Table of Contents – The American Surveyor – Vol.12, No.8 2015

Guest Editorial:
The March of Progress?
By Michael J. Pallamary, PS
The Curt Brown Chronicles: What Should be the Education for Land Surveying?
Excerpts from the Fourth National Surveying Teachers Conference in 1957.
Compiled By Michael J. Pallamary, PS
Test Yourself: A Horizontal and Vertical Curve
A two-installment return of our popular surveying problem department.
By Dr. Richard L. Elgin, PS, PE
Revisiting Cooley
With the nationwide epidemic of mindless button pushing, it’s time to get back to the basics.
By Michael J. Pallamary, PS
A Decade of Dedicated Mobile LiDAR
An industry veteran recounts how the DARPA Grand Challenge in 2005 ignited mobile mapping..
By Brent Gelhar
Setting the Pace in Regensburg
The Bavarian region of Germany has traded surveying in favor of mapping from the comfort of a vehicle.
By Gordon Wilson
Soldier/Surveyor Henry B. Looker
A fascinating account of a West Point dropout who went on to distinguish himself militarily and transform surveying in our nation’s Capital.
By Chas Langelan, PS
Fixing the Straight & Narrow
GNSS-based machine control helps Carolina Environmental Contracting take streams in a whole new direction.
By Larry Trojak
The Final Voyage—Part 2
"…this was the first little hint that all was not right with the steering system."
By Eric Stahlke, PS
Vantage Point: Writing Under Pressure
Sound advice for those times when you have to write something without a lot of time.
By Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM