Mark your Calendar for the 2017 Surveyors Conference

January 22 – 25, 2017 in Hershey, PA

Investing in the Future of the Profession

Keynote Speaker will be Dru Smith from NOAA.  You do not want to miss this!

PSLS believes that the future of the profession is in our hands and that the key to protecting and investing in the profession is education. From Boundary’s to UAV’s, the 2017 Surveyors Conference has you covered.  Workshop topics span all levels of the profession from students and technicians to licensed professionals on the cutting edge of technology, and everyone in between. Check out the list of planned workshops below. 

Exhibitor and Sponsor opportunities are available.   Click for more information: Exhibitor   /   Sponsor

Monday Morning

  • Project Management & Liability
  • Mentoring
  • Intro to GNSS
  • Evolution of Drafting
  • Units of Measure
  • Map Accuracy Standards
  • UAS Regulations
  • Condominium Law
  • State Plane Coordinate Systems
  • Carlson Software, Part 1
  • Stormwater Review, Part 1
  • Preparing for a Surveying Career

Monday Afternoon

  • Social Media for Business
  • Analyzing Positional Accuracy
  • Case Law
  • Basic Principles of Photogrammetry
  • UAS Flight Planning and Field Operations
  • Legal Descriptions
  • GIS for Project Tracking
  • Carlson Software, Part 2
  • Stormwater Review, Part 2
  • Basic Survey Math, Part 1
       Tuesday Morning
        • Human Resources for Small Business
        • Modernization of the NSRS
        • Preparation and Presentation, Part 1
        • UAS Data Reductions & Deliverables
        • Boundary Disputes
        • GIS for Subdivision
        • AutoCAD Civil 3D Core Skills, Part 1
        • Stormwater Review, Part 3
        • Basic Survey Math, Part 2

Tuesday Afternoon

        • Methods of Communication
        • Geodesy & Datums
        • Preparation and Presentation, Part 2
        • Applications in Mobile Mapping
        • Mediation and Arbitration
        • Parcel Based GIS
        • AutoCAD Civil 3D Core Skills, Part 2
        • Stormwater Review, Part 4
        • Applied Survey Math, Part 1
    Wednesday Morning
    • Ethics, Part 1
    • Practical Applications of OPUS, Part 1
    • Land Development Principles
    • Laser Scanning Principles
    • Water Boundaries
    • GIS Liability
    • AutoCAD Civil 3D Practical Applications, Part 1
    • Flood Certificates
    • Applied Survey Math, Part 2

    Wednesday Afternoon

    • Ethics, Part 2
    • Practical Applications of OPUS, Part 2
    • State Land Records of PA
    • Laser Scanning Accuracy
    • Road Rights-of-Way
    • GIS and ESRI
    • AutoCAD Civil 3D Practical Applications, Part 2
    • Establishing a BFE in Zone A
    • Applied Survey Math, Part 3

    Watch your email for registration information.


    PSLS Summer Conference - August 2016

    PSLS is hosting its 2016 Summer Conference August 25 - 26, 2016 at the Pittsburgh Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, PA. Participants can earn up to 16 PDHs while attending this hands-on conference. 


    PSLS Member: $490 (Must log in to register)

    Non-Member: $550

    Registration cost includes: workshops, Thursday lunch and dinner, Friday breakfast and lunch, and morning and afternoon refreshment breaks both days. Hotel accommodations are not included in registration fees.

    Lodging: PSLS has arranged a room block at the Hilton Doubletree for attendees at $119++ per night. For reservations call 1-412-373-7300 and reference PSLS.  Discount ends August 3.

    Class sizes are limited. Register early to ensure availability.

    Brochure pdf

    Workshop Descriptions

    Presenter Information


    Surveyors' Conference 2016

    Thanks to all who participated in the 2016 Surveyors' Conference!

    According to the attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and presenters, the conference was a great success. Take a moment to review the Annual Meeting report, and check out the photos.

    Conf Brochure Jan 2016 .pdf


    2015 Summer Conference

    Thanks to all who participated!  Click here for photos.

    The PSLS Summer Conference, August 27th & 28th is designed to offer educational and networking opportunities to surveyors and others interested in survey relate industries.  Workshops have been structured to provide educational opportunities which include an outdoor or hands-on aspect.  Many of the workshops have outdoor activities combined with classroom activities to give the attendee a more complete understanding of the technologies involved.

    The Inaugural Summer Conference will be the first opportunity to try out the benefits of the Mobile Event App.  Handouts and event information will be available on the App in advance of the event.  No paper copies will be given!  Those who prefer paper copies can download and print only the information they need, reducing waste and raising efficiency. 

    Continuing Education credits for New York and New Jersey have been applied for and will be posted online when received.  CE credits for Delaware have been pre-approved for all qualifying workshops. A written summary will be required for those seeking Maryland Type A credits. No CE credits will be given for the Exam Review workshop.

    PSLS Annual Conference - January 11-14, 2015

    PSLS extends our sincere thanks to the exhibitors, attendees, speakers, hosts, and guests of the 2015 Surveyors’ Conference. Without your participation and support this conference would not be possible.

    Click here for Pictures.

    DE CE Approval No pre-approval. The Delaware Board has recently voted to accept professional development hours sponsored by professional societies in DE, MD, NJ, & PA. 

    NJ CE Credits 

    NY CE Credits

    WV Credits Ethics Course Only

    2015 Conference Awards

    Future Conference Dates

    Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pa.
    January 24-27, 2016
    January 22-25, 2017
    January 21-24, 2018

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