Archive: February 2011

Reagan’s New Federalism and Governor Bob Graham in the 1980s

Restoration Survey of a portion of the 3rd and 4th Standard Parallel

Below Grade - Safe Surveying Tips

1. Never use the 200-foot steel tape as a bungee chord.
2. Inexperience rodmen/instrumentmen should not be furnished with plumb bob without specific instructions for their use.
3. At all costs, do not admit to the party chief that you left the chain or anything back at the last job site.
4. Always dismantle the level rod before putting it back in the truck.
5. Never actually perform topographic surveys. Subcontract them out to your competitors.
6. Never trust the instrument man when he promises not to reinstall the manhole cover before you've finished taking the pipe size measurements.
7. Never trust the party chief when he says, "I'll be back to pick you up later."
8. Take your vacation when rumors begin to circulate around the office that a major contract will soon be signed to perform intensive percolation tests at a large industrial site.
9. Be patient with the rodman/instrumentman.
10. Set a fair amount of bogus grade stakes and lathe when performing construction staking.

The Liquid Heart of Florida

The Liquid Heard of Florida: Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River in the 1970’s


Some of the Drainage District in S. Florida

UF Class of 1981

Who are they and where are they today?


The Judicial Functions of Surveyors

When would you “Not” hold the original proven GLO corner?

When would you “Not” hold the original proven GLO corner?

Flexing the Environmental Muscle

History of South Florida Corps of Engineers Chapter 5, (see attachment “river int chap o05.pdf”)
“Flexing the Environmental Muscle: The Cross Florida Barge Canal, the Everglades Jetport, and Big Cypress Swamp”)


Map Showing the Lands of Geo. W. Hopkins

The Heirs of Joseph Dalespine

Conflicting Priorities

History of South Florida Corps of Engineers Chapter 4, (see attachment “river int chap o04.pdf”)
“Conflicting Priorities:”Everglades National Park and Water Supply in the 1960s)