Understanding the history of the land surveying profession

Understanding the history of the land surveying profession


I would probably help some of our newer
members understand the history of the profession and the history of
development a little bit more. And I say that because in a society where we are
today everything is in a hurry I’m not gonna argue whether Twitter is good or
bad, yeah, they just doubled to 280 characters but but 140 character
universe doesn’t represent the decision-making that needs to be made.
And when you retrace a boundary one of the most important things to understand
is understand the conditions under which the land surveyor who created the
boundary had to work and I worry a little bit that some of our land
surveyors are far too focused on the math and the technology and the answer
that gets spit out by math and creating a a perfectly shaped closed shape
through math isn’t necessarily what the original land surveyor dealt with. So I
would encourage that greater exploration of the history don’t get me wrong we
have some great young land surveyors they are I’ve had my commission 35 years and
the new people are way smarter way more skilled than I was 35 years ago and way
smarter and way more skilled than I am today. There are excellent people we have
the the luxury of in British Columbia having some great young land surveyors
but that history piece is slipping a little bit, and it’s really important to
understand you have to walk in the steps of those that went before you and you’ve
got to have that understanding

One thought on “Understanding the history of the land surveying profession

  1. Trudeau would disagree..

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