|WCSA Hot Topics|
|By Brenda Hemstead|
|October 11, 2011|
WisDOT Mark Maintenance Contacts
To report endangered or destroyed marks pertaining to Wisconsin Height Modernization stations, refer to Mark Maintenance Wis DOT Contacts.pdf .
Iowa County PLSS Corner Coordinates Project - 2012
Iowa County is seeking competitive bids for a 2012 project to obtain section corner coordinates with the project being completed by June 15, 2012. Sealed bids must be received on or before March 2, 2012.
For details, refer to Iowa County Section Corner Project 2012 RFB.pdf .
Surveying Wisconsin in a Day
On Saturday, March 20, 2010, members of the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors (WSLS) with others from around the state set up their GPS receivers and simultaneously obtained GPS signals from the satellite constellation, and then processed that dataset into a single precise latitude and longitude location for each point measured as depicted in the map below by clicking on any of the red or white symbols.
Every point has an accuracy of about 1 centimeter (or about 1/4 inch) on the surface of the Earth. In the future, during National Surveyors Week, the members of WSLS plan to re-measure these same monuments in order to determine any shift in where Wisconsin is located on the face of the Earth.
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