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• Experts  • Alaska!  • Easements  • Surveyor's Roles  • 1967 ACSM  • Curt Brown Chronicles  • Slip Sliding Away  • New Zealand  • Sewer Mapping  • FEMA  • The McShane Corner  • Measurement Experts
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Maps.com Launches "Field Trip Library" for K–12 Students
Topcon Announces MS AXII Measuring Station
Mapping the Gridiron Greats: Esri Story Map Updated for 2014 Football Hall of Fame Inductees
GEOCART Purchases Ultracam Falcon in Germany
New Esri Book Proposes Changes to US Land Records System
USGS Readying For Next Big Storm: Tide Sensor Network Strengthened in Six New England States
Nonresidential Fixed Investment Expands 5.5 Percent During Robust Second Quarter
Take a Trip to the Islands
Optech Providing Advanced Lidar Sensor for OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission
Bomag Landfill Compactors Now Machine Guidance Ready
Velodyne’s 3D LiDAR Sensor Enables Embry-Riddle Boat to Take First Place in International Roboboat Competition
FARO Announces Acquisition of The CAD Zone, Inc.
The Next GPS Launch
RIEGL USA to Exhibit at the Florida Surveying and Mapping Society's 59th Annual Conference
Keystone Aerial Surveys Announces Leadership Transition
Scientists Predict Massive Urban Growth, Creation of 'Megalopolis' in Southeast in Next 45 Years
Trimble and Bentley Accelerate Information Mobility with an Integrated Workflow for Road and Site Construction
Imagemaps Supports UltraCam Customers Throughout Asia
International LiDAR Mapping Forum Announces Call for Papers for 2015 Event
Bentley’s Enhanced AssetWise APM V7.2 Features Immersive Environment Providing Visual and Engineering Context
eGPS Solutions Strengthens Survey Support with Addition of Leica Geosystems Solutions
Neptec Technologies and Peck Tech Consulting Launch Joint Venture
Phase One Industrial Announces iX Capture: A New Application for Aerial Photography
Pelydryn Ltd. Invests in Chiroptera II for Cost Efficient High Quality Shallow Water Data Acquisition
Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) Satellites Help with U.S. Drought Monitor
Double Maptek Scholarship Win for Adelaide Mining Engineering Students
Carlson Survey 2015 Provides Greatly Enhanced 3D Options, Field-to-Finish Pipe Network Coding & Much More
Nottingham Streetcar Extension Relies on Leica Geosystems Precision Technology
NM Group Acquires an Optech Orion C300 as their 4th Optech LiDAR System
Market Potential of Open Geodata “Bringing Business Along”
National Showcaves of Wales Mapped Using ZEB1 Hand Held Laser Scanner
The Geographic Calculator 2014, SP1 Now Available with New Jobs to Streamline Workflow
RIEGL USA to Exhibit at IAI's 99th International Educational Conference
MicroSurvey FieldGenius 7 Increases Day to Day Survey Productivity
SBG Systems Inertial Sensor Selected by Headwall for a Full-Featured UAV-Based Remote Sensing Solution
AUVSI Submits Official Comments in Support of Trimble’s Bid to Use UAS for Precision Agriculture, Mining Surveys
PRIA Awards Two Ernst Scholarships Awards
Woolpert to Provide Aerial Mapping for West Virginia
Keeping a Closer Eye on Australian Waters
NSPS Praises Members of Congress Call for Labor Department to Revoke Davis-Bacon Policy
 The American Surveyor - Recent Articles
Editorial: Measurement Experts
You might scratch your head at Jason Foose's article about using a smart phone to measure pavement roughness, but I was attracted to it because it's just another form of measurement. I also found it cool that the guy who wrote about the importance of evidence in boundary surveying in ....
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Daryl Moistner
Survey Locales
Share the spirit of land surveying, of experiencing and mapping the lay of the land. Alex Shapiro piloting a Robinson 44 Helicopter in support of a BLM Cadastral contract survey in Alaska’s Kobuk Mountains. Surveyor Matt Brockamp directing him in ....
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James J. Demma, PS, Esquire 
What Is An Easement and How Can One Be Created?
By taking some liberties with the exact verbiage, the following portion of the Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for an ALTA/ ACSM Land Title Survey (2011) require that the map or plat shall show: The width and recording information of all plottable rights of way, easements and servitudes ....
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Gary Kent, PS 
Reconnaissance: The Surveyor's Roles & Responsibilities Part 3
In the first two installments of this series, we looked at the background of the problem that boundary surveyors face and, more often than not, propagate. That misfortune is this: the irony of surveyors (1) ostensibly doing their job by retracing record descriptions and yet, in the process ....
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Curt  Brown 
The Curt Brown Chronicles:1967 ACSM Report
Many of The American Surveyor magazine's readers have contacted me to acknowledge the value of Curt's work and how, he was not only prescient, but also how many of his themes are applicable today. What I find most interesting is the growing number of younger surveyors who inquire ....
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Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM 
Vantage Point: Slip Sliding Away
On March 22, a deluge of wet mud covered most of a town in Washington, killing 41 people, injuring many more, and engulfing everything in its path. The steep slopes above the Steelhead Haven development just east of Oso held massive amounts of water from rain, and the additional weight ....
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Frances Mortimer 
A Sacred Mountain's True Height Revealed
Late in 2013, researchers from the Survey School at New Zealand's Otago University embarked on a physically demanding survey to validate the height of New Zealand's highest mountain, and confirm the accuracy of a photogrammetric 3D model ....
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Joe Stokes, PS 
A New Approach for Sewer Mapping
As Surveyors in Government we are very familiar with surveying the infrastructure that provides the conveniences we've come to assume in the United States of America. I'm talking about paved roads, water, electric, communication lines, storm drainage ....
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Michael J. Pallamary, PS 
FEMA Failures - Part 2
FEMA's primary role is to protect homeowners from natural disasters and to compensate them following losses associated with these disasters. It is not to create them. By insuring citizens most valued asset, they also protect the public's ....
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Jerry Penry, PS 
The McShane Corner
If only we could go back in time to see where the original surveyors actually placed their monuments, then we could certainly rewrite a substantial amount of incorrectly recorded history that has came in the years afterward. However ....
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Jason E. Foose, PS 
Expert of Measurement
Land Surveyors are trained in the art and science of measuring. Through this virtue I am comfortable with my belief that Land Surveyors can be relied upon as experts of measurement with regard to practicing within particular fields of knowledge. For example a Land Surveyor well ....
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