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MALSCE News - June 2012

Type:  Featured News  

MALSCE News and Upcoming Events

(from the Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers)

June 2012


To register online for MALSCE seminars and programs at the MALSCE member rate, you must login using your MALSCE assigned username and password.  If you do not know your MALSCE member login information, contact Diana Gadsby at 617/227-5551 or   dgadsby@engineers.org


MALSCE Seminar:

Everything you always wanted to know about geodesy but were afraid to ask
Practical Geodesy for Surveyors  

A MALSCE Professional Development  Seminar, featuring A. Richard Vannozzi, MS, PLS


Join us for this basic to intermediate level course for practicing surveyors and/or technicians who are coming to terms with the idea that the earth is not flat.  Attendees will come to understand the implications of this  round earth  phenomenon on their measurements, mapping and those other aspects of their daily practice which are being impacted by the sweeping changes afoot in our profession.


More information:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MA_GEODESY_062212


Brochure:  http://www.malsce.org//malsce/file/6-22-12PracticalGeodesySeminarBrochure(1).pdf 

Survey Summit:  July 21–24, 2012, San Diego

Join Esri and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) for the Survey Summit, on July 21–24, 2012 in San Diego.

Explore the latest trends, workflows, and technology, while cultivating new business opportunities


Register Online: http://www.surveysummit.com/index.html


Why Attend the Survey Summit?

  • Learn how real-world examples and spatial solutions can improve your business
  • Connect with your peers to share ideas and explore industry developments
  • Bridge the gap between trusted methods and current best practices

Venue:  Manchester Grand Hyatt, 1 Market Pl, San Diego, CA 92101

TECET Golf Tournament - June 18, 2012 at Charter Oak

This tournament benefits The Engineering Center Education Trust
Join us on June 18 at Charter Oak Country Club, Hudson, MA   


Registration flyer: http://www.engineers.org//tec/file/TECET2012_trifold(1).pdf 


Directions:  http://www.charteroakcc.com/club/scripts/view/view_directions.asp?GRP=10216&NS=PUBLIC&APP=60  

May 2012 ACSM/NSPS Government Affairs Update

Download:  May 2012 ACSM/NSPS Government Affairs Update



1. NSPS Testifies at Hearing on H.R. 4233
2. COFPAES Delegate Meeting
3. NSPS Joins Letter on A-76 Defense Outsourcing
4. LightSquared Update

News from NSPS

and the

Coalition to Save Our GPS 

5//30/12 (from the Coalition via NSPS):  Apparently LightSquared has laid off nearly half of its workforce and filed for bankruptcy, but has not let go of any lobbyists. 

The Federal government put a lot of the LightSquared news on this very useful website:  http://www.gps.gov/spectrum/lightsquared/. NSPS will continue to monitor the issue and we will keep MALSCE members informed as the issue progresses. 

MALSCE page on this issue:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10722&pid=10386
Contact NSPS Gov. Affairs Consultant Laurence Socci, laurence@theclagroup.com   if you have questions.

About the Coalition to Save Our GPS Coalition:  http://www.saveourgps.org/

Subscribe to NSPS News and Views - a weekly E-news bulletin Subscribe online, even if you are not a current NSPS member.  View back issues. Link to sign up:   http://multibriefs.com/optin.php?nsps
Support SB 1985, Dam safety, repair and removal bill, in the Massachusetts House of Representatives  Help us win passage of SB 1985 in the Mass. House of Representatives.  It is now in the House Ways and Means Committee. 

More:  http://www.engineers.org/index.cfm?cdid=10865&pid=10225

Link to SB 1985:   http://www.malegislature.gov/Bills/187/Senate/S01985

ACSM Radio Hour

ACSM Radio Hour, Monday June 4, 11 AM EDT, www.americaswebradio.com.
NSPS recommends that all surveyors listen to this show. Curt Sumner will host guest John Tosto, a student in the California State University/Fresno Geomatics Engineering Program.

John will present a view of the surveying profession from one who is looking forward to a future in it.  Thanks to the CSU/Fresno Student Chapter, and President Claudia Barrueta, for helping to arrange for John’s appearance.


Each Monday at 11 AM:  This weekly show features national speakers with Host Curt Sumner on key issues affecting surveyors nationwide.  Listen live, 11 AM Eastern:  www.americaswebradio.com    Click the listen icon on the home page

Past Shows:   http://www.radiosandysprings.com/showpages/ACSM.php

MassDOT Municipal Project Guide Available http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10809&pid=10386
Key Dates  See  http://www.malsce.org  for details


6/18/2012, TECET Golf Event at Charter Oak, Details: http://www.engineers.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=20TH%20ANNUAL%20GOLF%20TOU 


6/22/2012, MALSCE Seminar:  Everything you always wanted to know about geodesy but were afraid to ask  or
Practical Geodesy for Surveyors, at New England Water Works, Holliston, MA. Details:


6/23/2012, 9 AM, MALSCE Board of Directors Meeting, Schofield Brothers, Framingham, MA, http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MA_BOARD-06.23.12


9/13-14/2012, Vermont Society of Land Surveyors (VSLS) 2012 Convention, http://www.vsls.org/


9/21/2012, SAVE THE DATE: MALSCE 2012 Convention at the Holiday Inn in Mansfield, details: TBA

11/2/2012, Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors (CALS) 2012 Annual Convention, http://www.ctsurveyor.com/


11/16/2012, Rhode Island Society of Professional Land Surveyors (RISPLS) 2012 Convention, http://www.rispls.org/

12/6- 7/2012, New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association (NHLSA) 2012 Convention,


Edited by Abbie Goodman for MALSCE, agoodman@engineers.org




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