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The American Surveyor
Vol.2   No.1
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Editor’s Corner:
You Make the World
By Marc Cheves, LS

Point to Point:  Articulating a Survey
Exploring the essential components of our reports.
By Joel Leininger, LS

Monuments of Sand
When it came to the GLO’s establishment of permanent monuments, some lessons just had to be learned the “hard” way.
By Jerry Penry

Surveying instruments provide precise distance measurements in mega-horsepower tractor pulling contest.
By Paul Moody, LS

Remotely-Sensed Data Used in Land Development
Time and money are being saved by using satellite data to supplement aerial orthophotography for the determination of pervious and impervious land cover.
By Marc S. Cheves, LS

Laser Scanning for Everyday Survey Work  
How laser scanning technology progressed to become a profitable tool for one Motor City firm.
By Martin C. Dunn, LS

What's in Your Toolbox?  
A longtime user of Maptech’s Terrain Navigator Pro tells why he’s hooked.
By R. Thomas A. Liuzzo, LS

Software Review:  
Autodesk Civil 3D 2005
By Joe Bell, LS

GIS Matters: GIS and the Surveyor's Bottom Line
As the availability of GIS data grows, opportunities increase for surveyors to save time and money and to communicate more effectively with clients and staff.
By Rj Zimmer, LS

Reconnaissance: The Surveyor’s Responsibility in Boundary Surveys and Disputes
A response to Leininger’s Fall 2004 column regarding a surveyor’s duties.
By Gary Kent, LS

Book Marks 
Epic Wanderer - David Thompson & the Mapping of the Canadian West
By Pat Toscano, LS

Nothing is as Practicable as Sound Theory! Really?
An “outsider’s” view on Ken Alder’s book, The Measure of All Things.
By Janhein Loedeman

Test Yourself:  Where's the line?
By Richard L. Elgin, PhD, LS, PE
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