Table of Contents – The American Surveyor – Nov 2007

Editors Corner:
Road Trip!
By Marc S. Cheves, LS
Point to Point:
Valuable Papers Insurance
By Joel Leininger, LS
Henry Gannett, Father of Government Mapmaking
Few individuals have impacted U.S. topographical map history more than this man, who brought horizontal and vertical datums to mapmaking.
By Jerry Penry, LS
Fusing Measuring Innovations with Global R&D
A symphony of effort has resulted in new technology for survey instruments.
By Marc Cheves, LS
The Totalizer
Tired of watching his expensive GPS equipment sit in the closet, this Virginia surveyor decided to do something about it.
By David Ingram, LS
Scanning Deadwood
To ensure that existing conditions were documented, a historic Old West town turned to scanning.
By Cyn René Whitfield
Laser Scanning: Surveying Revolutionized with True Color 3D Scanning
New technology allows high-accuracy determination of points that fall between the scan spacing grid..
By Marc Cheves, LS
Relative Positional Accuracy–Again
Another explanation of what the ALTA/ACSM positional accuracy standards really mean..
By Gary Kent, LS
The Surveying Inspired Art of Perri Lynch
A Seattle artist takes the art of surveying to a whole new level.
By Gavin Schrock, LS
Vantage Point:
Building Brain Cells and Legacies
By Wendy Lathrop, LS