What Makes Land Surveying An Art?

What Makes Land Surveying An Art?


Surveying at the end of the day remains
an art certainly the science is a critical part of it having that
understanding of math having that understanding of geometry having that
understanding of geography is really critical but at the end of the day it’s
not math it’s not a technical service than anybody can pump into a calculator.
It’s evaluating evidence on the ground. Because we have to make sure that any
monuments that we reset are set where they were meant to have been set
originally You don’t go up to one pin independently and say oh this is the
property corner you relate it back to other other corners that you found it’s
not a it’s not a one sole independent measurement going oh this is it it has
to be the right spot it’s all taken into consideration in the sort of research
and and understanding of the job that you’re working on I think what makes it an
art is that there’s no that it’s not only the mathematic solution that
matters it’s also trying to retrace the footsteps of the person that done the
survey originally The original survey posts were just wooden posts and they don’t last very long they rot away and so we have to go back and and refine
some evidence to enable us to determine where that missing survey post should be
so It’s searching for old evidence being able to retrace the footsteps of old
land surveyors and so as technology improves I mean when I began strangely
it was early calculators and we were doing an awful lot with slide rules very
quickly into calculators and now we’re into computers obviously what we all
have in our phones is so beyond what we had when I started as a Land Surveyor but
all that does is allows the art to rise to the surface so we can actually apply
the skills of a land surveyor in evaluating evidence to determine where
boundaries are

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