Surveyor Says! - NSPS Podcast

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February 12, 2020  

Episode 14 - Future Focus - IPLSA Apprenticeship

 

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Today’s episode of “Future Focus” is our first face-to-face group podcast because the important topic. Our guests today are from the Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association (IPLSA) and have organized a task force focusing on workforce development, and more specifically, an apprenticeship program for technicians. We sat down during the recent IPLSA Annual conference to talk about the program after a well-received panel discussion earlier in the program. Thanks for listening to the latest “Future Focus” episode on this edition of “Surveyor Says!”

February 5, 2020  

Episode 13 - “Future Focus” A conversation with current NSPS President Lisa Van Horn

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Today’s installment of “Future Focus” features NSPS Executive Director Curt Sumner and his guest, current NSPS President Lisa Van Horn. Curt and Lisa recently sat down to chat about what has been happening within NSPS and how the profession and organization are changing with the times. Thanks for listening to “Surveyor Says!”

January 29, 2020  

Episode 12 - A conversation with Ben and Cameron Lowe, second-generation surveyors from Texas

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Today’s episode will be a combination of two of our series, “The Young Surveyor’s Network Edition” and “Future Focus.” The guest for this conversation is Ben and Cameron Lowe, identical twins from the great state of Texas and second-generation surveyors. Sit back and enjoy the raw energy and passion of these young surveyors and hear their story. Thanks for listening!

January 22, 2020  

Episode 11 - “Point of Order” A discussion with the Joint Government Affairs Team

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Today’s show is the next episode in the “Point of Order” series. This podcast topic is devoted to the functionality and issues that are dealt with by our Joint Government Affairs Committee.

The focus of today’s episode is centered on the work leading up to the NSPS Lobby Day activities that take place on Capitol Hill in conjunction with our Spring Business Meeting during the first week of April.

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.

Remember to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, iHeartRadio as well as our podcast host, Podbean. Also watch our website, NSPS.US.com for information on future episodes.

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.