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Welcome to The American Surveyor!  

Thanks for taking time to visit our site. As a magazine created by surveyors for surveyors, our aim is to deliver to your doorstep a one-of-a-kind publication that will inform, educate, entertain, and inspire you. More than twenty nationally known and respected licensed surveyors have come together to provide content and help us launch this publication. Finally, a national magazine owned and operated by surveyors for surveyors is available!
Drawing from forty years of experience in all aspects of land surveying—from field to management, and technical support to journalism—Editor Marc Cheves understands the profession from the ground up. From the prairies and gas lines of the Midwest to Pershing missile bases in Germany to the redwood forests of northern California to the urban sprawls of Maryland, he’s walked in your boots and sat in your boardrooms. Since the late 1970s, he has worked with surveying technology. Because of this, you’ll find information here that you simply won’t find anyplace else.
Our slogan “A foot in the past... An eye to the future” sums up where we’ve been and where we’re headed as surveyors. Like calibrating a fine instrument, we are committed to hand-crafting each and every issue of The American Surveyor to best fit your needs. Cover to cover and issue to issue we’ll bring you topical news and information, technology expertise, product reviews, tips to help run your business today and take it where it needs to go tomorrow. We’ll highlight industry trends, debate controversial issues, and focus on challenges that lie ahead. And like the patina of an instrument grown handsome with age, to each issue we’ll rub in some history for good measure and polish it off with humor to make you smile.
Our choice of content is not based on marketing formulas or advertorials, but rather on the knowledge that if something appeals to us, there’s a good chance it will appeal to you as well. We’re certain that even family members, friends, clients and colleagues will want to pick up your copy and thumb through.
The website you’re visiting will grow quickly as our new magazine burrows into the surveying industry. The content available at this time merely provides an introduction to our publication. Shortly, our web content will only be fully available to paying subscribers. Paying subscribers will be provided with a unique user name and password to open special features of our site as soon as they are ready. We encourage you to subscribe to take advantage of our special charter subscription rates, and to guarantee that you receive every issue. By subscribing, you’ll also be enrolled at no extra charge in our AmeriSurv rewards program, bringing you special discounts and opportunities on surveying related merchandise, events, information, products and services from industry dealers and manufacturers, and more. Lastly, your support helps insure the continued success of a national media for surveyors by surveyors. We all feel that this is very important to the profession, and hope that our charter issue clearly showcases our abilities and commitment to the industry.
We welcome your feedback on how we’re doing! Thanks again for taking the time to visit our website.
Cordially,
The team at The American Surveyor