150 Years of Modern Surveying in Japan

Japan 2019-06-03

On June 3, 2019, in honor of the annual Surveying Day, Japan Post issued a sheet of 10 stamps marking 150 years of modern surveying in Japan. The horizontal formatted stamps all have JPY 82 (USD 0.75) denominations. The images on the stamps depict important surveying instruments, infrastructure, and surveying processes in […]

Single from Canadians in Flight Issue Features Map

Canada 2019-03-27

A map is featured on one of the stamps issued by Canada Post on March 27, 2019 honoring Canadian pioneers in flight. Of interest to cartophilatelists is the stamp featuring aviation pioneer and bush pilot C.H. “Punch” Dickins, who logged more than 1.6 million kilometers flying over Canada’s northern territories. A World […]

Bahamas Post Marks 10th Anniversary of National GIS Center

On July 21, 2014, the Bahamas Postal Service released a new set of stamps commemorating the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Bahamas National Geographic Information Systems (BNGIS) Center. The Center was founded on July 26, 2004. The set of four stamps feature denominations of 15c, 50c, 65c and 70c. The stamps feature various […]

Cadastral Readjustment Project Featured on South Korea Issue

Korea 2014-03-20

On March 20, 2014 Korea Post issued two new stamps depicting a cadastral readjustment project taking place in the country. These fascinating stamps show a myriad of current high-tech devices used for surveying and mapping. The 300₩ stamp features what appears to be a GPS receiver of some type and a rotary […]

Finland: Struve’s Geodetic Arc Souvenir Sheet

Finland, 2011-05-06 Minisheet

Finland Post has issued souvenir sheet commem-orating Struve’s Geodetic Arc on May 6, 2011. The sheet was originally announced in a press release from the National Land Survey of Finland in early October, 2010. “Struve triangulation chain stamps will be issued May 6, 2011. The current stamp design shows the […]

Sweden: Struve’s Geodetic Arc Souvenir Sheet

In May, 2011 Swedish Post issued a souvenir sheet of two triangular 12 Kr stamps depicting the full length of the arc from Norway to the Black Sea. The lower stamp has an image of Struve, while the upper stamp shows a theodolite. An image of the northern most marker, in Hammerfest Norway, is […]