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  The star Polaris is located at the tip of the handle of Ursa Minor (the little dipper). Polaris is the brightest star in Ursa … Read More

Learn the language of surveying

  Everyone has knows about the language of love, but how many know the language of surveying? Surveying is a specialized branch of engineering. Surveying … Read More

John Wayne a surveyor?

  John Wayne a surveyor? No, but he played one in the 1949 movie The Fighting Kentuckian. Things have changed a lot since then. Surveyors … Read More

Survey Ninja – 100 blogs

  Welcome to my 100th blog. Most people go their entire lives without having the need to hire a surveyor. In my blogs and on our website I … Read More

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

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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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