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
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
The Lost Graves of Tarawa
Groups are tirelessly using GPS to bring these lost heroes home.
By Michael W. Michelsen, Jr.
The Survey Association—Past, Present and Future
This British organization provides useful client guides about the work we do.
By Rory Stanbridge
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
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
Footsteps: Tarin vs. Sniezek
This installment illustrates the wisdom of showing all signs of occupation on a boundary survey.
By Landon Blake, PS
Vantage Point: Shifting Sands
A long-running New Jersey case contains several aspects of condemnation.
By Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM
GPS Helps Rural Electric Co-Op Map a New Direction
A Tennessee utility embraces GPS for mapping, outages and safety.
By Larry Trojak
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