NATIONAL SURVEYOR’S WEEK
MARCH 20th TO 26th, 2011
The honorable and historic profession of surveying has been in existence since the very dawn of civilization. From the "rope stretchers" of ancient
Egypt to the Roman Empire and into modern society, the surveyor has been an essential part of man's development.
During the Colonial Era and the early days of the
many of the leaders of this country served not only their fellow citizens, but were actively engaged as land surveyors at some point in their career. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln set the standard for diligence, service and ethics which still guides the efforts of the modern surveyor. United States of America
The licensed Professional Surveyor is uniquely qualified to research the documents, maps and other information necessary to establish the location of land boundaries. This ensures that the land owner's property lines will be properly and correctly marked on the ground. The modern professional surveyor is often involved in providing other services such as Photogrammetry, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Hydrography. The professional surveyor is able to accurately measure the land and develop maps, plats and reports for many useful purposes.
In recognition of the groundwork laid by our forefathers, and the ongoing dedication of present day surveyors, the Orange County Chapter is pleased to recognize March 20th to 26th, 2011 as NATIONAL SURVEYOR'S WEEK. Surveyors, and their respective professional societies, are encouraged to promote a better understanding of our profession among all Americans.