• 15 Jun 2017 7:33 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    On March 12, 2014, an increase in License Renewal Fees was requested by the Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists in order to cover the deficit in operating expenses.  According to the Depart of State’s Bureau of Finance and Operations (BFO), a review of the revenue and expenses showed the board having a deficit of $660,000 at the end of fiscal year 2012-13.  The deficit is projected to increase to $2,270.000 by 2026.  AS a result of the report, the Board voted to increase biennial renewal fees from $50 to $100.

    The PSLS Board of Directors has reviewed the report and agrees that the increase is necessary.  The public meeting date for discussion of the regulation is August 24, 2017.

    Click here for more details on the regulation.

  • 24 May 2017 7:45 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    According to GIM International Magazine, an Italian company has developed a product called the HERON System.

    Gexcel has developed a backpack laser scanner for challenging jobs such as mines and tunnels or complex industrial areas. Read more at:

  • 22 May 2017 11:05 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    NSPS Student Competition Presentation

    The Penn State Student Presentation which won third place at the National Competition was recorded and can be viewed at:

  • 17 May 2017 9:24 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    The results of the May 2017 Primary Election are listed below as reported by PoliticsPA.


    Ceisler, Clark Win Dem Commonwealth Court Primary, Knock Off Endorsed Candidate: Judge Ellen Ceisler and Irene Clark won the Democratic Commonwealth Court primary, knocking off endorsed candidate Todd Eagen.


    Pawlowski Wins Allentown Mayoral Primary: Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski won the Mayoral primary with a strong plurality, fending off six challengers. He will face-off against Republican Nat Hyman in the general election.


    PA GOP Goes 3 for 4 in Superior Court Primary, Murray Beats Patrick: Judge Mary Murray, who did not seek the PA GOP endorsement will join Judges Emil Giordano, Wade Kagarise, and Craig Stedman on the ballot in the general election.


    Endorsed Dems Win Superior Court Primary: Judges Deborah Kunselman, Maria McLaughlin, Geoffrey Moulton, and Carolyn Nichols won the Democratic Superior Court primary.


    Papenfuse Wins Harrisburg Mayoral Primary: Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse won the Democratic Mayoral primary.


    Rhynhart Wins Philadelphia City Controller Primary: Democratic challenger, Rebecca Rhynhart defeats incumbent Alan Butkovitz for the Democratic nomination for City Controller.


    Schember Wins Erie Mayoral Race: Former Erie City Councilman Joe Schember won the Democratic primary for the Erie Mayoral race with a plurality of the votes.


    Kranser Wins Philadelphia District Attorney Democratic Primary: Larry Krasner won a clear plurality of votes in a seven person race to replace current District Attorney, Seth Williams for the Democratic nomination.


    Peduto Wins Pittsburgh Mayoral Primary: Current Mayor Bill Peduto won with a majority of votes in a three way primary for the Democratic nomination.


  • 05 May 2017 9:55 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    General Chapter Meeting

    Date:  Tuesday May 23, 2017


    Presented by Dave McIntire

    of Axis Geospatial 

    Sponsored by:               Axis Geospatial                                     


    Time:                           6:30 p.m.         Meet & Greet

                                        7:00 p.m.         Dinner

                                        8:00 p.m.         Business meeting followed by our guest speaker

    Place:                          Country Squire Diner Restaurant & Bakery

                                        2560 West Chester Pike, Broomall, PA 19008


    Menu:                          You may order from the menu

                                        Cost:  depends on what you order! $20.00 +/- Includes Drinks and tip

    Note:                           The meeting room is a BYOB facility, for those that are interested.

    Reservations:              NO LATER THAN Monday May 22, 2017

    Please Contact:           Richard Shewman (preferred)

                                        (610) 223-1315  

  • 01 May 2017 4:23 PM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    PA 1 Call’s South Central Safety Day is almost here again!   

  • 20 Mar 2017 9:13 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    Donald J. Boucher, PLS of Willow Grove, PA passed away March 15 at the age of 85.  Donald was a 20 year member of the Society in the Delaware Valley Chapter

    Donald was a registered professional land surveyor for more than 62 years, and was employed as the chief land surveyor for Philadelphia Suburban Water Company for more than 30 years.

    Donald was a Korean War veteran in the U.S. Navy Air Corps.


  • 27 Feb 2017 2:37 PM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    The National Geodetic Survey (NGS), through a series of both internal debates and external discussions with the Canadian Geodetic Survey, has finalized certain key decisions in the replacement of the three NAD 83 reference frames, and in the replacement of the various vertical datums of the NSRS. These decisions cover both the science and nomenclature of the changes coming in 2022.

    Click here for more information.

  • 06 Jan 2017 11:37 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    DEP Offers Funding for Stormwater Management Projects 

    Program to promote best management practices

    Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is offering grants up to $200,000 to local entities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed for stormwater management projects that implement best management practices (BMP) to reduce the amount of nutrients and sediment pollution in local waterways. 

    The program is available to counties, cities, boroughs, townships, incorporated towns and municipal authorities. Stormwater projects must be located in Blair, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming and York counties. 

    “The department continues to work toward one of the top goals of this administration: improving local water quality and ultimately cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay,” said DEP Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “This grant program achieves that by offering financial assistance to local governments that share in that goal and they are encouraged to apply as we work together in this important environmental initiative.”

    Some examples of eligible projects include: raingardens, bio-swales, urban nutrient management/tree planting, vegetated open channels/roofs and wet ponds and wetland preservation. The projects can be located on public or private property.

    Applicants can be eligible for grants of up to $200,000, and no local matching funds are required. Funding for the projects is competitive and the department will apply a scoring system when awarding the grant money. The application must include a description of the project and timetable for the work. Grant applications are due by March 3, 2017. 

    Please visit for application instructions and eligibility. Other parties that wish to obtain funding for a stormwater project are encouraged to approach the eligible local entity where the project would be located and offer to assist with the project application and management.

    The grant program is federally funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and administered by the department.

    Grant monies will be awarded on September 1, 2017. 


  • 30 Nov 2016 10:38 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    The Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors and the American Association for Geodetic Surveying has sign Articles of Affiliation, joining together with mutual understanding and purpose.

    Click here to see the Affiliation Agreement

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