Table of Contents – The American Surveyor – Vol.10, No.11 2013

Editorial:
People are Looking Up
By Marc Cheves, PS

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Mapping Tree Footprints
Applying technology in the search for the largest, oldest, and most unique trees in the world.
By Christopher Bahr

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The Land Locator
Another in our series addressing the tendency of surveyors to use proration rather than evidence.
By Chad Erickson, PS, and Linda Erickson

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OPUS-Projects
Courtesy of NGS, the next revolution in GPS: Another marvelous—and free—tool.
By Mark Silver

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Precision Measurement at Track & Field Competitions
A surveyor uses customized equipment and software to speed up the events.
By Richard Ries

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Scanning New Horizons
A state-of-the-art facility at Nicholls State University in Louisiana benefits from donations.
Gordon M. Wilson

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Footsteps: Best Practices for Very Large Boundary Surveys
This installment addresses how to deal with distortions in distance.
By Landon Blake, PS

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Leveling a Nation
In 1877, a line of levels of “utmost precision” was begun westward along the 39th Parallel. Albert “Skip” Theberge
By Albert “Skip” Theberge

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Feedback

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Vantage Point: Fire and Rain
Fires and floods are periodic and foreseeable conditions, not Acts of God.
By Wendy Lathrop, PS

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