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Wisconsin Implements J-Turn Intersections

J-turn intersections, also known as restricted crossing U-turns, are being implemented in Wisconsin and nationwide. These new intersections are changing how motorists navigate through high-speed, divided highways. The J-turn requires motorists that intend to go left or straight at these intersections, first turn right onto the roadway and then perform a U-turn at the indicated […]

What is a Farmed Wetland?

Not all wetlands are as obvious as a stand of cattails in a concave depression. For wetland ecologists, farmed wetlands can be some of the most challenging areas to identify and delineate. Farmed wetlands are regulated by federal and state laws the same as any other wetland type, so it is important that they are […]

Does Your Project Impact Wetlands? What WDNR Permits Do You Need?

If you have a project that has the potential to impact wetlands, this brief update regarding WDNR General Permits (GPs) may interest you. The new state wetland regulatory process (effective July 1, 2012) allows for a more streamlined review process for projects that will cause only minimal adverse impacts affecting less than 10,000 square feet […]

GPS is More Than a Survey Tool at raSmith

While GPS has traditionally been used by raSmith to survey property, our construction services staff is now using GPS to calculate quantities including earthwork as part of our construction management and inspection services. Our use of GPS to verify construction data has become increasingly important as more contractors are taking advantage of GPS-controlled equipment. raSmith […]

Delavan Lake Sanitary District Sees Value in Mobile Apps to View GIS Data

The Delavan Lake Sanitary District is employing a mobile application configured by raSmith to view GIS datasets and access digital documents in the field. Whether it’s information on their sanitary sewer pipes, manholes, or laterals, the mobile application is helping this sanitary district do their work better and faster. The mobile GIS viewer (ArcGIS App for […]