Category: History of Land Surveying

Instances Where a Land Survey Proves Useful

At BLAZE not only do we think it’s needed for any major land-related undertaking, but also, it can prove useful in a handful of scenarios that many people do not immediately think of. Here are a few instances where it’s good to have a land survey done: Construction Projects Most municipalities or states require a… Read more »

New Technology is Changing the Face of Survey Work

Not long ago, survey equipment was largely limited to tape measures, levels, and stakes. Surveyors hit the field in multi-man teams, working in tandem to delineate property lines and identify topographic features. Survey work entailed a slow, albeit effective process of measuring and marking the land for future projects.   Today, survey equipment is virtually… Read more »

USGS Recruits Citizen Volunteers for National Map Corps

Since its conception in 1879, the U.S Geological Survey has devoted itself to mapping the vast lands that constitute the United States of America. After over a century of survey work, the USGS is still plugging away, using new technologies and techniques to produce more accurate, comprehensive maps of the nation. With over 3 million… Read more »

A Land Surveyor’s Expertise and its Role in Laying One JFK Assassination Theory to Rest

  With the fifty-year anniversary of the assassination of our 35th president having just passed, many questions are still left unanswered and many theories are still being put forth. John F. Kennedy still remains a monumental, frequently-discussed topic in our culture and although much time has elapsed and advancements in technology have been made, there… Read more »

Great Land Surveying Stories: Solving the Mystery of the Mason-Dixon Line

  For several years, the search was on to discover the exact location of the starting point of the Mason-Dixon Line, the original site of the Plumstead Huddle House. The house has since been non-existent for one reason or another and finally, after thorough investigation of maps and other artifacts, the starting point for the… Read more »