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Fun and Games: November 17

November 17, 2008
Joke of the Week: Pass the Peanuts
Problem: Photogrammetry: Projection Procedures
Cool Link of the Week: CLICK: for LiDAR Information Coordination and Knowledge

Each week, we present a surveying problem for you to solve from "1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems" by Jan Van Sickle, PLS, some jokes, trivia or other amusing items and a cool link to brighten your day. If you have a joke or link you would like to share, please submit it to lyonsw@bnpmedia.com.

Have fun, and have a great week!



Joke of the Week: Pass the Peanuts

A tour-bus driver has a bus full of senior citizens. As he’s driving, the bus driver gets tapped on the shoulder by a little old lady. She offers him a handful of peanuts, which he gratefully eats.

After about 15 minutes, she taps him on his shoulder again, and she gives him another handful of peanuts. She repeats this gesture about five more times.

When she is about to hand him yet another batch of peanuts, the bus driver asks the little old lady why she doesn't eat them.

“We can't chew them because we've got no teeth,” she says.

So, the puzzled driver asks, “Then why do you buy them?”

The little old lady replies, “We just love the chocolate coating.”

Problem: Photogrammetry: Projection Procedures

A square figure is shown to illustrate the effects of six possible rectifier motions on the projection of a negative or stereomodel using the one-projector method. Which of the six lettered figures illustrates rotation about the y-axis?

(A) T
(B) Q
(C) R
(D) U

This is problem 61(8-42) from the new second edition of “1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS. Reprinted with permission from “1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (1997, 728 pp., Professional Publications Inc.). For details on this and other FLS exam-prep books, call 800/426-1178 or visit www.ppi2pass.com.

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Cool Link of the Week: CLICK: USGS Center for LiDAR Information Coordination and Knowledge

CLICK facilitates LiDAR remote sensing data access, user coordination and education for scientific needs. Here you can find out more about discrete-return LiDAR, see if publicly-available LiDAR is in your area of interest, ask and answer questions on the bulletin board and more. Find out more about USGS bare-earth derivatives from LiDAR and USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program’s collaboration with NASA and NPS to publish data acquired by the Experimental Advanced Airborne Research LiDAR (EAARL) system.

lidar.cr.usgs.gov