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• Fire Alarm  • TMAC-2  • Curt Brown Chronicles  • HP35s  • HP35s  • Moving London  • National Geodetic Survey  • Inaccessability  • Salmon Monitoring  • Artillery Surveyors  • Feedback  • 100 Years
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SkyIMD and Phase One Industrial Announce SkyIMD's Introduction of FAA-Approved Mounts
Blue Marble Offers Free Global Mapper Training and User Certification in 2015 with Re-vamped Training Program
Martinez Geospatial, Inc. Upgrades Toolset with Optech Lynx SG1
Registration and Schedule Now Available for 2015 Bentley LEARNing Conferences in U.S.
Topcon Announces Partnership with Toro for GPS-guided Turf Sprayer
Thermal Mapping Helps Redbridge Target Energy Inefficient Properties
DigitalGlobe Announces Availability of 30 cm Satellite Imagery to All Customers
Renishaw Continues its Support to Inspire the Next Generation of Engineers and Scientists
Pre Registration and Call for Abstracts UAS MAPPING RENO
Year-End Construction Backlog Drops 1 Percent
Arithmetica’s Spherevision Rolling Video Shows Welsh Highland Railway in 360 Degrees
Intelligent Maptek Software Tools Turn Dense LiDAR Data Into Practical Results
LizardTech is Exhibiting at the NCGIS 2015 Conference
Geomatics Data Solutions Fills Bathymetric LIDAR Gap with CHIROPTERA II from Leica Geosystems and Airborne Hydrography AB
GeoTerra Orders New Advanced Optech Galaxy Airborne LiDAR for Mountain Surveys
Britain Leads the Way as Ordnance Survey Helps to Drive Economic Growth and Digital Innovation Through Open Data
Former Governor Geringer Leads Panel Calling on Congress and Governors to Make National Spatial Data Infrastructure High Priority
MAPPS Supports Proposed FAA Rules to Allow Commercial Use of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
RIEGL to Exhibit and Sponsor REAL 2015
Orbit GT to Showcase Mobile Mapping Content Manager at ILMF in Denver
MAPPS Fall Conference to be Held in Conjunction with Drone World Expo
Settop Battery for ADL Vantage and TDL450l Radio Modems
Oscar Prep: Esri Story Map Shows Where Horror Movies, Comedies Are Most Popular
Woolpert Innovators Recognized for Blue Ridge Tunnel Project
Phase One Aerial Cameras and IGI AEROcontrol Now Fully Integrated
Registration Open for NSPS-MAPPS National Conference, April 13-16
Keystone Purchases Third UltraCam Falcon with UltraNav
Maptek Re-Launches Open Pit Scheduler as Maptek Evolution
Optech Presenting Multipulse and Multispectral Solutions at ILMF 2015
Registration Now Open - Geospatial Summit - April 13-14, 2015
Artec Group and CyArk Partner to Digitally Preserve Cultural Heritage
Okotoks Erratic Among CyArk 500
Dielmo 3D to Demonstrate LiDAR Processing, Software and Online LiDAR Services at ILMF 2015
LizardTech Releases Updated GeoViewer for Windows Application
Digital Aerial Solutions Expands Mapping Services with Purchase of Leica ALS80 Laser Scanner
Construction Materials Prices Plummet in First Month of 2015
SBG Systems Releases its Most Accurate MEMS Inertial Navigation System, the Apogee Series
Show Me New Data for Show-Me State Topo Quads
Neptec Technologies Demonstrates 3DRi-Based Truck Spotting Application at Fording River Coal Mine
Orbit GT to Show New Oblique Solutions at ILMF in Denver
 The American Surveyor - Recent Articles

The End of Topo?
By Marc Cheves, PS

A look at several recently introduced products.
Reviewed by Amerisurv Staff

Michael J. Pallamary, PS
Angle Points: Chats and Chardonnay
A wine named after a famous early-day surveyor.
By Michael J. Pallamary, PS

Michael J. Pallamary, PS
The Curt Brown Chronicles: Engineers and Surveying
From 1957, Curt explains what happens when engineers practice their ignorance of surveying on the general public.
Compiled by Michael J. Pallamary, PS

Wendy Lathrop
Vantage Point: Business Lessons from an Ailing City
Parallels are drawn between the sad history of Atlantic City and running a small surveying business.
By Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM

Jason E. Foose, PS
HP35s Calculator, a Field Surveyor’s Companion: Part 4—Inverse
The term “inverse” is derived from the geodetic component of surveying, which involves spherical geometry.
By Jason E. Foose, PS

Recent Activities at the National Geodetic Survey
In this first of four parts, the authors discuss the 10-Year Plan, OPUS, and CORS.
By Dru Smith, Gerald Mader, and Giovanni Sella

Shawn Billings, PS
Product Review: Triumph-LS
Our expert takes an in-depth look at the latest flagship product from JAVAD GNSS.
By Shawn Billings, PS

Chad & Linda Erickson
Building a Client Base—or GIS: If you Can’t Beat 'em, Join 'em
The authors have developed a hybrid teaser product that educates the public and often leads to real surveying.
By Chad & Linda Erickson

Albert “skip” Theberge
The Artillery Surveyors in WWII—Africa and Europe
Part 2 of 3: Quite Different From Coast & Geodetic Survey Work.
By Albert “skip” Theberge

Thoughts From Our Readers
Written by Letters to the Editor

Angus Stocking, PS
High-Tech Railway Monitoring Helps Save $13 Million
A critical monitoring project in St. Paul is made possible by 250 trackmounted prisms and two optical monitoring sensors.
By Angus Stocking, PS


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