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Surveying or land surveying is the technique, profession, and science of determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional position of points and the distances and angles between them. A land surveying professional is called a land surveyor. These points are usually on the surface of the Earth, and they are often used to establish land maps and boundaries for ownership, locations like building corners or the surface location of subsurface features, or other purposes required by government or civil law, such as property sales.

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K-Tec
K-Tec land leveler pull-graders have been designed for maintaining haul roads and precision site leveling, completing the finish work to grade. Land Levelers models range in size between 12- and 28-feet widths. Standard features include walking axle, single simplistic tilt, depth level gauge and slope meter, and dual GPS/laser compatibility. Unique

Project Profile: Site Sampling Tools

Project Profile: Site Sampling Tools

Geophysical surveys can be the bedrock (pardon the pun) of today’s environmental projects, from locating abandoned underground storage tanks (USTs) and utilities, to complex mapping of geology in remedial investigations, to finding landfill boundaries and other buried unknown problems. In the past few decades, a variety of non-destructive testing methods

Editor’s Comments: Reaching Our Full Potential

Editor’s Comments: Reaching Our Full Potential

Construction technology is on a steady pace of evolution. Just in the past few years, we’ve made enormous strides in developing tools such as telematics, GPS, building information modeling (BIM), and project management software. Virtual, mixed, and augmented reality applications are emerging along with drones and 3D printing. It’s all

Motor Graders: Machine Control, Telematics, and GPS

Motor Graders: Machine Control, Telematics, and GPS

When you look around a job site at a group of equipment operators, usually it’s pretty easy to pick out the people who drive the motor graders … they’re the guys with the salt-and-pepper hair. Why? Because their machine requires more experience and finesse than most anything else on the

The Art of Leak Detection and the Arithmetic of Audits

The Art of Leak Detection and the Arithmetic of Audits

According to EPA, public systems face numerous challenges, including aging infrastructure, increasing regulatory requirements, water quantity and water concerns, and inadequate resources. These challenges are amplified through changes in population and climate. It is estimated that the US will need to spend upwards of $200 billion on water systems in

Project  Profile: Breathing Life Back  Into Chesapeake Bay

Project Profile: Breathing Life Back Into Chesapeake Bay

Situated on the North Eastern Atlantic coastline of the United States, the Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the country. Over the centuries, its bountiful rivers, lush wetlands, and thriving forests have formed a complex ecosystem that today encompasses a plethora of habitats, supporting countless species of plants, animals,

USGS Scientists to Track Effects of Historic Lake Ontario Flooding

USGS Scientists to Track Effects of Historic Lake Ontario Flooding

New York field study will help target relief, document shoreline changes

Beginning July 10, US Geological Survey scientists plan to conduct fieldwork along a flood-impacted stretch of New York’s Lake Ontario shoreline, using unmanned aerial systems (also known as drones), pressure sensors that measure water elevation and special water-elevation gages designed

Growing It Back

Growing It Back

It was in June 2013 that the 3,200-acre Royal Gorge fire broke out near Cañon City, CO, situated about 45 miles southwest of Colorado Springs. The wildfire destroyed almost everything in its path (48 out of 52 structures in Royal Gorge Park were lost), although surprisingly it spared the Royal

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