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Table of Contents - The American Surveyor - Vol.7, No.5 2010
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editorial
Guest Editorial:
Aphorisms for the Surveyor
By Dr. Richard L. Elgin, LS, PE
 
169kb

Longstreet - Murtha
Big Ship, Tight Squeeze
Careful preparation and a mix of technology clear the way for the delivery of massive container cranes to the Port of Oakland.
By Brad Longstreet and Dave Murtha, LS
1,617kb

Crattie
Herr Niebuhr and the Remarkable Traverse
Nearly forgotten and partially translated journals retrieved from a Copenhagen museum reveal the tale of the sole survivor—a German surveyor—of the first scientific expedition to Arabia.
By C. Barton Crattie, LS, CFM
1,1662kb

Dalager
The Largest Non-BLM Cadastral Retracement in History
The DOT of Maricopa County, Arizona, the 14th largest county in the country, surveys more than 14,000 PLSS corners to increase the geodetic layer accuracy of the county’s GIS.
By Brian Dalager, LS
2,204kb

Zimmer
GIS Matters: The Power of Place
An overview of GIS databases, how they become spatial, and why the spatial component is so powerful.
By Rj Zimmer, LS
565kb

Crawford
Model Behavior: The How-To Guide to Successful Surface Modeling, Part 4
How to modify input data to form a surface more reflective of the intent.
By Kenneth A. Crawford, PE
409kb

Lathrop
Vantage Point:
Beating Axles into Plowshares
By Wendy Lathrop, LS, CFM
271kb

Ernst
Survey Affidavit of No Change
Many sign it to save a buck, but sellers should be made aware of the potential liability they incur.
By Christopher M. Ernst, LS
843kb
 
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