The American Surveyor Magazine – May 2005, Vol.2 No.3 – Table of Contents

Editor’s Corner:
By Marc Cheves, LS
Point to Point:  Of Title Policy Descriptions and Reality
Use them? You’ve got to be kidding!
By Joel Leininger, LS
ProFile:  DeLorme–Satisfying Spatial Curiosity
A visit to the headquarters of DeLorme in Yarmouth, Maine.
By Marc S. Cheves, LS
Fabric of Surveying:
Settlement of Boundary Dispute in Missouri
By Robert E. Myers, LS, PE
A Critique of the Public Land Survey System
By Fred Roeder, LS
On Fred Roeder’s “Critique": By J. Stanley Coalter, LS
Death of a Deputy Surveyor
A spirit of adventure lured many surveyors west, but mortal danger was a constant companion.
By Jerry Penry, LS
Laser Scanning:
The know-how delimma.
By Tom Greaves, LS
The Problem with Continuing Education  
When it comes to professional development, the states are "all over the map".
By Chuck Karayan, LS
Everything is Somewhere: Life, the Nature of Order, and Everything
A surveyor’s perspective on architect Christopher Alexander’s book The Phenomenon of Life.
By Angus W. Stocking, LS
Reconnaissance:  The Surveyor’s Report
When a plat of survey is not enough to explain a boundary resolution, a surveyor’s report provides valuable information.
By Gary Kent, LS
Surveyors and Law:  An Adverse Possession Saga
Interstate distribution, estoppel, res judicata, and other legal concepts intertwined to make the 2003 case of Hughes v. Insley one for the record books.
By James J. Demma, LS, Esq
Vantage Point: Eating Soggy Cake
A classic tug-of-war between the camps of "preservation" and "progress."
By Wendy Lathrop, LS
Test Yourself:
Where’s the Line, Part 2
By Richard L. Elgin, PhD, LS, PE
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GIS MATTERS: Certifying the Spatial Accuracy of GIS Data
How to ensure that accuracy is sufficient for its intended use.
By Rj Zimmer, LS
Along Came A Spider–Spinning Silk For
Cross-Hairs, Part II

From spider “defense plants” of World War II to dwarf Nigerian goats on a mothballed Air Force base, experiments with spider silk may seem stranger than fiction.
By Silvio A. Bedini     411kb