Table of Contents – The American Surveyor – Vol.13, No3 2016

Thought Leader: The Back Story
A former NSPS president provides the history of how we got to where we are with NCEES.
By John Stock, PS, CFM
Survey Locales
My favorite location to work… the Aleutian Archipelago.
By Daryl Moistner
Report on NCEES Symposium
The January meeting addressed the decline in applicants for the land surveying exam and the future of surveying..
By Michael J. Pallamary, PS
The Curt Brown Chronicles: The Feasibility of a Technology Program in Surveying and Mapping
From 1965, Curt and Ken Curtis opine about surveyor education within the United States.
By Michael J. Pallamary, PS
"Lost" & Found in the Wy’East Country
Eastern Oregon is the site of the retracement of an 1860 GLO survey as a seasoned surveyor discovers the true footsteps.
By Chuck Whitten, PS
"At the Corner Point…"
When it comes to law and procedures, anyone having a set of black and white rules is foolish and dangerous.
By Dennis J. Mouland, PS
The Final Voyage—Part 7
The sixty townships to be surveyed stretched along a thousand miles of the Koyukuk and Yukon Rivers.
By Eric Stahlke, PS
"I’ll Never Forget That"
A 98-year-old surveyor provides recollections from 50 years in the field. Mary Jo Wagner
By Mary Jo Wagner
Preserving the Profession
By Various
Test Yourself 29: Prove It – Geometry v. Trigonometry
Exercising geometry and trigonometry skills.
By Dr. Richard L. Elgin, PS, PE
Vantage Point: Bad Decisions
When the courts get it wrong: Convoluted cases involving access to landlocked parcels.
By Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM