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• Conflict Of Interest  • Gammon v. Verrill  • Thieves  • Idaho-Montana Line  • Half Breed Tract  • Test Yourself  • Compaction  • One Parcel, Three Views
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The Biggest Growth Areas in the Drone Market are Surveying and Inspection
New Indoor Mobile Mapping System from NavVis Marks Breakthrough in Data Quality
GEO Jobe to Share UAV and GIS Success Stories at the 2018 TNGIC Conference
Trimble Announces New Field Solutions for Land and Construction Surveying
USACE Awards Pond-Woolpert Joint Venture $100M Planning Contract
EngineerSupply Announces New Products From Schonstedt
TCarta Delivers Satellite-Derived Land/Sea Floor Surface Models for Caribbean Disaster Recovery
LizardTech to Launch GeoExpress 10 with Expanded LiDAR Functionality at GEOINT 2018
Woolpert to Provide Aerial Imagery for Florida Property Appraisers
Teledyne Optech to Showcase Airborne and Terrestrial Survey Systems at GEOINT 2018
SimActive Automates Drone Data Processing
Contractors Remain Upbeat, According to ABC’s Latest Construction Confidence Index
New Rite in the Rain Blaze Orange Colorway
DRONE VOLT Takes Advantage of Favorable Winds from the "Safety And Surveillance" Sector in the US
Another Milestone Achieved with eRecording Availability
senseFly Announces the Appointment of new CEO, Gilles Labossičre
Teledyne Optech Presenting on Coastal Zone Mapping and Imaging Lidar at SPIE Defense & Commercial Sensing Conference
TSA Members Welcome SmartWater’s Co-Ordinated Response to Equipment Theft
Topcon Announces New Features Added to Web-Based Service for Mass Data Processing Software
Cat Phones Introduces the New, Rugged Cat S31 Smartphone
SphereVision Launches SphereVision Project, a Complete 360 Imaging Platform
Kaarta Launches Reality Layer, Changes the Face of High Fidelity 3D Information Capture with Integrated Photorealism
GEO Jobe Announces Web Maps for WordPress plug-in V1.3.2 - Add the Power of "Where" to WordPress
Upcoming Global Positioning System Week Number Rollover Event
Trimble’s Forensics Solution Enables Efficient Data Collection for Crash and Crime Scene Investigators
TerraGo Selected for Smart 50 Award
Construction Material Price Expansion Continues in March, ABC Says
Questions and Answers from the March 8, 2018, NGS Webinar on State Plane Coordinate Systems
GEO Business 2018 Reveals Brand New Seminar and Workshop Program
More Than a Dozen Federal Agencies to Present on the GEOINT 2018 Government Pavilion Stage
Woolpert Hires Geospatial Scientist Steve Ambrose as Program Director for Government Solutions
ASV Global and BMT Awarded Funding to Enhance Safe Autonomous Navigation at Sea Using Deep Learning Techniques
DT Research Introduces First Purpose-Built Rugged Tablet with Scientific-Grade GNSS
Orbit GT and Instrumental Y Optica, Ecuador, Sign Reseller Agreement
Construction Employment Falters in March, Says ABC; Nonresidential Segment Loses 8,200 Net Jobs
Updated Global Mapper Academic Labs Now Available with Free Software Licenses for Higher Education
Classical Iraqi Geodetic Control
Inaugural European Drone Summit in Frankfurt
USGIF Announces Keynotes for the GEOINT 2018 Symposium
February Construction Unemployment Rates Down Year-over-Year in 34 States, Says ABC
 The American Surveyor - Recent Articles
Marc Cheves, PS 
Editorial: A Great Year to be a Surveyor
Some magazines have what are called "theme" issues. That is, most of the content is focused on one particular subject. In my 22+ years of survey magazine publishing, my philosophy has always been to have a little bit of everything in each issue, thereby eliminating the possibility that ....
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Jason E. Foose, PS 
Decided Guidance: Case Examinations: Halverson v. Deerwood Village
Whew! We really beat the snot out of Bryant v. Blevins and practical locations. Well this month we're back on new case that hit the Minnesota Supreme Court's docket in 1982. We've got the familiar gymnastics of jurisprudence featuring an extraordinary array of flying rope stretchers ...
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Michel Philips 
Extreme Environment Surveying
A Franco-Chilean team of cave divers used the Nautiz X8 rugged handheld for marine cave surveying, gathering data to classify the inaccessible northern half of Madre de Dios for UNESCO World Heritage. The team of cave divers used the Nautiz X8 ....
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Erik Dahlberg 
The Original Green Engineers
Sometimes, it's best just to leave things as you found them. That's the lesson shared by Dr. Richard Miksad and his students at the University of Virginia. As a result of studies covering nearly a decade, Miksad's teams have developed detailed ....
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Dave Lindell, PS 
Test Yourself 49: No Dimensions
In square A-C-D-B with side S, C-E is tangent to the semicircle Q1 with diameter B-D. Q2 is the inscribed circle of A-C-E. The tangent to Q1 and Q2 meets the sides of the square at F and H and intersects C-E at t G. Q3 is the inscribed circle of C-G-H. What is the ratio of the radii of circles ....
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Jerry Penry, PS 
Discovery on Grizzly Peak
When First Lieutenant Montgomery M. Macomb arrived in Carson City, Nevada, from Washington D.C., on July 28, 1878, his assigned survey crew from the 4th Artillery was waiting and ready for the new field season. At age 25, Macomb was the leader ....
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Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM 
Vantage Point: Fighting City Hall Over Land
Once upon a time (1989 to be exact) in a place not so far away from where I live, a man (Francis Galdo) bought a home across the street from a vacant parcel owned by the City of Philadelphia. That parcel, along with others, had been acquired by condemnation back in 1974 subsequent to a 1956 ....
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Patrick C. Garner, PS 
Book Review: Boundary Retracement: Processes and Procedures
When I was in my mid-twenties and learning the honorable profession of land surveying, I was lucky to be guided by a mentor who would grab a book off his office shelf and say, "Every surveyor should have a copy of this!" The first example he waved at me was Davis, Foote and Kelly's Surveying ....
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