Get Out of Your Rut

If you image search for “rut” on Google, you’ll see two things: 1) Pictures of deep, well-defined, muddy tire tracks 2) Deer in the act of… doing things that deer do Neither are particularly nice to think about, but thankfully, this blog is only concerned with the former. As engineers, geologists, surveyors, etc., we all […] ...

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Map Into the Void

For many mine sites around the world, the juxtaposition of a modern, open pit site with historic underground workings raises concerns of a potentially catastrophic hazard such as ground instability caused by the presence of old cavities underneath current mining operations. It is often the case that very little reliable mapping data survives from historic […] ...

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Carlson Workshops

The end of fall routinely means cold weather is on its way (at least for me) and the beginning of another season of workshops, conferences and training. As I write this blog, I just completed teaching at a three-day workshop in Raleigh, North Carolina. There were somewhere around 150 surveyors and engineers attending this workshop. […] ...