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State of Oregon V Corvallis Sand and Gravel

  State of Oregon V Corvallis Sand and Gravel Co. The court ruled that an Avulsion occurs where a river suddenly and perceptibly abandons its … Read More

Daniel Boone – surveyor

  Daniel Boone (11-2-1734   9-26-1820) Daniel Boone – Hunter. Trapper. Militia officer during the Revolutionary War. Captured by Shawnedd warriors and later adopted into their … Read More

Plato and surveying

  A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers – Plato

Genius Grant

  MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” recipients of 2011 had the following ocupations Radio co-host, lawyer, economics professor, architect, parasitologist, associate professor of physics, sports medicine … Read More

Lambert Projection Maps

  Philosopher and mathematician Johann Heinrich Lambert was born in Alsace, France, in 1728. Lambert showed that maps could be made with truer shapes by … Read More

Mercator Projection maps

  Gerardus Mercator was born in Flanders in 1512. Mercator wrote on his charts “If you wish to sail from one port to another, here … Read More

Conflicting boundary lines

  Boundary disputes are often a result of faulty legal descriptions (written and recorded by persons lacking proper qualifications) and surveyors not following proper practices. … Read More

Mae West and surveying

  An ounce of performance is worth a pound of promise – Mae West

Learn surveying in two minutes

  Although you can learn Paionian in a couple of minutes (monapos, tilon and paprax are the only remaining words of Paionian) it will take you … Read More

Save the Polar Bears!

  Survey Ninja (and you) can Save the Polar Bears! The polar bears are dying. With climate change/global warming, the pack ice is melting and … Read More

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Who Is W.B. Wells?

In 1924, after graduating from Stanford University, Willard B. Wells founded W.B. Wells & Assoc. Inc in Portland, Oregon. Willard’s philosophy was to provide a quality product for a reasonable fee. We still follow Willard’s philosophy today.
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