2018 PSLS Summer Conference
August 23-24, 2018
Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, PA

View the Brochure for Course and Presenter Information
Register on or before April 15 for Discounts on Fees

Go to https://www.psls.org/event-2828307 for Registration Information

National Surveyors Week, What’s It All About?

By Frank Lenik, PLS

We’ve all heard about National Surveyors Week – the weeklong celebration of the surveying profession that takes place annually in March. But who’s actually celebrating, and how? What is the best way to use this event to the advantage of our profession?

Consider the main three goals of the program;

1. Public awareness of our profession through education;

2. Public awareness of our profession through the media;

3. Public awareness of our profession through public service

The education of the public, both adult and youth, is probably the number one goal of National Surveyors Week. The work we perform for the benefit of the public often goes unrecognized and we need to share our knowledge with them. The work being done by our Trigstar volunteers is incredible and should be highlighted during National Surveyors Week. There are volunteers doing outreach to Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups and resources are available for these programs. We can expand on this and offer to speak to the local Rotary or Lions Club. They are always willing to have a speaker at their meetings. How better to promote your profession and your business than to make a public appearance? [READ MORE]

National Surveyors Week Resources

National Surveyors Week – Official Site

“GPS Observation on NGS Benchmarks” - By Frank Lenik, PLS

There are many ways of making GNSS observations these days, but not all of them will satisfy the needs of the National Geodetic Survey if you wish to have your data included in their Integrated Database or IDB. This process is like blue booking, but much easier. [READ MORE]

NSPS National Surveyor's Week Volunteer Kit

Legislative Action

The Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Act (Pennsylvania) governs how these design professions practice. 

House Bill 1106 addresses fundamental aspects of the act such as clarifying the definitions of "practice of land surveying" and "practice of engineering".

Click here to access a letter which you can e-mail your legislator as it is written, or you can customize it.

New Technologies/ New Tools Symposium

Hosted by PA Society of Professional Engineers
Sessions cover: Use, Value and Legal Issues regarding Drones,
Breakthroughs in 3D Printing
May 11, 2018, 9:00 - 4:00 (Lunch Included)
Eden Resort, Lancaster
PSLS members are welcome at the PSPE member rate of $175.
Register here

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