Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Surveyors Rendezvous 2015


The Surveyors Historical Society is proud to announce that registration for the 2015 Surveyors Rendezvous is now open.
The event will take place in beautiful Bellingham, Washington September 9 - 13, 2015. The theme, “Surveys & Surveyors of the Salish Sea” will focus on the history of international boundary surveys in the area. Numerous featured speakers will share their knowledge of the area and surveyors who worked there. On Friday, September 11 registrants will enjoy a field trip to San Juan Island for a walking tour of American and English camps, and lectures onsite during this private tour of the national park.

More information and online registration can be accessed by visiting www.surveyorshistoricalsociety.com and clicking on the Rendezvous link, or by contacting the SHS office at 614-798-5257.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Free Dave Doyle Course Offer From GeoLearn


9 new courses introductory geodesy courses added to catalog https://youtu.be/AEEJxj7RLyo


NSPS Radio Hour — June 22, 11 a.m. EDT


Host Curt Sumner  continues a series of shows highlighting the recently installed NSPS Vice-President; Secretary; and Treasurer. Join him June 22 for a conversation with Vice-President Jan Fokens (MI) and Secretary Tim Burch (IL).

If you are unable to listen to the show when it is being broadcast, listen to the archive of the show at http://www.radiosandysprings.com/showpages/ACSM.php. 

Archives for each show are typically available for listening within a few days after the show airs. 

and engineering occupations.  He will join host Curt Sumner to discuss his continued work to dedicate personnel recruitment and contract staffing services to the geospatial sciences.

Friday, June 12, 2015

District of Columbia Boundary Stones Project

The D.C. Daughters of the American Revolution have initiated yet another project associated with the District of Columbia boundary stones. Some will recall that more than 20 years ago an idea spawned in ACSM to obtain geodetic positions on the 40 boundary stones along the District’s original boundary lines. Although never fully completed, a group of surveyors representing NSPS, VAS, MSS, and DCALS worked on that project for several years with the aim of “blue-booking” those positions in the NGS database. In 2012, a group of volunteers from a variety of organizations set out to restore/replace the wrought iron fences that were initially erected to protect the stones. Now the local DAR chapter is seeking to restore the 40 boundary stones.





http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/stones-laid-by-benjamin-banneker-in-the-1790s-are-still-standing/2015/05/30/11c39d04-0007-11e5-833c-a2de05b6b2a4_story.html





Friday, June 5, 2015

District of Columbia Boundary Stones Project


The D.C. Daughters of the American Revolution have initiated yet another project associated with the District of Columbia boundary stones. Some readers will recall that more than 20 years ago an idea spawned in ACSM to obtain geodetic positions on the 40 boundary stones along the District’s original boundary lines. Although never fully completed, a group of surveyors representing NSPS, VAS, MSS, and DCALS worked on that project for several years with the aim of “blue-booking” those positions in the NGS database. In  2012, a group of volunteers from a variety of organizations set out to restore/replace the wrought iron fences that were initially erected to protect the stones. Now the local DAR chapter is seeking to restore the 40 boundary stones. Read more:

Thursday, May 28, 2015

EPA's controversial "Waters of the United States" rule

EPA's controversial "Waters of the United States" rule will create increased demand for surveying, mapping and geospatial data and services, regardless of which side of the debate you're on. 

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/62295CDDD6C6B45685257E52004FAC97

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

2015 International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) Working Week – Sofia, Bulgaria



The 2015 FIG Working Week was held this past week (May 16-21) in Sofia, Bulgaria.  Over 1000 attendees from over 80 countries participated. The NSPS Delegation included Robert Foster (ACSM Past President and FIG Honorary President), Steven Nystrom (NewStream Companies), Daniel Roman (NGS), Kenneth Swindaman (LSAW), Neil Weston (NGS), John Hohol (NSPS Head of Delegation, President- FIG Foundation and FIG Honorary Member). 

Some items directly related to NSPS included the establishment of a committee to nominate a date to establish and celebrate a Global Surveyor’s Day.  This is from the joint proposal of NSPS and CLGE (European Council of Geodetic Surveyors) made by John Hohol at the XXV FIG Congress last year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  The selection will be made at the 2016 FIG Working Week in Christchurch, New Zealand. 

In addition, Steven Nystrom was appointed as Chair of FIG Commission 9 (Valuation and Management of Real Estate).
 
Hanoi, Vietnam was selected as the venue for the 2019 FIG Working Week.  Other venues already selected include the 2017 FIG Working Week in Helsinki, Finland and the XXVI FIG Congress in 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. 


A complete report with all the activities including the 10 FIG Commissions during the working week will follow.