Table of Contents – The American Surveyor – Vol.13, No8 2016

Thought Leader: NCEES Forum on the Future of Surveying
Our correspondent details the June meeting in Baton Rouge.
By J. Anthony Cavell, PS, CFEDS
The Gold Tree
Searching for a tree rumored to be near buried gold bars from a coach carrying Black Hills treasure.
By Jerry Penry, PS
Catching the Right Train
How an Italian surveyor unexpectedly entered the business of railway maintenance surveying.
By Fulvio Bernardini
C&GS Surveyor Lt. Charles Pierce: The California Coast 1932–33
The NOAA historian discusses the days when surveying was really tough.
By Albert "skip" Theberge
The Final Voyage—Part 12
The final installment of our Alaskan surveying series.
By Eric Stahlke, PS
EDM Without Reflectors
A Dutch professor explains the accuracies and errors derived from different surfaces.
By Dr. Mathias Lemmens
Angle Points:
A Surveying Crossword Puzzle
By Michael J. Pallamary, PS
Test Yourself 34: Angles, Angles, Angle
Exercising geometry and trigonometry skills.
By Dave Lindell, PS
The Curt Brown Chronicles: Line Trees
Section lines of the U. S. sectionalized land system
By Michael J. Pallamary, PS
Vantage Point: Pop-Ups and Zoning
Examining a temporary use of a space, possibly consistent with zoning but possibly not.
By Wendy Lathrop, LS, CFM