Table of Contents – The American Surveyor – Vol.9, No.8 2012

Guest Editorial: The Education Problem
A new contributing writer provides his thoughts on education for surveyors.
By Mike Pallamary, PS, and Marc Cheves, PS
Military Surveying in Afghanistan
The Ohio National Guard sends the 290th Engineer Detachment to provide surveying and mapping support for engineering design projects.
By SFC Robert J. Salladay
A Superior Effort
Engineering firm teams GPS with hydrographic equipment to map out the Duluth-Superior Harbor bottom for remediation and restoration.
By Larry Trojak
The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act and the Surveyor
The latest regulations pertaining to the improvement of flood maps and mapping, and how they affect the surveyor.
By C. Barton Crattie, PS, CFM, and Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM
Measuring the Big Wet
In response to record-breaking floods, community involvement in marking flood extents left a legacy of high-quality data.
By John Clucas
Hexagon 2012—Thinking Forward
The LiDAR Magazine editor learns that in the end, it’s all about solving 3D problems.
By Gene Roe, PhD, PE, PS
GIS: Just a Tool: Myth #2: Building a GIS System Takes Too Long
The magic lies in how the implementation of a database alters the way business is handled.
By Stephen C. Blaskey, PS
Beyond the Boundary: Municipalities and Clients, You are the Guide
The second installment examines surveyor involvement in submissions to municipalities. Jim Nadeau, PS
By Jim Nadeau, PS