Online Only Articles 2013 Archives

FieldNotes: Legislative Priorities for Surveyors

This entry is part 1 of 15 in the series Online Only Articles 2013

Q&A with NSPS Legislative Affairs consultant John Palatiello FieldNotes: To anyone involved with the National Society of Professional Surveyors [NSPS] in the past few decades, your name rings a bell. How so? John Palatiello: I had the honor of being the first ACSM Government Affairs director, beginning in 1982. I was hired off Capitol Hill […]

FieldNotes: State Society Show Recaps

This entry is part 2 of 15 in the series Online Only Articles 2013

NJSPLS Conference  By Bill Beardslee SurvCon 2013 was the 34th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors. Approximately 700 attendees, vendors, and guests experienced 23 continuing education workshops and several social events at Bally’s Park Place Hotel in Atlantic City. The workshops covered a variety of topics, including business […]

Pangaea: Regulated In and Out: How Drones Could Be Grounded Before They Take Off

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This entry is part 3 of 15 in the series Online Only Articles 2013

Patience may be wearing thin for the Federal Aviation Administration to adopt regulations to use unmanned aerial systems (UAS), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), or drones. The pace to implement the Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act of 2012, which authorized the use of UASs, should be the least of the concerns for those who see UASs as […]

Headline Overflow: Leveling the Standards at NCSS

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This entry is part 4 of 15 in the series Online Only Articles 2013

The North Carolina Society of Surveyors (NCSS) 49th Annual Conference and Tradeshow was another in a long history of successful events for regional surveyors and geospatial professionals.  The theme of the conference was “Leveling the Standards” and was aimed at the complex, changing issues faced by professional surveyors.  This three-day event was held on February […]

Pangaea: Crowdfunding Project Takes Autism to the Sky

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This entry is part 5 of 15 in the series Online Only Articles 2013

There is a good bit of discussion these days around crowdsourcing, be it to acquire geospatial data from people in the field or to gather funding to develop new products and services. The convergence of crowdsourcing and emerging geospatial tech is an exciting one as noted in the March 5th issue of this newsletter. At […]

FieldNotes: County Boundaries by GIS?

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This entry is part 6 of 15 in the series Online Only Articles 2013

Virginia Association of Surveyors Legislative Call to Action – SB804 Recently, it came to the attention of the Virginia Association of Surveyors (VAS) that Senate Bill 804 (SB804), introduced and passed by the Virginia Senate, was making its way through the legislative process for a final vote in the House of Delegates. If passed by […]