Table of Contents – The American Surveyor – Vol.14, No8 2017

Thought Leader: What’s Old–What’s New
Young tech-savvy surveyors will adapt as we once did with computers and GPS.
By Robert W. Foster, PS, PE,
Decided Guidance: Applying Our Knowledge
"Over staking" existing monuments is a sub-professional act when performed by any surveyor.
By Jason E. Foose, PS
Book Review: Patrick Chura’s Thoreau The Land Surveyor
Just in time for this year’s Rendezvous, a look at Thoreau’s life as a surveyor.
By Patrick Garner
Pre-Construction Plan Helps Build Winery Visitor Center
Software provides cut-fill, elevations, and slope for Stag’s Leap Winery expansion in California.
By Jeff Winke
Product Review: JAVAD Triumph-LS Rover – A Technical Review, Part 1
A Massachusetts surveyor puts the unit through an exhaustive trial. Part 2 will cover the software.
By Patrick Garner
Rising Performance
A Romanian airport project proves that investing in new tools and expertise makes it easier to attract new business.
By Erik Dahlberg
Surveying & Mapping Industry Economics: Improving the Chances of Success
This installment shows how measurement error theory can be applied to assess risk when operating a business.
By Lee Lovell, PS
Vantage Point: Headlines That Make Surveyors Great Conversationalists
Headlines provide us with opportunities to show how wideranging surveyors’ knowledge is.
By Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM