Posts tagged as surveying

Tributes to Anthony Paul Marshall – President of PLATO

  Mr Marshall, Paul to some of us who worked closely with him, has sadly left us and we have to grapple with acceptance of the fact the he is no longer with us. It is sad indeed for both the profession and governance structures of our profession to lose a person of Paul’s calibre. […]

Obituary: Anthony Paul Marshall 1951 – 2014

  Paul was educated at Parktown Boys High and the University of the Witwatersrand. He saw action in the 1975/6 invasion of Angola. He served his articles while working and gaining experience at Eskom. In 1981 he joined the firm of Van der Want, Nielsen and Rostin and became a partner in 1983. The senior […]

Announcement: Anthony Paul Marshall 1951 – 2014

  It is with deep regret that the Staff of the PLATO office announce the passing of our friend, colleague, mentor and President of the Council for Surveyors, Paul Marshall. He will remain a legendary name in the profession of land surveyors. Paul obtained his BSc in Land Survey from the University of the Witwatersrand in […]

More than surveys and charts from more than hydrographers

  Today not only is hydrography more than just surveying and charts – hydrography and bathymetry data are also being conducted by more than only hydrographers.  Over the years we have been seeing the refinement of precision and accuracy of hydrographic surveying and nautical charting through survey equipment improvements, IT development, training, and education.  The […]

High performance entry-level scanner

  Leica Geosystems’ latest versatile 3D laser scanner, the ScanStation P15 combines high performance scanning with a user-friendly interface, the scanner is the ideal entry into the world of 3D laser scanning. Suitable for a wide range of non-surveying applications, including interior and short-range uses, the latest model offers a simplified user interface and optimised […]

Guidance for young mine surveyors

  Responding to a suggestion from final year BTech Mine Surveying students at the University of Johannesburg, head of department of minerals surveying, Hennie Grobler, arranged a panel discussion to address the students’ concerns, and provide them with advice and guidance as they prepare to enter the workforce. The panel of professionals included Institute of […]