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In This Issue
• Another Boom  • Decided Guidance  • Mount Soledad  • Short Cut  • Rapid Transit  • Test Yourself  • Game of Risk  • Feedback  • NSPS
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Septentrio Announces Seismic Monitoring and Advanced CORS Features on Polarx5 Product Line
Structured Real Estate Partners with Eco3d to Complete Adaptive Reuse Project—Meetinghouse at 3080
Dewberry Selected to Conduct Lidar Surveys of Everglades National Park
AeroVironment and CSUF Begin Field Research to Identify Water Stress in Almond Production Using UAV Data
Fugro’s Airborne Technology Deployed in Response to New Zealand Earthquake
Topcon Announces Next Generation of Online Support and Training
RIEGL to Attend the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting
So-Deep, Inc. Joins SAM Family of Companies
SP80 GNSS Receivers Increase Water Pipeline Survey Efficiency by 160 Percent
Construction Job Growth Accelerates Amid Optimistic Post-Election Outlook in November, Says ABC
Geospatial Corporation Introduces Underground Pipeline Mapping, Management and Software to the Energy Industry
Nonresidential Construction Spending Gains Momentum, ABC Says
RDO Integrated Controls Continues Growth of TopNETlive in Minnesota
Drones and Advanced Analytics Solutions Combine to Improve Business Processes, Optimize Operations and Improve Reliability
Carillon Tree of Light Benefits from Structural Upgrade
LIDARUSA Chooses Global Mapper to Analyze Stream Channel Morphology for Erosion Control
International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2017 Conference Program Announced
TerraGo Joins Trimble Developer Partner Program and Includes Trimble GNSS Direct SDK in Mobile Products
SimActive Enables Processing in the Cloud
Thomas & Hutton Expands to Charlotte, NC
Robotic Riverbed Survey Vessel Tracked with FOCUS 35 Total Station
Qatar Rail Applies Maptek Eureka Software to Geological Investigations
Table of Contents - The American Surveyor - Vol.13, No11 2016
Please, Not Another Boom
Decided Guidance: Discovering a Plat on the Ground
The Mount Soledad Cross
GLO Surveying: The Short Cut Method
Rapid Data for Rapid Transit
Test Yourself 37: Box Corner
Vantage Point: Playing the Game of Risk
On the Level with NSPS: Keep Up the Pace...
Esri Creates First Global Map of the Catholic Church
Woolpert Contracted to Rehabilitate and Protect Covered Bridges
UK Leading the Way to a 5G Future
Topcon Accepts Wichmann Innovations Award for Falcon 8
Construction Input Prices Remain Flat in October, ABC Says
East View Launches MapVault - Online Access to Authoritative Raster Maps
Second Edition of Commercial UAV Expo Hits it Out of the Park
AeroVironment Launches Quantix Drone and Decision Support System for Real Time Actionable Intelligence
 The American Surveyor - Recent Articles
Marc S. Cheves, PS 
Please, Not Another Boom
Excitement is growing for the new year. Regardless of where you stand politically, there is new-found hope that progress with much needed infrastructure spending and the expansion of small business-friendly policies in Washington will support renewed vitality in the land surveying sector ....
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Jason E. Foose, PS 
Decided Guidance: Discovering a Plat on the Ground
The case of Dittrich v.Ubl 216 Minn. 396 was presented to the Minnesota Supreme Court (the Supreme Court) in 1944. The lower Court found that the defendant's barn was in trespass and ruled in favor of the plaintiff. The defendant appealed the case and the Supreme Court overturned ....
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Michael J. Pallamary, PS 
The Mount Soledad Cross
North of downtown San Diego, and just east of La Jolla, sits a prominent hill, 822 feet in height, known as Mount Soledad, a prominent feature in the San Diego landscape, a pleasant rambling mound of earth with commanding unparalleled views in every direction. When the Kumeyaay Nation ....
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Erik Dahlberg 
Rapid Data for Rapid Transit
When California's Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) first opened to passenger traffic in 1972, it was the first new rail rapid transit system built in the U.S. in over 60 years. Traversing complex geography and varied population densities, BART used ....
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This article by Michael Pallamary is applicable far beyond just surveying. As a society we have become altogether too dependent on technology, which is spelled out so clearly in Neil Postman's little book entitled Amusing Ourselves to Death. So, what applies to surveying knowledge, legal language ....
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Dave Lindell, PS 
Test Yourself 37: Box Corner
A-B-X-C is the corner of a "box". AX, XB, and XC are mutually perpendicular. What is the area of face A-B-C? What is the sum of the squares of the areas of the other three faces? ....
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Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM 
Vantage Point: Playing the Game of Risk
As a child, life was all about taking risks, everything from "I Dare You" to "I Double Dog Dare You". We even had a board game (long before the days of video games) called "Risk!" in which we strategized how to take over continents. As an adult, the games have changed, but I now see ....
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J. Anthony Cavell, PS 
On the Level with NSPS: Keep Up the Pace...
October 1st saw the close of the Fall 2016 meeting of NSPS. It took place in Chandler, Arizona. As should be expected, the members of NSPS were well represented on the Board of Directors and by other interested attendees. The gathering included meetings of the NSPS Young Surveyors of North ....
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