Jeffrey Turner’s recent column [“When It’s OK to Spend Your Boss’s Money,” September 2012] was a lot like watching a great western on TV in that it takes us back to so many forgotten yet still important components of modern-day practice.

Jeffrey Turner’s recent column [“When It’s OK to Spend Your Boss’s Money,” September 2012] was a lot like watching a great western on TV in that it takes us back to so many forgotten yet still important components of modern-day practice. I must admit that while reading over any given issues of POB, a lot of modern-day trends with GPS, GIS, 3D lasers, and just for fun, let’s throw in a surveying app for iPhone, can get a lot of attention. As Mr. Turner so well states, it all still comes down to the same basics out in the field in that we must not lose sight of where we’ve been.

Not to compare apples to oranges, but Mr. Turner’s article highlights what we as professional surveyors must not ignore if we are not to be considered (pincushioned?) as a “second-class” profession.

Bob (via email)