Author Archives: Robert Ubben

Affinis Surveyors Move Their Profession Forward

Posted on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 by
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National Surveyor’s Week was created to inspire young people to consider surveying as a career. Our in-house team supports this mission not only this week, but all year long. In today’s post, I’m sharing just a few of the ways we help move the profession forward. We support continued education. Brandon Gann, Justin White, and Garrett […]

New Survey Equipment Saves Time & Offers Enhanced Capabilities

Posted on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 by
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We have recently added new equipment to enhance our survey team’s capabilities and save time in the field. In addition to two robotic total stations and two field data collection tablets, we also upgraded our unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and added a new truck. The new robotic total stations and field data collection tablets allow […]

Survey Team News

Posted on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 by
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In honor of National Surveyors Week, Affinis Corp will be participating in an effort to help improve the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS). The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) has a call out to the survey community across the United States to place Global Positions Systems (GPS) on published NGS benchmarks and collect current data. The […]

Railroad Survey Works to Protect BNSF Engines

Posted on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 by
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Over time, three, parallel tracks at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s (BNSF) Argentine Yard in Kansas City, Kansas had been sinking. The rails run through a large, on-site building where fluid changes are performed on the trains. As engines pulled in for maintenance, the trains were beginning to bottom out on two of the three […]

Silt Buildup Surveys at Weatherby Lake

Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 by
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Affinis Survey Team at Weatherby Lake

A lake may seem resistant to change, but hard rain events and construction activities taking place upstream can adversely affect its shorelines, capacity, and eco-system more than you may expect. Silt and mud will always accumulate at the points where tributaries feed water into the lake. However, seasons with extreme amounts of rain or construction […]

Safety Certifications

Posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 by
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Safety is always a priority at Affinis. But, it is particularly important for those working in the field. Our survey team has first aid, CPR and AED training. They are also trained and certified in confined space entry and railroads. In this post, we’re sharing the importance of each. First Aid, CPR & AED We […]

Survey: Accurate Documents and the Right Technology Make Life Easier

Posted on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 by
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Our survey staff is well recognized for its ability to research existing property limits and prepare property descriptions. Often, we are looking at easements or real estate conveyances to accommodate municipal projects. We use a proven method to make life easier for our clients: Our documents are clear and accurate. Over the years, we’ve developed […]