Tuesday, October 16, 2007

In the latest issue of The American Surveyor

Point to Point: Of Agnew, Surveyors and Kickbacks
Joel Leininger's column discusses Spiro Agnew, vice president during Richard Nixon's term. Despised by liberals, Agnew showed one face to the public while he was taking kickbacks and bribes. He was eventually caught and went down.

Integrated Survey Engineering Key to South Hook LNG Terminal Project
A great story from Wales shows how one company used total stations, GPS and scanning to retrofit an existing pier for use as a liquid natural gas offloading terminal.

24/7 Structural Monitoring Keeps Detroit Lakes Roadway Reconstruction Steady
As land development winds down, surveyors will increasingly find their services needed to repair our nation's aging infrastructure. This story shows one such application.

Monument Memorials
Early GLO surveyors started a tradition of burying objects near the corners they set. Jerry Penry takes us on a fascinating tour of perpetuation techniques.

GIS? Show Me the Money!
A Texas surveyor shows how he is using GIS to make his business more efficient and profitable.

RTN101: NTRIP ­- The Essential RTN Interface (Part 10)
In his continuing series, Gavin Schrock explains the critical piece in making real time networks operate.

VantagePoint: More to Maps than Meets the Eye
Wendy Lathrop brings us up-to-date on FEMA mapping.