3D Laser Scanning Preserved the Historical Notre Dame Cathedral

After the Notre Dame Cathedral tragedy on Monday, French officials have announced that the cathedral will be rebuilt. The 850-year-old church, also one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions and monuments, was currently undergoing renovations and repairs and it’s believed that’s how the fire started. In 2014, the late Vassar College Professor Andrew Tallon…

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Land Surveyors in American History

To honor National Surveyors Week (March 17-23), we want to highlight a few land surveyors who have impacted our country. Notably, these surveyors also happened to be U.S. Presidents. They played a big role in making our country what it is today. Past presidents of the United States are often remembered for individual accomplishments, but…

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Revised Illinois Land Surveyor’s Act Takes Effect

January 1, 2018 – Springfield, IL – The revised Illinois Land Surveyor’s Act of 1989 is now in effect. Revisions to the Act include the definition of the terms “Original Survey”, “Retracement Survey”, “Boundary Law Principles” and “Standard of Care”. Other new terms include “Survey Intern”, which replaces “Land Surveyor in Training” and “Certificate of…

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Illinois Boundary Law and Legal Description Interpretation

October 25, 2017 – Downers Grove – Dick Bales, Co‐Author of the ALTA / NSPS Land Title Survey Standards, Attorney and Assistant Regional Counsel for Chicago Title Insurance Company completed a two‐part presentation of “Illinois Boundary Law and Legal Description Interpretation” to over 60 local land surveyors at the Rockwood Tap House. Mr. Bales is a…

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HB3322, Amending the Illinois Professional Land Surveyor Act of 1989

August 18, 2017 – Springfield – HB3322, Amending the Illinois Professional Land Surveyor Act of 1989, has been approved by both the House and Senate and by the Governor, and becomes effective on January 1, 2018. Changes to the Act include changing the term “Land Surveyor in Training (LSIT)” designation to “Survey Intern”, which designation does…

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