Table of Contents – The American Surveyor – Vol.13, No11 2016

From the Editor: Please, Not Another Boom
It is hoped the recent election will create more work for a beleaguered profession.
By Marc S. Cheves, PS
Decided Guidance: Discovering a Plat on the Ground
If your survey is creating a problem that did not exist between neighbors, perhaps your survey is the problem.
By Jason E. Foose, PS
The Mount Soledad Cross
This iconic landmark in San Diego has had a tempestuous and divisive history.
Compiled By Michael J. Pallamary, PS
The Short Cut Method
Nebraska surveyor Robert Harvey discovered how the GLO reduced its workload.
By Jerry Penry, PS
Rapid Data for Rapid Transit
For rail surveying, trolley technology provides more and better data.
By Erik Dahlberg
Our Own Worst Enemy
By Various
Test Yourself 37: Box Corner
Exercising geometry and trigonometry skills.
By Dave Lindell, PS
Vantage Point: Playing the Game of Risk
How can we express risk to those who prefer to close their eyes and ears to it?
By Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM
On the Level with NSPS: Keep Up the Pace…
If you are a professional surveyor, it should be a given that you belong to and support your local surveying society.
By J. Anthony Cavell, PS