SAWJ Meeting Thursday December 8th

Come join us for dinner at SAWJ’s last meeting of the year. No speaker is scheduled this month just some camaraderie with friends.

Bill Haggerty

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will be having its monthly meeting on Thursday December 8, 2016 at:
Carlucci’s Waterfront
876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
6:30PM Cocktails
7:00PM Dinner/Meeting
$35

Come Join the NJ Geospatial Forum Boundary Task Force!

 

Are you a GIS user that…

 Manages political, property, or environmental boundaries?
 Could use a refresher on survey practices and procedures?
 Is curious about the standards regarding legal boundaries?

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Come join the discussion at the NJ Geospatial Forum Boundary Task Force!

The Boundary Task Force of the NJ Geospatial Forum was created earlier this year to encourage open discussion and cross-education between GIS users and surveyors.

Mission Statement

The mission of the NJGF Boundary Task Force is to educate and develop standards on the matter of legal boundaries for the purpose of protecting the public, GIS and surveying communities while increasing the value and reliability of the data in the State’s enterprise GIS.

Goals

  • Educate the GIS & Engineering communities and the public as to what a boundary is, how a boundary is created and their legal ramifications.
  • Educate the GIS, Surveying & Engineering communities to the terminology of GIS parcels and Surveying boundary and when they should be used.
  • Develop consistent standards for submission of surveys and survey data into the state’s enterprise GIS.

Log in to the NJGIN website and sign up for Boundary Task Force to be added to the mailing list and receive the latest discussions, meeting announcements, and agendas.

Contact Boundary Task Force Chair Kevin Zelinsky at (856) 795-9595 ext. 1064 or kevin.zelinsky@rve.com for more information.

 

SAWJ Meeting Minutes 10-13-16

SURVEYORS’ ASSOCIATION OF WEST JERSEY

October 13, 2016

MINUTES OF MEETING

Carlucci’s Waterfront

876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

President William Haggerty called the meeting to order at 7:09 pm.  Mr. Haggerty asked for the membership to introduce themselves, then invited the presenter to begin.

SPEAKER

The speaker tonight was Dan Martin with National Geodetic Survey.  Dan presented on the modernizing of the NSRS and the geoid slope validation survey of 2014.

The presentation discussed the history of the national horizontal and vertical reference frames.  Discussion was made regarding the updates to each frame and how this will affect the way surveyors use the reference frames in their daily use.

Mr Martin took questions throughout the presentation.  He concluded his seminary at 9:00pm.

BUSINESS MEETING

TREASURER REPORT

Treasurer, Richard Sapio, presented the following financial report, dated July 14, 2016.

Checking       $********

Savings          $********

Duck              $********

Scholarship  $********

TOTAL         $*********

OLD BUSINESS

Rick Sapio states that the committee for the SAWJ Scholarhsip Fund will meet this month.

NEW BUSINESS

NJCFM Conference is taking place at Bally’s from October 18 to October 20.  Visit www.njspls.org for more details.

NJSPLS will offer the CST Exam on October 22 at the Clarion in Toms River.

NJSPLS Annual Conference will be January 22-25.

Ambrose Gmeiner mentioned that the NJ State Archives and the NJ Geological Society have joined together in an effort to scan the records of the West Jersey Proprietors and the East Jersey Proprietors in order to have them made available to search with an online database.  Mr. Gmeiner told the membership that NJSPLS have committed a monetary support for the project and that some of the chapters have passed formal resolutions to support the state society’s support.  Lou Marchuck stated that he would be in favor of SAWJ making a similar resolution with the resolution carrying a memorandum of understanding that the records must be shared with surveyors.  The motion was made to support the state’s monetary aid with the Memorandum of Understanding.  The motion was seconded and passed by voice vote.

The South Jersey Chapter of NJSPS is sponsoring a Day at the Range on October 22 in Winslow, N.J.  Go to www.njspls.org for pricing and details.

At 9:16 pm it was moved to adjourn the meeting; seconded, and approved by voice-vote.

Craig Stratton, Recording Secretary

SAWJ meeting October 13, 2016 Dan Martin ( NGS geodetic advisor)

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will be having its monthly meeting on Thursday September 8, 2016 at:
Carlucci’s Waterfront
876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
6:30PM Cocktails
7:00PM Dinner/Meeting
$35

Our guest speaker for this event will be Dan Martin, NGS dan-martinNortheast Regional Geodetic Advisor. The presentation topic will be on :Modernizing the NSRS and determining which way is up…The Geoid Slope Validation Survey of 2014.

Part 1 NSRS Modernization, i.e., new reference frames
Part 2 An overview of the Geoid Slope Validation Survey of 2014

About Dan Martin, National Geodetic Survey, Northeast Regional Geodetic Advisor
Dan Martin works for the National Geodetic Survey and has been the Northeast Regional Geodetic Advisor since May of 2015. As the Regional Advisor, he instructs local surveyors, state and municipal agencies, and the geospatial community at large, on how to use and preserve the National Spatial Reference System, and provides liaison between the National Geodetic Survey and the States of ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI, NY, and NJ, as well as other federal agencies.
He worked in the Route Survey and Geodetic Survey sections of the Vermont Agency of Transportation from 1988 through 2003, and held the position of Geodetic Program Supervisor for the Agency from 1999 through 2003. In 2003 Dan began his career with the National Geodetic Survey as the Vermont State Geodetic Advisor.
Dan is a Past President of the American Association for Geodetic Surveying (AAGS), and is a Fellow Member of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping. He is also a member of the Vermont Society of Land Surveyors and the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association.
About the National Geodetic Survey
NGS provides the framework for all positioning activities in the Nation. The foundational elements – latitude, longitude, elevation, shoreline information and their changes over time – contribute to informed decision making and impact a wide range of important activities including mapping and charting, navigation, flood risk determination, transportation, land use and ecosystem management. NGS’ authoritative spatial data, models, and tools are vital for the protection and management of natural and manmade resources and support the economic prosperity and environmental health of the Nation.

All are welcome!

www.sawj.org

SAWJ Meeting Thursday September 8th, 2016

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will be having its monthly meeting on Thursday September 8, 2016 at:
Carlucci’s Waterfront
876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
6:30PM Cocktails
7:00PM Dinner/Meeting
$35boundary line

Our guest speaker for this event will be John Rossi PLS. The presentation topic will be on Boundary line issues. Specific problems that were encountered and how they were resolved.

All are welcome!

 

www.sawj.org

attached is a link to last month’s meeting minutes. SAWJ Meeting minutes 8-11-16

SAWJ Meeting Minutes 8-11-2016

President William Haggerty called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm.  Mr. Haggerty asked for the membership to introduce themselves, then invited the presenter to begin.

SPEAKER

The speakers tonight are Ed and Hannah Pagan discussing copyright issues and infringement.  Also included in the topic were surveyors and engineers clients ownership, licenses, and transfer of copyrights, etc.20160811_194029

The presentation focused on surveyors and intellectual property, discussion was made about what exactly can be copyrighted, how copyright is defined and how can our industry protect itself.

Ed and Hannah Pagan presented on the need for clear and concise contracting in our industry and how contract can protect surveyors against copyright infringement.  It must be agreed upon up front what the survey will be used for and what it should not be used for.  It is not enough to put disclaimer notes on the final plan.

Ed and Hannah Pagan concluded and opened the floor for questions.  The presentation concluded at 9:10pm.

BUSINESS MEETING

TREASURER REPORT

Treasurer, Richard Sapio, presented the following financial report, dated July 14, 2016.

Checking       $XXXXXX

Savings          $XXXXXX

Duck              $XXXXXX

Scholarship  $XXXXXX

TOTAL         $XXXXXX

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Director Chip Adamson was unavailable to give a report in person, but a draft of the NJSPLS Board of Directors meeting was given briefly by President Bill Haggerty.  A hard copy of the full report is available upon request.

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business

NEW BUSINESS

Elections for next year’s board members will take place soon.  The membership was asked to prepare nominations for the September meeting.  It was suggested that member wishing to nominate individuals for position find out if that individual would be willing to take the appointment, if elected.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Camden County deeds are now available online

Mercer County new FEMA maps have become effective dated July 20, 2016.

CLOSING

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

Craig Stratton, Recording Secretary

NGS Webinar “Understanding the Information Found on NGS Datasheets” on August 11, 2016

SAWJ Member Lou Marchuk provided us with link to NGS’s webinar “Understanding the Information Found on NGS Datasheets” on August 11, 2016. Great info.!

Powerpoint presentation can be downloaded at: http://geodesy.noaa.gov/web/science_edu/presentations_library/files/Ellingson_2016_August_datasheets_presentation.pptx 

Video recording: http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/corbin /class_description/Datasheets. shtml

Presenter’s email address: john.ellingson@noaa.gov

Christine Gallagher
Constituent Resource Manager
NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey
New office number: 301-713-3225×128
202-236-6092 (cell)