Archive for the ‘Surveying History’ Category

Old Maps

Old maps are more than just cool to look at or to hang on a wall. There is so much valuable information on old maps. Look closely and you can see roads, rivers, houses, cemeteries, hills, old boundaries, even names of residences. This information is not needed for every project, but when you get into […]

Compass & Tape Survey

Abraham Lincoln pic 2

Can we still perform compass and tape surveys today? Yes we can, but should we, not really. Around New Hampshire and Southern Maine, land is too valuable and most reasons for performing a survey is due to impending improvements to the property or disputes with your neighbor. In these cases, you want to know where […]

National Surveyors Week – March 16th – 22nd

In 2007, the United States Government put forth a bill in recognition of Land Surveyors past and present. This year National Surveyors Week is celebrated from March 16th thru March 22nd. This country has many famous surveyors, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, Andrew […]

Who Manages your Land?

Recently we took a family trip to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We stopped at an information both in Lincoln. In this center they have an exhibit that talks about the New Hampshire Landscape. While walking through the exhibit, we came across this example of who helps manage the National Forests. Many people help […]

Cemeteries

Cemetery Plot

Family Cemetery plots are very interesting to me. Whenever I see them I like to find out who the families were and the dates etched into the stones. Many times there are interesting statements about the person. These cemeteries are also very valuable to Land Surveyors. They provide us with a quick history lesson that […]