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UNDERSTANDING AS-BUILT SURVEYS

You have found your dream home! You can almost see it. The picturesque double story Victorian-style home, with high windows and cobbled stones leading to a large porch which overlooks the white picket fence you have always dreamed of. All you need to do is to break...

What is Surveying in Civil Engineering?

What is surveying in civil engineering? Why is it so critical? Surveying is involved in everything — from accurately drawing boundaries between private and public land, to inspecting bridges and other critical infrastructure. Without surveying, the placement,...

What is surveying in Civil Engineering?

What is surveying in civil engineering? Why is it so critical? Surveying is involved in everything — from accurately drawing boundaries between private and public land, to inspecting bridges and other critical infrastructure. Without surveying, the placement,...

WHY DO I NEED A LAND SURVEY?

There are many reasons one may need a land survey: Before purchasing land, so that you have legal proof that what you think you’re buying is what you’re buying;Before building a fence around your property, so you can determine exactly where it will go;If you are...

So, what is land surveying?

If you’re buying a property with the intention of developing or significantly renovating, you need to know about land surveying. You’ve probably seen surveyors in the field as you drive to work. They’re the ones in hard hats who’re often looking through telescopic...

Land Surveyors: Our Place in History

Our Place in History Few people outside of associated professions actually know what land surveyors do. We are rarely seen, but our work makes an impact in every moment of daily life. What other profession can say that? But land surveyors are often conflicted about...

Surveying in the 18th Century part II

This post is part two in Erin Holmes's series "A Few Technical Items: Questions about 18th Century Surveying Instruments Answered." Read part one for more on who became surveyors in the 18th century and how they trained. Today's post explores the various instruments...

How did you learn to be a surveyor in the 18th century?

To learn—and be licensed—to be a surveyor required a combination of book learning and hands-on experience. Among the most important texts on the subject was William Leybourn’s The Compleat Surveyor: Or, The Whole Art of Surveying of Land: By a New Instrument Lately...