57th Annual Geomatics Engineering Conference
Jan
26
to Jan 27

57th Annual Geomatics Engineering Conference

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The Geomatics Engineering (GME) Conference is a student run event that has been going on for 57 years through California State University, Fresno. The GME Conference consists of exhibitors, raffles, auctions, a scholarship banquet, networking opportunities, and of course, speakers presenting about varies topics in the field of Geomatics Engineering. January 26-27, 2018 will mark the 57th Annual GME Conference that will be held at the Fresno Convention Center in Downtown Fresno. The GME students will continue to work as hard as ever to make sure the conference is a success, so please come and show your support!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/57th-annual-geomatics-engineering-conference-tickets-37503706596

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CLSA Board of Directors - Board Meeting
Feb
3
9:30 AM09:30

CLSA Board of Directors - Board Meeting

A meeting of CLSA’s Board of Directors will take place at 9:30am on February 3, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Oakland Airport located at 77 Hegenberger Road, Oakland, CA 94621. The meeting will be held in the Richmond/San Mateo room. Lunch will be provided. Please make your travel arrangements as soon as possible to save on expenses.  travel reimbursement policy

Chapter & Committee Reports and agenda item requests are due by Friday, January 12, 2018.

Minutes from the November meeting for your review.

The upcoming Agenda for your review.

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Santiago Canyon College Spring 2018 Survey/Mapping Sciences Classes
Feb
5
to May 31

Santiago Canyon College Spring 2018 Survey/Mapping Sciences Classes

APPLY NOW at sccollege.edu/apply

FLYER

SURV 118–Plane Surveying 4 units
History and careers in surveying. Introduction to survey measurements, distance, direction and elevations. Traverse computations and adjustment. Recording field measurements. Assists in passing the land surveyor-in-training exam. Completion of Math 160 recommended. CSU/UC.
48131 Monday 6:30–9:40pm Staff 2/5-5/21/18
Class meets every Monday. In addition, six Saturday labs meet 8:00am-4:30pm on Feb 24; Mar 10, 24; Apr 21; May 5 & 1

SURV 119–Advanced Plane Surveying 4 units
Prerequisite: Survey/Mapping Sciences 118 or possession of a valid Certificate as a Land Surveyor-In-Training (LSIT) issued by any state. Emphasis on coordinate geometry calculations. Route surveying with horizontal and vertical curves. Topographic surveying and mapping. Construction surveying. Introduction to geospatial technologies, boundary surveying and surveys of public lands. Field surveying projects. Assists in passing the land surveyor-in-training exam. CSU/UC.
Recommended Preparation: Mathematics 160.
48132 Tuesday 6:30–9:40pm C Kow 2/6-5/29/18
This hybrid is a combination of in-class and online instruction. Requires 1.5 hours per week online. In addition, six Saturday labs meet 8:00am-4:30pm on Mar 3, 17; Apr 14, 28; May 12, 26. Details given at first class meeting on Feb 6, 2018.

SURV 155–Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3 units
Basic scientific principles of GIS as they relate to working with data that have important spatial orientation and organization. Covers basic concepts in mapping and orientation, the development of map scales and comparison of different coordinate systems and data error analysis. CSU/UC. (Same as Geography 155) Recommended preparation: Familiarity with PC and Windows.
51667 Wednesday 3:00-6:30pm S Wilson 2/7–5/30/18

SURV 205–Computer-Aided Drafting Fundamentals 3 units
A first course in computer drafting with applications in land surveying specifically intended for students with land surveying training or experience. CSU. Recommended preparation: Survey/Mapping Sciences 119.
48281 Thursday 6:30–9:40pm J Covey 2/8–5/31/18

SURV 222–Advanced Problems in Surveying II 3 units
Introduction to photogrammetry emphasizing concepts and calculations. Route surveying includes horizontal and vertical curves, volume calculations and construction staking. Prepares students for land survey exams. CSU. Recommended Prep: Survey/Mapping Sciences 119 and 221 and Math 160
48282 Wednesday 6:30–9:40pm M Counts 2/7–5/30/18

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OCC Board Meeting
Feb
13
5:00 PM17:00

OCC Board Meeting

OCC Board Meeting
Dinner at 5PM, meeting starts at 5:30PM for call-in/internet access.

Any OCC Member is welcome, please RSVP if not an officer or director.
1. Dial into the conference:
Dial-in Number (United States): (515) 604-9625, Access Code: 143886
International Dial-In Numbers: https://www.freeconferencecall.com/wall/techczar/#international

2. Join the online meeting:
Online Meeting Link: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/techczar
Online Meeting ID: techczar

Instructions:

At the scheduled date and time of the meeting, dial into the conference line. When prompted, enter the Access Code followed by the pound key.
To join the online meeting, click on the meeting link listed above and follow the prompts to join the meeting.
For 24/7 customer service please call +1 (844) 844-1322

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OCC- OC Surveyors Night
Feb
27
5:30 PM17:30

OCC- OC Surveyors Night

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Our February OC Chapter Meeting features the County Surveyor (Kevin Hills) and staff presenting an update on what's new and what's upcoming at your County Survey offices.

Come show your support for a truly great County Surveyor who is active in our association (e.g. he's one of your Chapter Directors) and really adds to the profession through his contributions of time and ideas.

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/vqH1EGNDw9knM9ps1

Pre-Pay: https://squareup.com/market/oc-clsa/item/meeting-regular?t=modal-em

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OCC Chapter Meeting - Past President's Night
Jan
23
5:30 PM17:30

OCC Chapter Meeting - Past President's Night

Honoring the 2017 President, Steve Slocum, and the incoming 2018 President Michael LaFontaine.

This is the night we dedicate to all our past presidents who have served our chapter over the years. Steve Slocum has had an excellent year steering the helm of the OC Chapter as our president, but it is time to pass the gavel to our upcoming President, Michael LaFontaine. Come on out and show your support to our new President of the Orange County Chapter and hear about the exciting agenda that he has planned for this coming year. This is our first meeting of the year, so don't miss out.

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/Q4dfBaye2vXSUHgA2

Pre-Pay: https://squareup.com/market/oc-clsa/item/meeting-regular?t=modal-em

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OCC Board Meeting
Jan
9
5:00 PM17:00

OCC Board Meeting

OCC Board Meeting
Dinner at 5PM, meeting starts at 5:30PM for call-in/internet access.

Any OCC Member is welcome, please RSVP if not an officer or director.
1. Dial into the conference:
Dial-in Number (United States): (515) 604-9625, Access Code: 143886
International Dial-In Numbers: https://www.freeconferencecall.com/wall/techczar/#international

2. Join the online meeting:
Online Meeting Link: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/techczar
Online Meeting ID: techczar

Instructions:

At the scheduled date and time of the meeting, dial into the conference line. When prompted, enter the Access Code followed by the pound key.
To join the online meeting, click on the meeting link listed above and follow the prompts to join the meeting.
For 24/7 customer service please call +1 (844) 844-1322

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OC CLSA Christmas Casino Night Dec 21, 2017
Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

OC CLSA Christmas Casino Night Dec 21, 2017

This December is our last meeting of the year and it’s going to be FUN!

This is our annual Christmas Casino Night! Come on out and start off the Holiday Season by trying your luck at all the Vegas style games we have to offer. This is always an exciting event, with plenty of great prizes.

Admission includes dinner which will be served at 6:30 & Casino Money.

· $50/person or $80/couple with $500 per person Casino Money!
· $200/ table sponsorship (2 admissions and $4,000 Casino Money!)

RSVP & Pre-Pay attendance at: https://squareup.com/market/oc-clsa/item/casino-night-attendance?t=modal-em

RSVP & Pay sponsorship at: https://squareup.com/market/oc-clsa/item/casino-night-table-sponsorhip?t=modal-em

WE ARE LOOKING FOR TABLE SPONSORSHIPS!
CONTACT JOE PADILLA FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. past-president@oc-surveyors.org

 

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OCC November Chapter Meeting - Student Scholarship Night
Nov
28
5:30 PM17:30

OCC November Chapter Meeting - Student Scholarship Night

Our November OC Chapter Meeting features is our annual Student Scholarship Night.

This meeting is all about opportunity! This is our annual Student Scholarship Night
where we will be awarding scholarships to worthy Land Surveying students throughout
the state. This is a great opportunity to come out and meet some talented students, the
professors that instruct them, and do some recruiting. So bring plenty of business cards
and we hope to see you there! You do not have to be a member to attend!

One of our amazing sustaining members, PLS Exam Prep, will be providing the raffle prizes.

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/MFjGhnrJV0v95mCt1

PRE-PAY: HTTPS://SQUAREUP.COM/MARKET/OC-CLSA/ITEM/MEETING-REGULAR?T=MODAL-EM

Members: $30 // Non-Members: $40 // Students: $25

Checks Payable to: ORANGE COUNTY CLSA

Mail: PMB 201, 13681 NEWPORT AVE., SUITE 8, TUSTIN, CA 92780

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Board of Supervisors’ Meeting to Adopt New OC Survey Fee Schedule
Oct
31
9:30 AM09:30

Board of Supervisors’ Meeting to Adopt New OC Survey Fee Schedule

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To:      Surveyors, Engineers, Subdividers, Developers and the General Public

Subject: Public Notice of Board of Supervisors’ meeting to adopt new OC Survey Fee Schedule

Editor's Note: One of the changes proposed is full-cost recovery for checking of submitted records of survey ... no longer a free service.

OC Public Works’ OC Survey hereby gives public notice of its intent to update its Schedule of Fees and Deposits for OC Survey Services, including all fee and deposit categories included in Resolution 03-306, as well as introducing somenew servicesand theircorrespondingfees. This proposed Schedule of Fees will be considered by the Orange County Board of Supervisors at a public meeting on October 31, 2017.  The meeting information is as follows:

SUBJECT: OC PUBLIC WORKS’ OC SURVEY SUBSIDY REDUCTION PROGRAM

DATE:              TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017

Time:     9:30 A.M.

LOCATION: BOARD HEARING ROOM

HALL OF ADMINISTRATION

333 W. SANTA ANA BOULEVARD, 1ST FLOOR

10 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA (BUILDING 10)

SANTA ANA, CA 92701

AGENDA INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LINK: http://media.ocgov.com/GOV/BOS/AGENDA

Should the Orange County Board of Supervisors approve and adopt the OC Public Works' OC Survey Subsidy Reduction Program, the new fee schedule will go into effect on December 1, 2017.

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Oct Chapter Meeting - Joint: Orange County & San Diego
Oct
24
5:30 PM17:30

Oct Chapter Meeting - Joint: Orange County & San Diego

Our October OC Chapter Meeting features NCEES President Elect, Patrick Tami - PLS.

Join us to hear the NCEES president-elect Patrick Tami gives his plan and vision for 2018. Patrick Tami is a land surveyor located in Folsom, California. Pat has over 35 years of survey project management experience. He is a nationally recognized surveying expert and has been involved in developing, grading and reviewing the state and national exams for professional surveying licensure since 2001. He is actively involved in leadership roles of several national and state professional organizations. He was appointed by two California Governors to serve on a California board and has spoken before state legislature on matters relating to the practice of engineering and land surveying. He is a past president of the California Land Surveyors Association, president of the Bay Counties Association of Engineers and Land Surveyors, and past chairman of the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/XerNMxJSMUL6H3hg1

PRE-PAY: HTTPS://SQUAREUP.COM/MARKET/OC-CLSA/ITEM/MEETING-REGULAR?T=MODAL-EM

Members: $30 // Non-Members: $40 // Students: $25
Checks Payable to: ORANGE COUNTY CLSA
Mail: PMB 201, 13681 NEWPORT AVE., SUITE 8, TUSTIN, CA 92780
 

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TBC Training Class (2-Days) | San Diego, CA
Oct
17
8:00 AM08:00

TBC Training Class (2-Days) | San Diego, CA

  • Computers ETC. Software Training Center, Inc. (map)
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This class is designed for new TBC users, or those with limited experience who would like to become more proficient.

See registration link for details: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b49aeac2ca4f58-tbctraining1

Questions? Please contact:
Greg Hazelquist
Trimble Certified Trainer
Technical Support, Geomatics
Allen Instruments & Supplies
Mobile: (480) 710-1983
ghazelquist@alleninst.com

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2017 Cal Poly Pomona Geomatics Conference
Oct
12
8:00 AM08:00

2017 Cal Poly Pomona Geomatics Conference

  • Bronco Student Center - Cal Poly Pomona (map)
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October 12

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Conference
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM Innovation Brew Works Social

- Regular Registration Fee $200
- Day of Registration Fee $250
- Multiple Registration Discount (4 or more) $175/Person

Payments website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cpp-clsa-conference-2017-tickets-
17987296488

 

Lodging:
Rate for Kellogg West starting at $ 95 /Night.
Contact Sarah Dortch, Reservation Manager, at (909) 869-3918 for more information

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Practice Test for the California Specific Land Surveyor Exam
Sep
16
8:00 AM08:00

Practice Test for the California Specific Land Surveyor Exam

Attention land surveyors – Do you think you are ready to pass the California Specific Land Surveyor Exam. Come and find out! Pacific Land Seminars is offering a one day seminar entitled “Practice Test for the California Specific Land Surveyor Exam”. This 8 hour class consists of the following:

·       4 hour practice exam in the morning.

·       1 hour lunch on your own

·       4 hour post exam review and a Q&A session

During the afternoon session we will explain the correct answer for each question and tell you why the wrong answers were wrong.

The seminar will be held on Saturday September 16, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The cost is $199. It will be held at the following location:

Holiday Inn (Garden 1 Room)  

7000 Beach Blvd.

Buena Park, CA 90620

 

Parking is free. To register and pay for the seminar go to our website. Registration ends on September 8, 2017.

 

www.pacificlandseminars.com

 

Enrollment in any of our seminars includes six months of free email and phone support from our instructors. Please contact John Pavlik at 949-295-2511 with any questions.  

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RSB Workshop: RESEARCH - RETRACE - REESTABLISH – RECORD (STEVE PARRISH, PLS & CFEDS)
Sep
15
8:30 AM08:30

RSB Workshop: RESEARCH - RETRACE - REESTABLISH – RECORD (STEVE PARRISH, PLS & CFEDS)

http://www.rsb-surveyors.org/education/steve-parrish-workshop/


RIV/SBC CLSA PRESENTS:  RESEARCH - RETRACE - REESTABLISH – RECORD
BY:  STEVE PARRISH, PLS & CFEDS

MEMBERS: $120        NON MEMBERS: $160

FRIDAY-SEPT. 15 , 2017   SEMINAR STARTS AT 8:30AM  to 4:30PM

LOCATED AT RIVERSIDE FLOOD CONTROL
1995 MARKET STREET, RIVERSIDE, CA 92501

Proceeds goes to scholarships.

ABSTRACT

With the passing of time, natural deterioration of earthly materials, sometimes confusing writings, less than desirable drawings and hazy memories, the task of ” finding the survey” becomes overwhelming. Experience, endurance, connections and mentors are essential elements of any successful search for the “surveyor’s path” and the monuments left to mark that path. A.C. Mulford, in his 1912 treatise – “BOUNDARIES AND LANDMARKS” – sums up our responsibilities with the following statement from page 87:

” The problems of boundary lie at the foundation of all surveying, for one must know where a line is before he can measure it, and the solution of these problems calls for the same powers of accurate observation and of consecutive and logical thought that are demanded for successful work in any branch of modern science. ”

During this exchange of ideas we will discuss various sources of survey related information, techniques in evaluating survey evidence, free flow of ideas within our profession and the importance of patience, precision and articulate documentation. We will review survey challenges and solutions from my 50+ years of federal, state, and private experience laced with lessons learned as an expert witness.

The importance of thorough RESEARCH, patient RECOVERY techniques, permanent REMONUMENTATION and accurate RECORDATION are threaded throughout the workshop presentation. Questions and ideas from the workshop participants will enhance the learning experience for all in attendance.

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Fall 2017 Land Surveying Courses and  Skills Set Certificate(s)
Sep
2
9:00 AM09:00

Fall 2017 Land Surveying Courses and Skills Set Certificate(s)

Fall 2017 Land Surveying Courses and

Skills Set Certificate(s)

When: Fall 2017, Starting on September 2, 2017, Saturday,

Time: 9-12:10 p.m., Bldg. A – Cesar Chavez, Rm. A-214

Location: 1530 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706

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Engr. 118 – Surveying, Section: 41335

The course applies theory and principles

of plane surveying, basic operation and set up surveying

equipment, and production of maps and plans

Engr. 119 – Advanced Plane Surveying, Section: 41336

Emphasis on coordinate geometry calculations, route

surveying with horizontal and vertical curves, and

topographic surveying and mapping

_____________________________________________

Earn a:

SURVEYING SKILL BUILDER I CERTIFICATE by completing the following

courses: ENGR 100B, ENGR 118, and ENGR 183 (or ENGR 191)

TRANSFER CREDIT for B.S. in Civil Engineering at CSULB and CSUF

TEST PREPARATION SKILLS for Fundamentals of Engineering (FE),

Surveying (FS) and Professional Engineers (PE) and Land Surveyors (PLS)

State of CA Exams

Send inquires to Humberto Gallegos, PhD, PE, LSIT, M.CLSA at

gallegos_humberto@sac.edu

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OCC Lunch Meeting - CA Good Neighbor Fence Act
Aug
22
11:30 AM11:30

OCC Lunch Meeting - CA Good Neighbor Fence Act

JT SCHMID'S in TUSTIN (LUNCH)

SPEAKER: James Anton, Esq.

PLEASE RSVP HERE (https://goo.gl/forms/fjG6Aaty1AEhqY8t1)

COST: $30.00 Chapter Members & $40.00 Non- Members & $25.00 Students w/ ID Pre-Pay and RSVP at the same time, here

We are fortunate to have James Anton, Esq. speaking on the "CA Good Neighbor Fence Act".  This law affects our practice directly and will be critical knowledge.

MEETING TOPIC: Adjoining landowners are now statutorily equally responsible for shared fences and boundary fences pursuant to California Civil Code Section 841 which took effect January 1, 2014. Landowners who desire to replace an existing common boundary fence, must give each affected adjoining landowner written statutory notice of an intent to incur costs for a common boundary fence. The statutory "Notice of Intent" must including specific language and wording to become effective under the new law. A landowner who wishes to repair or replace a fence will have to sue to enforce the statutory presumption if adjoining neighbors object. Objecting landowners have a right to dispute the new statutory obligations, but the burden of proof is on the objecting neighbors. The presentation will explain how the new law applies, the applicable form and timing of the statutory notice, the presumption and methods of resolution.

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CLSA Webinar: Demystifying Reference Frames and 3D Datums - Greg Helmer
Jul
12
11:00 AM11:00

CLSA Webinar: Demystifying Reference Frames and 3D Datums - Greg Helmer

Register: https://www.californiasurveyors.org/secure/login_checkout.asp

Mr. Helmer is a Professional Land Surveyor registered in California, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada with over thirty-five years of experience in geodetic control, Surveying Geomatics and GIS. He is Vice President and Team Leader of geospatial services at Psomas. Mr. Helmer has published dozens of articles and professional papers and is nationally recognized for his contributions to GNSS surveying and high-precision geodesy. Mr. Helmer is a graduate of Chapman University, a contributing author to the National Height Modernization Program for NOAA, a Fellow in the Institute for the Advancement of Engineering, a Fellow with the American Association for Geodetic Surveying, and a founding member and past Chairperson of the California Spatial Reference Center at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Demystifying Reference Frames and 3D Datums

If my Quad Map is in NAD27 and my GIS land base is in NAD83, my local control network is in the 2011.00 epoch and the satellite orbits are in WGS84… or maybe it’s ITRF14 or 08… oh, I’m so confused. And then there’s elevations. If I’m using Geoid12B with NAVD88, and I need to know local MLLW, do I need to stand on my head and drink from a tide gauge to face up?

It’s no wonder that really-smart people are so confused. And it’s going to get worse. The proposed modernization of the National Spatial Reference System in 2022 promises to bring coordinates and elevations into closer alignment with GNSS orbits, and to introduce an additional transformation parameter in the form of a Euler pole and rotational velocity. Stay tuned. This webinar attempts to walk through the concepts of basic geodesy from plane coordinates, to earth-centered-earth-fixed cartesian coordinates, to spherical coordinates in inertial space, and 14-parameter transformation models; and yes, Euler poles, as well as gridded velocity models. If your head is not spinning by then, we will touch briefly on geopotential heights.

 

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OC-CLSA Angels' Night - June 30, 2017
Jun
30
5:30 PM17:30

OC-CLSA Angels' Night - June 30, 2017

Friday Evening – June 30, 2017   Tailgate 5:30 PM - Game 7:05PM

(Angel’s Stadium)   2000 E Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806

Event: Angels vs.Mariners &   18th Annual “Joey Traps” Tri-Tip BBQ

Cost: $25.00 per Ticket w/ Tailgate

Includes Game Ticket and all-you-can-eat / drink BBQ (Tri-tip, Chicken, Hot dogs, peanuts).

You must pay in advance so we know how much food/drink to purchase.

Questions? Call or e-mail Joe Padilla at (657) 348-9452 or jpadillapls@yahoo.com

Tickets are purchased from us online but will be available for pickup in person at tailgate (not shipped).

Purchase them ahead because this event SELLS OUT every year, don’t be left out! Order early!!!!

PURCHASE TICKETS

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