.” These are all a necessity to find the place we seek.


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Surveyors Take on Role as Peacemakers

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It happens to all of us. We perform a thorough and correct survey but every now and then someone gets upset. It might be the client, the neighbor or the neighborhood. Aside from being paid for our services, we all hope that at the end of the day the world measures up a little better from our efforts.
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Surveyors Privileged to Lead the Way for Future

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 As modern surveyors, we are retracing the steps of earlier pathfinders. Here in Eastern Pennsylvania, we go back to the Penn grants from the king. For many years, the Penn family sold properties and wrote deeds but kept the copies of the deeds themselves in their own records. The colonists were not happy with being sold properties and the sellers keeping the written titles so they took the matter to the courts, which meant back to England and the king.  


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There’s Always More Than One Way

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Surveyors are often faced with situations that require seat-of-the-pants decisions and ingenuity. We may carefully plan for one scenario and find the jobsite to be a whole different story. A one-size-fits-all approach rarely applies. So why do we often claim that it does?


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