Archive: September 2011

Nation’s smallest post office

Tamiami Trail - Then and Now

NGS Control Marks within DeLorme

Mc Dill Air Force base

Have you been to McDill Air Force Base in Tampa? If so you’ve traveled Dale Mabry drive. I was born at Mc Dill Air Force base in Tampa and lived off Dale Mabry Drive. I thought that Dale Mabry Air field was the original name for Mc Dill, but it wasn’t it what’s now the Tallahassee airport.

Tampa’s first air port was Drew Field

Former Airfield in Florida

CoP Bulletin U-Smart

The CoP Bulletin U-Smart gives you the COE nationwide.


Jacksonville COE - Control Database

The Jacksonville Corps - attachment gives you the alternative section corner database, vertical and horizontal points from Jacksonville COE.


Corpscon Update Instructions

The attached Corpscon Instructions and vertcone.05 files will allow you to download the latest version of Corpscon (6.0.1) and update the program to include the CERP monumentation.

The CERP geodetic survey project added 1000 miles of First Order Class II vertical and a 40 Km horizontal grid , from State Road 70, South to Tamiami Trail and from Coast to Coast.


Collier County Surveys

American Surveyor - How precise is OPUS?

Fort Jupiter

NGS Point at Statue of Liberty

After all of the 9/11 anniversary shows on TV tonight, I jumped on Google Earth to check out NYC. I then ended up remembering to look up a survey disk I found on the Statue of Liberty in January, so went to NGS’ website and did a coordinate search on Liberty Island but didn’t find my disk described. I did find the attached datasheet (PIDKV4410.pdf) and loved the 1980 Recovery Note by NOS, check it out…

My blurry pic (DSCN2500.JPG) of the disk I was looking for is also attached. It was stamped “United States Harbor Line Reference Mark” and was on the upper portion of the pedestal (as high as you can go without going to the torch, about 8-10 stories high), Southernmost corner I believe.

-chris mclaughlin

T40 R43 BLM

No man is an island

No man is an island, entire of itself every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were,
as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were any man's death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls
it tolls for thee.

- John Donne (1572-1631)

Rules of the Game: The Four-Year Degree Standard for Surveying’s Recognition as a Profession

US Army Corps of Engineers Team New Orleans

Washington State Natural Resources

National Atlas - PLSS

BLM Geocommunicator

Earth Point - Township and Range

Evolution of Florida Counties