Surveying History

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

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Texas Military Forces utilize sextants and centuries old surveying techniques

April 5, 2014
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

March 1, 2014

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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Reader Responds about Art of Surveying

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February 1, 2014

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Team Uses Scanning to Uncover Herrin Massacre

January 19, 2014
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
November 22, 2013

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.
November 1, 2013

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.
October 28, 2013

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
October 24, 2013

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


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In Pacific Paradise, Volunteers Survey Kosrae's Culture

KnowledgeWell volunteers preserve history, create sustainable future in Micronesia
September 9, 2013

 KOSRAE, Federated States of Micronesia − Since 2005 I have been involved with KnowledgeWell projects and training in Guam, Kosrae, Pohnpei (“Clearing the Air,” POB, Nov. 2009), Palau and North Carolina. KnowledgeWell always has the best and most prepared professionals I have ever met. 


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Charles Mason Receives Memorial Stone at Burial Site

Surveyors Rendezvous pays tribute to famous surveyor and 250th anniversary of Mason-Dixon Line.
August 31, 2013

Ceremony highlights surveyor’s legacy and 250th anniversary of Mason-Dixon Line.


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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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