Table of Contents – The American Surveyor – Vol.10, No.9 2013

Guest Editorial: Our Value to Society
Technology is impacting our profession, as is our inability to charge for the value of our work.
By Gary Jeffress, Ph.D., PS
Angle Points: Rules of Research and Evidence Evaluation for Conducting a Boundary Survey
One of the most important aspects of determining a property line is the acquisition and analysis of evidence.
By Michael J. Pallamary, PS
Ground versus Grid: Low Distortion Projections—Part 1
A method for having inverses between geo-referenced coordinates match distances on the ground.
By Shawn Billings, PS
The American Theodolite
An account of the failed attempt to produce a domestic opto-mechanical instrument.
By Jerry Penry, PS & David Lee Ingram, PS
The Dawn of A New Day…Part 1
The impact of Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 on surveyors and communities.
By Terri L Turner, AICP, CFM
LiDAR Hits the Rails
Adding to the list of scanning uses is a Wisconsin project for rail line clearance.
By Larry Trojak
The Curt Brown Chronicles: Notes on Swamp Lands, Navigable Streams, and Lakes
From 1960 and 1968, Curt speaks to us about various riparian issues.
Compiled by Michael J. Pallamary, PS
Vantage Point: Persistence
There is an immense difference between single-mindedness and informed perseverance.
By Wendy Lathrop, PS
Vantage Point: Persistence
Railroad handcars were used extensively by early day C&GS leveling crews. Albert “Skip” Theberge
By Albert “Skip” Theberge
Footsteps: Measurement Isn’t Dead Yet
A well-reasoned response to the measurements versus evidence controversy.
By Landon Blake, PS