Table of Contents – The American Surveyor – Vol.14, No12 2017

Thought Leader: Licensure and Professionalism in Eastern Europe
Romanian surveyors: “Intelligent technical solutions to ensure safer and more valuable property for the benefit of society.”
By Robert W. Foster, PS, PE
Decided Guidance: Bryant v. Blevins Part 3 -The Dissenting Opinion
Dissent is part of the Court’s function. Arguing opposing principles puts the “just” in the justice.
By Jason E. Foose, PS
Vantage Point: More Questions than Answers
Business advice: Become familiar with flood regulations to be the best resource possible.
By Wendy Lathrop, PS, CFM
Avoiding Excavation Damage with Reliable Location Data
With this new GNSS solution, it can be ensured that aboveground operations will deliver safe, efficient and effective underground excavations.
By Eric van Rees
Survey Valley
This aptly-named valley in the Sand Hills was another area where fraudulent PLSS surveys occurred.
By Jerry Penry, PS
The Hills’ Have Eyes
For southern Utah’s Desert Hills Construction, GNSS technology continues to gain in importance and use.
By Larry Trojak
Dedication of "Final Point" Monument Honoring the Late Jas Arnold
Honoring the Late Jas Arnold Joining an illustrious group of Land Surveyors who have been recognized for their contributions to surveying.
By Michael J. Pallamary, PS
Test Yourself 47: Angle Agony
In quadrilateral ABCD perpendicular diagonals AC and BD intersect at E. F is the midpoint of AB and G is the midpoint of CD. A circle with center at Q and diameter HJ passing through E, F, and G is tangent to AB at F and tangent to CD at G. If FG = 379.935′, what is HJ?
By Dave Lindell, PS
Reconnaissance: Reflections on One October
Tom Petty and Land Title Surveys. The rest of us need to grow a backbone and quit cowering before the attorneys.
By Gary Kent, PS