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With Bazett’s photo mapping, legal surveying just got a lot more precise


Two centuries ago, the simple sextants, magnetic compasses and chronometers of David Thompson, Lewis and Clark and Captain Cook were enough to lay the framework for European settlement of western North America. Today’s pace, density and monetary value of settlement and development all demand higher precision, reliability and speed. Dave Bazett of Port Hardy’s and Courtenay’s Bazett Land Surveying has earned a reputation in today’s science of geomatics. His specialty since starting his own company in Port Hardy in 1979 is “remote work with logistical challenges.” He mounts a medium-format Hasselblad camera on his Cessna 185 float plane, hooked up to a Global Positioning System, to expose discrepancies between legal boundaries and actual developments. His work recently...

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David C. Bazett recognized for “Innovation in Geomatics” at The First David Thompson National Geomatics Awards


The winner for the “Innovation in Geomatics” category was David C. Bazett, BCLS, CLS of Bazett Land Surveying Inc. with the Buckley Bay Ferry Terminal project. Finalists were Jim Christie, BCLS of McElhanney Consulting and Joseph Lin, OLS, of the Ontario Realty Corporation....

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Master of All He Surveys: An Interview with David Bazett


Because many assignments are more accessible by air than road, Dave Bazett combines his love of flying with his successful career as a BC surveyor. Within our vast province, we live in a very small world. Dave—like Ken Jacques, our Summer 2004 Cover Story personality—was born in Duncan. Dave grew up in Maple Bay, the port closest to Duncan on....

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