Dr John Rae: Honorary chartered surveyor
Orkney’s, John Rae (1813-1893) is well known as an arctic explorer and surgeon but until now his considerable achievements as a land surveyor have been less well recognised.
Celebrating members of the profession who have progressed the understanding of the physical location of territorial borders, features of geography, and land use including transportation infrastructure and buildings.
Norman Leppard was best known for his services to the British surveying community in the mid to late 20th century.
Brigadier Martin Hotine, born in June 1898, was best known for his work with the Ordnance Survey, remapping the entirety of Britain between the mid-1930s and 1962.
Robert Cheng is the innovator and founder of JTUWMA, a geospatial mapping application that allows private sector and members of the public immediate access to land parcel information in Sabah State, Borneo.
In 1973-74 a field party from the Directorate of Overseas Surveys’ (DOS), established trigonometrical control for a 1:50,000 scale photo-mapping of Lake Chad.
Benjamin Banneker is best known for being part of a group led by Major Ellicott in 1791 to survey the border of the new federal District of Colombia, which would become the capital of the United States.
Sydney Kirkby MBE, born in 1933 in Perth, is a pioneer surveyor who served in the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) and personally surveyed more of the Antarctic territory than any other explorer.
For over two decades, Concorde was the final word in supersonic travel on its regular route from London to New York. But its final journey was rather different.
Captain George Vancouver is best known for his three expeditions in the years 1791 to 1795 in which he explored and surveyed North America’s north-western Pacific Coast regions, including the coasts of Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon.