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  • 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

  • 12 Sep 2014 2:46 PM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)
    PSLS President Adam Crews spoke at PSU WB students on September 11 about the importance of being a member of, and being active in professional associations.  


    PSU Wilkes-Barre is home to the Penn State Student Chapter of PSLS.



  • 11 Sep 2014 10:06 AM | Kate Sherman (Administrator)
    PSLS extends sincere condolences to the family of Warren F. Gift, 79, Fleetwood, Pa., who passed away September 5. Warren was a Life member who had been part of the PSLS family for 30 years, and he belonged to the Reading Chapter. He is survived by his wife, Jean, of 57 years; two sons, Joel and Christopher; and two grandsons, Leighton and Riley. Funeral services were scheduled for September 11 at 10 a.m., at Walbert Funeral Home & Cremation Services, P.C., 14390 Kutztown Road, Fleetwood, - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/readingeagle/obituary.aspx?pid=172382042#sthash.CMC68SlH.dpuf.

  • 11 Sep 2014 9:52 AM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)

    In the September 10 issue of NSPS News & Views:

    • NSPS and Spatial Media Announce CST Program Cooperation
    • NSPS members urged to contribute to the NSPS PAC 
    • House passes tsunami bill, includes coastal mapping 

  • 09 Sep 2014 8:21 AM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)
    On behalf of the surveyors in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, PSLS has worked diligently over the past two years to ensure surveyor’s interests are adequately represented with regard to geospatial issues. One example of this is the Geospatial Committee’s successful lobbying to modify proposed legislation creating the State Geospatial Coordinating Board to ensure it contains a surveyor as a voting member. 

    This legislation, Senate Bill 771, passed through the Senate and has passed first and second consideration in the House. It currently awaits third and final consideration in the House of Representatives. There are only a few session days left this year and should this bill not be passed we may have to repeat our efforts in the next legislative session. 

    We are asking you to contact your representative’s office by email or phone before September 12 asking them to: 

    "Please ask House leadership to allow Senate Bill 771, forming the State Geospatial Coordinating Board, to come to the floor for third consideration."

    If you have a connection to or live in the 28th Legislative District of House Majority Leader Rep. Mike Turzai, it is especially important to urge him to bring SB 771 to the floor.

    Thank you for your ongoing support.

    PSLS Geospatial Committee


    Click here to find your Representative


  • 04 Sep 2014 7:54 AM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)

    In this issue of News & Views:

    • September is National Preparedness Month
    • Land Inventory
    • Legislative Calls to Action

  • 04 Sep 2014 7:51 AM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)
    The Marcellus Shale Coalition has released a new video titled "Shale Impact Fee Benefits all of Pennsylvania". For the entire press release and a link to the video, click here.


  • 03 Sep 2014 11:17 AM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)
    Congratulations to the 2014-15 PLS Foundation Scholarship Recipients!

    All recipients will be invited to the 2015 Surveyors Conference in Hershey to receive their awards and be feted for their accomplishments.

    • Gregory Copelli
    • Theodore Frear
    • Ross Nelson
    • Zachary McGonigal
    • Justin Paglianete
    • Joshua Piestrak
    • Zachary Root
    • Kent Wilkinson
    • Alexander Wood

    PSLS wishes each recipient the best of luck on their academic careers!



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