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

Guest Editorial: A Foot in the Past, An Eye to the Future
A 2,500+ mile road trip.
By Marc Cheves, PS

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The Terrestrial Goes Extraterrestrial
National Geographic Channel UFO investigators employ both scanning and surveying technology in their search for extraterrestrials.
By Don Talend

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Reaching the Unreachable
The requirement to provide a 3D AutoCAD model of the underpinnings of a 1922-vintage railroad trestle spurs innovation.
By Gail Garabedian

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The Longest Line
The 1800s-era transcontinental arc of triangulation became the largest trigonometrical figure that had ever been measured on the globe.
By Albert “Skip” Theberge, Jr.

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Technology Edge Streamlines Giant Concrete Pour
The 4,150-cubic yard continuous pour for the new Seacoast Hotel in San Diego required the use of 400 concrete trucks and precise positioning.
By Vicki Speed

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Product Review: NavCom LAND-PAK
To differentiate itself from the pack, this full-featured GNSS receiver includes RTK Extend and StarFire correction service.
By Shawn Billings, PS

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GIS: Just a Tool: Myth #3: Getting Current Job Data on a Map is Too Difficult
To differentiate itself from the pack, this full-featured GNSS receiver includes RTK Extend and StarFire correction service.
By Stephen C. Blaskey, PS

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Vantage Point: Something Borrowed
The process of selling mortgages has our government affairs expert asking if public notice is being obfuscated, if not obliterated.
By Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM

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Footsteps: Interior Board of Land Appeals 388 (IBLA 2010-152 Hillstrom)
As this case illustrates, holding the position of a PLSS corner without a direct link to the original corner or its accessories carries with it certain risks.
By Landon Blake, PS

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Record Title—Part 1, Foundations
A detailed look at how our society relies primarily on recorded instruments in determining real property rights and responsibilities.
By Chuck Karayan, PS

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