Table of Contents – The American Surveyor – Vol.9, No.7 2012

Editorial: Survey Summit
The editor discusses this year’s Esri/ACSM Survey Summit in San Diego.
By Marc Cheves, PS
NSPS Surveying USA at Worland, Wyoming
Wyoming surveyors celebrate the day and make GPS observations on a curious object.
By Rick Hudson, PS and Stanton Abell, PS
The Last Tower Standing—Taking Down the Louisiana Bilby
In a follow-up to our previous article, the tower is dismantled for its move to Indiana.
By Jerry K. Price, PS and C. Barton Crattie, PS, CFM
The Deadwood Datum
The Black Hills region of South Dakota was the scene of an 1880s USGS effort to establish control.
By Jerry Penry, PS
Footsteps: The New Packing Shed
This installment illustrates the wisdom of having a surveyor involved in all aspects of a project.
By Landon Blake, PS
Beyond the Boundary: Working With the Lending Industry
This installment examines one way to expand your practice.
By Jim Nadeau, PS
A Reckless Path of Destruction—The City of San Diego’s Campaign to Destroy Land Survey Monuments
A California surveyor details a case of stiff-necked stupidity and shortsightedness by city officials.
By Michael J. Pallamary, PS
The Future’s “Cloudy” (and that’s a good thing)
An examination of Topcon’s new cloud computing system.
By Don Talend
GIS: Just a Tool: Myth #1: GIS Cost Too Much Money to Get Into
A simple explanation of GIS fundamentals: the database, the mapping engine, and the linkage.
By Stephen C. Blaskey, PS
Vantage Point: The Navigational Brain
A personal look at geospatial awareness, and how much we depend on it.
By Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM