Table of Contents – The American Surveyor – June 2008

Editors Corner:
Carlson Software: It’s All About Providing Choice
By Marc S. Cheves, LS
Point to Point:
Our Niche of the Law
By Joel Leininger, LS
The Receding Railroads
Safety requirements are making it difficult for surveyors to gain access to rights-of-way.
By Jerry Penry, LS
The Wow Factor
TDS Nomad Tripod Data Systems takes advantage of the latest in mobile communications.
Conference Review: SPAR 2008
The fifth annual laser scanning conference builds on previous events as critical mass approaches.
By Angus Stocking, LS
Flood Modeling with FEMA’s HAZUS-MH MR3 Software
Ohio students use the latest FEMA flood disaster impact software and ArcInfo to create attractive and useful disaster planning maps.
By Larry C. Shubat, MS, GISP
Fresh Boundaries Bring Hope to Bugala
A Missouri surveyor lends his skills to a unique project involving surveying, engineering and planning for an orphanage in Uganda.
By Adam Teale, LS
From Service Station to Reference Station
Challenged by a heavily-canopied office setting, an Alabama firm finds a creative and convenient location to house its CORS base station equipment.
By Larry Trojak
Equipment Review: ProMark3 RTK from Magellan Professional
This value-priced, entry-level GNSS system provides capable positioning.
By Shawn Billings, LS
Field Notes: Oh, What Crooked Footsteps We Follow
A California surveyor sheds light on some troubling twists.
By John P. Wilusz, LS, PE
Preparing a Survey Report: Service Limitations (Part 3)
Our series continues with an examination of contractual limits.
By Knud E. Hermansen, PhD, LS, JD
Vantage Point:
Land Ethics
By Wendy Lathrop, LS