Archive: January 2009

Upper St. Johns Area

Datum Shifts and Geoid Height Models

F-14 USSS Tennessee

Super Fly By

We all need tools

Surveyors Historical Society

In 1977, a group of surveyors in California met and agreed to form a new non profit society not bound by any geographical boundaries: Their interest - the preservation of the history of the science of surveying. Their purpose - to form a society that would realize that purpose. Thus, the Surveyors Historical Society (SHS) was formed.

The Surveyors Historical Society is dedicated to the public purposes of preserving historical surveying instruments, artifacts, records and memorabilia. SHS is also dedicated to educating the general public about the history of surveying. The Society has developed programs to honor historical surveying points, and the surveyors who have made significant contributions to the profession through the implementation of a public marker program. SHS cooperates at all opportunities with persons and organizations that share the public benefit purpose of education concerning the history of all branches of the science of surveying.

Acceptance of SHS objectives has grown rapidly and membership has spread around the world. Exhibits have been set up on numerous occasions at state, regional and national meetings of surveyors and photogrammetrists.

Township 57 South, Range 40 East by Garris in 1959

Somewhere in South Florida near US 27

Scenes in a Surveyor's Life

"Here is a link to a digital book I happened across last year when I was doing some research at BSM.  I thought you might enjoy it.";subview=fullcitation;idno=FS00000067

I copied all of the book files and made one file.  It is here: Scenes in a Surveyor's Life Perry 1859.pdf

By Mr. Steve Sharp RLS of Cooner and Associates

T49 R42 & 43 Broward County 1952

The High-precision Transcontinental Traverse

The Transcontinental Traverse, a survey that crisscrossed the entire contiguous United States along three east-west and five north-south corridors, was the most accurate large-area survey ever done prior to Global Positioning System surveys. This nationwide survey increased the accuracy of the existing U.S. survey network. It was also fundamental to the sophisticated mathematical readjustment of the nation's survey network known as the North American Datum of 1983.

Suncoast Estates

Mapping the World

FCE 43

FCE43.pdf, from Mr. Chris McLaughlin of Wantman Group