Table of Contents – The American Surveyor – Vol.10, No.4 2013

Editorial: Various & Sundry
A look at the economy, the new issue, and a rare correction.
By Marc Cheves, PS
Google Earth Goes Mobile
Yet another useful app from Metzger & Willis, this time one that allows field personnel to use a tablet to instantly communicate with the office.
By Nancy O. Metzger, PE and Thomas G. Davis, PhD, PE, PS
When Inches Count
A Virgina surveyor uses a Nikon total station for the annual Gage Edwards Memorial Foundation charity truck and tractor pull.
By John Hiatt
Tracer Triangulation
A look back at the use of tracer bullets to establish a vertical line of light to which multiple theodolites could make a simultaneous sighting.
By Jerry Penry, PS
The New Science of Chaos and its Application to Surveying
Continuing with his examination of proration to establish corners, the author uses several metaphors to make his points.
By Chad Erickson, PS and Linda Erickson
Powerhouse Software: A Review of MicroSurvey embeddedCAD
A detailed look at this popular Canadian-developed software.
By Robert Galvin
Footsteps: A Review of Nicoll vs. Rudnick
Primarily a water rights case, it also has interesting lessons about land subdivision and the way that rights can “attach” to land.
By Landon Blake, PS
The Curt Brown Chronicles—The Writing Process
From 1957, a review of Brown’s seminal work, Boundary Control and Legal Principles.
By Michael J. Pallamary, PS
Vantage Point: The Business of Ethics
Comments about treating employees equally, and also the ethics involved in handling clients and new flood information.
By Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM

Angle Points: The Unwinding of the Cadastral Fabric
A look at monument destruction across our country.
By Michael J. Pallamary, PS