Author: Jason Foose

Jason Foose

Jason Foose is a Professional Surveyor licensed in multiple jurisdictions.

From the Editor: Licensure Mobility

Retracement surveyors are practitioners. Our education is ceaseless but measured at minimum competence through licensure. Let’s face it, geodesy, construction staking, and topographic…


A National Test

Different states license surveyors to provide different services relevant to each respective jurisdiction. Our common function in every state is focused on boundary…


The Value of Field Notes

Why would anyone need to keep field notes in this day and age? Everything is electronically time stamped with a location pre-computed through…


State Boards

Why do we have state boards of registration for surveyors? The answer is pretty simple. Damages from our mistakes can easily exceed our…


A Paradigm Shift

The ultimate judicial function of a surveyor is to help maintain a stable society through artistic measuring of land boundaries. Our most valuable…


Map Idolatry

Are we putting too much stock in “the map” and not enough in “the information”? We seem to do that with the earliest…