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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
Thursday, 21 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
Friday, 27 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
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Thought Leader: How Good is Good Enough?
We are constantly confronted by new conceptual expressions. Some are merely expressions of enduring practices or Ideas, like "environmental pollution load," which is a fancy way of quantifying a condition of unacceptable things like dirty water and air. The term "spatial analysis ....
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Survey Locales  
Survey Locales
Well here it is ...fall in the Alaska wilderness, beautiful, pristine, and peaceful, Until a 1,000 lb. grizzly comes charging out of the bushes to spoil the moment. I'm not much a fan of working in bear country but I'm working in it most of the time. I just prefer ....
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Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM 
Vantage Point: Bridging the Digital (Flood Data) Divide
The first Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) to FEMA noted in its very first report (1996) that embracing the digital environment would improve efficiency in generating, managing, integrating, and distributing flood data. The National Research Council's 2009 report, "Mapping the Zone: ....
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Michael J. Pallamary, PS 
Curt Brown Chronicles: The Challenging Future for the Land Surveyor
The purpose of a closed book examination is to test a person's knowledge of common, well-known laws of science, mathematics, techniques, and other fundamental areas of knowledge that should be recalled purely from memory. If trigonometric functions or other constants are necessary in solutions ....
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Chad & Linda Erickson 
Firestorms & The Surveyor
After an early and hot spring, a hotter summer, and the moisture content of live trees dropping to 50%, from August 10th to the 24th of this year our community of Woodland, Idaho was literally surrounded by wildfires. From our home, the fires were ....
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Larry Trojak 
Risky Business
In utility installation, when the most direct route from Point A to Point B is not do-able because of an impediment--a structure, a road, a stream, etc.--contractors in that field most often turn to horizontal directional drilling (HDD). This technique uses ....
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 Maune And Horner 
Denali (Mount McKinley) Elevation Campaign
In August 30, 2015, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the highest mountain in the United States and North America, formerly known as Mount McKinley, would be officially given the traditional Koyukon Athabascan name of Denali. This announcement was the culmination of ....
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C. Barton Crattie, LS, CFM 
Rendezvous 2015: Surveyors of the Salish Sea
Just think of the United States as a big old box or rectangle if you will, at least the United States of the first five years of my life. No Alaska, no Hawaii. Going clockwise from the upper right, Maine. The lower right, sunny Florida. Move to the left and there's ....
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Eric Stahlke, PS 
The Final Voyage - Part 6
Our grand plan for the summer was coming together at last. While the Seloohge was working its way up the Koyukuk River towards Hughes, TCC's other survey crews were putting in townships with a helicopter in the distant Kanuti River highlands, staying at a pipeline era truck stop on the ....
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Jason E. Foose, PS 
The HP 35s Calculator: Linear Equations and Land Development
Linear equations are powerful solving tools especially when unleashed from classroom confines of counting the number of legs on chickens and cows. We can utilize systems of linear equations for many applications like solving intersections, estimating project supplies, and in this case land ....
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Dave Lindell, PS 
Test Yourself: Unusual Curve Formulae
Show that TAN D = E and COS D = ??? Dave Lindell retired after 36 years with the City of Los Angeles. He keeps surveying part time to stay busy and keep out of trouble. For the solution to this problem (and much more), please visit our website at: www.amerisurv.com. Good luck! ....
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Feedback 
FeedBack
Without question the vast majority of land transactions in Arizona are executed without the presence of visible property corner monuments, placing the buyers at great risk of litigation and loss. Because we can only think in terms of full surveys, the survey profession is as guilty as any for ....
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Michael J. Pallamary, PS 
Angle Points: Smoots and Anchors
I enjoy the use of the English language, especially with regards to writing and communication. As Land Surveyors, we employ a broad range of terms, some common and some not so much. Indeed, one of my greatest pleasures is reworking words and phrases into a tangible way of communicating. This ....
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