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Modernization of the National Spatial Reference System

The Surveyors Association Of West Jersey  is honored to welcome back  Dave Doyle (NGS retired, Editor xyHt, Presenter at GoLearn) to our chapter for a presentation on the  “Modernization of the National Spatial Reference System” .  This presentation will take place at our regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday April 12, 2018. at

Carlucci’s Waterfront
876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054


6:30PM Cocktails
7:00PM

Dinner/Meeting         Cost $35

 

During the next several years enhancements and additions to the network of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) including: the U.S. NAVSTAR Global Positioning System, Russian GLONASS, European Union GALILEO and China’s BeiDou will significantly improve the use of space-based positioning systems for surveying, mapping, charting, navigation and innumerable other applications. In order to meet the anticipated demands for an improved geospatial framework that these developments will require, the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) is implementing a plan for the modernization of the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS). Among the various topics outlined in this plan is the adoption of an entirely new geodetic reference frame with updated geometric (horizontal) and gravimetric (vertical) realizations that will replace the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83), the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88) and the several island vertical datums. The new framework will be designed such that the geometric component (latitude, longitude, ellipsoid height) will be virtually identical to and aligned with the International Terrestrial Reference Frame (ITRF), while orthometric heights will be based exclusively on a nation-wide high accuracy (1-2 cm) gravimetric geoid model. This presentation highlights the rational for these changes; the various elements that currently define the NSRS and the activities NGS is engaged in to improve the capacity of and access to the NSRS.

Dave Doyle joined the National Geodetic Survey in 1972 and held the position of Chief Geodetic Surveyor at his retirement in January, 2013. He was responsible for the development, technical design and management of plans and programs that enhance the United States National Spatial Reference System. He has provided technical assistance in geodesy to international, federal, state and local surveying, mapping and GIS agencies.
During his time at NGS his experiences included all phases of geodetic triangulation, astronomic positioning, leveling, GPS data collection, data analysis, datum transformations, network adjustments, and data publication.
Mr. Doyle’s activities also include many articles in national and local surveying publications and he has conducted hundreds of workshops and seminars detailing the numerous aspects of geodesy and the National Spatial Reference System. Editor of xyHt.

 

 

SAWJ Meeting March 8, 2018 Craig Stratton”Filing a eLOMA”

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will have its monthly meeting this Thursday March 8th,  2018 At Carlucci’s Waterfront located in Mt . Laurel NJ. Our speaker for this meeting will be Craig Stratton of Trenton Engineering  who will present “Filing an eLOMA to remove a structure from the Special Flood Hazard Area using the FEMA website”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

All are welcome.

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

Cost $35

 

SAWJ Meeting February 8th 2018

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will have its monthly meeting this Thursday February 8,  2018 At Carlucci’s Waterfront located in Mt . Laurel NJ. Our speaker for this meeting will be Paul Tully and aided by Steffanie A. Lerch with Eagle Wealth Strategies (Certified Financial Planner and Retirement Income Certified Professionals).

Discussions may include:

1. Planning for lifetime income needs in a low interest rate world.
2. Longevity may result in a 30 year retirement-do you have the resources to fund that?
3. When to begin Social Security.
4. US stock market at an all-time high-what’s next?
5. Long term care-at home or in a nursing facility, costs and options to pay.
6. Debt in retirement.
7. How to minimize taxes and costs on retirement income
8. Beware the annuity salesperson! Too good to be true.
9. Everyone needs a financial plan for retirement. No plan is still a plan, just a bad one. Consequences of not matching your goals and your resources.

 

All are welcome.

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

Cost $35

SAWJ Meeting Thursday Jan. 11th _Lou Marchuk “Vertical Control Issues”

The Surveyors Association of West Jersey will have its monthly meeting this Thursday January 11, 2018 At Carlucci’s Waterfront located in Mt . Laurel NJ. Our speaker for this meeting will be Lou Marchuk, PLS, PE.

Lou was formerly NJDOT Geodetic Surveyor and will be discussing  Vertical Control Issues, Locating, Determining the best control for the project.

 

 

 

 

All are welcome.

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

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 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 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 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