Remember the old game show Family Feud? Host Richard Dawson would always ask some crazy question that the audience had to respond to, and then the contestants had to guess the answer. Dawson would always give his big, over-the-top cry of “Survey says!” to reveal the answer.
Well, “survey says” your DPCs of Texas were representing at the 66th annual Texas Society of Professional Surveyors Convention and Tech Expo in Frisco, Texas over the weekend!
The Texas Society of Professional surveyors, with a membership comprised of registered surveyors, surveyors in training, students and associates, seeks to educate and inform the public of the integral role of surveyors in our society.
Just how integral are suveyors? Young George Washington was a surveyor, for starters. What did he do? Wikipedia says “Surveying or land surveying is the technique, profession, and science of determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional positions of points and the distances and angles between them.”
Surveying is used to establish maps and boundaries for ownership, locations, such as building corners or the surface location of subsurface features, or other purposes required by government or civil law.
And to do their job, surveyors use 811. That’s a smart move, but one you’d expect from a bunch of folks who regularly use elements of geometry, trigonometry, regression analysis, physics, engineering metrology and other such things to get the job done.
Thanks for having us out! For more information on this group, go to www.tsps.org
In other news, if you haven’t made one of our Mock Pipeline Strikes/Pipeline Response events this year, there are still a few left on the calendar.
Pearsall is this Friday, October 13. San Angelo is Saturday, October 14. Lubbock comes up on October 20 and one in Vinton for the El Paso area is on October 27. We’ll also be in Corinth on October 26 for a Safety Day featuring trench safety.
You can get more information at www.diggingtexas811.com
Until next time, safe digging!