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In This Issue
• Building America  • Bryant v. Blevins  • SitePro  • Monuments  • Disaster Response  • Mobile LiDAR  • Test Yourself  • The Highest Point
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GEO Jobe Names David Hansen as Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Golden Software Releases Grapher 2D and 3D Graphing and Analysis Software
4DGlobal to Provide Applanix Products and Solutions for Land and Air Survey Customers in Australia and New Zealand
PRIA Releases Position on Electronic Notarization
South Korea Agency for Defense Development Selects SimActive
Orbit GT and CHC Navigation Sign Reseller Agreement
OceanGate and 2G Robotics to Laser Scan the RMS Titanic Shipwreck and Debris Field
AXIS-GPS to Provide Applanix Products and Solutions for Land and Air Survey Customers in Israel
Handheld Launches NAUTIZ X9 Outdoor-Rugged Android PDA
Woolpert Awarded Part of $610M FEMA Contract to Support Disaster Relief
Indoor Reality Announces Multi-Acquisition Capability
Nonresidential Construction Employment Ends 2017 on a High Note, Says ABC
2G ULS-500 PRO System Delivered to Kongsberg for Norwegian Mine Countermeasures
Woolpert Providing Integrated Design Services for CareSource Site
Nonresidential Construction Spending Ticks Higher in November, Down Year-Over-Year, ABC Says
Construction Unemployment Rates Improve in 36 States as Nation Posts Lowest November Rate on Record, Says ABC
Puerto Rico Governor Wants $30 Million in Aid Money to Give 48,000 Illegal Settlers Legal Title To Their Land
RIEGL to Exhibit at TRB 97th Annual Meeting
Orbit GT Exhibits and Showcases Automated Pole and Bridge Clearance Detection at TRB
Table of Contents - The American Surveyor - Vol.15, No1 2018
Editorial: Building America
Decided Guidance: Bryant v. Blevins—Epilogue--The Practical Location of Boundaries
From the Ground Up...Building Dave White's SitePro
Who Owns Your Monuments?
Effective Geospatial Data Management Critical to Disaster Response
Test Yourself 48: An Inside Job
Can Advancements In Mobile LiDAR Combat the Trend for DIY Surveys?
Vantage Point: The Highest Point
Responding to Carrier’s Decision to Retire 2G/3G Networks, Intuicom Announces RTK Bridge-X Trade-In Program
History of Records Preservation Paper Published
New Company Announces Opening of Houston Hub
Issue of Data, Clock (IODC) Value Selection Process and IS-GPS-200H Compliance
UAV and Commercial Drone Industry Outlook & Predictions for 2018
Blue Marble Geographics Adds Chinese Reseller to its Worldwide Network of Partners
Topcon and Bentley Systems Announce Kick-Off of Constructioneering Academy
FIU Launches New Courses Highlighting UAS/Drone Operations for Public Safety and Disaster Response
5,700 AEC Professionals Weigh In on Future of the Industry in New Chaos Group Technology Report
The Survey Association Issues New Guidance on Specifying a Utility Survey
YellowScan and Geotrim Sign a Distribution Agreement for Finland
Newly Launched Seminar Programme at GEO Business 2018 - Call for Abstracts Announced
 The American Surveyor - Recent Articles
Marc Cheves, PS 
Editorial: Narratives
No, not the kind that fills our news nowadays. The kind I believe surveyors should be preparing. In this issue, Carl Clinton, a former county surveyor in Oregon, makes an eloquent case for why we should be leaving a written record of our surveys. Like Carl, I have long felt that narratives ....
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Jason E. Foose, PS 
Decided Guidance: Case Examinations Frosher v. Fuchs
I did a websearch for Froscher v. Fuchs and came up with a page created by a land surveyor in New Port Richey, Florida. Gregory A. Shimp, PSM has been duly nominated for the 2017 Decided Guidance "No Bell" Peace Prize for doing something constructive with the Internet. Thanks, Greg for ....
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Carl Clinton, PS 
Writing a Good Narrative - The Land Surveyor's Time Machine
On many occasions I have wished for a crystal ball or a time machine to go back and visit an original surveyor to find out why he made a particular decision on a corner or a boundary. How many of us at one time or another has had occasion ....
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Fulvio Bernardini 
A Well-Planned Success
After several years in Canada working as a consultant in the world of finance, Guillaume Boyi returned to his roots: in 2012 he joined Boyi Geometre, the 30-year-old surveying business founded by his father, Frangois Boyi in Branne, France. Although ....
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Patrick C. Garner, PS 
Product Review: JAVAD Triumph-LS Rover - Part 2
In the last issue of American Surveyor, I looked at the background of JAVAD GNSS, the maker of the Triumph-LS, an RTK/RTN rover. That installment examined the design assumptions in this unique GNSS receiver and its impressive technical specifications. But all that technology means ....
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Will Tompkinson 
Polaris Shows the Way with Terrestrial Laser Scanner Design
The terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) market has evolved rapidly, and today's laser scanning practitioner has an abundance of TLS systems to choose from. Trade-offs between system specifications has led to TLS market fragmentation by application ....
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Dave Lindell, PS 
Test Yourself 44: The Medians are the Message
Find the area and the sides of triangle ABC, given its medians d, e, and f ....
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Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM 
Vantage Point: What's in a Name?
During introductions under social circumstances and asked what I do for a living, I say, "I am a surveyor." In four states, that also means licensed professional land surveyor, but in terms of what I do, it is surveying. Based on the turmoil in Oregon recently, though, I am wondering how to ....
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