SURVEYOR’S ASSOCIATION OF WEST JERSEY MINUTES OF MEETING. MARCH 14, 2019

Carlucci’s Waterfront

876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

President Bill Haggerty called the meeting to order at 6:55 pm.  Mr. Haggerty asked the membership present to go around the room and make introductions.

The floor was turned over to tonight’s speaker.

SPEAKER

The speakers tonight are Dan McIntire and Barry Gleissner, P.L.S. from Axis Geospatial, LLC.  The topic discussed tonight is LiDAR, UAV technology and how it can be utilized in the surveying community.

Mr. Gleissner and Mr. McIntire presented on the difference between fixed wing aircraft and drone aircraft.  At Axis Geospatial, they are able to perform mapping projects with LiDAR from a fixed wing aircraft and get accuracies up to 0.05’ vertical.  These accuracies are not yet available using drones.

Additionally, the presentation focused on the need for good ground control on site to aid in the accuracy of aerial mapping.  Some elements of projects may need to be supplemented with traditional survey techniques.

The gentlemen took questions from the membership throughout the lecture.

BUSINESS MEETING

MINUTES

A motion was made to accept the minutes from the January meeting as presented to the membership via SAWJ.org.  The motion was seconded.  The motion past by unanimous voice vote.

TREASURER REPORT

Treasurer, Richard Sapio presented the following financial report, dated March 14, 2019.

          Checking      xxxxxxxx

          Savings          xxxxxxx

          Duck              xxxxxxx

          Scholarship   xxxxxxx

          TOTAL         xxxxxxxx

SAWJ has sent a check in the amount of $250.00 to NJSPLS for the scholarship fund in the name of John Gellenthin.  A total scholarship of $1,000.00 will be given away.  Other donations were received and any difference will be made up by NJSPLS.

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Director Charles Adamson attended the Board of Directors meeting March 5, 2019 and presented his report to the membership as follows:

            STATE BOARD

            No report

            EXECUTIVE

            Looking for articles for the Good Points Emails

New ideas: web classes, CST exams for techs, Career Fairs and workshops

National Surveyors week is coming.  On March 19 in Lacy Township there will be a celebration at the calibration baseline to promote the profession.  For more details see the NJSPS website

            NJSPLS CONFERENCE

            The conference had 700 members and 150 vendors and board members.

Scholarship awards will be at the May 9, 2019 Board of Directors Meeting at the SAWJ chapter meeting

PUBLIC RELATIONS

NJIT will compete in the national survey competition

NJSPLS was represented and spoke at the fence conference.

GIS/LIS COMMITTEE

NJSPLS will meet with NJGF meeting on March 14, 2019

EDUCATION

NJIT Surveying program is having enrollment issues

Rowan University is going to have a surveying program up and running by fall 2019

The University of Main is going to have an on-line land surveying degree program

LEGISLATIVE

All legislative bills that NJSPLS is tracking are on the website.  The committee is reviewing all the new bills and will note our actions for each bill.  The NJ specific exam bill is in review and hopefully passes by the end of this year.

NEW BUSINESS

Consolidating chapters

If the state specific exam passes, who writes the exam?

Remember 2022 datum change

Fellows Nominations were made and approved:

Carl Peters and Barry Gleissner

SCHOLARSHIPS

(As previously noted in treasurer’s report)

OLD BUSINESS

Raffle tickets for the NJSPLS Scholarship fund are still for sale.  See Rick Sapio if you are interested.S

NEW BUSINESS

Lou Marchuk has presenters lined up for the upcoming months.

All of the courses for last year’s meetings have been submitted to the state. All but two have been approved for continuing education credits for Land Surveying but those two have been approved for Civil Engineering.  Surveyors can use up to 8 credits of related fields for their license renewals.

CLOSING

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

Craig Stratton, Recording Secretary