Table of Contents – The American Surveyor – Vol.9, No.6 2012

Editorial: Turning Points
From plane table art to plain sense economic advice, our writers chime in.
By Marc Cheves, PS

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The Last Plane Table Surveyor?
For more than a century, alidades and plane tables were the preferred method of mapping.
By Norman Sloan, PE, PS, MS

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The Lost Graves of Tarawa
Groups are tirelessly using GPS to bring these lost heroes home.
By Michael W. Michelsen, Jr.

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The Survey Association—Past, Present and Future
This British organization provides useful client guides about the work we do.
By Rory Stanbridge

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GIS: Just a Tool – Common Misconceptions
Our new columnist from Galveston examines ways in which GIS can improve the bottom line.
By Stephen C. Blaskey, RPLS, LSLS

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Product Review: IS-3 Imaging Station
Our expert reviewer provides an update on this multi-function total station, now with cloud capability.
By Shawn Billings, PS

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Footsteps: Tarin vs. Sniezek
This installment illustrates the wisdom of showing all signs of occupation on a boundary survey.
By Landon Blake, PS

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Vantage Point: Shifting Sands
A long-running New Jersey case contains several aspects of condemnation.
By Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM

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GPS Helps Rural Electric Co-Op Map a New Direction
A Tennessee utility embraces GPS for mapping, outages and safety.
By Larry Trojak

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Beyond the Boundary: New Strategies for New Times
Our new columnist from Maine shows how he has broadened the scope of his practice.
By Jim Nadeau, PS

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