Table of Contents – The American Surveyor – Vol.11, No.6 2014

Monitoring Progress
By Marc Cheves, PS
Field Tech
Surveying Technology Essentials
Written & Compiled by Marc Cheves, PS
Digital Heritage: Using Technology to Build Heritage Advocacy
“There are times when it seems as if the national parks have never been more passé than in the age of the iPhone.”
By Justin Barton
Reconnaissance: The Surveyor’s Roles & Responsibilities
Ensuring the American Dream, Part 2.
By Gary Kent, PS
Vantage Point: The Latest “R” Word
The latest word to be used nearly to fanaticism is “resiliency,” particularly in relation to the aftermath of flooding events.
By Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM
The Curt Brown Chronicles: What Should Be the Education for Land Surveying?
From 1957, Curt informs us that to be a professional certain requisites are often present….
Compiled by Michael J. Pallamary, PS
FEMA Follies
Tales of corruption, malfeasance and the waste of tax dollars are the subject of this report.
By Michael J. Pallamary, PS
Claim Jumping Surveyors Meet the Drop Kickers— Part 3
The more we know of the metes and bounds states the more we will understand the future of PLSS states.
By Chad & Linda Erickson
Thoughts From Our Readers
Written by Letters to the Editor
Digging into Archaeology
Technology and PDA-driven software alleviate many of the tedious aspects of a dig.
By Carl Morton
Wooden Towers
The days of wooden observation towers came to an end with the advent of the Bilby tower.
By Albert “Skip” Theberge
Things I’ve Learned: Humble Observations from a Life in Practice
A Tennessee surveyor distills decades of surveying and life.
By C. Barton Crattie, LS, CFM