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• Quo Vadis  • Calculation Methods  • Holdouts!  • Karakoram Mountains  • Traffic Monitoring  • Final Voyage  • FeedBack  • Test Yourself  • Curt Brown  • Vantage Point
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Table of Contents - The American Surveyor - Vol.13, No5 2016
Editorial: Quo Vadis Surveying?
Surveyors' Calculation Methods Used BC
Hold Outs!
Fifty People, Two Yaks and a Goat
Traffic Monitoring using UAV Technology
The Final Voyage—Part 9
FeedBack
Test Yourself 31: Deed Indeed!
The Curt Brown Chronicles: What Should Be the Education of Surveyors and Cartographers?
Vantage Point: "I Should Have Hired a Surveyor..."
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John Stock, PS, CFM 
Thought Leader: The Back Story
As NSPS President in 1986, I was invited to the NCEES annual conference in St. Louis. Area 5 Director Chuck Tapley (now deceased) was with me. Wow! What a lesson for a dirt surveyor from Colorado. Black tie, buttoned down and totally controlled behind the scenes by ASCE (American Society of ....
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Daryl Moistner 
Survey Locales
I've surveyed all over Alaska and almost every place is pretty cool, interesting, and exotic in some form or fashion. But this is my favorite location to work... the Aleutian Archipelago. A true gem on earth, raw beauty. The weather can sometimes be ....
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Michael J. Pallamary, PS 
Report on NCEES Symposium
On Friday, January 22, I had the distinct honor of participating in an NCEES symposium on the future of land surveying, a daylong session, driven by the underlying topic, the decline in applicants for the land surveying exam. My involvement was principally ....
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Michael J. Pallamary, PS 
The Curt Brown Chronicles: The Feasibility of a Technology Program
The papers presented at the ACSM annual meetings have adequately proven the need for surveyor engineer graduates and have dramatically called attention to the deficiencies in surveyor engineer education in the United States. Professor Curtis in a recent paper, The Case of the Missing ....
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Chuck Whitten, PS 
"Lost" & Found in the Wy'East Country
The cover picture was taken along the east boundary of Township 4 North, Range 11 East, Willamette Meridian (Oregon) on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Range with Mt. Hood in the background. Indian legend has it that the Great Spirit ....
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Dennis J. Mouland, PS 
"At the corner point..."
Not far into the history of the PLSS surveys, the General Land Office had to address the issues of perpetuation of evidence of corner points set previously. In early surveys we can see circumstances where the GLO crew found a previously ....
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Eric Stahlke, PS 
The Final Voyage: Part 7
While waiting for TCC's other crews to finish up in the Kanuti River highlands, Alvin and I kept ourselves busy around Hughes working on some archeological surveys. For two surveyors in their mid sixties I can tell you it was a struggle to bushwhack ....
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Mary Jo Wagner 
"I'll Never Forget That". Recollections: 50 Years in the Field
Bob Vollmer's favorite television character is the Energizer Bunny. "Every time I see that ad, I say, `That's the way it should be,'" explains Vollmer in a subtle southern lilt. "You go until you drop. That's the way you do it." The Energizer battery bunny ....
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Feedback 
FeedBack
Daniels Govero's article hit home with me and I'm sure with us all, no matter what area of the country you live in. We are not mentoring enough new individuals to keep our profession viable. Our societies, while well-meaning in their pursuit of getting a well-educated profession, has also lost ....
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Dr. Richard L. Elgin, PS, PE 
Test Yourself 29: Prove It -Geometry v. Trigonometry
In geometry, a theorem says: For two intersecting chords, the product of the lengths of the two segments of one chord is equal to the product of the lengths of the two segments of the other chord. For the solution to this problem (and much more), please visit www.amerisurv.com ....
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Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM 
Vantage Point: Bad Decisions
Originally I was going to entitle this month's column, "When the Courts Get it Wrong." The problem is, depending upon which court we are talking about a decision we hate may be the new rule from that moment on. At that point "wrong" and "right" switch positions. Bad decisions happen. On the ....
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