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  • 22 Aug 2014 11:34 AM | Anonymous

    PA Association of Flood Plain Managers (PAFPM) Annual Conference

    Date: September 30-October 2, 2014

    Location: Philadelphia 

    Cost: $250 early bird (includes 2015 membership),
    $350 regular after Sept. 5 (includes 2015 membership),
    $75 student (includes annual meeting only)

    Brochure

    Register Here (hurry to get an early bird discount!)

    Book a Room Here (Doubletree, mention conference for reserved block offer)

    Program: Flood insurance reform has increased activity in surveying for elevation certificates. The program would provide useful background information on other aspects of flood hazard mitigation.
  • 21 Aug 2014 2:04 PM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    If you missed this broadcast of NSPS Radio Hour and would like to hear the latest news on Trig-Star, you can replay the archived recording here.

    Tune into the NSPS Radio Hour with special guest Bob Miller, Pennsylvania NSPS Director and Trig-Star Committee member, on August 25 at 11 a.m. as he addresses various aspects of the Trig-Star program.

    About Trig-Star: The NSPS Trig-Star program is a well-established and long-running event that typically involves more than a thousand high school students annually at the local and state levels. The 2014 national competition included the winners from 37 states. The success of the program is a result of the efforts of dedicated local surveyors who locate and coordinate with high school teachers in their communities.


  • 21 Aug 2014 2:00 PM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    Congratulations to John G. Fuehrer II, PLS, PE, for Receiving the Earle J. Fennell Award!

    John G. Fuehrer II, PLS, PE, was honored with the Earle J. Fennell Award on Friday, August 1, during the PSLS Board of Directors meeting. NSPS Executive Director Curt Sumner attended to present the award, which NSPS bestows upon individuals who exhibit excellence in surveying and mapping education.

    John, president of Fuehrer Associates, Ltd., has been a dedicated member of PSLS for nearly 40 years. He is currently the chair of the PSLS Education Committee, state director of the PSLS Reading Chapter, member of the PLS Foundation, member of NSPS, and past president of PSLS (1996). On two occasions, he has received the Surveyor of the Year Award (1999 & 2007). John’s greatest impact on the Society stems from his steadfast commitment and leadership to the surveying profession. Under John’s direction, PSLS has become a leading provider of continuing education for Pennsylvania surveyors through its annual Surveyors Conference and popular monthly webinars.

    PSLS extends a round of applause to John and great thanks for his work in supporting the Society. PSLS is proud to have John as one of its outstanding leaders who is well-deserving of this prestigious award.

    About the Award
    In honor of Earle J. Fennell, ACSM President 1966-1967 and ACSM Executive Director 1968-1971, ACSM created this award to be presented for distinguished educational contributions to the surveying and mapping profession.

    Since the ACSM/NSPS merger, NSPS continues the tradition of this award. Persons who have worked in any aspect of surveying and mapping education may be nominated. The nominee may or may not be a professional educator but should have a sustained record of superior performance in surveying and mapping education for more than ten years at the local, state, or national level.


  • 21 Aug 2014 1:57 PM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    PSLS Adopts Statement on Mapping and Positioning Services 

    On June 13, 2014, the PSLS Board of Directors approved the Statement on Mapping and Positioning Services drafted by the Geospatial Committee. An excerpt from the statement begins,
    "The Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors position is that activities referred to, but not limited to, as mapping, field inventory, or asset management performed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania without the direct supervision of an individual licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor or Professional Engineer by the Commonwealth are in violation of the Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law..."
    Click this link for the complete document:
    Statement on Mapping and Positioning Services


  • 15 Aug 2014 2:54 PM | Anonymous

    Free continuing education! Special event for transporation surveyors and engineers hosted by Leica Geosystems and Surveyors Association of West Jersey:

    Register here and learn more

    Date: September 10

    Location: Battleship New Jersey, 100 Clinton St., Camden, N.J. 08103

    Time: 12 p.m.-6 p.m., Tour, Educational Seminar, Hands-on Demos

  • 13 Aug 2014 3:47 PM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    The August 13 issue of NSPS News & Views is now available.  

    • NSPS Announce Fennell Award Winner
    • NGS Director to Serve as NOAA Designee
    • NSPS Members Urged to Contact US Senators

  • 12 Aug 2014 9:27 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    A survey crew is in trouble for an alleged trespassing incident that occurred while the crew was under contract surveying for a pipeline in Martic Township, Lancaster County. 

    According the Lancaster Online, the crew in question has been banned from working for the company. 


  • 08 Aug 2014 2:57 PM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    In Memory of William J. Schwieters, PLS

    PSLS has just learned of the passing of William Schwieters, PLS, of Loretto, Pa., on July 4, 2014. 

    Bill was a member of the Mid State Chapter of PSLS, and was employed by The EADS Group of Altoona, PA. 

     PSLS extends sincere condolences to the family. Bill’s obituary can be viewed here.

  • 08 Aug 2014 8:47 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    In the latest issue of NSPS News & Views:

    • Congress passes short term highway bill extension
    • Legislation seeks to reform federal public land survey procedures
    • Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order

  • 31 Jul 2014 7:45 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    In this issue of NSPS News & Views:

    FEMA says flood insurance program is unsustainable

    NSPS offers new member benefits

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