Driving down any highway in the summertime, you might see men and women in bright orange vests along the roadside peering through instruments mounted on top of tall tripods. These are modern-day surveyors laying out plans for road improvement. They use accurate satellite-guided global positioning services or G.P.S. to layout latitude and longitude to determine exact measurements. At the end of their day, they climb back into an air-conditioned vehicle and go to the comfort of their homes to have dinner and relax. It was not always that way. The early surveyors, those who platted out the boundaries for the states, railroads, towns, and farms of this nation had a much more difficult task.
By: Brad Kellogg
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