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
Survey Locales
What to do when a 1,000 lb. grizzly comes charging out of the bush.
By Daryl Moistner
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
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
Firestorms & the Surveyor
Devastating fires last summer struck close to home, but revealed previously-unfound evidence.
By Chad & Linda Erickson
Risky Business
Adding GNSS gives a Canadian firm confidence in horizontal directional drilling operations.
By Larry Trojak
Denali (Mount McKinley) Elevation Campaign
This installment provides details about the survey work.
By David Maune And Blaine Horner
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
The Final Voyage-Part 6
Modern computer infrastructure is for cities, not the Alaskan bush.”
By Eric Stahlke, PS
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
Test Yourself 25: Unusual Curve Formulae
Exercising geometry and trigonometry skills.
By Dave Lindell, PS
Erickson’s Letter to Arizona Board
By Various
Smoots and Anchors
Examining alternate units of measurement, one old, one invented by a child.
By Michael J. Pallamary, PS