Another pretty good day as well (in the field) Lawton Blog
A great day yesterday. City Council on Tuesday night voted to accept an old waterline the services Fairway Villas but city staff is to prepare the document for the easements. So my boss goes over to get details this morning and when he comes back I have already cogo’ed (coodinate geometry) the entire plat in and have all the necessary research for us to head to the field. Not bad for a trainee with only five weeks worth of training. LOL We head to the field armed with our real time ntrip GPS and all the search coordinates input into our data collector. Bang..Bang…Bang. We found nearly all of them but a few had been destroyed by construction. I gave the shovel a good workout though and the day was finally sunny for a change. Today is my required 8 hour Safe Driver class so I’ll be in a room out at Vo-Tech all day today. The last one I went to was only four hours but well done and informative and entertaining. I guess they expanded the class so I’ll pay attention and see if I can learn anything new today.
When shooting in pins for small jobs like then I put the legs on the GPS and let it take several minutes worth of data. That’s when I have time to flag stakes and write them up so no time is wasted but the data gives me a bit more confidence.
And normally, the city would require the person, or in this case a neighborhood association, to hire a surveyor to do this work. This one though is really tight so they (city boss) wanted us to do it to insure clearances and to map any problem areas. And there are several on this job. But we will get it all sorted out. Everything fit like a glove today within reason. Not all at the plat distances but close enough to find and then shoot since they are the corners not some points on a plat. Plats and deeds. Yes, they help you find the truth but they are not always the truth. That’s my philosophy anyway.
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