SAWJ Meeting September 14. Ed Pagan — The Surveyor and the Law

To All,

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will have its monthly meeting this Thursday September 14th. Our guest speaker for this event will be Ed Pagan esq. — “The Surveyor and the Law”

Ed has presented to our chapter on several occasions as well as presentations for NJSPLS. He is a dynamic speaker that provides knowledge and insight to the many legal aspects with regards to the surveying profession.

It is sure to be an informative and interesting discussion so come with your questions. It will be an event that will be enjoyable and you will walk away a little smarter than when you came.

All are welcome.

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

SAWJ Meeting Minutes August 10, 2017

 

MINUTES OF MEETING

 

Vice-President Bill Haggerty called the meeting to order at 7:08 pm.  Mr. Haggerty asked the membership present to go around the room and make introductions.  At 7:10 pm the floor was handed over to tonight’s speaker

SPEAKER

The speaker tonight was Brent A. Jones, PE, PLS, is the Global Manager, Cadastre/Land Records at Esri.

Mr. Jones’ discussion covered a wide range of topics.  He discussed the advancements in GIS that ESRI was promoting, including the ability for individuals to create their own applications using simple software.  The role of the Professional Land Surveyor in the development and promotion of GIS software was discussed.  The membership was invited to ask questions throughout the presentation.

Mr. Jones’ has shared with SAWJ multiple tools to help people use the ESRI software.  These tools have been emailed to the membership in attendance.

The presentation concluded at 9:31 pm.

BUSINESS MEETING

 MINUTES

A motion was made to approve the July 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 August 10, 2017

Checking       $XXXXXXX

Savings          $XXXXXXX

Duck              $XXXXXXX

Scholarship   $XXXXXXX

TOTAL         $XXXXXXX

 DIRECTOR’S REPORT

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

GIS-LIS COMMITTEE

Dawn McCall, the co-chair person for the NJSPLS GIS-LIS Committee was in attendance to discuss the committee with 7 other professionals from that committee.  GIS-LIS holds there meetings in the evenings and is open to all professionals.  They are working on a class to be held at the next NJSPLS SurvCon.  There is also plans to hold a Geospatial Family Fun Day in Union County.  For more information check with Dawn McCall and see the MAC-URISA website for meeting dates.

OLD BUSINESS

There is no old business.

NEW BUSINESS

Speakers/topics for upcoming meetings are as follows:

Ed Pagan for September

Title Issues for October

Drone Surveying for November

Craig Stratton reported to the membership that the Introduction to Survey course held at RCGC in the fall has 24 enrolled students.  Lou Marchuk made a motion to talk to the membership about getting at least 3 scholarships awarded. The motion was seconded and passed by voice vote.

 CLOSING

 At 9:41 pm it was moved to adjourn the business meeting; seconded, and approved by voice-vote.

Craig Stratton, Recording Secretary

SAWJ Meeting Thursday August 10, 2017 * Brent Jones of Esri *

To All,

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will have its monthly meeting this Thursday August 10th. Our guest speaker for this event will be Brent Jones of Esri.

 

Brent A. Jones, PE, PLS, is the Global Manager, Cadastre/Land Records at Esri where he oversees worldwide strategic industry planning, business development, and marketing activities. He is actively involved in the modernization of land records in the United States and in international activities designing and building cadastral systems. Based in Washington DC, he has extensive experience with cadastral and surveying systems worldwide utilizing GIS technology. Esri technology is used worldwide for all components of land administration systems including cadastre, addressing, registration, taxation/valuation, planning and development.

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 July 13th, 2017

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