Surley Surveyor and Gunner George were out staking on a property survey one Monday. Gunner was fairly new to the profession and was still breaking in the new total station. Both were under stress, because their boss back in the office was cranky and wasn? sure that the new equipment investment was a good thing.Read More
R. J. Leaver
Rich Leaver is a change agent for the land surveying, mapping and GIS industries. He has been involved in GIS as far back as 1988, speaking at the UW Madison extension course “Developing Geographic Mapping and Analysis Systems” over a period of 4 years. He has extensive experience in the private sector land surveying with 17 years, and has been the county surveyor and director of the surveying and mapping program at Dodge County for 22 years.
He is genuinely concerned with the losses experienced by the land surveying and mapping profession. He is an advocate for re-establishing the necessary authority once again in every state to create new and efficient land information systems statewide.
He believes that a paradigm shift is needed to accomplish such a task that will major in future efficiencies, rather than the archaic and totally inefficient land information systems of today.
Thanks to the efforts of the state cartographer? office, an informative forum was held in March 2015 at UW Stevens Point. You were in attendance. The major announcement heard at that event concerned the misalignment of county boundaries.Read More
The editor of POB just wrote about the deregulation of land surveying. Everyone is buying it. Everyone seems to be missing the point that we have already been deregulated as land surveyors, long ago. How did this happen?Read More
The state of the cadastre in this country is still at an all time high at D+. Surveyors see the world of GIS as the next isolated individual parcel that will need to be surveyed, or resurveyed. That decision on which parcel and why that parcel needs surveying is always made by anyone but the surveyor.Read More