Table of Contents – The American Surveyor – Vol.10, No.5 2013

Editorial: Carlson’s 30th Anniversary
A look at the economy, the new issue, and a rare correction.
By Marc Cheves, PS
The World’s Oldest Instrument Manufacturer
Celebrating its 250th Anniversary, a German company positions itself for the future.
By Marc Cheves, PS
GIS Enhances Safety + Efficiency
A paper-based map system was the impetus for a giant Dow Corning factory in Michigan.
By Larry Trojak
Trails of the Mesoamericans in Lakkin Itza
A look at retracing the Trail of Tears, and mysterious mounds in Florida.
By Graham Huls, PS and Gary Rager, PS
Reconnaissance: ExpressMap—The End of Surveying?
This risk management/assessment tool from First American Title poses no new threat.
By Gary Kent, PS
Product Review: Carlson SurvPC and Supervisor
Our product reviewer takes an extensive look at this popular software and hardware. Shawn Billings, PS
By Shawn Billings, PS
Angle Points: The $15,000 Question
Defending sound survey practices against a ridiculous pincushion corner cost one client plenty.
By Michael J. Pallamary, PS
Footsteps: The Weight of Monument Placement
A look at how non-surveyors, fellow surveyors and the legal system look at property corners.
By Landon Blake, PS
The Curt Brown Chronicles: A Lasting Legacy
From 1965, Curt speaks to us about the coming importance of geodesy.
Compiled By Michael J. Pallamary, PS
Vantage Point: Haunted by the Past
Like zombies, old subdivisions and developments continue to affect our practices.
By Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM