"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it"






Rod Squires
Department of Geography, Environment and Society
University of Minnesota
414 Social Science Building
Minneapolis. MN 55455

squires@umn.edu
Tel. (612) 625 0179
Fax (612) 624 1044




Personal Stuff

Courses

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The opinions expressed here are my own and the links I provide reflect my interests
The links are provided for scholarly purposes
Various parts of the site are updated weekly, sometimes daily
The contents have not been reviewed by anyone else






 
 
 
 









 
 
 
 

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Professional Career

 

1970-1972            Assistant Professor, University of Winnipeg   
1972-1976           
Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota  
1976- current       Associate Professor, University of Minnesota
Summer, 1980     Visiting Associate Professor, University of Wyoming
Winter, 1982         Visiting Associate Professor, Dartmouth College 
Fall, 1998
              Visiting Professor, University of New Mexico


Published Stuff

The Public Land Surveys

Other Publications

Unpublished Stuff

Oral Presentations

Awards

Teaching and Research Interests

Professional Affiliations  

 
 



































 
 
 
 
 
 

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Research Papers delivered at Recent Professional Meetings

2005  Association of American Geographers, annual meeting, Denver CO. "The nature of urban sprawl."
2005  West Lakes Division AAG, annual meeting, Iowa City, IA. "Flying in the Cheap Skies."
2005  Southwest Division AAG, annual meeting Fayetteville, AR."Where's there's muck, there's brass."
2005   Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors, Chapter Six monthly meeting Bloomingtom MN. "Basic Geography in Minnesota."

2007  Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors, annual meeting, St. Cloud MN January"The Past as Prolog: publci land survey records for Minnesota." .
2007 
Minnesota Department of Transportation, Technical Conference, Brainerd MN April "An Inventory of the Public Land Survey Records for Minnesota."

2008 Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors annual meeting, St. Cloud January “The public land survey records for Minnesota.”
2008 Applied Geographers annual meeting, Wilmington DL October “Unheralded changes in the airline industry.”
2008 Southwest Division AAG, annual meeting, San Marcos TX, October “The rectangular public land surveys in the United States.”
 
2009 Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors annual meeting St. Cloud, MN January “The rectangular public land surveys in the United States: From space to place.”
2009 Iowa Society of Professional Surveyors annual meeting Ames, IA March “Public land surveying records in the Upper Midwest.”
2009 Workshop, Chapter 6 Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors, April  “Minnesota’s Public Land Surveys; A Geographer’s Perspective.”
2009 Capitol Areas Land Surveyors, monthly meeting, St. Paul May “After the special instructions ….”
2009 West Lakes Division AAG, annual meeting, St. Paul, MN October “Order Upon the Land – Revisited.”
 
2010 Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors annual meeting, St. Cloud, MN January “The Geography of the Public Land Survey Lines.”
2010 University of Minnesota Geography Department Seminar, March “Making Places from Space: Concatenating Geographies of the Public Land Survey Surveys in the United States.”
2010 Minnesota Department of Transportation Survey Technical Workshop, March “You want me to do what? Instructions to the Deputy Surveyors in Minnesota Territory.”
2010 Macalester College Geography course, March “The rectangular land surveys in the United States.”
2010 University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts Freshman Presentation, September “It’s a Square World.”
2010
Applied Geographers annual meeting, Fort Worth, TX "Protecting Rivers in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area"
2010 Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors, Winter workshop Bloomington MN December
2010 Minnesota Assciation of County Surveyors, St. Cloud MN
October "A brief history of the punlic land surveys in Minnesota."

2011
Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors annual meeting, St. Cloud, MN January "The public land surveys in Minneapolis and St. Paul."



























Awards
 
1994 E.A. ”Bud” Rathburn Award, Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors, “for continued dedicated service as a research writer for the Society’s quarterly publication
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




















 
 


Teaching and Research Interests

Expert witness
 
 
 
 
 
 

























 
 
 









 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Professional Oganizations

Association of American Geographers
Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors
Minnesota Historical Society