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Announcing the Winner of the Inaugural Hoosier Surveyor Photo Contest

Friday, September 22, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kayla Jenkins
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Article originally published in the Summer issue of the Hoosier Surveyor


The winner of the inaugural Hoosier Surveyor Photo Contest is Robert “Jason” Coyle, PS, for the photo he shared on social media of a unique monument he spotted back in August. 


The contest theme for the Summer issue of the Hoosier Surveyor was innovative and cutting-edge technology. Participants were challenged to capture and share their work or discoveries on social media in a fun, unique way. Jason’s “property line” photo entry best aligned with the theme and requirements for this issue, deeming him a worthy winner of the inaugural contest.


The monument, originally shared on Jason’s Twitter account, is a brass triangle set in concrete. Stamped on its surface is a property line within the Original Town of Brownsburg, which was named Harrisburg per the recorded plat.


“It was an innovative monument in that just about anybody observing the monument would know exactly what is was,” Jason said of his finding. “I did not find a recorded survey that referenced the monument, so I simply asked in my social media post if any local surveyors may have an idea of who may have set such a monument. Having the name and/or license number of the surveyor stamped within the monument would have been a great addition to the monument.”



Jason is currently employed as a Project Surveyor for Banning Engineering, working on a variety of projects ranging from preparing boundary and topographic surveys, to preparing conceptual layouts and construction plans for commercial and residential development. Of all the areas he’s involved in, Jason says what he enjoys most about his work is designing residential subdivisions.


“Taking all things into consideration; the topographic, the boundary, the zoning ordinances and development standards and designing a subdivision that the community will support and the developer can prosper from,” Jason explained.


The Hoosier Surveyor Photo and Video Contest was created to showcase and applaud the critical work land surveyors are doing in the community, raise awareness to the industry, and encourage students to join the profession. To learn more, visit


Note: Since there were no video submissions, there is no winner for the inaugural Hoosier Surveyor Video contest.

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