Yesterday, I was following up on a survey where the field person was having trouble finding monuments. While looking for points and walking in other yards for the adjoining properties, it struck me to share some of my thoughts on fences and animals.
When starting a drone mapping program, many surveyors begin by deciding which drone to purchase, and only after that do they start thinking about how they will produce their final survey deliverable using the drone.
When a surveyor retires, a wealth of knowledge goes with them. Mix that reality with the fact that there is not necessarily a sufficient stream of incoming surveyors to replace their aging predecessors and it becomes clear that action must be taken.