The American Surveyor Magazine – July/August 2004, Vol.1, No.4

Editor’s Corner
By Marc Cheves, LS
Point to Point – Overlaps 101
It should be obvious that retracing the wrong line will likely result in the wrong location.
By Joel Leininger, LS
Tribute to Ronald Reagan
Submitted by John Palatiello
The Man Who Stretched Chicago Steel Tape Around the World
An interview with Dennis Nardoni.
By Marc S. Cheves, LS
Choosing a Laser Scanner: What Matters, What Doesn’t Matter, and What Matters Some of the Time.
One buyer’s perspective on what factors to consider when purchasing a laser scanner.
By Roman H. Figler III, LS
Feast of Fresh Product and New Opportunity at SPAR 2004
In case you missed it, here’s a recap of the May SPAR 2004 conference, held in Houston.
By Bruce Jenkins
Unintentional Double Monumentation
Upon finding government corners, some surveyors have unintentionally set double monuments.
By Jerry Penry, LS
An Interview with Mark Plog and Tom Woldendorp of Geodatum in Seattle
By Marc S. Cheves, LS
The Fabric of Surveying in America:
The Indian Pueblos of New Mexico and the Cruzate Grants. It seems that unanswered questions still lurk in the shadows of the paper trails that document the Cruzate land grants.
By Fred Roeder, LS
It’s Your Business:
Leadership-The Trust Initiative
Good management is not necessarily synonymous with good leadership. What kind of a leader are you?
By Daniel E. Beardslee, LS
Status of the ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey
By Gary Kent, LS
Surveyors and the Law:Statutes of Limitations and Repose
First in a series of articles about defenses that may be available to land surveyors who find themselves facing possible litigation.
By James J. Demma, LS, Esq.
Surveyin’ Da Situation: Middle Age Quirks
One of the most satisfying rewards of middle age is realizing what really matters in life.
By John D. Matonich, LS
Everything is Somewhere:
A Surveyor’s Own Conspiracy Theory
A look at the "strange underpinnings" of GLO townships and other boustrophedonic squares.
By Angus W. Stocking, LS
BookMarks: The Coast Mappers, by Taylor Morrison
This beautifully illustrated story chronicles the difficulties faced by the U.S. Coast Survey in charting and mapping more than 3,000 miles of the West Coast in the 1850s.
By Pat Toscano, LS
Vantage Point: Rails Not Trails?
An uncommon case regarding resurrection of rail use results in a battle over 2 ½ miles of rail line in southeastern Pennsylvania.
By Wendy Lathrop, LS
EarthData International, Part 3
A look at GeoSAR-an exciting new development in aerial mapping.
By Marc S. Cheves, LS
Evaluating Rapid Mapping Elements
Surveyors and field mapping personnel often play an important role in rapid response situations.
By Gavin Schrock, LS
Compass & Chain: John Johnson (1771-1842)
Surveyor, Millwright, Builder, Architect and Civil Engineer. This versatile and prominent surveyor also designed or built many fine homes, buildings and bridges in Vermont and the surrounding area.
By Silvio A. Bedini
Test Yourself
Computing Horizontal and Vertical Curves
By Richard L. Elgin, PhD, LS, PE
406kb – Questions
421kb – Answers