Surveyor Says! - NSPS Podcast

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January 15, 2020  

Episode 10 - “Surveyor Says!” unveils our latest series, “Future Focus” and our guest today is Kory Allred, PLS

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This episode of “Surveyor Says!” unveils our latest series, “Future Focus” and our guest today is Kory Allred, a PLS, Ph.D. and Program Director of the Surveying Program at Parkland College in Champaign, IL.

Kory shares his story on how he entered the profession, what led him to pursue and obtain his doctorate, and what he thinks about what our next generation of surveyors will need to know to succeed.

January 8, 2020  

Episode 9 - Table “A” Talk with Curt Sumner and Gary Kent

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This episode of “Table A Talk” covers some of the ramification with the upcoming changes in the definition of the “foot” as propose by NGS. NSPS Executive Director Curt Sumner and Gary Kent, the chair of the ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Committee, explain the general difference with the US Survey foot and the new “foot” as previously defined by the international community. They also discuss the standard in relationship to the ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey requirements.

January 1, 2020  

Episode 8 - Introducing “Point of Order,” the podcast devoted to the functionality and issues that are dealt with by our NSPS Joint Government Affairs Committee.

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Introducing “Point of Order,” the podcast devoted to the functionality and issues that are dealt with by our NSPS Joint Government Affairs Committee. Today Executive Director Curt Sumner is joined by John Palatiello and John “JB” Byrd, our NSPS federal legislative representatives as they discuss topics that will focus specifically on a very important part of NSPS and how it is an advocate to not just its members but to all surveyors nationwide.

December 25, 2019  

Episode 7 - Table “A” Talk with Curt Sumner and Gary Kent

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Today’s installment of “Table A Talk” asks the question that is often raised about how the Land Title Survey standards interact with various state statutes and requirements. Curt and Gary get a little deeper in the weeds about which one usually gets precedent and how the two standards interact.

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December 18, 2019  

Episode 6 - The NSPS Surveyor Says! Podcast proudly introduces “The Chat Show,” a new series based upon “Get Kids into Survey”.

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The NSPS Surveyor Says! Podcast proudly introduces “The Chat Show,” a new series based upon “Get Kids into Survey” and will discuss the educational program that has produced those great surveying posters and comics targeted at elementary children. This series opener features “two birds and a bloke” discussing the success of the program and where it is going next. The “birds” consist of Elly Ball, CEO of “Get Kids into Survey,” and located across the “pond” in Yorkshire, England, and Trish Milburn, Office Manager for NSPS in the national headquarters in Frederick, Maryland. The “bloke” is Tim Burch, Vice President of NSPS and Brand Ambassador for Get Kids into Survey program. Together, these three have worked to build the “Get Kids” program in North America with 20,000+ posters shipped to date. This series will follow new poster releases and other exciting adventures by the GKIS team.

For more information about ordering posters as well as downloading coloring sheets of various scenes, please visit www.getkidsintosurvey.com.

December 11, 2019  

Episode 5 - The Young Surveyor’s Network Edition - NHLSA Young Surveyor discusses Mount Tecumseh Project

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This episode will introduce you to our latest series of discussions simply named “The Young Surveyor’s Network Edition” and will feature many aspects of millennial survey professionals and technicians. Our guest is Eric Salovitch, Chair of the NHLSA Young Surveyors, discussing their recent project to determine the elevation at the top of Mount Tecumseh, a peak in the Sandwich Range of the White Mountains in New Hampshire.

Recent aerial surveys using LiDAR technology was used to determine the peak was 3,995 feet, not the 4,003 feet previously determined by the United States Coast Survey in the mid 1800’s. This new elevation determination puts the peak at risk of being dropped off the famed 4,000 Footers list within New Hampshire.

Eric and his fellow NHLSA Young Surveyors set out to measure the peak using modern surveying equipment and methods to confirm the elevation. This episode talks about how the Young Surveyors began and conquered their quest of Mt. Tecumseh.

December 2, 2019  

Episode 4 - Table “A’ Talk with Curt Sumner and Gary Kent

Surveyor_Says_Table__A__Talk_Episode_4.png On this episode, Executive Director Curt Sumner and ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Committee Chair Gary Kent talk about contractual obligation in procuring a Land Title Survey and who gets to decide what should be on the survey.

 

November 20, 2019  

Episode 3 - First in a Series. Table “A’ Talk with Curt Sumner and Gary Kent

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Listen in as Executive Director Curt Sumner and ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Committee Chair Gary Kent talk about everything regarding the past, present and future of the Minimum Standard Detail requirements for Land Title Surveys.

 

 

November 7, 2019  

Episode 2 - Part 3 - Vice President Candidate Interview - Thomas Brooks

Curt Sumner, Executive Director, NSPS, had three separate interviews with the candidates for Vice President in the upcoming NSPS Elections. All three candidates shared their background and views on what makes a successful organization and can help you to decide how you will vote.

November 7, 2019  

Episode 2 - Part 2 - Vice President Candidate Interview - Amanda Allred

Curt Sumner, Executive Director, NSPS, had three separate interviews with the candidates for Vice President in the upcoming NSPS Elections. All three candidates shared their background and views on what makes a successful organization and can help you to decide how you will vote.