This is an article by Gary Kent found in the The American Surveyor • Vol. 9 No. 5. The idea of always checking Table A item 11b on ALTA/ACSM surveys is a good one. This helps insure that evidence such as utilities that may result in unwritten easements is located in the field.
I was surprised to read that Manitoba had no female land surveyors until now. The story gives some details about the careers of surveyors in Canada.
Boat owner finds tsunami debris on Orcas Island. I noticed that a survey marker was among the debris that has washed up. Surprisingly, this is the second story I have read about the plastic survey markers being found on the west coast. Apparently, the plastic markers are common in Japan. The markers are often referred to as “monuments” by surveyors, which indicates their permanent nature. A survey monument is one of the last objects I would have expected to wash up.