Boundary Line Retracement


Sometimes while dealing with land development, and with larger parcels of land, there can be some conflict in boundary line placement. While records are always maintained of the properties, with the town and/or city administration, there are certain chances of disputes and inconsistencies on paper and on ground. These conflicts are a major source of concern, especially when carrying out development work, or when selling land. Continue reading “Boundary Line Retracement”

Flood Insurance

Faced with natural disasters that often take way years of worth of human effort, one finds himself with limited options. However, with the right kind of insurance a person can have some kind of support to restart his life. With the world facing a very rapid rate of climate change, and the concept of global warming becoming more of a relevant reality, floods amongst other natural disasters are now becoming a regular event, rather than a rare occasion.

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Laser & Drone Technologies

A shelter is one of the primary needs of mankind, and as it has evolved, the construction methodologies have also come a long way. One of the biggest hurdles in erecting any shelter, and a precursor for development to take place either from ground up or in terms of renovation / remodeling, has been to collect precise data. The accuracy of data collected, particularly dimensions help inform the engineers and the construction team to make the right decisions for the development to proceed.

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the art of Geocaching

 Who would have thought that marrying technology with recreation would result in a game so adventurous and full of fun? The way finding technique maybe a new one, but the idea is as old as probably the advent man himself. Geocaching is an entertainment method that makes use of the accuracy of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and the easy availability of devices which carry this system. With a basic smart phone or a positioning device, today anyone has access to global positioning accuracy up to ten meters.


Several websites, both paid and unpaid offer various geocaches all over the globe which people can log on to and choose. These have varying difficulties from beginners to expert players. Real time communication can happen between geocacher and people searching for geocaches via internet where they can share geographic coordinates, clues, pictures and other information.

Here are few Geocatching websites to visit:

Geocaches are often boxes buried into ground containing a notebook to log in when the geocache is discovered in addition to everyday objects to swap when seekers find it. This game can be played by friends, families and even solo adventurists. The primary website portal for geocaching is Geocaching.com which as per July 2007 said it listed 422,892 active geocaches worldwide. This fun way of discovering and way finding is here to stay and only to get more popular.


References:

Webb, Robert M. (2001) Recreational Geocaching: The Southeast Queensland Experience. In 2001 – A Spatial Odyssey- Australian Surveying Congress – Brisbane September 2001., September 2001, Brisbane Convention Centre.

WhatIs.com,. “What Is Geocaching (GPS Stash Hunting)? – Definition From Whatis.Com”. N.p., 2016. Web. 3 Mar. 2016.

Open.ac.uk,. “Geocaching And Learning”. N.p., 2016. Web. 3 Mar. 2016.

Drought in California and its effects on the trees


Global climate change which was until more recently considered an over rated phenomenon is today understood as a very real threat to the ecosystem of the planet. The State of California has been majorly affected by the lower levels of precipitation and soaring temperatures resulting in one of the worst droughts the state has seen in the past 50 years. Some one billion trees have been affected by the drought with 29 million already dead.

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