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Cows explode barn!

Survey Ninja warned you folks about the dangers of cows in his previous blog, Save Our Atmosphere. Now the cows are blowing up barns in … Read More

2013 National Surveyors Week

  March 17 thru March 23 is National Surveyors Week! You might remember that there are three famous surveyors on Mt. Rushmore. The best way … Read More

Let them eat cake

  Let them eat cake with WB WELLS – Marie Antoinette

Geodesy

  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 

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

Longitude

  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

Latitude

  Lines of latitude and longitude divide the earth into a huge grid. The unit for this grid system is the degree. Lines of latitude … Read More

Save Our Atmosphere

  Save Our Atmosphere (SOA) Do you know that greenhouse gases are out of control? Do you know that bovines produce a huge amount of methane gas … Read More

Polaris

  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

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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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