Surveyor Says! - NSPS Podcast

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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 8, 2020  

Episode 22 - This podcast features a discussion with Brian Anderson, “The Tick Terminator”.

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In a follow-up discussion to a popular article in 2019 in NSPS “News & Views,” this installment of the NSPS “Surveyor Says!” podcast is a discussion with Brian Anderson, “The Tick Terminator” and how to protect yourself from ticks while surveying. Brian shares his knowledge on the variety of ticks, how and where they populate, and the best practices for prevention. He also explains various techniques for removing ticks and symptoms for Lyme disease onset. For more information about The Tick Terminator, visit their website at https://www.thetickterminator.com/.

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.

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.