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

A Perfect Storm
By Marc Cheves, PS
Book Review: Modernizing American Land Records: Order upon Chaos
Five surveyors review this new book from Esri Press.
Reviewed by Authors
Vantage Point: Unseating Mineral Claims
"Title washing" in Pennsylvania as it relates to oil, gas, and minerals, and also how it affects a FEMA Mitigation Policy.
By Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM
The Curt Brown Chronicles: Tie Points—1961
The usual objections to improperly set tie points come from surveyors with private records; they know when something is wrong.
Compiled by Michael J. Pallamary, PS
HP35s Calculator, a Field Surveyor’s Companion: Part 3—Traverse
In 1688, John Love already understood how the programmable calculator could become a positive augmentation of our individual professional knowledge.
By Jason E. Foose, PS
Monumental Challenge—Ben Kacyra’s Remarkable Perseverance
In the United States, one name is associated with the invention of laser scanning as we know it.
By Marc Cheves, PS
The Fox is Guarding the Hen House, and the Inmates are Running the Asylum
Does the proposed redefinition of land surveying remove the requirement for boundary surveying experience?
By Chad & Linda Erickson
Civil Engineer Places Two-Million Dollar Home on Wrong Lot
This was not land surveying.
By Michael J. Pallamary, PS
The Artillery Surveyors in WWII—Africa and Europe
Part 1 of 3: In Advance of the Infantry.
By Albert “skip” Theberge
Putting a Face on the Country
Visible from space, this art project on our National Mall in D.C. benefits from RTK.
By Larry Trojak