The American Surveyor Magazine – Sept/October 2004, Vol.1, No.5

Editor’s Corner
Survey Summit 2004
By Marc Cheves, LS
Point to Point – The Myth of Inappropriate Opinions
Everybody’s entitled to our opinion.
By Joel Leininger, LS
Forensic Artist: Evidence Technician Uses Robotic Total Station to Map Crime Scene
Survey technology crosses traditional boundaries into crime scene documentation.
By Marc S. Cheves, LS
A Visit with S.J. Martenet in Baltimore
By Marc S. Cheves, LS
Dividing the Needle Ring of a Colonial Compass
A fascinating look at how instrument makers divided the needle rings of manufactured compasses prior to the Ramsden-inspired dividing engine..
By Jeffrey Lock
Surveyin’ Da Situation: Handing Down Traditions
Though passed along without written instructions, the best traditions are engraved on the heart.
By John D. Matonich, LS
Berntsen: A Marked Difference
It’s no secret why the world’s largest producer of durable boundary markers works like a well-oiled machine.
By Angus W. Stocking, LS
When a Subdivision Map Isn’t a Subdivision Map
Where is the balance between the rights of landowners and the power of government to regulate for the public good?
By Lloyd Pilchen, LS, Esq.
Business Growth Series: Promote Your Business (Without Breaking the Bank)
Good management is not necessarily synonymous with good leadership. What kind of a leader are you?
By Michael W. Michelsen, Jr.
Software Review:
SiteComp Survey
By Joe Bell, LS
Washington View: Decreasing USF Disbursements Harm Small Rural Businesses?
Insight as to how a ruling on Universal Service Fund allocations could affect surveyors.
By James J. Demma, LS, Esq.
Geodetic Connections: Geodetic Leveling
Horizontal positioning is not all that has changed over the last thirty years.
By Dan Martin
GIS Matters:
Data Modeling of Survey Data in GIS
The concept of a data model should not be confused with the data format.
By Rj Zimmer, LS
Vantage Point: The Big Picture by Taylor Morrison
As developer advocates, sometimes we must look beyond the wishes of our clients..
By Wendy Lathrop, LS
William Henry Holmes and the Rediscovery of the American West, by Kevin J. Fernlund
His eye-witness reports and detailed images fueled America’s fascination with the unmapped frontier
By Pat Toscano, LS
Test Yourself
Trigonometric Leveling
By Richard L. Elgin, PhD, LS, PE
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