SAWJ Minutes of Meeting October 11, 2018


October 11, 2018


Carlucci’s Waterfront

876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

President Bill Haggerty called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.  Mr. Haggerty asked the membership present to go around the room and make introductions.

The floor was turned over to tonight’s speaker.


 The speakers tonight Kevin Zelinsky and Chip Adamson from Remington and Vernick Engineers.  The topic discussed tonight is the interoperability between GIS and CAD and how to benefit the surveyors.

The speakers discussed the elements and concepts of GIS and demonstrated how GIS software and CAD software can be used together to form a useful planning and analysis tool.  They demonstrated how GIS is used for the planning of survey and engineering projects.

A topic of concern for some members was the use of metadata in
GIS projects and how to interpret metadata in projects.  The speakers discussed the need for clear and concise metadata so that anyone using the GIS components have a knowledge of how that data was obtained, and what type of project the data was intended.  Most have to be aware that all data will not fit all types of standards.

Kevin and Chip shared live demonstrations of the GIS databases they have built for different clients and how surveyed field data is integrated into these databases, as well as publicly obtained data.  Their presentation pieces will be made available to the SAWJ membership via the website and email.

Questions were asked throughout the presentation.

The presentation concluded at 8:50 pm.



The September meeting minutes were approved by voice vote.


Treasurer, Richard Sapio presented the following financial report, dated October 8, 2018.

Checking          $XXXX

Savings             $XXXX

Duck                 $XXXX

Scholarship       $XXXX

TOTAL            $XXXX

SAWJ has made a donation to the American Heart Association in honor of Elena McAllister, wife of Glen O. McAllister, who passed away on October 1, 2018 in the amount of $60.00.  Glen McAllister is a P.L.S. with Pennoni and Associates and a member of SAWJ and PLS of South Jersey.  Along with the monetary donation, SAWJ members send their condolences.


Director Charles Adamson handed out his report to the membership.  The Board of Directors met on September 25, 2018.  Copies of that report will be made available upon request.


There was no old business.


NJSPLS has made a donation in the amount of $5000 to aid surveyors affected by the recent storms.  SAWJ made a motion to make a similar donation in the amount of $250.00.  The motion was seconded and passed by voice-vote.  The chapter will notify Joe Dolan, Mark Husik and Rona Goldberg about the donation.

Award nominations for NJSPLS must be in by October 31, 2018.


 At 9:00 pm it was moved to adjourn the business meeting; seconded, and approved by voice-vote.

Craig Stratton, Recording Secretary