SURVEYORS’ ASSOCIATION OF WEST JERSEY

July 13, 2017

MINUTES OF MEETING

Carlucci’s Waterfront

876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Vice-President Bill Haggerty called the meeting to order at 7:10 pm.  Mr. Haggerty asked the membership present to go around the room and make introductions.

BUSINESS MEETING

 MINUTES

A motion was made to approve the June meeting minutes as drafted and presented to the membership via the SAWJ website.  The motion was seconded and passed by voice vote.

TREASURER REPORT

Treasurer, Richard Sapio presented the following financial report, dated July 13, 2017

Checking       $XXXXXXXX

Savings          $XXXXXXXX

Duck              $XXXXXXXX

Scholarship   $XXXXXXXX

TOTAL         $XXXXXXXX

 DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Director Charles Adamson was unable to attend.  No Director’s report was given.

OLD BUSINESS

NJSPLS Awards dinner was held on June 3, 2017.  SAWJ had sponsored a table.

NEW BUSINESS

–Harold Bozarth passed out to the membership an inquiry he received via email from a person seeking employment in the surveying field.  All members were asked to give consideration if they had a position to fill.

–Lou Marchuk informed the membership of a new technology that would allow drone aircraft to submerge themselves under the surface of water and return to the air.  He mentioned that he would bring more information as it becomes available.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

SAWJ August meeting will be held on Thursday, August 10 at 7pm.

CLOSING

 At 7:18 pm it was moved to adjourn the business meeting; seconded, and approved by voice-vote.  The meeting was turned over to tonight’s speaker, Mr. Lou Marchuk of Arora and Associates.

SPEAKER

Mr. Lou Marchuk’s presentation subject is “Grid to Ground, Scale Factors, and easy formulas for the field”.

Lou discussed the various ways that scale factors can be obtained to convert coordinates from grid systems to ground systems.  Discussions were held regarding the dangers of assuming systems, failure to note systems and their associated scale factors.

Lou presented multiple methods for determining scale factors, including those published in academic texts, as well as the use of the National Geodetic Survey data sheets.

Discussion was held and questions were asked throughout the presentation.  Lou promised to email the membership his entire presentation for their review and use.  Any member who does not get a copy may request one from SAWJ, or Mr. Marchuk.

The presentation concluded at 9:23pm.

Craig Stratton, Recording Secretary

SAWJ Meeting Thursday July 13th

To All,

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will have its monthly meeting this Thursday July 13th. Our guest speaker for this event will be our SAWJ member Lou Marchuk who will discuss Grid to Ground, Scale Factors and easy formulas for the field.

It is sure to be an informative and interesting discussion so come with your questions.

All are welcome.

Carlucci’s Waterfront
876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
6:30PM Cocktails
7:00PM Dinner/Meeting
$35

SAWJ Meeting Minutes 6/8/17

SURVEYORS’ ASSOCIATION OF WEST JERSEY

June 8, 2017

MINUTES OF MEETING

Carlucci’s Waterfront

876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Vice-President Bill Haggerty called the meeting to order at 7:02 pm.  Mr. Haggerty asked the membership present to go around the room and make introductions.

SPEAKER

The speaker tonight is Frank Lenik, P.L.S. of Leica Geosystems, Inc. Mr. Lenik’s topic was the New Jersey Statutes on the calibration of EDM’s and how to use the New Jersey calibration baselines.  His topic also included the surveyor’s responsibility to calibrate the EDM and how to use the forms provided through NJSPLS to record the data necessary for calibration.  Discussion was held regarding the legal reasons for calibration instruments and how the surveyor’s failure to do so could result in the work conducted be invalidated.

After the conclusion of Mr. Lenik’s presentation, Fred Czepiga, formerly of N.J. Geodetic Survey, gave a presentation on the history of the New Jersey Calibration Baselines, how they were established, and how geodetic surveyors would approach setting new calibration baselines.

The floor was opened to questions for Mr. Lenik and Mr. Czepiga

The presentations were concluded at 9:25pm.

BUSINESS MEETING

MINUTES

There were no minutes recorded from the May meeting.

TREASURER REPORT

Treasurer, Richard Sapio, was unable to attend, therefore no Treasure’s report was presented.

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Director Charles Adamson was unable to attend, therefore no Director’s report was presented.

OLD BUSINESS

The NJSPLS Awards banquet was held.  SAWJ was present with a sponsored table.

NEW BUSINESS

–The July Meeting of SAWJ will include a presentation regarding the difference between Grid coordinates and Ground coordinates.

–The August Meeting of SAWJ will include a presentation about GIS and ESRI.

–SAWJ has obtained approval from the State Board for continuing education credits for the following seminars:

“Tidelands and the Surveyor” by Lou Marchuk.  January, 2017 – 2 credits approved.

“Surveying next to PSE&G Property and PSE&G record access procedures and safety” by Michael Poploski.  April, 2017 – 2 credits approved.

–Lou Marchuk suggests re-evaluating the amount of money awarded by SAWJ for scholarship due to the rising cost of education at NJIT and other institutions.

CLOSING

At 9:30 pm it was moved to adjourn the business meeting; seconded, and approved by voice-vote.

Craig Stratton, Recording Secretary

NJ Geodetic Survey Data May 2017

NJDOT Geodetic Survey released an arcgis data base listing of all NJ and NGS monumentation which can be accessed utilizing the link below. Courtesy of Ron Kuzma PLS.

http://njdot.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=6a77eac193f540b68e9877783d73d6bc

Legend
New Jersey State Geodetic Control Monuments RED NGVD29 NAD83
National Geodetic Survey’s Integrated Database Purple NGS Control

Layer List
New Jersey State Geodetic Control Monuments RED NGVD29 NAD83
National Geodetic Survey’s Integrated Database Purple NGS Control

NJ GeoWeb Site / NJGIN and the Land Surveyor

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will be having its monthly meeting on Thursday May 11th at:
Carlucci’s Waterfront
876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
6:30PM Cocktails
7:00PM Dinner/Meeting
$35 (no reservation needed)

Our guest speaker for this event will be Kevin Zelinsky  who will discuss NJ GeoWeb Site /NJGIN and the Land Surveyor.

All are welcome

Surveying next to PSE&G Property by Michael Popoloski, PLS

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will be having its monthly meeting on Thursday April 13th at:
Carlucci’s Waterfront
876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
6:30PM Cocktails
7:00PM Dinner/Meeting
$35 (no reservation needed)

Our guest speaker for this event will be Michael Popoloski, PLS who will discuss surveying next to PSE&G, record access procedures, entry notification and safety.

All are welcome

Surveying Next to PSE&G Property – Thursday April 13th

To All,

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will have its monthly meeting this Thursday April 13th. Our guest speaker for this event will be Michael Popoloski, PLS of PSE&G. Mr. Popoloski  will be discussing “Surveying next to PSE&G property, PSE&G record access procedures and safety.

It is sure to be an informative and interesting discussion so come with your questions such as Easement vs ROW ; location of monuments, how easement widths are determined, where is the info held or filed, contact numbers, trespass issues, safety issues, is a permit required, etc.

Can’t make this meeting. Send us your questions and we’ll try to get the answers you need.

All are welcome.

Carlucci’s Waterfront
876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
6:30PM Cocktails
7:00PM Dinner/Meeting
$35