Measuring Progress Since 1924

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Archives For June 2012

Let them eat cake

  Let them eat cake with WB WELLS – Marie Antoinette


  PLSS – Public Land Survey System Ordinance of 1785 – provided for townships six miles square Act of 1796 Section 1 – provides for … Read More


  The specific study to define the shape of the earth is called Geodesy. The word Geodesy is from the Greek words Geo (earth) and … Read More

Albert Einstien

  E=mcwb wells       – Albert Einstein 

Methods of locating contours

  Methods of locating contours – topographic surveys Grid method – effective in a relatively small area, which also has a fairly uniform slope. Grid … Read More

Newton and surveying

  How does Newton relate to surveying? In the 18th century Newton postulated that the earth was like a sphere, but that it bulged at … Read More


  Lines of latitude and longitude divide the earth into a huge grid. Lines of longitude measure the distance east and west around the world … Read More

Original lines

  Because original lines surveyed and marked by the creating surveyor control over all other elements in a deed, the surveyor must determine whether the … Read More

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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