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In This Issue
• Short Cut  • Common Grantor  • Colorado River Aqueduct  • Indoor Mobile Mapping  • Station to Station  • Test Yourself  • Vantage Point
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FARO Announces FocusM 70 Laser Scanner
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New Juniper Systems 4.7-Inch, Android Rugged Smartphone Now Shipping
Now Availble: Juniper Systems’ Affordable, Android Rugged Tablet – the CT7G
Overall Construction Input Prices Firm in December as Energy Prices Surge, ABC Says
Pinpoint Author Greg Milner to be Keynote Speaker at Carlson 2017 User Conference
Woolpert Signs 6-year Deal to Map Maine
International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2017 Keynotes Announced
Acuity Technologies Introduces the AL-500 Lidar System
Caltrans Takes Delivery of the RIEGL VMX-1HA
LizardTech Receives U.S. Army Certificate of Networthiness for GeoExpress and Express Server Software
Certainty 3D and TopoDOT at TRB 2017
Construction Lost Jobs in December, Says ABC
Woolpert Contracted to Collect Orthoimagery for Ohio
Nonresidential Spending Thrives in Strong November Spending Report, ABC Says
RIEGL to Attend the 2017 TRB Annual Meeting
Table of Contents - The American Surveyor - Vol.14, No1 2017
Thought Leader: The Short Cut Method
Decided Guidance: Boundary Fixed by Common Grantor
Surveying the Colorado River Aqueduct
Indoor Mobile Mapping Takes Off at LAX
Station to Station
Test Yourself: Thinking Inside the Box
Vantage Point: A Few Words
MAPPS Endorses Model State Legislation to Support USGS 3DEP Program
BLM To Dramatically Speed Up Completion of Alaska Statehood Land Transfer
Hemisphere GNSS Announces Management Changes
Latest Release of TerraGo Edge and TerraGo Magic Provides Seamless Integration with Esri ArcGIS
Blue Marble Geographics Announces Revised Global Mapper Training Curriculum and Schedule for 2017
NS Groep N.V. to Deploy Real-Time Diagnostic System from Trimble Company, Trimble Railway Limited
Topo Element Equipment Introduced as Newest Topcon Dealer
Kurt Troxell, PLS Promoted to Senior Mapping Manager at Fuscoe Engineering
Topcon Announces Distribution With Intel for Both Fixed- and Rotary-Wing UAS Solutions
Amberg Tunnel - New Software Releases
Handling Massive Geodata Made Easy
Exclusive Carlson Surveyor2 Trade-In Special
Dewberry Announces the Promotion of Keith Ludwig
Septentrio Provides Low-Power Embedded GNSS for Xeos Technologies Autonomous Reference Receiver
LizardTech Unveils Lossless Compression of Harris Geiger-Mode LiDAR Data in GeoExpress 9.5.3
 The American Surveyor - Recent Articles
Thought Leader: The Short Cut Method
I began my quest to become a land surveyor many years ago in Nebraska. I had the good fortune to have had a job wandering around the state retracing mile after mile of GLO surveys. These large scale boundary surveys offered all sorts of learning experiences. One of the object lessons came ....
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Jason E. Foose, PS 
Decided Guidance: Boundary Fixed by Common Grantor
The case of Atwell v. Olson presented the Supreme Court of the State of Washington with the question of whether an agreed line between grantor and grantee is binding on subsequent owners? Here's another look at a grantee's meaning of the word "half." Unlike the case Wood v. Mandrilla ....
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Barnes and Tucker 
Surveying the Colorado River Aqueduct
During the 1920s, the city of Los Angeles was burgeoning. Demographics were changing and geographic boundaries were being pushed out in all directions. Oil was booming, industrialization was in full swing, and water was in high demand. Southern ....
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John Stenmark, PS 
Indoor Mobile Mapping Takes Off at LAX
Airports are key components of the global transportation infrastructure. They are complex, expensive investments that require tight management. In order to achieve efficient operations and optimized return on investment, it's essential to have ....
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Larry Trojak 
Station to Station
Though most facets of the construction process stand to benefit from building information modeling (BIM), general contractors and construction managers could gain the most from the push toward its implementation. BIM, after all, is designed to help ....
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Dave Lindell, PS 
Test Yourself: Thinking Inside the Box
A square's diagonal is intersected by a line from another vertex to the midpoint of an opposite side. A circle is inscribed in the triangle opposite the midpoint as shown. What is its radius if the side of the square is "s"? ....
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Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM 
Vantage Point: A Few Words
"Proceed to the route." These are words I sometimes hear from my car's GPS--as if I would be asking for directions if I knew how to get to the route in the first place. Yes, this is a machine's response that does not take human frustration into account. But even human communication can take ....
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