Table of Contents – The American Surveyor – Vol.14, No4 2017

Thought Leader: Facts are Facts
In keeping with this strange political season, Bob examines the concept of alternative facts as they apply to surveying.
By Robert W. Foster, PE, PS
Decided Guidance: Chum, Sockeye, King, Coho, Pinky, Some Case Law, and an Old Friend from Michigan
An examination of an Alaskan case that shows that precedence is just as important up North as it is in the lower 48.
By Jason E. Foose, PS
Whole Trees
A lightweight, low-cost sensor from Optech enables cost-efficient, sustainable structural systems for commercial and residential buildings by using whole trees.
By Mitch Caya
Automated Modeling – Smart, Fast, Flexible
New processing tools from Trimble save time and improve quality on scanning and imaging projects.
By Ron Bisio
Bona Fide Rights at the Bridge to Nowhere
A BLM cadastral surveyor with 38 year’s experience details a fascinating dependent resurvey in extremely rugged terrain in California.
By Gregory J. Aten, PS
In Memoriam: The Most Excellent Life of Charles "Charlie" Glover
NGS surveyors, many with Coast & Geodetic experience, and others detail the marvelous life of a legendary geodetic surveyor.
By Various Contributors
Test Yourself 40: Find the Area
Exercising geometry and trigonometry skills.
By Richard L. Elgin, PS, PE
Vantage Point: Being a Good 3-D Neighbor
Perhaps we should be more aware of the three dimensions to any real property interest.
By Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM