Table of Contents – The American Surveyor – Vol.12, No.2 2015

The Fire Alarm
By Marc Cheves, PS
Vantage Point: Introducing TMAC-2
Our FEMA expert provides a surveyor’s voice on the newest Technical Mapping Advisory Council.
By Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM
The Curt Brown Chronicles: The Challenging Future for the Land Surveyor
From 1964, Curt reminds us that the fundamentals components of the profession merit consideration and attention.
Compiled by Michael J. Pallamary, PS
HP35s Calculator, a Field Surveyor’s Companion
Part 5—Inverse to a Line or Perpendicular Offset This installment is a great tool for evaluating lines and offsets..
By Jason E. Foose, PS
Moving London Safely Forward
Home to the world’s first underground railway, monitoring is de rigeur for an ambitious retrofit to this iconic building.
By Natalie Binder
Recent Activities at the National Geodetic Survey—Part 2 of 4
In this installment, the authors discuss GRAV-D, GEOID models and Geoid Slope Validation Surveys.
By Dr. Dru Smith, Dr. Daniel R. Roman, and Monica Youngman
The Pole of Inaccessability
In an interesting use of a handheld, the author locates the point in North America farthest from any coastline.
By Jerry Penry, PS
Use of Total Station Spawns Improvements in Salmon Monitoring Program
Using technology to monitor, measure and document changes in habitat for an endangered species.
By Larry Trojak
The Artillery Surveyors in WWII—Africa and Europe
Part 3 of 3: Survey Officers.
By Albert “skip” Theberge
Thoughts From Our Readers
Written by Letters to the Editor
100 Years Too Late?
Another 1870s photo prompts a Wyoming surveyor to see what the remote area looks like today.
By Bill Chupka, PS