The American Surveyor Magazine – December 2004, Vol.1 No.7 – Table of Contents

Editor’s Corner: InterGeo 2004
By Marc Cheves, LS
Point to Point:  Arguably on Target
Making the leap from reasonable certainty to reliable certainty.
By Joel Leininger, LS
Laying Down the Line
They surveyed through rural,urban, industrial and refinery areas, a ship channel, and the waters of Nueces Bay to upgrade the South Texas electrical grid.
By Travis Lung
The Race Is On!   How Topcon Develops Technology
A behind-the-scenes look at the dedicated team members and efficiency that translates Topcon technologies into surveyors’ success.
By Marc S. Cheves, LS
Topcon’s New Digs
A lively celebration of tradition and vision graced the grand opening of company headquarters in Livermore, California.
By Marc S. Cheves, LS
Vantage Point:   Is it NIMBY?
Just because a parcel borders a street does not guarantee its access to a road. What’s a developer to do?
By Wendy Lathrop, LS
Survey Safety   Developing a Safety Plan
Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye—are you doing all you can to avoid one?
By R. William Glassey, LS
The Fabric of Surveying:   Ohio Lands and Survey Systems
The red and blue political stakes of the 2004 presidential campaign don’t hold a candle to the history of survey stakes that outlined Ohio’s nine major survey systems.
By John E. Dailey, LS
Attitudes of Independence
Two self-employed surveyors, each with advanced technical equipment, weigh the pros and cons of operating solo.
By Robert Davis
E-DOCS  Technology Solution for the City of Fort Collins
How a city engineering department simplified document storage, improved its productivity, and streamlined access to information.
By Brenda McCoy-Manfredo
Test Yourself:  Design the Racetrack
By Richard L. Elgin, PhD, LS, PE
102kb Questions
18kb Answers
Everything is Somewhere:  Christopher Alexander, Genius of Space
Subdivision maps are often created in a day or two, but will they resonate well for future generations?
By Angus W. Stocking, LS
Benjamin Rittenhouse and His Apprentices and Partners
It was a time when master begat master, thrusting the engine of technology forward by degrees and revolutions.
By Silvio A. Bedini
In Memoriam
The distinguished careers of Roy Minnick and Ben Buckner left lasting influences on the American surveying community.