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  • 06 Apr 2015 12:05 PM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    SAVE THE DATE


    PAFPM Annual Fall Meeting

    Flood Resilient Communities: A Capitol Challenge


    September 16-17, 2015 Crowne Plaza Harrisburg

    Details forthcoming by e-mail and at http://pafpm.org/

     
    PAFPM Mission:
    To provide education and leadership for consistent and effective floodplain management


  • 06 Apr 2015 11:21 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    2015 Surveyors Historical Society Rendezvous, will be held September 9 - 13, 2015 at the Silver Reef Casino in Bellingham, Washington. Please click here for the details.


  • 01 Apr 2015 1:20 PM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    April is National Safe Digging month and Pennsylvania One Call has issued it’s 2015 Pipeline Safety Bulletin. Click here to review the safety guidelines.


  • 23 Mar 2015 7:53 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    National Surveyors' Week 2015

    March 15-21

    Governor Wolf Signs Proclamation

    Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf honored surveyors across the Commonwealth by issue a proclamation stating that March 15 – 21 is Surveyors Week.  The proclamation states in part “land surveyors provide exceptional service to our communities, our Commonwealth, and our nation…”  March 15 – 21 is also National Surveyors Week and is celebrated across the nation.  The Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors appreciates Governor Wolf’s recognition of the efforts of surveyors to protect and promote the health, safety and welfare of the public through their specialized training and skills. 

    Contact us at psls@psls.org for a digital copy of the proclamation.


  • 19 Mar 2015 9:32 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)
    PSLS was just notified that Reading Chapter member George G. Margetto, age 70, of Atglen, passed away Mon., Jan. 19, 2015. Husband of Barbara "Bobbi" Margetto; father of five; grandfather of seven. George was a member of PSLS since 2002.



  • 19 Mar 2015 9:06 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)
    PSLS Life Member Ronald Dolla passed away on March 16, 2015 at the age of 79. Ron was a member of the PSLS Reading Chapter since 1985. Click here for the obituary.


  • 17 Mar 2015 12:43 PM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    In celebration of National Surveyors Week, PSLS has been sending press releases to media contacts across the state.  Please look for these articles in your local newspapers and other publications.

    Pennsylvania Celebrates National Surveyors’ Week

    Governor Signs Proclamation

    The Land Around You


  • 05 Mar 2015 10:37 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)
    The March 4 issue of NSPS News & Views is now available. In this issue:
    • Government report focuses on funding rural water infrastructure 
    • Energy Department real property data examined 
    • NSPS discusses infrastructure with Rep. Perry of Pennsylvania


  • 05 Mar 2015 10:33 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    Berntsen International granted patent for new survey markers

    Madison, WI, Feb. 19, 2015 -- United States Patent no. 8,947,205, issued on Feb. 3, was assigned to Berntsen International Inc.  The "system, method and monument for land surveying" was invented by William C. Rushing, of Berntsen International, Inc. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, the magnetic RFID system is "A monument usable for locating stationary geographical positions and/or assets.” 

    The patent recognizes the uniqueness of Rushing’s design to combine a magnet with electronic marking using RFID-enabled products as a means of precisely identifying an asset point.  The marker can be placed above or below ground and located with a magnetic locator while also receiving and/or transmitting asset related information.  The technology recognized in this patent can be implemented by surveyors to expedite the location of public land survey monuments or boundary corners as well as provide a means of accessing essential information in the field from a smartphone, laptop, or notebook device.  The system can also be used for marking and locating utility lines and appurtenances, signs, poles, or any valuable asset where the location and attribute information needs to be protected and maintained.   

    “The patent is recognition of over six years of work in this leading technology”, says Rhonda Rushing, President of Berntsen International.  “We will continue to build our RFID-enabled products and systems to assist surveyors and others in land, utility, and related infrastructure management marking.

    Berntsen International, Inc. is a manufacturer and supplier of survey markers, survey monuments, utility markers, and related accessories. They are located in Madison, Wisconsin. Berntsen has been "Marking the Infrastructure of the World" since its founding in 1972. For more information call 800-518-0934 or visit them on the web at www.berntsen.com and www.inframarker.com .


  • 05 Mar 2015 7:51 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)
    PA One Call Reminder
    Members of Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors receive PA One Call System free of charge.  In order to receive this benefit, simply mail, fax, or email a copy of your annual PA One Call invoice to PSLS headquarters and we will take care of it.  

    Don't miss out on the $125 savings!


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