Surveying History

Surveyors and map makers made the U.S. Professionals today love learning about their forefathers.

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Book Reveals How a Rare-Map Dealer Made Millions Stealing Ancient Maps

He’s been described as a quirky yet charismatic social climber, obsessed with status and image, who within a relatively short period of time rose from middle-class beginnings to the inner circle of the rare map world.
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Mapping the USS Arizona

An Underwater Piece of American History


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Texas Military Forces utilize sextants and centuries old surveying techniques

Texas Military Forces utilizes methods used by Lewis and Clark at Camp Mabry
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Using GIS to Search for the Buffalo Trace

Many years before settlers from Europe settled the United States, bison migrated along a route through southern Indiana as they traveled from grasslands and salt licks in Kentucky to prairies in Illinois. Later, Native Americans followed the path beaten into the ground by the bison as they moved through the lower Midwest. 


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Team Uses Scanning to Uncover Herrin Massacre

Twenty-three men died in Williamson County and on the streets of Herrin, Ill., over a two-day killing spree on June 21-22, 1922, the largest mass murder of non-union labor in the history of America. The event would become known around the world as the Herrin Massacre.
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Artist Brings Mason, Dixon to Life

Adrian Martinez to highlight famous surveyors at exhibit in Pennsylvania

Adrian Martinez to highlight famous surveyors at exhibit in Pennsylvania


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Superstorm Sandy: The (Survey) Miracle of Route 35

A look back at how surveyors rallied in recovery efforts.

A look back at how surveyors rallied in recovery efforts.


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Surveying the Work of John Randel Jr.

Marguerite Holloway, the author of “The Measure of Manhattan,” talks to POB about the life of the man who laid the grid for Manhattan.

Marguerite Holloway, the author of “The Measure of Manhattan,” talks to POB about the life of the man who laid the grid for Manhattan.


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NOAA Goes Off the (Paper) Charts

Office of Coast Survey Moves to Print-On-Demand Charts

Office of Coast Survey moves to print-on-demand charts.


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HxGN Live

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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2014 October

In this October 2014 issue of POB, we explore cities across Europe pursuing new sustainable energy policies. Also, read how 3D laser scanning produces a winning topographic survey for a high school football field and running track.

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