PSLS YSN report

21 Nov 2018 8:37 AM | Jason Tobias (Administrator)

PSLS YSN report

Thank you to the member of PSLS and the board of directors for your support of my attendance at the 3rd NSPS & FIG North American Meeting held in conjunction with the Maryland Society of Surveyors Fall Conference, and NSPS Fall Business Meeting, October 17-19, 2018 in College Park, MD.

More than 50 attendees represented 40 states across the US as well as Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Argentina, and Nigeria.

The meeting theme of ‘Plotting a Course for the Future’ was well presented across the various sessions. An emphasis on where the profession is heading and how the Young Surveyors will lead into the future was stressed throughout the meeting. Session topics ranged across Technology, Leadership, a Panel of Outsiders’ View of our Profession, and a Keynote by Dr. Dru Smith of NGS centered on the 2022 Datum.

On Thursday our delegation toured the US Capitol as a group. Hosted by former U.S. Representative, Daniel Maffei of NY, we were given a private tour of the U.S. House chamber which is not normally part of the public tours. A tour of the rotunda and old House and Senate chambers followed. After lunch together at the Capitol, our group dispersed to spend that afternoon touring the various monuments and museums of the DC National Mall area.

Friday, we reconvened at the conference center for various sessions in conjunction with the Maryland Society Conference. History of Surveying, Law, Business, and GNSS Technology were all covered and targeted to the Young Surveyors in the session track titled “Wow! I Wish Someone Told Me That Thirty Years Ago!”.

The next NSPS Young Surveyors meeting to be held April 2019, in conjunction with NSPS Spring business meeting in Arlington, VA.

Respectfully submitted October 30, 2018 Chris Jackson, PLS – PSLS YSN representative

3rd NSPS/FIG YSN North American Meeting Attendees, College Park, MD October 17, 2018

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