This Thanksgiving, Be Thankful for Land Surveyors

Celebrating Thanksgiving This Thanksgiving, are you thankful for America? We recently celebrated Veterans Day; of course, you’re thankful for America, but did you know that America wouldn’t be America without the skills and dedication of land surveyors throughout its history?


It’s important to educate the public on the importance of the land surveying industry – why and when you need a land survey. Although massive, America as a whole is quite occupied; there are many people, for example, living in the states of New York and Vermont. At times, it might seem a bit cramped. To continue the development of the country going forward, we need to be sure of just how much land there is and what exactly can be done with.


Logically speaking, to move forward with any construction or renovation plans, you need to know whether your project will encroach on any surrounding properties. Digging deeper than that and you’ll find even more work that needs to be done, such as whether your property is in a flood or other natural disaster hazard area. Imagine being halfway through a project and you start experiencing some of the above problems. You will kick yourself thinking all if it could have been prevented. Think of a land surveyor as your planning conscience, a little voice that will tell you what can and cannot be done.

Although those are all very concrete reasons to give thanks to land surveyors, I want you this holiday season to think of the roles that land surveyors have played in the development of the country. If it weren’t for them, the country would certainly look differently. Believe it or not, land surveying has been a popular side job for many famous Americans, including some Presidents like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln. Washington, in particular, used his surveying talents to focus on western expansion for America. Jefferson also used his surveying acumen to help expand America through the Louisiana Purchase.


With BLAZE Design Inc., I am proud to continue this tradition of shaping America and that’s something I’m thankful for.