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MALSCE News - Week of June 6, 2011

Type:  Featured News  

News and Upcoming Events from the

Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE)

 

To register online for 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 Pappas at 617/227-5551 or  dpappas@engineers.org

 

6-10-2011, Stormwater Management in Massachusetts, MALSCE and BSCES seminar at the Doubletree-Westborough, details:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MA_LANDDEVGRP_61011

 

June 1 Tornadoes Hit Western and Central Massachusetts:  We hope MALSCE members and their families are safe after the severe storms in Western and Central Mass. last week.

Links for helping through the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA):   http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10755&pid=10386

 

GNSS Positioning Short Course:  Summer short course with Tom Meyer, five half days in July and August: Saturdays, July 16, 23,30 & August 6, 13 2011, 8am to Noon, Storrs, CT, sponsored by CALS and ACSM New England Section   Download the Brochure

 

MALSCE Newsletter articles requested:  Do you have news for the MALSCE Surveyor?  Email your articles to Diana Pappas  by June 9.   About advertising  in the MALSCE Surveyor

 

May 2011 ACSM Government Affairs Update:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10757&pid=10266

 

GPS Threatened, MALSCE Member Call to Action Still Needed - Contact your member of Congress:  The Washington Post  reports that a report delivered Friday, June 3 to the FAA but not yet publicly released says deployment of LightSquared’s new network could effectively shut down GPS devices.  Many of you have been following this issue, but we need your help with letters to your Congressman/Congresswoman. 

MALSCE Has Joined the Save Our GPS Coalition: http://www.saveourgps.org/
This informative site will brief you on this complicated issue that could have a major negative impact on survey grade GPS.

View from the other side on this issue:

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/technology/160207-why-we-can-have-both-reliable-gps-and-more-broadband
There appears to be distinction between the effects, technical issues and solutions for consumer grade GPS and survey grade GPS.  MALSCE members need to understand these issue better and make sure our specific industry needs continue to be addressed.  Send your letters to Congress about this important issue. 
Details:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10722&pid=10386 

 

Spotlight on Surveying video produced by NSPS and NCEES for presentation on PBS stations nationwide:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10760&pid=10386

 

The ACSM Bulletin, a national magazine published by ACSM and its member organizations, is now available in a dynamic, digital format.  Access the magazine online, via secured login, or preview at www.acsm.net.

Direct URL:  http://onlinedigeditions.com/publication?m=17540&l=1

Members of MALSCE who are also NSPS members will receive a link to each new issue published. Ensure your email is up-to-date by logging in at:  www.nspsmo.org  [MANAGE YOUR PROFILE].

 

6-20-2011, 19th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit The Engineering Center Education Trust (TECET) at the prestigious Charter Oak Country Club in Hudson, Massachusetts. 11 AM shotgun start.  Sponsorship Opportunities and  Registration:  http://www.engineers.org/tec/file/TECET2011_trifold_REV(1).pdf

 

ACSM Radio Hour each Monday at 11 AM features national speakers with Host Curt Sumner for a discussion of 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

 

Key Dates  (see  http://www.malsce.org  for details)

6/10/2011, MALSCE Seminar:  Stormwater, Details:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MA_LANDDEVGRP_61011

 

6/18/2011, 9:00 AM, MALSCE Board Meeting, The Engineering Center, Boston, MA

 

TBD:  MALSCE Seminar:  Survey Project Management: Set-Up and Organization with Rich Vannozzi, Details: TBA

 

6/20/2011:  19th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit The Engineering Center Education Trust (TECET) at the prestigious Charter Oak Country Club in Hudson, Massachusetts. 11 AM shotgun start.  Sponsorship Opportunities and Registration:   http://www.engineers.org/tec/file/TECET2011_trifold_REV(1).pdf

 

7/16/2011, 8 AM - Noon,  First session of Summer short course on GNSS Positioning with Tom Meyer, five half days in July and August:  Saturdays, July 16, 23,30 & August 6, 13 2011, Storrs, CT, Sponsored by CALS and ACSM New England Section.  Brochure:  http://www.malsce.org/malsce/file/GPSSEMINARS_2011(1).pdf

 

9/15-16/2011  VSLS 2011 Annual Conference at Killington Grand Hotel,  http://www.vsls.org/

 

9/23-24/2011, SAVE THE DATE:  MALSCE 2011 Convention on Cape Cod, at the Cape Codder in Hyannis, More information:   http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10697&pid=10386

  

11/4/2011,  CALS 2011 Convention,  http://ctsurveyors.org/

 

12/1-2/2011, NHPLS 2011 Convention at Courtyard Marriott Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH    http://www.nhlsa.org/ 

 

See  www.malsce.org  for more on these events and news you can use. 

 

 

 

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