- Editor's Desk: Ahead of the Globalization Curve by Tom Gibson, PE
- Out of Plumb by Chase Perryman
Giving surveyors something to laugh about!
- Letters to the Editor
- Feature: Following Hoof Prints
Retracing a historical route in Australia gives students a lesson in GPS and old surveying techniques while producing useful data.
- Feature: Confirm the Solstice by Stephanie Rummel
Discovery of an ancient astronomical instrument in Germany led to building a unique visitors' center.
- Feature: Out with Paper by Karen Richardson
In New Zealand, a new electronic cadastral system makes it easier to log and access surveying and land title information.
- Feature: Put to the Test by Dana Trethewy
Comparing various grades of GPS receivers shows that while the survey variety is clearly more accurate, mapping units have their place in GIS.
- Feature: Underwater Data Under Control by Karen Cove, MS and Frederic Lavoie
A new system helps organizations such as the Canadian Hydrographic Service manage bathymetric data so they can present it to diverse clients in customized forms.
- 3D Scanning: Gettng Easier, Part 2 by Geoff Jacobs
The series continues with In the Office.
- Guest Editorial: Fixing the Survey/GIS/Photogrammetry Conflict in Oregon
- History Corner: What Powers Did the Draughtsman Have? by Joe Knetsch, Ph.D.
The stories of Irwin v. Nunes and Myrn Clay hold lessons for today's surveyors.
- Weathering the Storm: Customer Service is Key by Doug Drummond
Topcon's support specialists help their company survive and thrive.
- Surveying the Capitol: The Fight Continues for Abandoned Railroad Monumentation by Laurence Socci
ACSM's battle has found some supporters in the halls of Congress.
- Aerial Perspective: Paradigm Shift in Mobile Mapping Technology by Joe Hutton
- Business Angle: Freebies by Jeff Salmon, Editor
In our continuing effort to bring relief to the beleaguered survey business, we offer these economincal resources to help cut costs and improve business.
- Rules of the Game: Aldisert's Rules by Donald A. Wilson, LLS, PLS, RPF, Land Boundary Consultant
Continuing in Part 4 of the series, Logic and the Law.
- Stories from the "E"-Files: T'Boy's Great Adventure by Stephen Estopinal, PE, PLS
E for Experience
- The Next Generation: The Debate on Education vs Experience by Ashley Rose-Nalin
How much of each is best? A vew of a land surveyor in training.
- Gigglebytes: The Ax Murderer by Rocky Castleberry
- Northern Lights: Cadastral Evolution in British Columbia, Part 2 by Jeff Beddoes, BCLS, CLS and Brent Taylor, BCLS, CLS
Part one of this series detailed the background of British Columbia's cadastral evolution. This part discusses its present and future.
- Intersect: Do Hard Times Call for Hard Sell? by Janet Jackson, GISP and Randy Rambeau, Sr., PLS
2 Professionals, 2 Opinions, 2 Points of View.
- People, Products, Places
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