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July 8, 2020  

Episode 34 - In this episode of “Future Focus” Curt Sumner interviews current NSPS Secretary Craig Amey.

Surveyor_Says_Future_Focus.png In its continuing effort to provide opportunities for listeners to get to know the NSPS Officers, not only as the organization’s leaders, but also as fellow Surveyors, Curt Sumner recently interviewed current NSPS Secretary Craig Amey for this episode of “Surveyor Says!”
July 1, 2020  

Episode 33 - Curt Sumner interviews author John Berlau to discuss his new book about George Washington.

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We all know about George Washington’s exploits as surveyor and President, but did you know about his business side? Curt recent sat down with author John Berlau to discuss his new book, “George Washington, Entrepreneur – How Our Founding Father’s Private Business Pursuits Changed America and the World” and how his time as a surveyor enhanced other phases of his life. John shares many great tidbits of Washington’s life that most people do not know.

Thanks for joining us for this historical yet unique look at a well-known surveyor here on this episode of “Surveyor Says!”

June 10, 2020  

Episode 31- Join Curt Sumner as he has a discussion with Amanda Allred, NSPS Vice President on how she found Surveying.

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Today's installment of “Future Focus” features our current NSPS Vice President, Amanda Allred. Amanda shares with Curt about how she found surveying, working in several different states in a male dominated profession, and getting involved with the New Mexico Professional Surveyor society and NSPS.  

 

Thanks for joining us for another “Future Focus” here on this episode of “Surveyor Says!”

June 3, 2020  

Episode 30 - This episode is a conversation with our NSPS Executive Director, Curt Sumner.

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Our latest edition (Episode 30!) of the NSPS “Surveyor Says!” podcast is an interview with our Executive Director Curt Sumner and how NSPS has operated during the COVID-19 pandemic. We talk about how even surveyors made the transition to video conferencing, even for our Spring Board of Directors meeting! Join us for a great talk about the inner workings of the association here on “Surveyor Says!”

April 29, 2020  

Episode 25 - Join Curt Sumner and Gary Kent bring you the first installment of “Table A Talk” in the age of quarantine, “shelter-in-place” and COVID-19.

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Today's episode join Executive Director Curt Sumner and Gary Kent, chair of the ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Committee bring you the first installment of “Table A Talk” in the age of quarantine, “shelter-in-place” and COVID-19. They talk about how communication with surveyors help the ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey committees shape additions, deletions and revisions to the standards. Thanks for joining Curt and Gary discussing how standards are decided and settling uncertainty with the standards on this edition of “Table A Talk” here on the “Surveyor Says!” Podcast.

April 22, 2020  

Episode 24 - This “Point of Order” episode captured a conversation with Jon Warren and Pat Beehler, both former NSPS Past President, and long-time participants in NSPS legislative efforts.

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This “Point of Order” of the “Surveyor Says!” podcast from the National Society of Professional Surveyors. captured a conversation with Jon Warren and Pat Beehler, both former NSPS Past President, and long-time participants in NSPS legislative efforts. Jon also serves as the NSPS Political Action Committee Chair. They help describe our specific focus on how NSPS is an advocate to not just its members, but to all surveyors nationwide. Thanks for listening!

April 15, 2020  

Episode 23 - Join host Tim Burch and Jim Coan, NSPS Director (WA) and Past President of the Land Surveyors Association of Washington talk about his surveying journey and mentoring others.

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Our latest edition of “Future Focus” episode of the NSPS “Surveyor Says!” podcast is a discussion with Jim Coan, NSPS Director for Washington and Past President of the Land Surveyors Association of Washington (LSAW). Jim and Tim Burch, NSPS Vice President sat down recently to talk about Jim’s introduction to surveying on the East Coast, the transition to the West Coast and how he’s helped many great young surveyors along the way. A refreshing interview to inspire the mentors in all of us, so thanks for listening!

April 1, 2020  

Episode 21 - Today’s discussion is with Anna Rios, RPLS and organizer of the Women’s Surveyor Summit.

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Our latest Young Surveyors Network edition of “Future Focus” episode of the NSPS “Surveyor Says!” podcast is a discussion with Anna Rios, RPLS and organizer of the Women’s Surveyor Summit. Anna and Tim Burch, NSPS Vice President recently discussed the how Anna found her way into surveying, what motivates her to dedicate loads of energy into her work and where she sees the profession going. Great conversation with an inspiring young surveyor!

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.