SAWJ Minutes of Meeting November 9, 2017

SURVEYORS’ ASSOCIATION OF WEST JERSEY

November 9, 2017

MINUTES OF MEETING

Carlucci’s Waterfront

876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Treasurer Richard Sapio called the meeting to order at 7:03 pm.  Mr. Sapio asked the membership present to go around the room and make introductions.

The floor was turned over to tonight’s speaker.

SPEAKER

 The speaker tonight was Adam Grant, P.L.S. with Odin Areodata and Consulting Engineering Services.  The presentation was focused on UAV functions and capabilities resulting in survey grade mapping.

Mr. Grant discussed with the membership his role in this emerging discipline within the field of surveying and engineering.  He discussed the FAA regulations that govern how to operate drones for survey work and how to navigate within those regulations.

The discussion was centered around the technology that is utilized, including the aircraft, which Mr. Grant had on hand to show the membership.  Also discussed was Pix4D, the photogrammetry software program used to post process and evaluate data obtained using drone flights.  Mr. Grant made sure it was understood that the use of quality, adjusted ground control is essential to obtaining the highest quality of data possible and that Odin Aerodata would not accept anything less for their clients.

Mr. Grant presented some prior projects as an example of the high level of accuracy which can be obtained using the technology and techniques outlined in his presentation.

Discussion was held and questions were asked throughout the presentation.  The presentation concluded at 9:10pm.

BUSINESS MEETING

 MINUTES

A motion was made to approve the October 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       $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.

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business

NEW BUSINESS

–SurvCon 2018 brochures will be available later this month for viewing on the NJSPLS website and hard copies will be mailed out.

–SAWJ December Meeting will be held December 14 at 7pm at Carlucci’s.  Elections for positions for 2018 will be held.  If anyone is interested in holding office, please contact Bill Haggerty.

 CLOSING

 At 9:15 pm it was moved to adjourn the business meeting; seconded, and approved by voice-vote.

Craig Stratton, Recording Secretary

SAWJ Meeting Thursday Nov. 9th _ Adam Grant _ Drones!

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will have its monthly meeting this Thursday November 9, 2017 At Carlucci’s Waterfront located in Mt . Laurel NJ. Our speaker for this meeting will be Adam Grant.

Adam Grant, Odin Areodata and Consulting Engineering Services

Presentation will be on drone functions and capabilities.
He will discuss FAA Regulations and the process to work within those regulations.
Pix4D, which is a photogrammetry software program.
He will present some project examples using drones for surveying.

 

ll are welcome.

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

SAWJ Minutes of Meeting October 12, 2017

SURVEYORS’ ASSOCIATION OF WEST JERSEY

October 12, 2017

MINUTES OF MEETING

Carlucci’s Waterfront

876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Vice-President Bill Haggerty called the meeting to order at 6:59 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 Tara Vargo, Esq.  The topic for the evening was ALTA Land Title Surveys.

Mrs. Vargo discussed the minimum ALTA/NSPS Land Title  Survey Standards and the optional Table A requirements.  Many issues were raised by the membership regarding the surveys including how the certifications should be written and why ALTA/NSPS expressly directs their certification to remain unchanged.  Other items such as the responsibility of title companies to acquire the deeds for the property in questions and the adjoining properties was discussed.

Mrs. Vargo presented a number of different options for supplying the client with a product that meets their needs.  This includes a list of possible boundary line encroachments.  Mrs. Vargo also warned that surveyors make no legal case as to the location of boundary lines.

Questions were asked throughout the evening.  The presentation concluded at 9:00 pm.

BUSINESS MEETING

 DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Director Charles Adamson presented his report via hard copy to the membership.   A full copy of the report can be provided upon request.

TREASURER REPORT

Treasurer, Richard Sapio was unable to attend.  There was no treasurers report tonight.

 OLD BUSINESS

SAWJ was given 2 credits for continuing education for the GIS/CAD presentation from May of 2017.

NEW BUSINESS

Lou Marchuck made a suggestion that the membership share with the group some difficult survey projects they have encountered as a way to encourage shared communication among the group.  He also asked that SAWJ make an effort to provide programs that are geared towards Survey Technicians.

CLOSING

 At 8:42 pm it was moved to adjourn the business meeting; seconded, and approved by voice-vote.

Craig Stratton, Recording Secretary

SAWJ Meeting Thursday Oct.12th – “A Discussion of ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys”

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will have its monthly meeting this Thursday October 12th. Our guest speaker for this event will be Tara Vargo, Esq. and our topic will be “A Discussion of ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys”

Bullet points :

  • ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey standards
  • A review of Table A items
  • Certifications –standard text, notes, and what parties are included?
  • “List of Encroachments”
  • “Old” versus “New” legal descriptions
  • Zoning status
  • Flood Zone plotting
  • Deed research issues

handouts will be provided.

All are welcome.

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

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