Yesterday I received notice that Kirkham Road is going to be repaved. This means that my 1000 foot calibration course will have to be remeasured when they are done with the paving. The course has been in place for 15 years, and has generated well over a hundred courses.
It has crossed my mind that this would be an opportunity to join the modern world and lay down 300 meters, or some other metric distance between fixed points in the roadway. I decided against it, mainly because other measurers have been using the calibration course, and I am certain that they will not notice if the end points change, and will go on using 1000 feet in their calculations. Of course I would catch this when I review the work for certification, but it seems a better idea to just lay down another familiar 1000 feet.