Corbett recognizes importance of land surveyors

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Gov. Tom Corbett has proclaimed this week, March 17-23, as Land Surveyors Week in Pennsylvania. The proclamation recognizes that surveyors' specialized skill sets provide exceptional service to communities through their work to develop transportation routes, utility projects and more.

The proclamation coincides with National Surveyors Week, which is also this week.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation employs more than 100 surveyors, survey technicians and photogrammetric technicians who help ensure projects are designed accurately and executed safely using the latest technology. Common survey examples include preliminary and design engineering for bridges and highways, topographic surveys, right of way surveys and wetland surveys.

"While Pennsylvania's landscape and population changes over time and technology continues to advance, the state's transportation needs will always remain," PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. "I thank the department's surveyors for their role in developing our infrastructure."

The department's photogrammetric technicians produce digital aerial photography and design scale mapping to further assist with project design and information gathering.

To learn more about these staff services, visit the Bureau of Project Delivery's page under "PennDOT Organizations" at www.dot.state.pa.us.

Stacy Wescoe

Stacy Wescoe

Writer and online editor Stacy Wescoe has her finger on the pulse of the business community in the Greater Lehigh Valley and keeps you up-to-date with technology and trends, plus what coworkers and competitors are talking about around the water cooler — and on social media. She can be reached at stacyw@lvb.com or 610-807-9619, ext. 104. Follow her on Twitter at @morestacy and on Facebook. Circle Stacy Wescoe on .

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