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2018 Survey Conference registration is active!

posted Dec 4, 2017, 11:34 AM by JWB Consulting   [ updated Dec 15, 2017, 8:58 PM by Jeffrey B ]

Our 2018 Survey Conference online registration is up and running.  Simply click on the "Register Now" icon or click on the "2018 Survey Conference" navigation tab!   See you in Jan!

NGS Webinar, Nov. 9th -2 pm EST

posted Nov 6, 2017, 9:27 AM by Jeffrey B

Rec'd from NOAA's National Geodetic Survey:

Webinar: "Deriving high-accuracy ellipsoid heights"

In the late 1990s, NGS released detailed "height modernization" surveying guidelines for deriving high-accuracy ellipsoid heights on marks with GNSS. In 2013, NGS released OPUS-Projects which is a useful tool for managing static GNSS survey campaigns. This webinar presents empirical research on the accuracy of OPUS-Projects, and presents guidance on the potential use of OPUS-Projects for future height modernization surveys. 

As a reminder, the NGS Webinar Series hosts presentations on various topics related to NGS programs, projects, products and services to educate constituents about NGS activities.

Successful Survey Camp!

posted Jan 24, 2017, 7:44 AM by JWB Consulting   [ updated Jan 24, 2017, 7:45 AM ]

Thank you to everyone who attended this years Survey Camp held last week at Quinalt Resort.  There were many great presentations given and we appreciate everyone who participated and shared valuable information with all our attendees.

We will be posting camp presentation material, photo's and highlights from this years camp over the next few days.  Be sure to check back here for the updated pages. 

Position Available Federal Highway Admin.

posted Nov 23, 2016, 5:32 PM by Jeffrey B   [ updated Nov 23, 2016, 5:33 PM ]

We relieved this today from Larry Goble, PE, PLS,  Geomatics Manager for Western Federal Lands Highway Division. There is a position available for a GS-12 Team Leader for our Geomatics Section. He asked us to circulate it through WCCS.

It is a very short duration ad but a very nice job in a great organization (http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/pressroom/fhwa1579.cfm).
 Plus we have a lot of really nice survey equipment to work with!

The advertisement opened today & closes 12/2/2016: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/457282100

Survey Camp 2017

posted Nov 14, 2016, 4:43 PM by JWB Consulting

We will be posting Survey Camp 2017 information here in the next few days.  By Thursday, Nov. 16, you should be able to see the complete schedule, register online, and see the camp agenda.   Once posted we will continue to update the pages as information changes.  We look forward to seeing you in Jan. at Quinalt Resort and Casino!

WCCS Agenda

posted Jul 6, 2016, 9:04 AM by Jeffrey B   [ updated Jul 6, 2016, 9:16 AM by JWB Consulting ]

Will we see you at our meeting later this month?   The meeting will be on July 19th, at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino in Ocean Shores. We will be meeting in Emily"s Restaurant inside the casino. The address for the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino is 78 State Route 115, Ocean Shores, WA. 98569.  Below you will find links to our meeting documents to include the agenda, Minutes for approval, and our treasures report.

Meeting Update

posted Apr 7, 2016, 8:48 AM by Jeffrey B   [ updated Jul 6, 2016, 9:17 AM by JWB Consulting ]

Make plans now to join us for our meeting in July.  We will meet on July 19th at 10:00 AM. at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino.   More information coming soon. 

Comments Needed

posted Jan 11, 2016, 12:39 PM by JWB Consulting   [ updated Jan 11, 2016, 1:01 PM ]

The Board of Registration for Professional Engineers
 & Land Surveyors needs your comments. 

In 2015, the Board of Registration for Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors proposed language regarding New Section, WAC 196-29-105:  Practice of Land Surveying.  Based on stakeholder comments, the Board did not adopt that language, and has now drafted new language.  

We have attached both a marked-up version of the language and a clean version for your review.


 Please provide comments no later than February 29, 2016. You may send your comments by:

 Email:             engineers@dol.wa.gov  (Be sure to put “LS Rule Comments” in the subject line)
 FAX:               360-570-7098
 USPS:             Engineers & Land Surveyors
                        Dept. of Licensing
                        PO Box 9025
                        Olympia WA 98507-9025

Affidavit of Minor Correction

posted Aug 19, 2015, 10:37 AM by Jeffrey B

On August 12, 2015, the DNR Survey Advisory Board (SAB) met and the following item was discussed with the noted outcome:

 *  Affidavit of Minor Correction (AMC): In 1992 the Land Surveyor's Association of Washington (LSAW) formed a committee to create a standard AMC form which was adopted by the LSAW in May of 1993. Since then, there has been some confusion and misuse of the AMC as to its applicability for recorded survey maps.  The SAB recommended to the DNR that, to be in compliance with WAC 332-130-050, only a new survey map be accepted for recording to correct an error on a survey map. The DNR has accepted the SAB's recommendation and, effective immediately, will no longer consider an AMC as meeting the requirements of WAC 332-130-050(3).  See attached copy of the WAC with highlighted portions.

 If you have any questions, please send an email to sab@dnr.wa.gov<mailto:sab@dnr.wa.gov> or plso@dnr.wa.gov<mailto:plso@dnr.wa.gov>

PLSO Newsletter

posted Aug 6, 2015, 1:08 PM by Jeffrey B

As a way to keep the surveying community informed of the changes to the Land Corner Record form, and the August 1st increase in the survey recording fee, the Public Land Survey Office mailed out the attached newsletter to all Licensed Land Surveyors (PLS) that are NOT currently subscribed to the PLSO Listserv.

It is also a way to invite the recipients of the newsletter to subscribe to the Listserv so they can stay informed about: proposed changes to the laws and rules that govern the profession; research; education; Survey Advisory Board meetings and much more. 

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