Geodesy is the foundation of modern geospatial practice. In recognition of the importance of geodesy, the American Association for Geodetic Surveying (AAGS) is beginning to explore the idea of a Geodetic Certification Program. This effort is being led by the AAGS Geodetic Education and Certification Committee.
Abraham Lincoln wore many hats. According tosurveyhistory.org: “Abraham Lincoln held many jobs including lawyer, tavern keeper, rail splitter, storekeeper, postmaster and surveyor.” It seems to be pretty well-known to most Americans that he was a lawyer and, of course, the fact that he was our 16th President. He served in this position from March 4, … Read more
I’ve found a few original stones in my time as a surveyor, but I can’t say I’ve ever found a stone squid fossil as a monument. Here’s a guy in Spring Valley, Minnesota, who discovered a stone squid fossil that was set as property corner. Yes, that’s right — a squid fossil. According to Richard … Read more