Henry David Thoreau’s surveys of Walden Pond and other parcels in the Concord, Mass., area will be studied in-depth at this year’s annual Surveyors Rendezvous, presented by the Surveyors Historical Society (SHS). Curt Sumner, executive director of NSPS, will dedicate a “final point” at the site of Thoreau’s grave in Concord’s Sleepy Hollow Cemetery on Sept. 14.
The special recognition honors Thoreau’s contributions to the science and art of land surveying. It is sponsored by SHS and NSPS. Special displays of original plats, field notes and other artifacts, combined with classroom sessions and local tours will take place at the event for land surveyors.
The Rendezvous will be held Sept. 13-16. Detailed information and registration materials can be found at the SHS website. SHS membership is not required to take part in the annual event dedicated to the history of the profession. Space is limited.
The NSPS Final Point program offers an opportunity to honor a surveyor at their resting place. A partnership between NSPS and Berntsen International, markers are solid 4-inch diameter bronze. They are engraved with the name of the surveyor, and latitude and longitude of his/her final resting place. For every marker purchased, donations are made to the NSPS Foundation and the Berntsen/NSPS Scholarship Fund. To learn more about the Final Point project, visit www.nsps.us.com/?page=FinalPoint.
NSPS is a national professional society and federation of state societies of professional surveyors and persons trained, registered, or interested in the profession of surveying and mapping. NSPS advances the sciences and disciplines within the profession and strives to establish and further common interests, objectives, and political efforts to help bind the surveying profession into a unified body in the U.S.