This month’s story is a bit different from our usual surveyor interview. A program at Green Rock Correctional Center in Virginia, a state with a storied surveying history, is one of a kind and deserves some attention.
Thomas A. English, PSM, PLS is geomatics manager at the Tampa office of Atkins North America, Inc., which provides GPS, laser scanning, hydrographic and conventional surveying services for mostly transportation, airports and coastal projects.
As I see it, we professional land surveyors who focus only on the required accuracy and precision of measurement and boundary law and, in the west, the Public Land Surveying System, miss the boat when it comes to effectively educating the public about the importance of what we do.
A rich history and a passionate culture can often be found in exotic locations. However, owning and operating a business in such an environment can produce a set of challenges. Robert Wilson, PLS, owner of San Juan Surveying in Washington, shares with POB how he has found success.