• 11 Sep 2014 9:52 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    In the September 10 issue of NSPS News & Views:

    • NSPS and Spatial Media Announce CST Program Cooperation
    • NSPS members urged to contribute to the NSPS PAC 
    • House passes tsunami bill, includes coastal mapping 

  • 09 Sep 2014 8:21 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)
    On behalf of the surveyors in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, PSLS has worked diligently over the past two years to ensure surveyor’s interests are adequately represented with regard to geospatial issues. One example of this is the Geospatial Committee’s successful lobbying to modify proposed legislation creating the State Geospatial Coordinating Board to ensure it contains a surveyor as a voting member. 

    This legislation, Senate Bill 771, passed through the Senate and has passed first and second consideration in the House. It currently awaits third and final consideration in the House of Representatives. There are only a few session days left this year and should this bill not be passed we may have to repeat our efforts in the next legislative session. 

    We are asking you to contact your representative’s office by email or phone before September 12 asking them to: 

    "Please ask House leadership to allow Senate Bill 771, forming the State Geospatial Coordinating Board, to come to the floor for third consideration."

    If you have a connection to or live in the 28th Legislative District of House Majority Leader Rep. Mike Turzai, it is especially important to urge him to bring SB 771 to the floor.

    Thank you for your ongoing support.

    PSLS Geospatial Committee

    Click here to find your Representative

  • 04 Sep 2014 7:54 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    In this issue of News & Views:

    • September is National Preparedness Month
    • Land Inventory
    • Legislative Calls to Action

  • 04 Sep 2014 7:51 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)
    The Marcellus Shale Coalition has released a new video titled "Shale Impact Fee Benefits all of Pennsylvania". For the entire press release and a link to the video, click here.

  • 03 Sep 2014 11:17 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)
    Congratulations to the 2014-15 PLS Foundation Scholarship Recipients!

    All recipients will be invited to the 2015 Surveyors Conference in Hershey to receive their awards and be feted for their accomplishments.

    • Gregory Copelli
    • Theodore Frear
    • Ross Nelson
    • Zachary McGonigal
    • Justin Paglianete
    • Joshua Piestrak
    • Zachary Root
    • Kent Wilkinson
    • Alexander Wood

    PSLS wishes each recipient the best of luck on their academic careers!

  • 28 Aug 2014 10:22 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    NSPS News & Views

    In the latest issue of NSPS News & Views:
    • NOAA seeks applicants for Hydrographic Services advisory panel membership
    • Proposed rules to require V2V technology
    • NCEES annual meeting actions

  • 27 Aug 2014 10:38 AM | Anonymous
    Police are warning residents to be vigilant after an elderly couple was targeted in a distraction burglary last week in Carlisle, Pa. Investigators reported that two men pretending to be surveyors distracted the man while two accomplices entered his home and stole valuables. Police remind residents to ask for proper identification before allowing individuals onto their property, especially if their visit was unexpected. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 717-243-5252.

    Read article posted on Fox News.

    Read response from PSLS President Adam Crews, PLS.


  • 26 Aug 2014 9:13 AM | Anonymous

    David H. Widmer, P.L.S., accepted the position of NCEES president at the conclusion of the organization’s 93rd annual meeting, held August 20–23 in Seattle, Washington. Having completed a one-year term as president-elect,
    he will now serve as president for 2014–15.

    A resident of Rochester, Pennsylvania, Widmer was a member of the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists from 1991 to 2011 and is now an emeritus member. He is a past NCEES treasurer and Northeast Zone vice president. Widmer has been a licensed professional surveyor in Pennsylvania for almost 30 years. He is the president of consulting firm Widmer Engineering Inc., based in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Geneva College in Beaver Falls.

    Widmer has served as Southwest Chapter director and state director of the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors, director of the Beaver County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers, and president of the Western Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania. He is a former member of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Corporation Loan Advisory Committee, the board of directors
    for the Beaver County Association for the Blind, and the advisory board for the Beaver County Salvation Army.

    The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying is a nonprofit organization made up of engineering and surveying
    licensing boards from all U.S. states and territories. Since its founding in 1920, NCEES has been committed to advancing licensure for
    engineers and surveyors in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the U.S. public.

    NCEES helps its member licensing boards carry out their duties to regulate the professions of engineering and surveying. It develops
    best-practice models for state licensure laws and regulations and promotes uniformity among the states. It develops and administers
    the exams used for engineering and surveying licensure throughout the country. It also provides services to help licensed engineers and
    surveyors practice their professions in other U.S. states and territories. For more information, please visit

  • 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)


    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.

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