Surveyor Says! - NSPS Podcast

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March 25, 2020  

Episode 20 - A discussion with Aaron Grau, Executive Director of the Association of Professional Pipeline Surveyors (APPS)

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This installment of “Point of Order” of the NSPS “Surveyor Says!” podcast is a discussion with Aaron Grau, Executive Director of the Association of Professional Pipeline Surveyors (APPS). Curt and Aaron discuss the beginning of the group, their goals, and why they are tailoring representation to the pipeline industry. For more information about APPS, visit their website at www.pipelinesurveyor.org.

March 18, 2020  

Episode 19 - Part B - Join host Tim Burch, NSPS Vice President and Dr. Michael Dennis, Geodesist and State Plan Coordinate System 2022 Project Manager for NGS

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This is the second part of our “Future Focus” discussion with Dr. Michael Dennis, a geodesist and State Plane Coordinate System 2022 Project Manager for NGS. He joins us to talk about the proposed State Plane Coordinate System of 2022 and what exactly is changing from NAD83 to the new system. He gets into the weeds with the potential of new zone configurations and the zone layer concept.

March 18, 2020  

Episode 19 - Part A - Join host Tim Burch, NSPS Vice President and Dr. Michael Dennis, Geodesist and State Plan Coordinate System 2022 Project Manager for NGS

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Dr. Michael Dennis, a geodesist and State Plane Coordinate System 2022 Project Manager for NGS, joins us to talk about the deprecation of the US Survey Foot and adoption of the “The Foot” at the end of 2021. This action is in conjunction with the realization of the North American Terrestrial Reference Frame or NATRF of 2022.

For additional information, please visit the NGS website at geodesy.noaa.gov.

March 11, 2020  

Episode 18 - Host Curt Sumner is joined by our Government Affairs team to talk about the 3 talking points for the upcoming Day on the Hill.

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Hello and welcome to Surveyor Says! The podcast from the National Society of Professional Surveyors. NSPS Executive Director Curt Sumner is joined by John “JB” Byrd, the NSPS Federal lobbyist and John Palatiello, our legislative consultant and will focus on the three (3) talking points for the upcoming NSPS Lobby Day efforts. Thanks for listening to our latest episode in our “Point of Order” series.

March 4, 2020  

Episode 17 - Features our next “Future Focus” discussion with NSPS leadership.

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This episode of “Surveyor Says!” features our next “Future Focus” discussion with NSPS leadership. Our guest today has been Mark Sargent, the incoming NSPS President. NSPS Executive Director Curt Sumner recently talked with Mark to talk his career, how important it is that our future generations can discover surveying, and why being involved in professional surveying associations has been an important priority in his career.

February 26, 2020  

Episode 16 - Features our next “Future Focus” spotlight on education.

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This episode of “Surveyor Says!” features our next “Future Focus” spotlight on education. Today’s guests are David Acosta, PLS, and Adjunct Professor Geomatics/Surveying Program at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM along with Chris Pappas, NSPS Director for New Mexico. NSPS Executive Director Curt Sumner recently sat down with David and Chris to talk about the program at NMSU and the challenges faced by college programs and the surveying profession.

February 19, 2020  

Episode 15 - Table “A” Talk covers the current schedule of the process and review of updating the Standards.

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This episode of “Table A Talk” covers the current schedule of the process of review and updating of the latest ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Minimum Standards. NSPS Executive Director Curt Sumner and Gary Kent, the chair of the ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Committee, also discuss recent conversations regarding Item 19, Offsite Easements, and how these types of easements are intended to be addressed. If you have any questions for Gary, leave your comments here and we will do our best to address them.

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!