Table of Contents – The American Surveyor – Vol.7, No.3 2010

SPAR 2010
By Marc Cheves, LS
SMART Surveying
As rail expansion continues to grow nationwide, opportunities for surveyors to expand services into this huge vertical market are right on track.
By Angus W. Stocking, LS
Ashtech Comes Full Circle
We caught up with François Erceau, Vice President and General Manager of Ashtech, to get a first-hand report of what lies in store for this venerable GNSS manufacturer.
By Marc Cheves, LS
Whose Footsteps Are They?
The goal of any resurvey or retracement is to find and perpetuate the corners in their original position.
By Christopher M. Wickern PLS, RLS, CFedS
The Birthplace of VRS
Take an exclusive peek into the surveying “think-tank” that developed VRS, and meet some of the players on the team responsible for its evolution and other innovations.
By Gavin Schrock, LS
Infected with Surveying
Born to the breed, and determined at one point not to follow in his father’s footsteps, Dick Elgin’s life as a surveyor, soldier, business owner and professor has been one remarkable ride.
By Marc Cheves, LS
Vantage Point:
Ripple Effects Above and Below
By Wendy Lathrop, LS, CFM
Network News
Nearly a decade after their first RTN station, Earl Dudley, Inc. is seeing a lot of new converts to the technology.
By Larry Trojak