November 21, 2016


The science and art of making all essential measurements to determine the relative position of points or physical and cultural details above, on, or beneath the surface of the Earth, and to depict them in a usable form, or to establish the position of points or details.

Says Wikipedia, “Basic surveyance has occurred since humans built the first large structures. The prehistoric monument at Stonehenge (c. 2500 BC) was set out by prehistoric surveyors using peg and rope geometry.”
The article goes on to lay out the history of surveying through ancient and modern times. Quite interesting, actually.
Fun surveyor fact… George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Henry David Thoreau were all surveyors.
I’m married to one:
This is my all time favorite photo of Jim (well, at least in the silhouette category).

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