Table of Contents – The American Surveyor – Vol.8, No.7 2011

Editors Corner:
A Visit to Topcon
By Marc Cheves, LS
 
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Public Land Survey System in Google Earth
With its third productivity tool, Metzger & Willard provides another useful free application.
By Thomas G. Davis, PhD, PE, PLS

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Hexagon User Conference 2011
Our GNSS expert and our LiDAR expert share their views of this well-run inaugural event.
By Gavin Schrock, LS, and Gene V. Roe, PhD, PE, LS

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Driving the Islands
The San Juan Islands in Puget Sound benefit from state-of-the-art mobile scanning.
By Larry Trojak

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How Precise is OPUS? Part 3—The Rest of the Story
In this wrap-up installment, the experts from NGS examine the differences between OPUS-S and OPUS-RS.
By Snay, Choi, Mader, Schwarz, Soler, and Weston

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Footsteps: Changes to the 2009 Manual of Surveying Instructions
Here’s a look at some of the changes in the long-awaited BLM manual.
By Landon Blake, LS

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Vantage Point: Noticing a Dirty Past
Toxic waste sites and how they affect the surveyor are examined.
By Wendy Lathrop, LS, CFM

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Surveying ‘Da Situation: An Unexpected Gift
Sometimes those who shaped our lives continue to teach long after they’re gone.
John D. Matonich, LS

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