Sir Alexander Aitkin was deputy surveyor general and later the first surveyor general of Upper Canada. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alexander Aitkin"
Andrew Ellicott ( January 24, 1754 – August 28, 1820) was a U.S. surveyor who helped map many of the territories west of the Appalachians, continued and completed Pierre L'Enfant's work on the plan for Washington, D.C., and served as a teacher in survey methods for Meriwether Lewis. ...more on Wikipedia about "Andrew Ellicott"
Benjamin Banneker, originally Banna Ka, or Bannakay ( November 9, 1731 – October 9, 1806) was an African-American astronomer, clockmaker, and publisher, and was instrumental in surveying the District of Columbia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Benjamin Banneker"
Byron Kilbourn ( September 8, 1801 – December 16, 1870) was an American surveyor, railroad executive, and politician who was an important figure in the founding of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ...more on Wikipedia about "Byron Kilbourn"
Charles Mason ( 1730– 1787) was an English astronomer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Charles Mason"
Charles Robert Scrivener ( November 2, 1855 - September 26, 1923) was an Australian surveyor, and the person who surveyed numerous sites in New South Wales for the selection of a site for the Australian Capital Territory and Australia's capital city Canberra. ...more on Wikipedia about "Charles Scrivener"
Captain Charles Sturt ( April 28, 1795 - June 16, 1869), Australian explorer, was born in India, the eldest of eight children. He joined the British Army in 1813, seeing action with the Duke of Wellington in Spain and at Waterloo, rising to the rank of Captain. With his regiment he escorted convicts to Australia in 1827. ...more on Wikipedia about "Charles Sturt"
General Sir Charles Warren GCMG KCB FRS ( 7 February 1840– 21 January 1927) was a British soldier. He was also Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, head of the London Metropolitan Police, from 1886 to 1888, during the period of the Jack the Ripper murders. ...more on Wikipedia about "Charles Warren"
David Thompson ( April 30, 1770 – February 10, 1857), was an English-Canadian surveyor and explorer. He was born in London, and died in Montreal, Canada East. ...more on Wikipedia about "David Thompson (explorer)"
Edward Moseley (d. 1749), Surveyor General of North Carolina from about 1710, was partly responsible (with William Byrd II) for surveying the boundary between North Carolina and Virginia in 1728. He was also Speaker of the North Carolina House of Burgesses. ...more on Wikipedia about "Edward Moseley"
George Woodroffe Goyder ( June 24 1826- November 2 1898) was an outstanding surveyor in South Australia during the latter half of the nineteenth century. ...more on Wikipedia about "George Goyder"
George Strickland Kingston (born August 1807 in Bandon, County Cork, Ireland, died 1880 at sea) arrived in South Australia on the Cygnet in 1836. He had been employed as the Deputy Surveyor to William Light to survey the new colony of South Australia. It has been suggested that Kingston was responsible for the surveying and planning of the City of Adelaide, with the credit later being given to Light. ...more on Wikipedia about "George Strickland Kingston"
James Kilbourne ( October 19, 1770 – April 9, 1850) was an American surveyor and politician from Ohio. ...more on Wikipedia about "James Kilbourne"
Jeremiah Dixon ( July 27 1733 – January 22 1779) was an English surveyor and astronomer who is perhaps best known for his work with Charles Mason, from 1763 to 1767, in determining what was later called the Mason-Dixon line. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jeremiah Dixon"
John Charles Frémont ( January 21, 1813– July 13, 1890), born John Charles Fremon, was an American military officer, explorer, the first candidate of the United States Republican Party for the office of President of the United States, and the first Presidential candidate of a major party to run on a platform of opposition to slavery. He was born in Savannah, Georgia, the illegitimate son of a prominent Virginia society woman and a penniless French refugee, a social handicap that he helped to overcome by marrying Jessie Benton, the favorite daughter of Thomas Hart Benton. ...more on Wikipedia about "John C. Frémont"
John Jeremiah Bigsby ( 4 August 1792 – 4 February 1881), English geologist and physician, the son of Dr. John Bigsby, was born at Nottingham on the 14th of August 1792. ...more on Wikipedia about "John Jeremiah Bigsby"
John McDouall Stuart ( 7 September 1815 – 5 June 1866) was the most accomplished and most famous of all Australia's inland explorers and led the first expedition to successfully traverse the continent from south to north. ( Burke and Wills were first to cross the continent but both perished on the return journey.) ...more on Wikipedia about "John McDouall Stuart"
Joseph Ellicott ( November 1, 1760 - August 19, 1826) was a surveyor, city planner, land office agent, canal commissioner and judge born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, of the Quaker faith. ...more on Wikipedia about "Joseph Ellicott"
Adriaan Adriaanszoon, called Metius, ( December 9, 1571- September 6, 1635), was a Dutch geometer and astronomer. He was born in Alkmaar. The name Metius may come from the Dutch word meeten ("measuring"), and therefore may mean something like "land-measurer" or "surveyor." ...more on Wikipedia about "Metius"
Pierre Charles L'Enfant ( 2 August 1754, Paris, France, – 14 June 1825, Prince George's County, Maryland) was a French-born American architect and urban planner. L'Enfant designed the street plan of the Federal City in the United States, now known as Washington, D.C.. Born in France, he came to the American colonies as a military engineer with General Lafayette and became closely identified with the United States, adopting the name Peter. He was wounded at the siege of Savannah in 1779, but recovered and served in General Washington's staff for the remainder of the Revolutionary War. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pierre Charles L'Enfant"
Thomas Abel Brimage Spratt ( May 11, 1811 - March 12, 1888), English vice-admiral, hydrographer and geologist, was born at East Teignmouth. ...more on Wikipedia about "Thomas Abel Brimage Spratt" Who is www.shortopedia.com? Surveyors
William Semple Green (b. December 26, 1832, Kentucky; d. July 2, 1905) was a California pioneer, a steamboat captain, mail carrier, surveyor, newspaper publisher, writer, legislator, United States Surveyor General for California, California State Treasurer, and irrigationist. ...more on Wikipedia about "Will S. Green"
William Lambton (c. 1756 - January 19, 1823) was a British soldier, surveyor, and geographer. ...more on Wikipedia about "William Lambton"
Colonel William Light ( 1786 - 1839) was born in Kuala Kedah, Malaya in 1786, an illegitimate son of Captain Francis Light, the Governor of Penang, and Martina Rozells, the so-called "Princess of Kedah" of mixed Siamese- Portuguese descent. ...more on Wikipedia about "William Light"
For William Ogilvie, Australian poet, see William Henry Ogilvie ...more on Wikipedia about "William Ogilvie (surveyor)"
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