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Table of Contents - The American Surveyor - Vol.14, No4 2017 Print E-mail
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Editorial
Thought Leader: Facts are Facts
In keeping with this strange political season, Bob examines the concept of alternative facts as they apply to surveying.
By Robert W. Foster, PE, PS
83kb

Jason E. Foose, PS
Decided Guidance: Chum, Sockeye, King, Coho, Pinky, Some Case Law, and an Old Friend from Michigan
An examination of an Alaskan case that shows that precedence is just as important up North as it is in the lower 48.
By Jason E. Foose, PS
482kb

Mitch Caya
Whole Trees
A lightweight, low-cost sensor from Optech enables cost-efficient, sustainable structural systems for commercial and residential buildings by using whole trees.
By Mitch Caya
6,031kb

Ron Bisio
Automated Modeling - Smart, Fast, Flexible
New processing tools from Trimble save time and improve quality on scanning and imaging projects.
By Ron Bisio
3,487kb

Gregory J. Aten, PS
Bona Fide Rights at the Bridge to Nowhere
A BLM cadastral surveyor with 38 yearís experience details a fascinating dependent resurvey in extremely rugged terrain in California.
By Gregory J. Aten, PS
12,135kb

Glover
In Memoriam: The Most Excellent Life of Charles "Charlie" Glover
NGS surveyors, many with Coast & Geodetic experience, and others detail the marvelous life of a legendary geodetic surveyor.
By Various Contributors
1,069kb

Richard L. Elgin
Test Yourself 40: Find the Area
Exercising geometry and trigonometry skills.
By Richard L. Elgin, PS, PE
474kb

Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM
Vantage Point: Being a Good 3-D Neighbor
Perhaps we should be more aware of the three dimensions to any real property interest.
By Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM
136kb
 
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Editorial 
Thought Leader: The Short Cut Method
I began my quest to become a land surveyor many years ago in Nebraska. I had the good fortune to have had a job wandering around the state retracing mile after mile of GLO surveys. These large scale boundary surveys offered all sorts of learning experiences. One of the object lessons came ....
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Jason E. Foose, PS 
Decided Guidance: Boundary Fixed by Common Grantor
The case of Atwell v. Olson presented the Supreme Court of the State of Washington with the question of whether an agreed line between grantor and grantee is binding on subsequent owners? Here's another look at a grantee's meaning of the word "half." Unlike the case Wood v. Mandrilla ....
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Barnes and Tucker 
Surveying the Colorado River Aqueduct
During the 1920s, the city of Los Angeles was burgeoning. Demographics were changing and geographic boundaries were being pushed out in all directions. Oil was booming, industrialization was in full swing, and water was in high demand. Southern ....
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John Stenmark, PS 
Indoor Mobile Mapping Takes Off at LAX
Airports are key components of the global transportation infrastructure. They are complex, expensive investments that require tight management. In order to achieve efficient operations and optimized return on investment, it's essential to have ....
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Larry Trojak 
Station to Station
Though most facets of the construction process stand to benefit from building information modeling (BIM), general contractors and construction managers could gain the most from the push toward its implementation. BIM, after all, is designed to help ....
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Dave Lindell, PS 
Test Yourself: Thinking Inside the Box
A square's diagonal is intersected by a line from another vertex to the midpoint of an opposite side. A circle is inscribed in the triangle opposite the midpoint as shown. What is its radius if the side of the square is "s"? ....
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Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM 
Vantage Point: A Few Words
"Proceed to the route." These are words I sometimes hear from my car's GPS--as if I would be asking for directions if I knew how to get to the route in the first place. Yes, this is a machine's response that does not take human frustration into account. But even human communication can take ....
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