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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57th Annual Geomatics Engineering Conference
Jan
26
to Jan 27

57th Annual Geomatics Engineering Conference

  • Fresno Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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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

  • Board Hearing Room - Hall of Administration (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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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

https://squareup.com/market/oc-clsa/item/clsa-angels-night

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Chapter Meeting - KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL MAP PREPARATION
May
23
11:30 AM11:30

Chapter Meeting - KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL MAP PREPARATION

  • JT Schmid's - The District of TUSTIN (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL MAP PREPARATION

2017 Secretary, Jonathan Maddox, PLS

This is the introduction of the keys to successful map preparation. We will discuss the required information and the process of showing the information on the face of the survey. A licensed surveyor makes sound decisions based on defendable principles supported by established laws.

PLEASE RSVP BY GOING TO THIS LINK: https://goo.gl/forms/UGMZG1zyJJrt5UpF3

Pre-Pay and RSVP by this link: https://squareup.com/store/oc-clsa/item/lunch-meeting-chapter

FLYER

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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2017 Bill Young Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament
May
19
11:00 AM11:00

2017 Bill Young Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament

THE CAUSE
To raise funds to provide scholarship opportunities for college students pursuing a Bachelor's degree in the field of Land Surveying. Scholarships are offered through the CLSA Education Foundation in memory of Bill Young, a dedicated professional and mentor who contributed greatly to the advancement of our profession throughout his 50 year career.

HOSTED BY
Riverside / San Bernardino &
Desert Chapters of the California
Land Surveyors Association

FLYER w/ Details

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CLSA Webinar: Integrated Surveying for Maximum Productivity - Robert Green
May
10
11:00 AM11:00

CLSA Webinar: Integrated Surveying for Maximum Productivity - Robert Green

REGISTER

Integrated Surveying for Maximum Productivity

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Free for CLSA Members, $25 for non-members

Webinar Presenter: Robert Green - Vectors, Inc.

Webinar description: This session will describe seamless integrated survey workflows. My presentation will feature projects on which I have worked, that incorporate: VRS RTK data, terrestrial total station observations, scan data and panoramic photos into one file. The session will begin with an overview of the hardware used, including features and functionality. Integrated survey theory will be described, including GNSS data capture with simultaneous scanning and panoramic photo capture. Application examples will be discussed highlighting where these workflows can save you time, money, and manpower. The sessions will also describe processing in office software, including the benefits of utilizing Feature and Attribute libraries for simplified line work generation. An overview of surface creation and quality control inspection using exaggerated 3D views will be shown as well as various end deliverables such as panoramic photos in Google Earth, reports and spreadsheets.

Speaker Bio: As a 3rd generation surveyor, Bob began his career in 1973 working weekends and summers with his dad in Central New England. In 1978 Bob was employed by the BSC Group in Boston, Mass. where he gained his first insight into the world of GPS. In 1986 Bob moved to Colorado in search of new opportunities. He spent the next ten years in Southern CO working as a Crew Chief and part time for the Pueblo County Surveyors Office helping to bring the first GPS Geodetic Control Network to this part of the State. In 1992 Bob became registered as a Colorado Professional Surveyor. In 1996 Bob went into private practice specializing in Geodetic Control, Cadastral Retracement and Right-of-Way Surveys. Between 1998 and 2002 Bob was appointed to two consecutive terms to the Colorado State Board of Registration for PE and PLS Monitor Panel. In 2002 Bob was the recipient of a Presidential Citation from the Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado and the co-recipient of an American Council of Engineering Companies Award for a cadastral and R-O-W retracement survey in Southern Colorado. In April of 2003 Bob retired from surveying and accepted new challenges relocating his family to Central New Mexico where he currently holds the position of Geodetic Consultant at Vectors Inc, The Trimble survey dealer in NM and CO. Additionally, Bob has been a measurement consultant to the US Government. His missions include: Developing unique kinematic workflows on machine control GNSS receivers mounted to Amphibious Assault Vehicles for the USMC, layout of an Interferometer Vacuum Telescope for the USAF in conjunction with New Mexico Tech., a Geodetic Control Survey for a Lunar Laser Telescope and Astrohaven Facility for NASA at the Johnson Space Center and an Integrated Spatial Imaging Survey of a Drug Tunnel under the US/Mexican Border for USACE and US Border Patrol.

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PBC OC Joint Chapter Meeting with LA - Spk: Landon Blake
Apr
25
5:30 PM17:30

PBC OC Joint Chapter Meeting with LA - Spk: Landon Blake

Our April OC Chapter Meeting features LANDON BLAKE, PLS.

Biography:Landon works as the Mapping Department Manager for Hawkins and Associates Engineering in Modesto, California. He has been surveying in the California Central Valley for the past 15 years. He specializes in surveys for large public works projects like roads, pipelines, dams, and canals. Landon lives with his wife Monique, his black Chiwawa "Pinky" and his imitation Blake Lab "Bella" in Stockton, California.

Topic:The traditional approaches to boundary surveys used by many land surveyors makes little business sense. They expose the surveyor to unnecessary risk of reduced profit or financial loss. In this short talk, we examine three (3) of these traditional approaches and discuss why they don’t work from a business perspective. We then consider what land surveyors can learn about improving their profit performance on boundary services by looking at the way other small business people approach their work. The speaker then presents an approach he uses to improve his profit performance on boundary surveys: phasing. This discussion includes the reasons to phase a project, the project types that are best suited to phasing, and tips for how to phase a project.

Dinner will be Mexican style buffet.

RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdHFxE_HBSYt8akR0k6eBq9sB9YCMtItCWI0_pIiakST9NJKQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

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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