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• Knowing  • Locales  • Lost Art  • No Title  • Curt Brown  • Final Voyage  • Building In Motion  •Staking a Claim  • Two Worlds  • HP35s  • FeedBack  • Lender’s Certificates
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Hexagon Mining Introduces HxM Surveyor
Change Of Command at the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center
Nonresidential Fixed Investment Falls in Second Quarter
New AUVSI Report: More than 20 Industries Approved to Fly Commercial UAS in the U.S.
New England Quad Maps Adding Trails
TerraSAR-X Satellite Feeding of Copernicus Data Warehouse Extended Until 2020
A3 Edge Digital Mapping System Upgrades Oblique Capabilities
RIEGL USA to Attend and Exhibit at the 100th IAI Educational Conference
rapidlasso Receives Two ASPRS Awards for “Pit-Free Canopy Height Models from Airborne LiDAR” CHM Algorithm
SuperGIS Desktop 3.3 Updated with 3D Analyst and Better Maptile Productivity
SuperField Supports Portuguese GPS Provider with GIS Application
CMC Acquires Maptek Sentry for Survey and Monitoring at Portia Gold Mine
EngineerSupply and Schonstedt Announces the Release of the "Maggie" Magnetic Locator
New Magnolia State Quad Maps Adding Trails
International LiDAR Mapping Forum Announces Call for Papers for 2016 Event
Bluesky Announces Prototype UAV Flight Restriction Map
Topcon Releases ScanMaster v3.05 Software Upgrade
RIEGL USA to Attend and Exhibit at the FSMS 60th Annual Conference
Mount McKinley Elevation Survey Results Coming Soon
Save the Date for the ASPRS 2016 Annual Conference
MAPPS Applauds Introduction of FLAIR Act, A Bill To Create A Federal Land Inventory
Blue Marble Geographics Announces First Certified Trainer of Global Mapper
Woolpert Study to Examine Road Widening, Signal Needs in Lewis Center
MAPPS Releases Best Practice Guideline on Citizen Privacy and Geospatial Data
3DEP Data Acquisition Opportunity - FY15/16 Broad Agency Announcement
Leica Geosystems and Esri Supercharge Mobile Data Collection with ZenoCollector
Velodyne LiDAR to Co-Sponsor Automotive Vehicles Symposium
Trimble Unity Software for Water Utilities Adds Several New Features
UAS MAPPING 2015 RENO: Call for Posters
Trimble Teams with Zello to Deliver Improved Communications in its TrimFleet Suite
Dewberry Hosts Survey Merit Badge Day
GeoCue Announces Release of LP360 2015.1
Nolte de Mexico: Results of Two Years of Work with SITECO's Road-Scanner3
Colorado Springs City Council Proclaims GPS Day to Celebrate 20th Anniversary
GPS IIF-10 Launch and Constellation Changes
Topcon Introduces New Construction Estimate and Heavy Hauling Software Solutions
Drone World Expo Provides a Sneak Peek at a Few of the Sessions Being Planned For November Event
MAPPS Elects New Board of Directors
Septentrio Introduces Utility Software Suite PinPoint-GIS
PTFS to Unveil Droneware Geospatial Content Management System for Unmanned Aerial Systems at Esri Conference
 The American Surveyor - Recent Articles
Editorial: Losses
As we were putting this issue together, two separate losses occurred. First was the loss of life as an Amtrak train left the tracks north of Philadelphia. Second was the passing of well-known surveyor Rj Zimmer. All the bodies had not yet been recovered from the train crash before some were trying to ....
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John R. Stock, PS 
Where we stand is where we have always stoodplaces like the Valley of the Nile 1000 years before Christ, digging in the mud for a stone monument that marked the boundary of irrigated lands and were an important part of the annual process that ....
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Wendy Lathrop 
Vantage Point: Letters in the Electronic Age
As we move through an age when "better" means faster, less paper, and more computerized responses, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's electronic Letter of Map Amendment (eLOMA) is gaining increasing publicity. The concept of eLOMA came about during the tenure of the first ....
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Michael J.
Pallamary, PS 
The Curt Brown Chronicles: About Meander Lines and Boundaries
Hugh Binyon of Florida called my attention to an interesting court case, Bliss v. Kensey, (233 So. 2nd 191). When surveying sectionalized lands, the original government surveyors also meandered oceans, bays, lakes, rivers and sometimes marshes. Very rarely does the present limit of private ....
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Gordon Wilson, LSIT 
Quality of Water, Life From Northeast U.S. to Central Africa
Bbanda is a small rural village of about 1,100 people in southern central Uganda, located 45 minutes from the closest town of Mityana. There is no electricity or reliable source of drinking water. But thanks to the work of some engineering students ....
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Chad and Linda
Location, Location. Unknown, Unknown! or Surveyors Rescuing Buyers
In conjunction with our Discovery Report program, described in the January, 2015 issue of the American Surveyor Magazine, we have periodically placed advertisements in the local newspaper in Green Valley, AZ, primarily appealing to owners and sellers, or their agents. However, we seldom have had ....
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Jerry Penry,
Meades Ranch
In July of 1871, The U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS), predecessor of the National Geodetic Survey (NGS), began a precise triangulation network near St. Louis, Missouri, which went both east and west to connect the networks already ....
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Chuck Karayan, PS 
U.S. Supreme Court Reduces Confusion and Conflict in Boundary Law
With all due respect to both Michael Pallamary and Gregory Helmer--both of whom are California colleagues known to me to be knowledgeable and credible experts in boundary and geodesy (respectively)--the issue presented in the latest round of The United States vs. California ....
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Harry Kessner, PE,
Tri-Territory Site
Atop Steamboat Mountain in Sweetwater County, Wyoming where the 42nd Parallel crosses the Continental Divide you will find a pyramidal stone monument. The monument documents the Tri-Territory Site with a bronze plaque testifying to the geographic location of the coincidence of three ....
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Jason E. Foose, PS 
The HP 35s Calculator—A Field Surveyor's Companion: 9—Intersections
We can calculate anything and everything under the sun or the dismal grey Cleveland skies of FirstEnergy Stadium, however, a decision to set aside previously fixed local survey legal subdivision corners must be supported by evidence that goes beyond mere demonstration of technical error ....
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FeedBack—Thoughts From Our Readers
After reading James T. Jones, PS, PE's response in the January 2015 issue I was reminded that I had intended to write my own response to "Subdivided We Stand" from the September 2014. The situation in the article is a lot like what has happened in Western New York. Most people including most ....
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Patrick Naville, PS 
ProFile: Paying it Forward—An Interview with Dennis Mouland
I've known Dennis Mouland for almost 40 years. There's a little more gray in our hair than when we first met (well, maybe a lot more). Dennis has a quick wit and a great sense of humor. Engage him in conversation for more than a few minutes and he will have you cracking up at some comment or a ....
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