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Saturday, 15 March 2014 WOW! I’m an LSIT!! (uuhh – NOW what do I do?) Jerry Anderson, PS 11508
Friday, 14 March 2014 Newly Released Documentary Shows Little Being Done about the Nation’s Infrastructure after I-35W Collapse Barry LePatner 11210
Saturday, 23 November 2013 Surveyors Role in History: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy—The Trial of Clay Shaw Cyn Rene’ Whitfield 15155
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 The Mapping of Western North America Geoff Miller 21807
Thursday, 20 June 2013 Infrastructure in Crisis: 6 Ways to Fund the Nation’s Urgently Needed Infrastructure Repairs Barry LePatner 22887
Friday, 03 May 2013 San Jose Battles Food Insecurity with Integrated Geospatial Technologies Trimble Mapping & GIS Division 24433
Friday, 26 April 2013 Ending Business as Usual: How Project Owners Can Free Themselves from Unwarranted Construction Cost Overruns Barry LePatner 16597
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 25300
Saturday, 08 December 2012 The Last Point Jerry Anderson, PS 18037
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 Measurement is Dead; Long Live Measurement Michael J. Pallamary, PS 17779
Friday, 03 August 2012 Surveyor 2.0 - The Next Generation Joe Sass 20065
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 I-35W Bridge Collapse 5th Anniversary (8/1)--Are Our Bridges Any Safer? Barry B. LePatner 20506
Monday, 25 June 2012 Lifecycle Surveys, Aerial LiDAR Mapping Improves Mining Efficiency, Safety and Reduces Costs LiDAR Services International 21498
Thursday, 14 June 2012 Public Service Announcement: Beware, The Ticks Have Arrived Early David Mann, LS 16593
Friday, 30 March 2012 St. Charles Parish Overcomes GNSS Signal Shadow Issues with Trimble Floodlight Technology Trimble Mapping & GIS Division 15425
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 17524
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 Trimble Handhelds Help Latvian Rural Support Service Manage EU Agricultural Program Trimble Mapping & GIS Division 14800
Monday, 28 November 2011 The North American Land Surveyors and The 2011 David Thompson Columbia Brigade Denny & Delores DeMeyer 15698
Tuesday, 28 June 2011 Four Corners, a Theme Wes Vanderhorst, PLS 20226
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. 19960
Thursday, 16 June 2011 The Face of Surveying - ACSM and NSPS J. Anthony Cavell, LS 19702
Friday, 03 June 2011 The 2009 BLM Manual of Surveying Instructions – Why and How Landon Blake, LS 21784
Monday, 16 May 2011 Refinement of the Geoid—The Gravity Probe B Experiment Marc Cheves, LS 18502
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 Best Strategies for Securing a Vested Development Right Joel B. Miller, Psomas 16215
Friday, 15 April 2011 Geodetic Surveyor Certification and/or Professional Registration Herbert W. Stoughton, Ph.D., P.E., P.L.S., C.P. 13496
Thursday, 03 February 2011 I See Survey Control Jerry K. Price PLS 14603
Thursday, 27 January 2011 Rainier – The Unforgiving Mountain (Long version) Gavin Schrock, LS 14575
Tuesday, 18 January 2011 A Survey in West Virginia Geoff Miller 13633
Tuesday, 14 December 2010 What Separates the Rich from the Poor? Fred Henstridge, LS 15247
Sunday, 28 November 2010 Forge Ahead Wilma I. McCann 13426
Monday, 22 November 2010 A Dimensional Shift Ron Lowry and Keith Holloway 13269
Wednesday, 27 October 2010 Trimble GPS Handhelds Support Green Initiatives for the City of Shanghai Trimble Mapping & GIS 12916
Friday, 22 October 2010 You are the Committee: 50th Meeting of the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee Gavin Schrock, LS 12042
Wednesday, 22 September 2010 Nothing But Blind Pitiless Indifference: Boundary Monuments, Deferral and the Public Interest B. Ballantyne and S. Rogers 13420
Thursday, 02 September 2010 Abrahamson Leaves Land Surveying Legacy Merrick & Company 13579
Tuesday, 31 August 2010 REVISED - Another Coordinate System - This Time Without Survey Marks Dr. Lewis A. Lapine 12296
Saturday, 28 August 2010 REVISED Society Committees Adopt Draft of New 2011 ALTA/ACSM Survey Standards Gary Kent 17117
Wednesday, 25 August 2010 Utility Uses Trimble Technology to Develop Accurate GIS Database of Medium-Voltage (MV) Network Trimble Mapping & GIS 11420
Sunday, 22 August 2010 Surveying, Bedrock of Development, says Maikano Dada Jackson, Daily Independent, Nigeria 10130
Saturday, 21 August 2010 High Cost In Land Survey To Blame For Farmers’ Poverty Anthony Kayanda, Kigoma - The Citizen (Tanzania) 10000
Monday, 19 July 2010 On Surveying, Engineering and Ethics George Comstock Bolton, President Biscayne Engineering Company 10825
Monday, 12 July 2010 Goulburn Valley Water Improves Efficiency with Customized GPS Software Trimble Mapping & GIS 10626
Wednesday, 07 July 2010 Interview with Niraj Manandhar, Geomatics Engineer and Chief Survey Officer, Government of Nepal John Wilusz, LS, PE 11181
Thursday, 17 June 2010 GPS and GIS Technologies Speed Assessment of Historic Sites in Post-Katrina New Orleans Trimble Mapping & GIS Division 11469
Wednesday, 16 June 2010 Monitoring Conservation Easements and Preserve Lands Along Western Penobscot Bay with GIS Technology Trimble Mapping & GIS Division 11166
Tuesday, 15 June 2010 Laser Scanning vs Photogrammetry Update Jason Birch 11474
Thursday, 10 June 2010 Aphorisms for the Surveyor Dr. Richard L. Elgin, LS, PE 10567
Monday, 07 June 2010 Laser Scanning versus Photogrammetry? Nick Day, LS, FRICS, FRGS 17980
Thursday, 20 May 2010 Why the Four Corners Monument is in Exactly the Right Place William Stone, NGS 11957
Thursday, 20 May 2010 The Oce ColorWave 300 Single Footprint Plot and Scan System for Wide Format Color and B&W Output Glenn Letham (GISuser) 13308
 
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 American Surveyor Recent Articles
Editorial 
Editorial: Calculating History
Younger surveyors can't imagine a time before computers and calculators. But as the article in this issue by Carlton Brown shows, calculations weren't always an easy button push away. This year marks the 400th anniversary of an invention that made surveying calculations possible. According ....
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Daryl Moistner
Survey Locales
Matt Brockamp. A surveyor I met while working Oregon and California Forest Service contracts. I guess I dragged him up here to Alaska. Here we are surveying a cave near the beach. It's a BLM historical survey. 14 (h) is its official designation. A ....
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Wendy Lathrop 
Vantage Point: (D)Evolved Planning
It's generally when desperate friends need our professional expertise that we find ourselves most frustrated by the mushrooming problems encountered. Urban planning has been around since humans first ceased roaming and settled together in enclaves meant to ease the sharing of ....
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Michael J. Pallamary, PS 
The Curt Brown Chronicles: Definition of Proportionate Measurement
"A proportionate measurement is one that gives concordant relation between all parts of the line, i.e., the new values given to the several parts, as determined by the remeasurement, shall bear the same relation to the record lengths as the new measurement of the whole line bears to that ....
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Jason E. Foose, PS 
The HP 35s Calculator—A Field Surveyor's Companion: Part 1
The August 2014 issue of The American Surveyor presented the article Two Nifty Programs that will make your HP 35S Calculator "Cry And Sing!" The article highlights my discontent towards HP's inadvertent omission of the traditional rectangular/polar conversion keys as well as providing a ....
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Chad & Linda Erickson 
Subdivided We Stand
Credit, or blame, for this byline must go to William Powell and his Feedback in the August issue of The American Surveyor. His observations brought to memory the many times when old platted subdivisions within a section have been used to ....
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J. Anthony Cavell 
Are Your Surveys Accurate?
This may not be an easy question to answer, off the cuff. For starters, what does it mean for something to be accurate? Experience shows several different meanings are attached to this word. Which one(s) should apply to surveys? [ac·cu·rate adjective \a-ky-rt, a-k(-)rt\¹]  1.free from error ....
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Oscar R. Cantu 
The Cloud—Changing the Dynamic of Field-To-Office
Cloud computing is not quite as omnipresent as the computer in Star Trek, but...give it time. Cloud computing, or "the cloud," is an interconnected group of powerful computers that collectively store data redundantly, host various services, and provide ....
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Mary Jo Wagner 
Capturing Amache's Life Story
Every other summer since 2008, Bonnie Clark has brought students and volunteers to the Amache Japanese American WWII internment camp in southeastern Colorado to hold history in their hands. Although four field seasons have yielded thousands of remnants of the internees confined ....
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Michael Jamieson & Michael Dunbar 
Space-Age Technology Comes Down to Earth: Improves Airport Safety
A German airport is the latest example of how 3D laser scanners are increasingly finding new applications beyond traditional survey and mapping. Dresden International Airport, as part of an airport tarmac safety project being conducted by Dresden's Technische Universität, is using space ....
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Carlton A. Brown 
The Curta Mechanical Pocket Calculator—History of Survey Computing
A Curta mechanical pocket calculator was donated to the Maine Society of Land Surveyors by the estate of John Cothern, and was auctioned off at the 2014 MSLS Scholarship Auction on January 31, 2014. John Cothern was a land surveyor (ME PLS #1006) and it is my understanding that John ....
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