Table of Contents – The American Surveyor – Jan 2008

Editors Corner:
The Surveying Pulse
By Marc S. Cheves, LS
 
185kb
Point to Point:
Compromising Positions
By Joel Leininger, LS
 
91kb
Rendezvous 2007–Celebrating the Most Renowned American Surveyor
Handing down the traditions of history, civility, precision, fresh air, good food and fun–why surveyors love this profession.
By C. Barton Crattie, LS
 
2,027kb
The Stray
A challenging boundary survey on a neglected and overgrown parcel yields a surprising discovery for an Arkansas surveyor.
By Luann Glenn, LSIT

1,161kb
Conference Review: 2007 Leica Geosystems HDS Proves Practical, Inspiring for Users
This user conference illustrated that we live in an era when available tools are staggeringly capable.
By Angus Stocking, LS

1,337kb
Reconnaissance:
When to Write a New Metes and Bounds Description
By Gary Kent, LS

81kb
Vantage Point: Terms of Endearment (and Other Interests)
This new Chinese-made instrument is capable of more than entry-level construction layout.
By Wendy Lathrop, LS

333kb
Software Review: Topocad from Chaos Systems
Check out this program for surveying calculations, COGO, mapping, design and GIS connectivity.
By Joe Bell, LS

671kb
Surveyin’ Da Situation:
When Dad Got Heated Up
By John D. Matonich, LS

1,594kb
Product Review: TDS Nomad
Our new reviewer provides the low-down on a highly-capable field data recorder.
By Shawn Billings, LS

1,594kb
GLO Surveying: Fractional Sections and the Relationship of Chains to Acres
A straightforward explanation of how chains can be used to measure acreage.
By Terry W. McHenry, LS

171kb
Feedback

75kb
Surveyors Report: Georgia’s Water Shortage and a Surveyor’s Miscalculations
Cornered! Why Georgia is rightly (but not legally) entitled to the waters of the Tennessee River.
By C. Barton Crattie, LS

1,233kb