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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
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Point to Point:  Articulating a Survey
Exploring the essential components of our reports.
By Joel Leininger, LS
192kb

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
1,1064kb

Vroom!  
Surveying instruments provide precise distance measurements in mega-horsepower tractor pulling contest.
By Paul Moody, LS
700kb

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
1,023kb

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
773kb

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
533kb

Software Review:  
Autodesk Civil 3D 2005
By Joe Bell, LS
494kb

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
314kb

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
335kb

Book Marks 
Epic Wanderer - David Thompson & the Mapping of the Canadian West
By Pat Toscano, LS
110kb

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
463kb

Test Yourself:  Where's the line?
By Richard L. Elgin, PhD, LS, PE
53kb Questions
18kb Solutions