President William Haggerty called the meeting to order at 6:58 pm. Mr. Haggerty asked for the presenter to begin.
The speaker tonight is Kevin Zelinsky, GISP, CMS, Associate with Remington & Vernick Engineers, Inc. & Affiliates. The presentation was an introduction to aerial LiDAR and its applications in regards to surveying and engineering projects.
Mr. Zelinsky demonstrated the various ways in which LiDAR is being used throughout the state. LiDAR data is being obtained for large scale topographic mapping and in the creation of digital elevation models. The presentation illustrated how these projects are being implemented in New Jersey and how private companies can obtain this data to incorporate it into private sector projects
Mr. Zelinsky concluded and opened the floor for questions. The presentation concluded at 8:54pm.
There were no minutes from the last meeting.
Treasurer, Richard Sapio, reports that he received SAWJ dues money from NJSPLS for the membership. Mr. Sapio also presented the following financial report, dated May 12, 2016.
Director Chip Adamson turned his report over to Kevin Zelinsky to discuss the New Jersey Geospatial Forum’s newly created Boundary Task Force. Mr. Zelinsky is asking for professionals to join the task force to help the GIS community. The details are as follows:
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.
- 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.
- Definition of a boundary: Create white paper citing real-life examples, using mailing list for discussion
- Metadata standards: Create a standard template, using mailing list for discussion
- December NJGF general meeting presentation: Topics including land records 101
Anyone interested in participating should contact Kevin Zelinsky at 856-795-9595 x1064 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discussion on the Boundary Task Force prompted a general discussion regarding some municipalities required surveyors to update surveys and certify to new property owners. The membership discussed forming a committee to draft a letter to be sent to NJSPLS regarding our stance on using old surveys for current title transfers. Further discussion on this matter was tabled for the next meeting.
SAWJ received approval from the State of New Jersey for the PDH’s earned during the November, 2015 presentation. We will be submitting for approval of PDH’s for the presentation from May and June of 2016.
There is no new business
SAWJ July meeting will be July 14, 2016. A presentation will be given by Keystone Aerial Surveys, Inc.
At 9:27 pm it was moved to adjourn the meeting; seconded, and approved by voice-vote.
Craig Stratton, Recording Secretary