Gary Kent returns as presenter to outline the ALTA / NSPS Land Title Surveys 2021 Minimum standard detail requirements and takes questions from the group.
Welcome to Mentoring Mondays!
Upcoming schedule for the next few weeks is:
March 1st - Michael Schoder, PLS - Retired BLM Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Alaska. Michael will be presenting on the Transition from Direct to Indirect Measure and the Electronic Age - BLM Alaska 1959-1989, a history presentation of a valuable background for some of the unique and yet undocumented survey procedures that the BLM Alaska Office conducted during the era of 1959-1989.
March 8th - Surveying with Robert Martin, PS - Robert Martin helps surveyors in all facets of the surveying industry solving their most difficult problems from field to finish. It takes hard work, patience, dedication, and a lot of technical savvy to solve problems and Robert has the passion and commitment to meet the task.
March 15th - David Doyle - GNSS-Derived Orthometric Heights
March 22nd - Shane S. Turay, CET, CST, GISP
Geomatics Operator – Field Codes, Linework and Stepped Offsets
Let’s dig into implementing the technical details of these useful skills. We will cover the basic concepts, practical application, share our process, get technical, and talk about the lessons learned. I believe there is great potential for evolution for those not fully using the modern systems of coding and stepped offsets. Increases in efficiency and quality could be realized by mastering these skills. Participation is encouraged so please spread the message to your compatriots to join us. A rising tide lifts all boats and each of us, no matter our role, can be a rising tide for those around us.
March 29th - No session - Western Regional Virtual Survey Conference AK – AZ – CA – MT – NM – NV – WA March 27-30, 2021 for more information please visit: http://www.plseducation.org/
April 5th - Brent A. Jones, PE, PLS presenting on GIS Opportunities for Surveyors with a few subjects being: Overview of GIS and geospatial infrastructure High Accuracy Data Collection Apps, Projects, Control – Is your data on a map and on your mobile device? BIM, GIS and Digital Twins Parcel Maps, 2D and 3D Parcel Fabric
April 12th - Charles Pecchio from Kingston Capital Corp. - Presenting on the Proper planning for Ownership Transition.
April 19th – Dane Courville, PLS – Providing an in-depth presentation on creating the newest Fundamentals of Surveying – Exam Study Manual.
April 25th – Scott Bishop, PS – Western Zone Vice President from NCEES.
Register for the weekly meetings by using the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
*Please note that all of the presentation handouts are located in the Dropbox folder, and there is a link provided at the bottom of each week's highlights*
Revisit Our Latest Meetings
Guest presenter Shane Turay leads a discussion on basic training for field operators.
Brandon Moreno joins Mentoring Mondays for the Land Surveying Profession to discuss the best principles and practices for construction layout.
Landon Blake presents on Field note forms and tips for corner search and total station operations principles.
Gary Kent, PS presented us with a much needed Safety workshop! We also heard from Kent Groh, PLS on a personal experience relating to one of his Party Chiefs and how...
Landon Blake, PLS, and Trent Keenan, PLS, share an in-depth presentation about the unique challenges that present themselves when running a survey business.