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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
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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
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Editorial: Watchman on the Wall
In this issue we have Dick Elgin's open letter to NCEES which details why the proposals before us are bad ideas. We also have the NCEES response to my Fire Alarm editorial. Lately we've been asked why we are devoting so much coverage to the licensure experience requirement when many say ....
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Dick Elgin, PhD, PS, PE 
Open Letter: Regarding NCEES and Survey Licensing
I thank the Council for its many years of work assisting state boards, preparing exams and for generally advancing the surveying profession and contributing to protecting the public. Your stated missions are worthy. However, as stated in the Council's December, 2014 "Exchange," ....
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Wendy Lathrop
Vantage Point: When Flooding Leads to Creativity
Sometimes a disaster is the best wake up call and the prod that moves us forward from "same old, same old" practices. About 15 years ago, a colleague once noted ruefully that the best check of a Flood Insurance Rate Map's accuracy is to have a disaster: did the map predict the horizontal ....
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Michael J. Pallamary, PS 
The Curt Brown Chronicles: Similarity of New Zealand and U.S. Laws
Within the United States it is a well established fact that old possession can stand as a monument to the original lines as marked and surveyed by the original surveyor. Fences built soon after section lines were run might stand as proof as to where future the original lines were run, especially after ....
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Chad & Linda Erickson 
One-Room Schools, Aerial Photos, & Hokey Pokey Surveys
We found a blurb about the Idaho State School Board in the 1900's making the decree that sunlight coming over the left shoulder made the students more intelligent, or something like that, and all windows in one-room schools had to be moved ....
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Smith, Roman, Youngman 
Recent Activities at the National Geodetic Survey - Part 3 of 4
The advent and evolution of new technology such as Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) over the last thirty years has allowed NGS, other Federal, State and Local Agencies, and the Private Sector to determine geodetic positions with greater speed, better accuracy, and less ....
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Michael J. Pallamary, PS 
U.S. Supreme Court Introduces Confusion and Conflict
On December 15, 2014, the United States Supreme Court issued a decree in the hopes of settling a decades-old dispute over the location of California's offshore boundary, a line common with the United States of America. The conflict originated in 1946 ....
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Brynna King 
Tunnel Vision - Excavating Subsea Roadways
Workers who blast tunnels 290 meters below the ocean's surface have plenty of "what-ifs" to consider. Technology failures and project budgets shouldn't be among them. So contractors working on Norway's Ryfast tunnel megaproject are using ....
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 Mark Silver 
Geodetic Preppers - Surviving the Next OPUS Disaster
I don't have any inside knowledge if the US government is going to shut down again this year. But I do know if there is a shutdown like there was in October 2013 I am going to have a hard time grounding surveys without the National Geodetic Survey's OPUS products. One never knows what the ....
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Jason E. Foose, PS 
The HP 35s Calculator - A Field Surveyor's Companion: Part 6 - Curve Traverse
This program is a curve traverse routine based upon the traditional methods of laying out a curve with a transit and tape. I assure the users of radial layout equipment and GPS that using this program is 100% compatible ....
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David H. Widmer, PS 
Open Letter: Response to The Fire Alarm
The purpose of my letter is to dispute some information contained in your editorial mentioned above. First off, NCEES has absolutely nothing to do with any proposed legislation in Idaho to do away with experience prior to licensing. That goes against our three legged stool test of education ....
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