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Marc Cheves, PS 
Editorial: In This Issue
Our lead cover feature pertains to a subject that should interest all surveyors. How many times have you narrowly avoided injury or death while working close to a roadway? The article was written for the California Society newsletter, and as a result primarily refers to the situation in California ....
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Micah Paulk 
One Man Crews
Safety, safety, safety. With advances in technology and the tightening of purse strings, it can be tempting, at times, for companies to adopt one man crews. However, this practice can lead to some serious safety issues. While one man crews can be easily justifiable in certain environments, it is ....
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Vivienne Wallace 
A Caffeinated Pick-Me-Up for a Surveying Career
Ulrich Gaesing has been a surveying manager for Bielefeld, Germany, for 40 years. So when he was asked to help a coffee-growers' cooperative in Nicaragua, Gaesing jumped at the opportunity. In early 2015 he embarked on a six-week ....
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Chad & Linda Erickson 
How San Francisco Paid The Ransome - Or: "So, You Found A Rebar..."
Before 1884, and before Ernest L. Ransome's invention and innovation of the deformed rod, reinforcing steel was typically smooth round steel rods. This practice was not successful because tension within the concrete would break the bond between the round rods and the concrete. Even bending "J" ....
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J. Robert Keating 
GIS & Surveyors - The Long and Winding Road
My father loved talking to people about land surveying. Among other things, he would often say, "When I started in this business, I used the same instruments as George Washington." He would further explain that over the years everything changed ....
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Patrick C. Garner, PS 
Product Review: Leica Zeno 20
For the last month I have had the opportunity to extensively test the Leica Zeno 20, described by Leica as GIS device, but as I suspected and quickly confirmed, capable of performing as a rugged survey grade GNSS asset collecting tool. The more I have used the Zeno, the more I am ....
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Larry Trojak 
Total Station Upgrade Sparks Efficiencies
Despite excelling in an industry in which planning and accuracy are paramount, Sal D'Anna's professional career recently took a major turn for the better based solely on a ride to work. Because of that fortuitous trip, D'Anna, president of his own engineering and architecture firm, discovered a ....
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Eric Stahlke, PS 
The Final Voyage - Part 11
As far as dreams go, this one was memorable. It involved perilous adventures at sea and a shipwreck. Waking usually provides safe haven from dreams like this. Not this time. The wind was louder and the rocks were less forgiving. Across the Yukon big ....
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Dave Lindell, PS 
Test Yourself 33: Three Areas
Both circles have the same radius. What are distances X and Y in relation to the radii if the areas of all three lunes are equal? (For each lune to have the same area they must each be one-half the area of a full circle) ....
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Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM 
Vantage Point: Doing Right Professionally
An experience I've just had has me shaking my head and wondering why it is rare rather than usual. My phone had been acting up, disregarding my touch to change settings (frustrating but not killer) and either locking up or ignoring certain letters on the keypad when responding to emails, leaving me to ....
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