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Announcing the Winner of the Spring Hoosier Surveyor Video Contest

Tuesday, August 7, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kayla Jenkins
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Article originally appears in the Spring issue of the Hoosier Surveyor.


The winner of the Spring 2018 issue of the Hoosier Surveyor Video Contest is Rebecca Hinkle, SI, EI, Lawson-Fisher Associates, for the video she shared on social media of Lawson-Fisher Associates Crew Chief Shane Turay taking measurements of the utility tunnels at the University of Notre Dame.


The theme for this issue of the Hoosier Surveyor contest 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. Hinkle’s entry best aligned with the requirements for this issue, deeming her a worthy winner of the contest.


The two-minute long winning video captures Hinkle and Turay taking measurements of the Notre Dame utility tunnels. These measurements were used to build a 3D model of the tunnels in Civil 3D that can later be utilized by Lawson-Fisher engineers for design. Watch the video here.


Lawson-Fisher is a civil engineering company in South Bend, Ind. While Hinkle spends most of her time in the survey department, she also assists in the transportation department when needed. Hinkle works on topographic surveys, boundary surveys, and right of way engineering in both field and office capacities.


“This job has given me a wide variety of experiences and opportunities, whether that be surveying from a canoe, taking measurements inside a lift station, or doing research in old courthouses,” Hinkle says of her role at Lawson-Fisher. “There’s always a new challenge and a new place to see.”


“I am also thankful that Lawson-Fisher has been flexible enough to allow me to do both survey and engineering work,” Hinkle continued. “I enjoy when I can work on a project in both the topographic survey phase and the engineering design phase. It makes me a better surveyor to see how my survey will be used by the engineers, and it makes me a better engineer to know how the survey data was obtained and how the surface was built,” she said.


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

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