Surveyor Says! - NSPS Podcast

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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.

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.

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.