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• Editorial  • Alaska  • Vantage Point  • Curt Brown Chronicles  • HP35s  • Curt Brown Chronicles  • Subdivided  • Accurate Surveys  • The Cloud  • Amache’s Life Story  • Airports  • Curta Calculator
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SimActive Introduces Game-Changing Technology for Mosaic Creation
St. Louis Army COE Accepts Delivery of their First Unmanned Aircraft System for Precision Mapping and Surveillance
Optech Announces ALTM Galaxy Airborne Lidar Sensor for Engineering/Corridor/Wide-Area
Orbit GT Releases Obliques Publisher 11.0 and SDK
Juniper Systems & Effigis Provide Easy, Inexpensive Sub-Meter GPS Accuracy
New Blast Modelling and Consumables Tracking Tools Target Mining Costs
Interactive Esri Maps Explore Poverty in the US and Across the Globe
Scene Sharp Technologies Signs PraEis as Master Distributor of Fuze Go Software
Esri Story Map Outlines the Expansion of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument
Satlab Geosolutions Adds New Americas Office in Scottsdale, Arizona, Appointing Phil Gabriel as Managing Director
Optech Launching New Survey Technologies at INTERGEO 2014
Trend- and Media-Forum at INTERGEO 2014: A Catalyst for Innovation and Driving Trends
Phase One Aerial Adds iXA-R Camera Platform; Introduces the iX Camera Controller
Safeguarding London’s New Paddington Station with Leica GeoMoS
Bentley’s New ProjectWise Essentials Delivers Collaboration and Work Sharing Advantages Through ‘Software at Your Service’
Bentley Systems Acquires SITEOPS to Advance Site Engineering to Site Optioneering
At INTERGEO: New Challenges for Land Management
Michael Baker International Acquires Two Optech Lynx SG1 Mobile Mapper Systems
Topcon Assists in ‘facescape’ Creation Progress
Profit from Profile Measurement with Amberg Control
Orbit GT Releases Mobile Mapping Publisher 11.0
Down Under and on Top with the New SP80
SSTL Demonstrates Innovative Method for Measuring Ocean Winds and Waves from Space
Highly Contagious and Bang Up to Date – the Open Virus is Rife
A Giant Among Earth Satellites
Esri Brings Analytics to Urban Modeling for Smarter City Planning
3D City Models: “No longer just for the sake of it”
Icaros to Demonstrate Measuring Tool for Oblique Imagery at InterGEO
UAS Industry Leaders Participating in UAS Mapping 2014 Reno
Do Your Employees Think Like Owners? 10 Tips for Building an Entrepreneurial Culture
Orbit GT Releases Mobile Mapping Content Manager 11.0 for All Vehicle Operators
RIEGL USA and technet-rail to Exhibit at the AREMA 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition
Version 2.11.0 of BKG Ntrip Client (BNC) for Real-Time GNSS Applications Available
Arithmetica Launches SphereVision 360 Degree Video Mapping Software
LiDAR USA Announces Velodyne VLP-16 Pre-Order
Leica Lino L2G+ Cross-Line Laser: 400% Improved Visibility with Green Laser Technology
Orbit GT Presents New Website orbitgt.com
3D Laser Mapping and Neptec Technologies Sign Global OEM Agreement
Seventh GPS-IIF Satellite, SVN-68/PRN-09, Set to Healthy and Usable
GEO Business 2015 Launches Calls for Papers
 The American Surveyor - Recent Articles
Editorial: Calculating History
Younger surveyors can't imagine a time before computers and calculators. But as the article in this issue by Carlton Brown shows, calculations weren't always an easy button push away. This year marks the 400th anniversary of an invention that made surveying calculations possible. According ....
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Daryl Moistner
Survey Locales
Matt Brockamp. A surveyor I met while working Oregon and California Forest Service contracts. I guess I dragged him up here to Alaska. Here we are surveying a cave near the beach. It's a BLM historical survey. 14 (h) is its official designation. A ....
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Wendy Lathrop 
Vantage Point: (D)Evolved Planning
It's generally when desperate friends need our professional expertise that we find ourselves most frustrated by the mushrooming problems encountered. Urban planning has been around since humans first ceased roaming and settled together in enclaves meant to ease the sharing of ....
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Michael J. Pallamary, PS 
The Curt Brown Chronicles: Definition of Proportionate Measurement
"A proportionate measurement is one that gives concordant relation between all parts of the line, i.e., the new values given to the several parts, as determined by the remeasurement, shall bear the same relation to the record lengths as the new measurement of the whole line bears to that ....
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Jason E. Foose, PS 
The HP 35s Calculator—A Field Surveyor's Companion: Part 1
The August 2014 issue of The American Surveyor presented the article Two Nifty Programs that will make your HP 35S Calculator "Cry And Sing!" The article highlights my discontent towards HP's inadvertent omission of the traditional rectangular/polar conversion keys as well as providing a ....
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Chad & Linda Erickson 
Subdivided We Stand
Credit, or blame, for this byline must go to William Powell and his Feedback in the August issue of The American Surveyor. His observations brought to memory the many times when old platted subdivisions within a section have been used to ....
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J. Anthony Cavell 
Are Your Surveys Accurate?
This may not be an easy question to answer, off the cuff. For starters, what does it mean for something to be accurate? Experience shows several different meanings are attached to this word. Which one(s) should apply to surveys? [ac·cu·rate adjective \a-ky-rt, a-k(-)rt\¹]  1.free from error ....
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Oscar R. Cantu 
The Cloud—Changing the Dynamic of Field-To-Office
Cloud computing is not quite as omnipresent as the computer in Star Trek, but...give it time. Cloud computing, or "the cloud," is an interconnected group of powerful computers that collectively store data redundantly, host various services, and provide ....
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Mary Jo Wagner 
Capturing Amache's Life Story
Every other summer since 2008, Bonnie Clark has brought students and volunteers to the Amache Japanese American WWII internment camp in southeastern Colorado to hold history in their hands. Although four field seasons have yielded thousands of remnants of the internees confined ....
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Michael Jamieson & Michael Dunbar 
Space-Age Technology Comes Down to Earth: Improves Airport Safety
A German airport is the latest example of how 3D laser scanners are increasingly finding new applications beyond traditional survey and mapping. Dresden International Airport, as part of an airport tarmac safety project being conducted by Dresden's Technische Universität, is using space ....
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Carlton A. Brown 
The Curta Mechanical Pocket Calculator—History of Survey Computing
A Curta mechanical pocket calculator was donated to the Maine Society of Land Surveyors by the estate of John Cothern, and was auctioned off at the 2014 MSLS Scholarship Auction on January 31, 2014. John Cothern was a land surveyor (ME PLS #1006) and it is my understanding that John ....
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