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

Editors Corner:
By Marc Cheves, LS
Voyage of the Koo Koo Sint & Paddle Song
A group of North American land surveyors embark on a canoe odyssey as part of the 2011 David Thompson Columbia Brigade.
By Denny and Delores DeMeyer
Rendezvous 2011: Altered Contours
The members of the Surveyors Historical Society travel to the birthplace of the PLSS to examine Indian mounds, canals, and have a great time.
By C. Barton Crattie, LS CFM
Vantage Point: A Homeowner’s Setback
A nightmare with a building setback shows why hiring a surveyor is a good idea.
By Wendy Lathrop, LS, CFM
Footsteps: Finding the Courage to Say “No”
Saying ‘No’ may be one of the hardest professional decisions you will ever make.
By Landon Blake, LS
Conference Review: CGSIC and ION 2011
A recap of the 51st meeting of the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee and the ION conference shows that GPS is greater than the sum of its parts.
By the Amerisurv Staff
Data Mine: From Limestone Mine to National Archives Storage
A St. Louis area firm employs scanning to map and model a giant underground storage facility.
By Jennifer M. Wolkiewicz and Dianna Graveman

A Colonial Surveyor in President Jefferson’s Public Lands
A Connecticut surveyor tells why, even though he lives in metes and bounds territory, he wanted his CFedS license.
By Don Poole, LS, CFedS