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The American Surveyor Magazine - July/August 2007, Vol.4 No.6 - Table of Contents

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Editorial:
The Demise of Surveying Mathematics
By Marc Cheves, LS
 
186kb

Point to Point:
Our Insular World
By Joel Leininger, LS
 
88kb

Students Help to Map the Future of Space Travel
NMSU survey students get in on the “ground level” of our nation’s first commercial spaceport.
By Larry Trojak
3,675kb

A Revisit to the New Twist in Corner Recovery
The BLM’s Geographic Coordinate Data Base expedites GLO corner recovery in areas of historically poor corner recovery rates.
By Kurt B. Wurm, PhD, LS
111kb

End of the Line
Surveyors monument the northern terminus of one of the most important principal meridians in the central U.S.
By Jerry Penry, LS
2,252kb

The Path to the Proper Summit of the Rockies
In a follow-up to Jerry Penry’s December 2006 article, a group of Colorado surveyors recovers and monuments the true end of the 40th Parallel.
By John B. Guyton, LS
3,944kb

NSPS Certified Survey Technician Program
A CST certification helps employers evaluate the capabilities of a prospective employee, and also builds a career track for survey technicians.
By Lee Canfield
959kb

RTN101: (Part 8)
Denver, Barcelona and Chengdu:
Host 2007 RTN Operators Conferences.
By Gavin Schrock, LS
1,467kb

“Take Your Donkey to Work” Day
Rough terrain doesn’t stop California’s Hooper family from getting the job done.
By Marc Cheves, LS, John Grisafi, LS, and Dan Hooper, LS
2,966kb

Vantage Point:
Villain or Victim?.
By Wendy Lathrop, LS, CFM
1,169kb

The National Museum of Surveying:
Here’s the history behind the museum’s move from Lansing, Michigan to its new home in Springfield, Illinois.
By David Ingram, LS
1,319kb

Surveyin’ da Situation:
Mickey
By John Matonich, LS
159kb
 
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