Table of Contents – The American Surveyor – Vol.10, No.1 2013

Editorial: The New Normal
The editor discusses the past four years and the next four years.
By Marc Cheves, PS
Monitoring: A Fast-Growing Discipline
Monitoring is playing a key role for a retrofit that retains existing façades of some of the most expensive real estate in the world.
By Christopher Gill
Don’t Forget That Flood Certification
The administrator of a Georgia planning and development department provides key advice for both homeowners and surveyors.
By Terri L Turner, AICP, CFM
The Tepusquet Boundary Survey–Part 2
In this installment, a California surveyor provides the rest of the story: the boundary determination.
By Justin Height, PS
Beyond the Boundary: A Strong Foundation
A successful project—one without cost overruns—often depends on the ability of the surveyor to provide accurate, up-to-date information.
By Jim Nadeau, PS
Footsteps: Avienda San Juan Partnership vs. the City of San Clemente
This installment discusses zoning issues that affect both public and private surveyors.
By Landon Blake, PS
GIS: Just a Tool: Myth #4: Getting Historic Surveying Information into a GIS Takes Too Long
In the final installment, the author dispels another myth and shows more ways to use a GIS.
By Stephen C. Blaskey, PS
Record Title—Part 3–Chain-Of-Title Problems
In the final installment, the author shows that real property ownership is the union of right, title, and interest therein.
By Chuck Karayan, PS
Geospatially Measuring & Modeling an Israeli Archeology Site Nearly 2,500 Years Old
Technology is used to map a site where the Bible says Samson slew 1,000 Philistines with a jawbone of a donkey.
By Danial L. Perry, PS, MBA
Vantage Point: Zoned Out
An examination of a city that has no zoning, and a city where the zoning is perhaps too restrictive.
By Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM