Following Familial Footsteps

Following Familial Footsteps

Some people have an affinity for surveying or a related field ?n their blood,?and quite a few have it, literally, ?n their bloodlines.?There are a lot of multi-generational practices. These are more common among small, local firms providing, say, residential lot surveys; the nature of these firms means that they are often sole-proprietor with local knowledge and a client base that makes the following of one? parent? footsteps an attractive option.

Raising A State Plane Projection

Raising A State Plane Projection

Back in January, 2016, Loyal Olson described a consulting project that required raising a state plane so that ground distances were very close to grid distances and state plane grid azimuths were preserved. The purpose of this post is to share the results of the research that Loyal? post prompted me to do. Let? explore the relationships and mathematics that make it possible to raise a Lambert state plane projection to provide ground distances and grid azimuths over a limited area.

Surveyor Helps Mary Jane Find Store Locations in Anchorage

Surveyor Helps Mary Jane Find Store Locations in Anchorage

Apparently, it’s difficult to find suitable locations to establish marijuana dispensaries in Anchorage.Local regulations are changing quickly and appropriate inventory is generally hard-to-find anyway. On top of that, you have landlords that really just don’t want to rent their space to Mary Jane aficionados. But never fear! A real estate broker, Hugh Wade, has created … Read moreSurveyor Helps Mary Jane Find Store Locations in Anchorage

ArcGIS Earth is Now Available from ESRI

ESRI ArcGIS Earth is Now Available

Recently, we reported that Google Earth was going to lose it’s U.S. Parcel data layers, which further confirms the accuracy of other rumors that Google Earth would eventually go away altogether. It’s something that has been talked about for a couple of years now and I suspect that Google is looking to get out of … Read moreArcGIS Earth is Now Available from ESRI

To Drone Or Not To Drone

To Drone Or Not To Drone

Whether you call them “drones” or “UAV” (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) or just consider them toys, they are still a new technology that is causing a stir throughout the world. They can be called a lot of things but are they reasonably capable of collecting survey-grade data? That still seems to be up in the air. … Read moreTo Drone Or Not To Drone

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