Lost counties of North Carolina

There are 100 counties in North Carolina, but it naturally was not always that way since North Carolina is a colonial state.  Most people don’t realize that many counties have formed, changed shape, gave birth to new counties, absorbed other counties, disappear only to reappear later and some counties just don’t exist any more.  Some counties that no longer […] read more

On April 18th, 2012, posted in: Land Surveying News by


GPS Day attracts geocachers, land surveyors and the general public to participate in one of the largest, simultaneous collections of GPS data at sites throughout the United States. The event aims to the demonstrate real-world applications and mainstream capabilities of GPS measurement while bringing awareness to the profession of land surveying.  GPS Day is part of […] read more

On March 21st, 2012, posted in: Land Surveying News by

North Carolina Surveyor’s Week Proclomation

March 18-24, 2012 has been deemed “Surveyors Week in NC” by the state of North Carolina.  See here for the actual proclomation. read more

On March 21st, 2012, posted in: Land Surveying News by

GPS saved – for now

In the recent statement from the FCC the Lightsquared proposal has been effectively stopped in its tracks.  This is a big relief for all GPS users and especially high precision users. The FCC said “There is no practical way to mitigate potential interference at this time” and that interference would not be tolerated.  The GPS […] read more

On February 22nd, 2012, posted in: Land Surveying News by

What exactly is Land Surveying?

This is a question that many people may ask.  You may wonder, ‘What are those guys (or gals) doing with that odd equipment and why to they leave those flags all over the place?’  or any other question you may think of. In short, land surveying is the technique and science of accurately determining the […] read more

On February 2nd, 2012, posted in: Land Surveying Info by

Land Surveying History in North Carolina Resource

Are you interested in the history of North Carolina?  Ever wondered where North Carolina and its many counties came from and how they evolved?  Maybe you are just curious about what land surveying entails.  If so, there is a resource out there that presents a concise, factual, and all around interesting read.  It is a […] read more

On January 11th, 2012, posted in: Land Surveying History by

Save our GPS

If you have not heard, there is a major threat to the GPS system that is looming over all of our heads. Lightsquared is a company that is proposing a network of towers nationwide to provide broadband services. That is great. The only problem is that they plan on broadcasting a very strong signal and […] read more

On July 11th, 2011, posted in: Land Surveying News by

Johnston County, NC – Register of Deeds

This is a link to the press release from the Johnston County Register of Deeds about Byrd Surveying doing the first E-Recording of a survey plat in the nation. Click Here: http://www.johnstonnc.com/mainpage.cfm?category_level_id=528&content_id=4072 read more

On May 4th, 2011, posted in: Land Surveying News by