Permanent Marks

Permanent Marks

In Australia, property boundaries are surrounded by individual survey marks. These survey marks are used for establishing property boundaries, construction and mapping. They are physical markers in the ground that show boundaries, positions and heights. Boundary and...
How Surveying & Engineering Helps Goondiwindi Survive Many Floods

How Surveying & Engineering Helps Goondiwindi Survive Many Floods

The mighty McIntyre River runs through the floodplain town of Goondiwindi, Queensland. Thanks to two local council engineers in 1956 and their surveying techniques and experience they developed a plan to help direct the flow of rising flood waters saving the town from...
Surveying Opens Up Queensland Settlement

Surveying Opens Up Queensland Settlement

As well as discovering many botanical species, Alan Cunningham, the English botanist and explorer, in June 1827, climbed to the top of Mt Dumaresq near Maryvale (outside Warwick) and saw that the area would be ideal for settlement.  He found passes through the...
The Fascinating History of Surveying Innovators Tools and Methods

The Fascinating History of Surveying Innovators Tools and Methods

If you have never stopped to think about those people behind those odd instruments on tripods out along the roads and fields, there really is a world of wonder in Surveying. It’s all about geometry – but there’s no need to be a maths wiz to be fascinated by the story...