Turner: Surveyor's Footsteps

Jeffrey P. Turner hopes to leave a legacy for future surveyors with his columns.

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Surveyor's Footsteps: Music to an Old Surveyor's Ears

Harriett Zilch wrote that the old cowboy song Goodbye Old Paint was “a melancholy hymn of farewell to an aging American paint horse.”


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Surveyor's Footsteps: Experience Steers Us Away From Actions That Are Unnecessary

From a very young age we all start to make judgment calls. Growing older and gaining experience, we find some things we wish we had done differently and would have had we known then what we know now.


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Always Promote Your Good Competition

Recommending others in the profession who do good work to friends and family benefits all surveyors
Do you feel like the other local surveyors and engineers are your competition? Most of us know of survey companies past and present who we would not recommend to friends or family.


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Getting Out in Bad Weather a Worthwhile Learning Experience for Surveyors

Many years ago, at my first place of employment, I was paid even if we were “rained out.”


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Old Records Definitely Help When Staking

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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Rules of Surveying

 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

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

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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Breaking Records in Surveying

Archiving records can help colleagues out in the future
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

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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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 this December 2014 issue of POB, we celebrate our 40th year, and take a look at how we began. Also, see how an innovative approach helped a surveying firm provide fast and accurate volume reporting for the aggregates industry.

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