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NGS Webinar - Oct. 11

posted Aug 27, 2018, 9:32 AM by JWB Consulting   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 9:36 AM ]

NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) provides the framework for all positioning activities in the Nation. The foundational elements of latitude, longitude, elevation, shoreline information impact a wide range of important activities.

Webinar:  Flood mapping depends on vertical accuracy – but what happens when there is ambiguity about the vertical reference datum itself? We will present case studies from Alaska and Texas that highlight the importance of well-defined heights, and introduce the expected impacts of modernizing the today's vertical datum.

Kitsap County Job Openings

posted Aug 27, 2018, 7:48 AM by JWB Consulting   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 9:27 AM ]

The Public Works Engineering Division needs a Professional Surveyor to lead survey field staff!
The ideal candidate will have technical land surveying experience including: land surveying, construction staking, geodetic and cadastral surveying, and the ability to coach and lead the survey field team

URL:  https://agency.governmentjobs.com/kitsap/job_bulletin.cfm?jobID=2143822&sharedWindow=0

The Public Works Engineering Division is looking for Engineers that are interested in Contract Specification, Design, Survey or Traffic to join our team! 

Engineer 1 - Contract Specifications -Performs office civil engineering activities requiring the application of basic engineering principles and methods associated with the design of Public Works road, bridge, culvert and other transportation projects. 

Engineer 1 - Design -Performs professional office and field civil engineering activities requiring the application of basic engineering principles and methods for the design of Public Works road, bridge, culvert and other transportation projects. 

Engineer 1 - Survey - Performs office professional land surveying activities requiring the application of surveying principles and practices for Public Works road, bridge, and capital projects.

Engineer 1 - Traffic - Performs professional field and office civil engineering activities related to the specialized area of traffic engineering.  

 Required Education and Experience for all Positions        

•Registered as an Engineer in Training (EIT)*; or
•Bachelor's Degree in Related Engineering** field; or     
•Equivalent four years related engineering* experience working under the direct supervision of a licensed Professional Engineer (PE).

For more information got to:

and/or to apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kitsap.

C.R.A.B. Olympia

posted Jan 30, 2018, 9:13 AM by JWB Consulting

Jim Ayers presented Drone Flight and Processing as well as Civil 3D Questions at our conference and had quite a few people asking about his next Civil 3D for Surveyors class that he offers. His next class is scheduled for Feb. 13-16 at C.R.A.B. in Olympia, for more information and a sign up sheet at www.crab.wa.gov

You can find all the information for the classes being offered by going to the Technology tab and then design systems training.

Successful Survey Conference 2018!

posted Jan 20, 2018, 4:56 AM by JWB Consulting

Thank you to everyone who attended this years Survey Conference 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 weeks.  Be sure to check back here for the updated pages. 

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.

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

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>

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