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Date Item Title Author
Saturday, 10 October 2015 Parable of the 2015 Fire Chad Erikson, PS
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 The Sky is Falling! John M. Knox, PLS
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 The Land Around You (Condensed) Gregory H. Clark, PLS
Monday, 05 January 2015 The Savvy Surveyor R. William Glassey, P.L.S.
Saturday, 15 March 2014 WOW! I’m an LSIT!! (uuhh – NOW what do I do?) Jerry Anderson, PS
Friday, 14 March 2014 Newly Released Documentary Shows Little Being Done about the Nation’s Infrastructure after I-35W Collapse Barry LePatner
Saturday, 23 November 2013 Surveyors Role in History: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy—The Trial of Clay Shaw Cyn Rene’ Whitfield
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 The Mapping of Western North America Geoff Miller
Thursday, 20 June 2013 Infrastructure in Crisis: 6 Ways to Fund the Nation’s Urgently Needed Infrastructure Repairs Barry LePatner
Thursday, 02 May 2013 San Jose Battles Food Insecurity with Integrated Geospatial Technologies Trimble Mapping & GIS Division
Friday, 26 April 2013 Ending Business as Usual: How Project Owners Can Free Themselves from Unwarranted Construction Cost Overruns Barry LePatner
Thursday, 14 February 2013 It’s About Time for “Fix It First”: Why One Expert Approves of President Obama’s Plan for Repairing the Nation’s Infrastructure Barry LePatner
Saturday, 08 December 2012 The Last Point Jerry Anderson, PS
Monday, 26 November 2012 Measurement is Dead; Long Live Measurement Michael J. Pallamary, PS
Friday, 03 August 2012 Surveyor 2.0 - The Next Generation Joe Sass
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 I-35W Bridge Collapse 5th Anniversary (8/1)--Are Our Bridges Any Safer? Barry B. LePatner
Monday, 25 June 2012 Lifecycle Surveys, Aerial LiDAR Mapping Improves Mining Efficiency, Safety and Reduces Costs LiDAR Services International
Thursday, 14 June 2012 Public Service Announcement: Beware, The Ticks Have Arrived Early David Mann, LS
Thursday, 29 March 2012 St. Charles Parish Overcomes GNSS Signal Shadow Issues with Trimble Floodlight Technology Trimble Mapping & GIS Division
Monday, 27 February 2012 References for Four-Part Series: Frames for the Future: New Datum Definitions for Modernization of the U.S. NSRS David H. Minkel and Michael L. Dennis
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 Trimble Handhelds Help Latvian Rural Support Service Manage EU Agricultural Program Trimble Mapping & GIS Division
Monday, 28 November 2011 The North American Land Surveyors and The 2011 David Thompson Columbia Brigade Denny & Delores DeMeyer
Tuesday, 28 June 2011 Four Corners, a Theme Wes Vanderhorst, PLS
Tuesday, 21 June 2011 New Report Tells of U.S. Coast Survey Scientific Role in the Civil War NOAA Office of Coast Survey - John Cloud, Ph.D.
Thursday, 16 June 2011 The Face of Surveying - ACSM and NSPS J. Anthony Cavell, LS
Friday, 03 June 2011 The 2009 BLM Manual of Surveying Instructions – Why and How Landon Blake, LS
Monday, 16 May 2011 Refinement of the Geoid—The Gravity Probe B Experiment Marc Cheves, LS
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 Best Strategies for Securing a Vested Development Right Joel B. Miller, Psomas
Friday, 15 April 2011 Geodetic Surveyor Certification and/or Professional Registration Herbert W. Stoughton, Ph.D., P.E., P.L.S., C.P.
Thursday, 03 February 2011 I See Survey Control Jerry K. Price PLS
Thursday, 27 January 2011 Rainier – The Unforgiving Mountain (Long version) Gavin Schrock, LS
Tuesday, 18 January 2011 A Survey in West Virginia Geoff Miller
Tuesday, 14 December 2010 What Separates the Rich from the Poor? Fred Henstridge, LS
Sunday, 28 November 2010 Forge Ahead Wilma I. McCann
Monday, 22 November 2010 A Dimensional Shift Ron Lowry and Keith Holloway
Wednesday, 27 October 2010 Trimble GPS Handhelds Support Green Initiatives for the City of Shanghai Trimble Mapping & GIS
Friday, 22 October 2010 You are the Committee: 50th Meeting of the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee Gavin Schrock, LS
Wednesday, 22 September 2010 Nothing But Blind Pitiless Indifference: Boundary Monuments, Deferral and the Public Interest B. Ballantyne and S. Rogers
Thursday, 02 September 2010 Abrahamson Leaves Land Surveying Legacy Merrick & Company
Tuesday, 31 August 2010 REVISED - Another Coordinate System - This Time Without Survey Marks Dr. Lewis A. Lapine
Saturday, 28 August 2010 REVISED Society Committees Adopt Draft of New 2011 ALTA/ACSM Survey Standards Gary Kent
Wednesday, 25 August 2010 Utility Uses Trimble Technology to Develop Accurate GIS Database of Medium-Voltage (MV) Network Trimble Mapping & GIS
Sunday, 22 August 2010 Surveying, Bedrock of Development, says Maikano Dada Jackson, Daily Independent, Nigeria
Saturday, 21 August 2010 High Cost In Land Survey To Blame For Farmers’ Poverty Anthony Kayanda, Kigoma - The Citizen (Tanzania)
Monday, 19 July 2010 On Surveying, Engineering and Ethics George Comstock Bolton, President Biscayne Engineering Company
Monday, 12 July 2010 Goulburn Valley Water Improves Efficiency with Customized GPS Software Trimble Mapping & GIS
Wednesday, 07 July 2010 Interview with Niraj Manandhar, Geomatics Engineer and Chief Survey Officer, Government of Nepal John Wilusz, LS, PE
Wednesday, 16 June 2010 GPS and GIS Technologies Speed Assessment of Historic Sites in Post-Katrina New Orleans Trimble Mapping & GIS Division
Wednesday, 16 June 2010 Monitoring Conservation Easements and Preserve Lands Along Western Penobscot Bay with GIS Technology Trimble Mapping & GIS Division
Tuesday, 15 June 2010 Laser Scanning vs Photogrammetry Update Jason Birch
 
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 American Surveyor Recent Articles
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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