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  • 23 Oct 2014 3:25 PM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)

    The October 22 issue of NSPS News & Views is now available.  In this issue:

    • Lathrop Reports on TMAC Meeting
    • '60 Minutes' Features Surveying, Mapping
    • PA Geospatial Coordination Bill

  • 20 Oct 2014 1:47 PM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)

    PSLS is saddened to report that life member Larry Lutz passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.  We offer our condolences to family and friends. Mr. Lutz's obituary can be viewed here.

  • 16 Oct 2014 4:09 PM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)

    ASPRS is holding its Fall technical meeting on October 28.  Click here for more information.

  • 16 Oct 2014 4:08 PM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)

    PSLS members are invited to a joint meeting of NJPLS Central and Rolling Hills chapters.

    The topic is the NJDEP Green and Blue Acres Project.  Click here for details.


  • 09 Oct 2014 8:04 AM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)

    The October 8 issue of NSPS News & Views is now available.  In this issue:

    • Young Surveyors Webinar
    • USGS and 3DEP Partnerships
    • ALTA/ACSM Question: Modified ALTA Surveys

  • 07 Oct 2014 7:46 AM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)
    The PAFPM Annual Conference started on September 30, 2014 and PSLS was there. As an exhibitor at the event, PSLS took the opportunity to meet with Certified Floodplain Managers and learn what information they find valuable and what they hold in common with surveyors. Exhibiting at this conference is part of the society’s initiative to build relationships with complimentary professional organizations.


    L-R: Jonathan Tabas, PLS, Dan Distler, PAFPM Chairman, James Enders, Rich Sobota, & Terry Wilson pose for the camera at the PAFPM Conference. 

    L - R. Ed E Northrop, PLS, CFM, Kelly Lougee, PAFPM, Dan Distler, PAFPM Chairman, and Eric Jespersen, PSLS Associate Member

  • 02 Oct 2014 7:45 AM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)

    In this issue of NSPS News & Views:

    • Young Surveyors Webinar
    • Davis-Bacon Update
    • FAA Approves First Commercial UAV Operations


  • 25 Sep 2014 8:17 AM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)

    In the September 24 issue of News & Views:

    • Sen. Baldwin Introduces Digital Coast Act 
    • Nevada Gov. Sandoval Requests NSPS Help 
    • Congress Passes Funding Bill to Dec. 11

  • 23 Sep 2014 4:53 PM | Kate Sherman (Administrator)

    Topic: The Value of Effective Data Construction for Rural Communities
    When: Tuesday, October 14
    Time: 1:00 PM CDT
    Who: Thomas B Sanford, GIS Manager of Golden Triangle Planning and Development District & Scott L Trapolino, GISP, GIS Analyst, DeSoto County, MS

    Details Here

    Golden Triangle Planning and Development District is a regional organization which values the collection and application of geospatial data for use in local government operations, planning and development activities, and rural development. They have focused on the collection of base data such as streets, structure polygons, address points, and street-level photographs for the promotion of economic growth and development in Winston County, Mississippi. Such data collection has required a unique brand of ingenuity as local financial resources are extremely limited due to extreme poverty and while the benefits of using geospatial information technologies are generally agreed upon as a good idea, their true value was not necessarily realized until the area was struck by a massive EF-4 tornado on 28 April 2014. This webinar will focus on the value proposition for collecting and using geospatial data in rural communities, how geospatial technologies were applied in a life-saving manner immediately after the tornado struck, and their use to greatly enhance the filing of damage claims and aid the overall recovery effort.

  • 17 Sep 2014 3:36 PM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)

    In this issue of NSPS News & Views:

    • Countdown to Election Day
    • COFPAES/NSPS Promote Benefits of Professional Licensure
    • Deadline Approcahes for NOAA Hydrographic Services Advisory Panel Membership

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