Crossing the EA Chasm: The Surveyor

This poem is about land surveyors. It, just as easily, could be about enterprise architects, mapmakers, data scientists, bloggers, and journalists – bastions of the past, envisionaries of the future.

The Surveyor

He thrives on patterns,

his marks and monuments

transform a wilderness

and by his carefully tagged

and numbered squares,

neat roads, correction lines

and small cadastral lots

he clothes in certainty,

in geometrical designs,

man’s ancient rights.

He scans the skies,

reading some far-off star

by which he plots

meridians and makes his maps,

stitching a new-found world

into a patchwork quilt,

a net of metes and bounds,

so lands may know their own

and live in peace.

 — DON W. THOMSON

 

Best wishes for 2017. Hold on tight. It’s going to be quite a ride.

Source: http://www.surveyhistory.org/surveyor_poem.htm

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