Table of Contents – The American Surveyor – Vol.12, No.1 2015

Editorial:
The End of Topo?
By Marc Cheves, PS

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FieldTech
A look at several recently introduced products.
Reviewed by Amerisurv Staff

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Angle Points: Chats and Chardonnay
A wine named after a famous early-day surveyor.
By Michael J. Pallamary, PS

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The Curt Brown Chronicles: Engineers and Surveying
From 1957, Curt explains what happens when engineers practice their ignorance of surveying on the general public.
Compiled by Michael J. Pallamary, PS

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Vantage Point: Business Lessons from an Ailing City
Parallels are drawn between the sad history of Atlantic City and running a small surveying business.
By Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM

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HP35s Calculator, a Field Surveyor’s Companion: Part 4—Inverse
The term “inverse” is derived from the geodetic component of surveying, which involves spherical geometry.
By Jason E. Foose, PS

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Recent Activities at the National Geodetic Survey
In this first of four parts, the authors discuss the 10-Year Plan, OPUS, and CORS.
By Dru Smith, Gerald Mader, and Giovanni Sella

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Product Review: Triumph-LS
Our expert takes an in-depth look at the latest flagship product from JAVAD GNSS.
By Shawn Billings, PS

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Building a Client Base—or GIS: If you Can’t Beat ’em, Join ’em
The authors have developed a hybrid teaser product that educates the public and often leads to real surveying.
By Chad & Linda Erickson

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The Artillery Surveyors in WWII—Africa and Europe
Part 2 of 3: Quite Different From Coast & Geodetic Survey Work.
By Albert “skip” Theberge

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FeedBack
Thoughts From Our Readers
Written by Letters to the Editor

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High-Tech Railway Monitoring Helps Save $13 Million
A critical monitoring project in St. Paul is made possible by 250 trackmounted prisms and two optical monitoring sensors.
By Angus Stocking, PS

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