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  • 30 Oct 2014 8:36 AM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)

    NSPS has announced its 2015 Student Competition.  There are changes in this year's competition which allow a wider variety of students to participate. The announcement is below.

    Greetings everyone:

    First and foremost: Please note that there will be two separated judging brackets this year. One for students in Associates Degree Programs and one for students in Baccalaureate Degree Programs. This is a new proposal by the NSPS Education Committee and it is hoped that it will encourage more schools with Associates Degree Programs to get involved in this program!

    Attached please find the Instructions and Information regarding the 2015 NSPS Student Competition. With winter approaching we decided that a project that required the searching for boundary evidence might run into complications so this year’s project will revolve around the relative and absolute errors associated with different topographic mapping methods and systems. As in previous years participants will have an opportunity to design their own technically appropriate approach to the problem at hand. Detailed Paper, Poster and Oral Presentation Rubrics will be out by November 15, 2014 and will be similar to those used over the past several years.

    The National Society of Professional Surveyors is holding their Fall meetings in Overland Kansas later this week. At that time we will narrow the options for venues and dates. Our goal is to choose a location that is not difficult to get to (read: relatively inexpensive) and to choose dates as close to mid-late march as possible. We are also committed to finding a conference venue that will provide participants with a full conference experience of seminars, networking, banquets and exhibits. As soon as that information is in place everyone will be notified.

    Please let me know if you have any questions, and good luck!

    A. Richard Vannozzi, PLS

  • 29 Oct 2014 4:27 PM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)

    The October 29 issue of NSPS News & Views is now available.  in this issue:

    • NSPS 2014 Fall Business Meeting
    • NSPS PAC Announces Candidate Support
    • Kentucky Licensing Board  - Surveyor vs. GIS

  • 29 Oct 2014 4:08 PM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)
    The Westmoreland Conservation District will host the following Center for Watershed Protection Webcast on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, from 1:00 - 3:00 PM

    Retrofitting Existing Stormwater Ponds and Basins

    This webcast will address different approaches to retrofitting older stormwater infrastructure, including older detention basins and ponds. It also will highlight a systematic and effective way to inventory existing practices, develop concept plans, prioritize retrofits based on pollutant removal, cost, and other factors, and construct the retrofits.

    To register, visit

    Please note that the webcasts are hosted at the J. Roy Houston Conservation Center, 218 Donohoe Rd., Greensburg.

  • 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

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