Table of Contents – The American Surveyor – Vol.14, No6 2017

Thought Leader: Preparing Surveyors for the Future
The preparation of every surveyor eventually comes to a moment of truth—will they voluntarily accept personal responsibility.
By Lee Lovell, PS
Decided Guidance – Part 2: The Concurring Opinion
The affirming Justice did hardcore retracement analysis to arrive at his opinion.
By Jason E. Foose, PS
A New Model For Surveyors
As BIM moves into more projects it brings important opportunities and challenges for surveyors.
By Ron Bisio
Surveying & Mapping Industry Economics – Part 4: State of Recovery
Continuing with our series on the business of surveying, this installment examines where we are.
By Lee Lovell, PS
Whale Watching – Using a Total Station to Track Marine Mammals at Sea
Unlike previous methods which are expensive and disturb the animals, this method is land-based.
By Heather Smith, Ph.D
Installing David Rittenhouse’s Transit Telescope
Our colonial instrument expert takes a look at an important telescope bracket used in Philadelphia.
By Jeff Lock
The Longest Footbridge in the World
A Guinness World Record located in Keenesburg, Colorado where visitors stroll high above the animals.
By Edgar T. Bristow, PS, Esq
Test Yourself 42: Hint—Harmonic Conjugates
Exercising geometry and trigonometry skills.
By Dave Lindell, PS
Vantage Point: What We Don’t Plan For
Whether focused on boundaries or construction, water affects our work – and our daily lives.
By Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM