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Tuesday, 19 May 2015 The Sky is Falling! John M. Knox, PLS 4500
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 The Land Around You (Condensed) Gregory H. Clark, PLS 8217
Monday, 05 January 2015 The Savvy Surveyor R. William Glassey, P.L.S. 12535
Saturday, 15 March 2014 WOW! I’m an LSIT!! (uuhh – NOW what do I do?) Jerry Anderson, PS 27235
Friday, 14 March 2014 Newly Released Documentary Shows Little Being Done about the Nation’s Infrastructure after I-35W Collapse Barry LePatner 27551
Saturday, 23 November 2013 Surveyors Role in History: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy—The Trial of Clay Shaw Cyn Rene’ Whitfield 30614
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 The Mapping of Western North America Geoff Miller 34852
Thursday, 20 June 2013 Infrastructure in Crisis: 6 Ways to Fund the Nation’s Urgently Needed Infrastructure Repairs Barry LePatner 33825
Friday, 03 May 2013 San Jose Battles Food Insecurity with Integrated Geospatial Technologies Trimble Mapping & GIS Division 30964
Friday, 26 April 2013 Ending Business as Usual: How Project Owners Can Free Themselves from Unwarranted Construction Cost Overruns Barry LePatner 20491
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 29728
Saturday, 08 December 2012 The Last Point Jerry Anderson, PS 21080
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 Measurement is Dead; Long Live Measurement Michael J. Pallamary, PS 21161
Friday, 03 August 2012 Surveyor 2.0 - The Next Generation Joe Sass 22862
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 I-35W Bridge Collapse 5th Anniversary (8/1)--Are Our Bridges Any Safer? Barry B. LePatner 22796
Monday, 25 June 2012 Lifecycle Surveys, Aerial LiDAR Mapping Improves Mining Efficiency, Safety and Reduces Costs LiDAR Services International 23683
Thursday, 14 June 2012 Public Service Announcement: Beware, The Ticks Have Arrived Early David Mann, LS 18317
Friday, 30 March 2012 St. Charles Parish Overcomes GNSS Signal Shadow Issues with Trimble Floodlight Technology Trimble Mapping & GIS Division 17031
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 19369
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 Trimble Handhelds Help Latvian Rural Support Service Manage EU Agricultural Program Trimble Mapping & GIS Division 16501
Monday, 28 November 2011 The North American Land Surveyors and The 2011 David Thompson Columbia Brigade Denny & Delores DeMeyer 17470
Tuesday, 28 June 2011 Four Corners, a Theme Wes Vanderhorst, PLS 21732
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. 21273
Thursday, 16 June 2011 The Face of Surveying - ACSM and NSPS J. Anthony Cavell, LS 21426
Friday, 03 June 2011 The 2009 BLM Manual of Surveying Instructions – Why and How Landon Blake, LS 24254
Monday, 16 May 2011 Refinement of the Geoid—The Gravity Probe B Experiment Marc Cheves, LS 20483
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 Best Strategies for Securing a Vested Development Right Joel B. Miller, Psomas 18065
Friday, 15 April 2011 Geodetic Surveyor Certification and/or Professional Registration Herbert W. Stoughton, Ph.D., P.E., P.L.S., C.P. 15442
Thursday, 03 February 2011 I See Survey Control Jerry K. Price PLS 16188
Thursday, 27 January 2011 Rainier – The Unforgiving Mountain (Long version) Gavin Schrock, LS 16135
Tuesday, 18 January 2011 A Survey in West Virginia Geoff Miller 14877
Tuesday, 14 December 2010 What Separates the Rich from the Poor? Fred Henstridge, LS 16862
Sunday, 28 November 2010 Forge Ahead Wilma I. McCann 14595
Monday, 22 November 2010 A Dimensional Shift Ron Lowry and Keith Holloway 14771
Wednesday, 27 October 2010 Trimble GPS Handhelds Support Green Initiatives for the City of Shanghai Trimble Mapping & GIS 14353
Friday, 22 October 2010 You are the Committee: 50th Meeting of the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee Gavin Schrock, LS 13312
Wednesday, 22 September 2010 Nothing But Blind Pitiless Indifference: Boundary Monuments, Deferral and the Public Interest B. Ballantyne and S. Rogers 14879
Thursday, 02 September 2010 Abrahamson Leaves Land Surveying Legacy Merrick & Company 14942
Tuesday, 31 August 2010 REVISED - Another Coordinate System - This Time Without Survey Marks Dr. Lewis A. Lapine 13620
Saturday, 28 August 2010 REVISED Society Committees Adopt Draft of New 2011 ALTA/ACSM Survey Standards Gary Kent 18486
Wednesday, 25 August 2010 Utility Uses Trimble Technology to Develop Accurate GIS Database of Medium-Voltage (MV) Network Trimble Mapping & GIS 12576
Sunday, 22 August 2010 Surveying, Bedrock of Development, says Maikano Dada Jackson, Daily Independent, Nigeria 11367
Saturday, 21 August 2010 High Cost In Land Survey To Blame For Farmers’ Poverty Anthony Kayanda, Kigoma - The Citizen (Tanzania) 11182
Monday, 19 July 2010 On Surveying, Engineering and Ethics George Comstock Bolton, President Biscayne Engineering Company 12302
Monday, 12 July 2010 Goulburn Valley Water Improves Efficiency with Customized GPS Software Trimble Mapping & GIS 11837
Wednesday, 07 July 2010 Interview with Niraj Manandhar, Geomatics Engineer and Chief Survey Officer, Government of Nepal John Wilusz, LS, PE 12623
Thursday, 17 June 2010 GPS and GIS Technologies Speed Assessment of Historic Sites in Post-Katrina New Orleans Trimble Mapping & GIS Division 12582
Wednesday, 16 June 2010 Monitoring Conservation Easements and Preserve Lands Along Western Penobscot Bay with GIS Technology Trimble Mapping & GIS Division 12287
Tuesday, 15 June 2010 Laser Scanning vs Photogrammetry Update Jason Birch 12636
Thursday, 10 June 2010 Aphorisms for the Surveyor Dr. Richard L. Elgin, LS, PE 11790
 
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 American Surveyor Recent Articles
Editorial 
Editorial: Losses
As we were putting this issue together, two separate losses occurred. First was the loss of life as an Amtrak train left the tracks north of Philadelphia. Second was the passing of well-known surveyor Rj Zimmer. All the bodies had not yet been recovered from the train crash before some were trying to ....
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John R. Stock, PS 
Connections
Where we stand is where we have always stoodplaces like the Valley of the Nile 1000 years before Christ, digging in the mud for a stone monument that marked the boundary of irrigated lands and were an important part of the annual process that ....
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Wendy Lathrop 
Vantage Point: Letters in the Electronic Age
As we move through an age when "better" means faster, less paper, and more computerized responses, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's electronic Letter of Map Amendment (eLOMA) is gaining increasing publicity. The concept of eLOMA came about during the tenure of the first ....
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Michael J.
Pallamary, PS 
The Curt Brown Chronicles: About Meander Lines and Boundaries
Hugh Binyon of Florida called my attention to an interesting court case, Bliss v. Kensey, (233 So. 2nd 191). When surveying sectionalized lands, the original government surveyors also meandered oceans, bays, lakes, rivers and sometimes marshes. Very rarely does the present limit of private ....
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Gordon Wilson, LSIT 
Quality of Water, Life From Northeast U.S. to Central Africa
Bbanda is a small rural village of about 1,100 people in southern central Uganda, located 45 minutes from the closest town of Mityana. There is no electricity or reliable source of drinking water. But thanks to the work of some engineering students ....
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Chad and Linda
Erickson 
Location, Location. Unknown, Unknown! or Surveyors Rescuing Buyers
In conjunction with our Discovery Report program, described in the January, 2015 issue of the American Surveyor Magazine, we have periodically placed advertisements in the local newspaper in Green Valley, AZ, primarily appealing to owners and sellers, or their agents. However, we seldom have had ....
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Jerry Penry,
PS 
Meades Ranch
In July of 1871, The U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS), predecessor of the National Geodetic Survey (NGS), began a precise triangulation network near St. Louis, Missouri, which went both east and west to connect the networks already ....
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Chuck Karayan, PS 
U.S. Supreme Court Reduces Confusion and Conflict in Boundary Law
With all due respect to both Michael Pallamary and Gregory Helmer--both of whom are California colleagues known to me to be knowledgeable and credible experts in boundary and geodesy (respectively)--the issue presented in the latest round of The United States vs. California ....
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Harry Kessner, PE,
PS 
Tri-Territory Site
Atop Steamboat Mountain in Sweetwater County, Wyoming where the 42nd Parallel crosses the Continental Divide you will find a pyramidal stone monument. The monument documents the Tri-Territory Site with a bronze plaque testifying to the geographic location of the coincidence of three ....
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Jason E. Foose, PS 
The HP 35s Calculator—A Field Surveyor's Companion: 9—Intersections
We can calculate anything and everything under the sun or the dismal grey Cleveland skies of FirstEnergy Stadium, however, a decision to set aside previously fixed local survey legal subdivision corners must be supported by evidence that goes beyond mere demonstration of technical error ....
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Feedback 
FeedBack—Thoughts From Our Readers
After reading James T. Jones, PS, PE's response in the January 2015 issue I was reminded that I had intended to write my own response to "Subdivided We Stand" from the September 2014. The situation in the article is a lot like what has happened in Western New York. Most people including most ....
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Patrick Naville, PS 
ProFile: Paying it Forward—An Interview with Dennis Mouland
I've known Dennis Mouland for almost 40 years. There's a little more gray in our hair than when we first met (well, maybe a lot more). Dennis has a quick wit and a great sense of humor. Engage him in conversation for more than a few minutes and he will have you cracking up at some comment or a ....
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