Table of Contents – The American Surveyor – August 2009

Editors Corner:
ESRI UC and Survey Summit
By Marc S. Cheves, LS
One Company. Two Brands.
Topcon’s president shares a candid take on the economy and the company’s vision for the future of Topcon and Sokkia.
By Marc Cheves, LS
A New Defense Application for Satellite Technology
Specialized training and GNSS technology are being used to counter the formidable threat of terrorist bombings.
By Don Talend
Laser Scanning Brings New Asset to Accident Investigations —and Surveyors
With the competitive edge of a scanner, some folks are carving out a new occupational niche.
By Brad Longstreet
Measuring Granite Peak
Responding to a challenge from Dave Doyle, a group of engineers climbs Montana’s highest peak to get a GPS elevation.
By Barron Parks, LS
The Portable Expert: Keeping the Crews Moving
Trimble Assistant puts a virtual support technician on the jobsite.
By John Stenmark, LS
A Fresno State Surveying Student Exercises Leadership
The FSU chapter of ACSM extends humanitarian efforts with a global reach.
By Angus W. Stocking, LS
Vantage Point:
Why Do the Research?
By Wendy Lathrop, LS, CFM