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Table of Contents - The American Surveyor - Vol.14, No6 2017
Thought Leader: Preparing Surveyors for the Future
Decided Guidance: Case Examinations: Wacker vs. Price—Part 2--The Concurring Opinion
A New Model for Surveyors
Surveying & Mapping Industry Economics: Part 4—State Of Recovery
Whale Watching: Using a Total Station to Track Marine Mammals at Sea
Revisiting Its Past: Installing David Rittenhouse's Transit Telescope to the Outside of Philosophical Hall
The Longest Footbridge in the World
Test Yourself: Hint—Harmonic Conjugates
Vantage Point: What We Don't Plan For
Descartes Labs to Unveil Cloud-Based Geospatial Analytics Platform at GEOINT 2017
INTERGEO: Open Data – Engine for Innovation or Simply Hot Air?
Teledyne Optech to Showcase Airborne and Terrestrial Survey Systems at GEOINT 2017
Swiss-Based UAV Pioneer Aeroscout Introduced its New Scout B-330 UAV Helicopter at AUVSI XPONENTIAL
Dutch Start-Up Launches Next Generation Mapping Drone
CyArk and FARO Announce Partnership for Use of 3D Technology to Record Heritage at Risk
LiDAR for Drone 2017: YellowScan International User Conference
Flair Act Introduced in Congress, MAPPS To Testify
CEE HydroSystems Launch CEE LINE GNSS Echo Sounder Kit
Matrix New World Engineering’s Newest Hire to Further Strengthen Surveying Services
Schofield Brothers Announces Acquisition of Sullivan Surveying Company
GEO Jobe UAV Mapping Services Receives FAA Airspace Authorization for Airport Drone
Satlab Geosolutions Announces SLX-1 Multi-Application Receiver Mobile Upgrade
GeoSLAM Gears Up For GEO Business
Prince William County Service Authority Goes Live with Woolpert-Implemented Permitting and Asset Management System
Arithmetica Showcases Pointfuse Point Cloud Conversion in Arena4D at GEO Business 2017
57th Meeting of the U.S. Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC)
TerraGo Releases New Version of Zero-Code Platform
Commercial UAV Expo Europe Announces Drone Conference Program
Dewberry to Collect and Process Lidar Data for Southwest Florida Water Management District
Berntsen International Inc.’s InfraMarker Solution Wins Top RFID Journal Award
Icaros Releases Version 5.0 of OneButton Drone Image Processing Software
GEO Business Previews its Exhibitor Show Highlights for 2017
Woolpert to Renovate Elizabeth City State University Buildings
Blue Marble Releases Mobile Friendly Version of the GeoCalc Geodetic Registry
Satlab Geosolutions Introduces Ultra-Compact Multiconstellation GNSS UAV/RTK Receiver
Dewberry Announces the Promotion of Scott Bleeker
Maser Consulting Continues Multi-Dimensional Expansion
PRIA Ernst Scholarship Application Period Opens
Woolpert Providing Geospatial Support, Heating Overhaul, Taxiway Rehab for WPAFB
 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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