Table of Contents – The American Surveyor – Vol.13, No1 2016

Thought Leader: How Good is Good Enough?
A comparison between boundary surveyors and cadastral surveyors.
By Robert W. Foster, PS, PE

114kb
Survey Locales
What to do when a 1,000 lb. grizzly comes charging out of the bush.
By Daryl Moistner

2,014kb
Vantage Point: Bridging the Digital (Flood Data) Divide
An update on the activities of the Technical Mapping Advisory Council to FEMA.
By Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM

184kb
The Curt Brown Chronicles: The Challenging Future for the Land Surveyor
Curt discusses open vs. closed book examinations, and also exam scope.
Compiled by Michael J. Pallamary, PS

77kb
Firestorms & the Surveyor
Devastating fires last summer struck close to home, but revealed previously-unfound evidence.
By Chad & Linda Erickson

3,770kb
Risky Business
Adding GNSS gives a Canadian firm confidence in horizontal directional drilling operations.
By Larry Trojak

4,797kb
Denali (Mount McKinley) Elevation Campaign
This installment provides details about the survey work.
By David Maune And Blaine Horner

597kb
Rendezvous 2015: Surveyors of the Salish Sea and an International Boundary
The event taught participants everything about the surveys of the northwest corner of our country.”
By C. Barton Crattie, LS, CFM

7,853b
The Final Voyage-Part 6
Modern computer infrastructure is for cities, not the Alaskan bush.”
By Eric Stahlke, PS

4,977
HP35s Calculator: Linear Equations and a Land Development Scenario
Applying a powerful calculator capability to determine how many lots are possible.
By Jason E. Foose, PS

121
Test Yourself 25: Unusual Curve Formulae
Exercising geometry and trigonometry skills.
By Dave Lindell, PS

383b
FeedBack
Erickson’s Letter to Arizona Board
By Various

49kb
Smoots and Anchors
Examining alternate units of measurement, one old, one invented by a child.
By Michael J. Pallamary, PS

207kb