The American Surveyor Magazine – June 2005, Vol.2 No.4 – Table of Contents

Guest Editorial: When Surveyors Go Bad
By Dr. Steve Frank, LS
Point to Point: Controlling Authority
Understanding the potential diversity of “correctness.”
By Joel Leininger, LS
Surveying in Baghdad
A Rhode Island engineering firm shares technology and helps to rebuild a portion of the city’s infrastructure.
By Marc S. Cheves, LS
Scanning a Garage Collapse
How laser scanning streamlined the process of assessing damage of a collapsed 30-foot section a parking garage in West Virginia.
By Tom Greaves
Current Problems in Desktop Computer Usage, Part 1
A discussion of data formats, including open source software and open data standards.
By Loren J. Gibson, LS
USNG: Getting It Right the First Time
Truncating vs. rounding, and a guide to the United States National Grid.
By J. Anthony Cavell, LS
Brand + Products = Success  
In a follow-up to our July/August 2004 article on CST/Berger in Watseka, Illinois we look at where the company is headed in 2005 and beyond.
By Marc S. Cheves, LS
Geo-Correctness (Acronymbecilious Imperitus)
Has an infestation of acronyms got you scratching your head?
By Gavin Schrock, LS
Surveyin’ Da Situation:   Memories of Dad
One of the joys of growing older is recalling good times.
By John D. Matonich, LS
Bookmarks:   A. Lincoln with Compass And Chain, by Adin Barber
Reviewed by Pat Toscano, LS
Vantage Point: The Measure of Mitigation
Despite good intentions, the term "sustainable development" has gained the green allure of mold rather than meadows–so what can be done?
By Wendy Lathrop, LS, CFM
GIS Matters: Use GIS to Create Form Letters
How to do a mail merge from GIS into form letters.
By Rj Zimmer, LS
Test Yourself:
Rotate, Translate, Scale
By Richard L. Elgin, PhD, LS, PE
193kb Problem | Solution
Mapping and Charting for the Greatest Collaborative Project Ever
How mapping and charting ensured a successful outcome for Operation Overlord.
By Alan Gordon