Surveyor Says! The NSPS Podcast

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March 10, 2021  

Episode 69 - Our 2nd episode for Women’s History Month goes “down under” with a lovely chat with Peta Cox, an Australian surveyor based in New South Wales.

Our second episode for Women’s History Month goes “down under” with a lovely chat with Peta Cox, an Australian surveyor based in New South Wales. She recently time warped with Tim Burch (a 17-hour time difference!) to discuss the similarities of surveying on either side of the Pacific Ocean. Peta talked about her early interest in being outside being key to her choosing land surveying, teaching introductory surveying classes all about the basics, and coming back to the private sector to oversee survey projects throughout southeastern Australia. She also shared how her love for the profession urged her to start the “Defining Boundaries” podcast to capture the stories of surveying for memorializing forever. (Look for the podcast on all major streaming services.)

Thanks again to Peta for taking time out of her busy schedule to be featured here on “Surveyor Says!” The NSPS Podcast.

March 3, 2021  

Episode 68 - With March being Women’s History Month, we start strong with our “Future Focus” series and welcoming Sarah Walker, a dynamic Nevada Young Surveyor.

With March being Women’s History Month, we start strong with our “Future Focus” series and welcoming Sarah Walker, a dynamic Nevada Young Surveyor who recently passed both of her NCEES exams. She recently sat down with Tim Burch to discuss how she was introduced to surveying, how she enjoys doing boundary retracement, and weekends on her dirt bike finding new mountain trails. Sarah also shares how important having a mentor is to her professional development and working towards being able to teach surveying in the future. She also talked about the success of building the Nevada Young Surveyors Network (50+ members!) through networking and sharing experiences.

The future of surveying will be bright with more young professionals like Sarah and we appreciate her being our guest here on “Surveyor Says!” The NSPS Podcast.

September 1, 2020  

Episode 42 - Join Host Tim Burch as he talks with Denver Winchester, YSN President, on how he was introduced to surveying.

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This episode covers our recent conversation with Denver Winchester, PLS, our current NSPS Young Surveyor President. Denver sat down with Tim Burch, NSPS President-Elect, and they talked about how Denver was introduced to surveying, the varying types of projects in Oklahoma and surrounding areas, and what he is focused on during his presidency of the Young Surveyors and beyond. They also discussed surveying in a pandemic and how to make the profession more accessible to those who may be interested in a fascinating career. Thanks for listening to the viewpoint of the future of the profession here on “Surveyor Says! the NSPS Podcast.”

August 26, 2020  

Episode 41 - Samuel J. Smith III shares his story with host Curt Sumner.

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Inspired by the instructors within the program where he was pursuing a degree leading to a professional career in Surveying, Samuel J. Smith III determined that he would use his talents and knowledge to follow in their footsteps. He shares his story with host Curt Sumner in this Episode of “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 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 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.

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