Archive: August 2011

A True living Section Corner, is where it falls

A True living Section corner, is where it falls.
How would this stand up to the standards of today?


Fort Taylor

Camp Blanding

North Key Largo Missle Site

Fort Pickens

Fort Brooke

Murphy's Law

History of NAS Fort Lauderdale

An Introduction To Florida Scrub

Red Wolf Re-establishment Program

Bird's eye view of Florida

Boney Marsh

Abandoned Air Fields in Florida

Central Florida Memory

-Submitted by Michael O'Brien

How many times have you heard this?

How many times have you heard this?
“A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.”

Since survey crews are our eyes and ears in the field you are limited to what they provide. Teach them what to look for and in the long run it will make your work easier, help your reputations and save you embarrassment. There is nothing worse, for a surveyor, to find out that he/she used the wrong point.

Tell them to search the area and not accept the first monument they find (even if it is biggest and sticking up the highest).

If you don’t take the time to teach them, where do you think they will learn it, especially the way you want it.

To go along with this, they are limited to what you provide them as well. Don’t forget to do your homework before you send them out.

In my opinion this is one of the main reasons we still mentor.

Research In Colonial & United States Wars

St. Augustine Historic Maps

The National Map

Lidar and Photogrammetry Development

US CGS Field Engineers Bulletin Number 13

Bilby Towers

Florida Master Site File

Principal Meridian Project

A brief history of the Mason-Dixon survey line

Surveyor's Fees

Signals: Flags, Banners, Cones, and Lights Help Direct Surveys

Quote of the Week

Government is not reason. It is not eloquence. It is a force, like fire: a dangerous servant and a terrible master. by George Washington