Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Chapter's April Meeting


This month we will have a business meeting with our hybrid option, use link below to register/join via zoom.

Date:   April 18

Time:  6:00 pm

Physical Location: Sequoia Brewing, 1188 E Champlain Dr Suite 107, Fresno, CA 93720

Virtual meeting register: 


Always Learning

2023 LS Exam Review (FREE*)

*The cost is FREE, but we please ask for any amount of donation. To sign-up and receive the virtual meeting link without a donation, please choose $0.00 and proceed through checkout. The donated money goes directly into programs like this LS Review, local college survey courses and yearly education scholarships to surveying students.

Review hosted in person at Caltrans District 11 in San Diego and also via Virtual platform.

Caltrans District Office: 4050 Taylor St, San Diego, CA 92110

 Questions? Please e-mail Secretary@SD-Surveyors.org 

 Schedule and Presenters are subject to change:

•             4/6 - 6:30-9pm - Review / Mock Exam – TBD

 See link for more info <https://bit.ly/SanDiegoCLSA>

  Always Learning

Central Valley Chapter – CST/LSIT Review

Our April 2023 regular meeting will be held via Zoom. This is a regular meeting with a speaker. No chapter business will be handled at this meeting.

 Here is the Zoom meeting ID and the password for the meeting:

Meeting ID: 875 7822 3571

Passcode: 121212

 The meeting will be held on Friday, April 28, 2023, at 12:00 PM.

During this regular meeting we will review sample questions to prepare people for the CST and LSIT exams. Please contact Landon by e-mail with any questions. <landon.blake@redefinedhorizons.com>

 See link for more info <https://californiacentralvalleysurveyors.org/meetings-and-events/>


Outdoor Activities

2023 Joint (Lyles College/ASCE) Golf Tournament on May 5, 2023 at Dragonfly Golf Club

See flyer for details or link here




2023 Volunteer Recruitment for Physics, Science & Math Days on April 28; May 5, 12, 19 2023 at California’s Great America

Greetings Dr. Peterson and colleagues,

 I am the immediate past president of the Santa Clara San Mateo chapter of CLSA.

Later this spring, we will be volunteering at Physics, Science, and Math Days at California’s Great America.

The event takes place on Fridays: April 28, May 5, May 12, and May 19, 2023.

We are looking for four teams of four volunteers, one for each of the dates.

Our chapter is happy to sponsor a carload of Fresno State students in order to help with gas and other travel costs.

Please share this information with all of your chapter members, and with all current surveying students at Fresno State.

Anyone with questions is welcome to contact me.

Contact Theo Martinez if you’re interested <theo@uandr.com>.


CLSA eNews – March Edition


  • GPS on Benchmarks update for California March 2023
  • Help Shape the Future of Land Surveying by Educating Our Future Surveyors

See link for newsletter <https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Your-March-CLSA-eNews-is-here-.html?soid=1122348466678&aid=Kw5_4m_tbXs>


NSPS News & Views – March 30

Highlights include:

  • The NSPS Political Action Committee (PAC) is looking for Sponsors, Golfers, and Cornhole players
  • National Geodetic Survey's special NGS DAY at FIG WORKING WEEK 2023, Wednesday, 31 May 2023
  • USDOT Releases $94 Million in Smart Cities Projects
  • FCC Precision Agriculture and Rural Connectivity Task Force Progresses
  • Freshman Congressional Spotlight: Pennsylvania
  • Positioning through walls: DHS and NASA partner on indoor positioning and location solution
  • Forest Service kicks off centennial in Pleasant Twp.
  • Here's how a single line cost Fort Worth $7.6 million in cost overruns on its new City Hall
  • Sustainable Rainwater Treatment for the Future
  • The American-Made CAP50 Drone Takes Flight
  • Robust Navigation for Urban Air Mobility
  • Data Sharing between Desktop and Mobile devices
  • SimActive software enhances utility mapping
  • Septentrio Launches Agnostic Corrections Partner Program


See link for newsletter <https://multibriefs.com/briefs/NSPS/NSPS033023.php>

Always Learning

Mentoring Mondays

Upcoming schedule for the next few weeks is:

 April 3rd – Dane Courville, PLS - Survey Statistics, and... for those studying for the PS/FS & CST Exams.

April 10th – TBD

April 17th – Gavin Schrock, PLS - GNSS Corrections and Augmentations - Which Types Can Meet Surveyors Needs?

April 24th – Jeff Lucas, PLS - Land Surveyor as Equity Judge

May 1st – Dane Courville, PLS - Traverse Adjustments for those studying for the PS/FS & CST Exams.

May 8th – Dana Robie, PLS - Legal Description writing

See link for more info <https://mentoringmondays.xyz/>

Always Learning

Wisdom Wednesdays

Upcoming schedule for the next few weeks is:

April 12th – Round Table Discussion about Chapter 18

April 26th – Round Table Discussion about Chapter 19 - 1st Book is finished!

See link for more info <https://wisdomwednesdays.xyz/>


Future Surveyors Foundation - 2023 Women Surveyors Summit

Oct 19-22, 2023 in Stillwater, MN

4th Women Land Surveyors Summit

The Women Surveyors Summit, hosted by Future Surveyors

Foundation is held to support and promote diversity in the

land surveying profession. There are 8-10 PDH’s available.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact info@futuresurveyors.org

See link for more info <https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-surveyors-summit-2023-registration-514952375417>


FIG 2023 Working Week (NSPS is the Host)

May 27 - June 3, 2023

Hilton Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria, Orlando, FL

See link for more info <https://www.fig.net/fig2023/>

Educational Employment

Fresno State is looking for part time faculty – Spring 2023

Dr Peterson is looking for some part time faculty in the GME program at Fresno State Starting Spring 2023, requirement of License.

Needed Courses:

  • GME 15L Elementary surveying Lab, Tuesday 2-5
  • GME 16 Municipal Surveying, MWF 12-1
  • GME 16L Municipal Surveying Lab ,Friday 2-5
  • GME 66L AutoCAD, Tuesday and Thursday or Monday/Wednesday 6-9pm
  • GME 159 subdivision Design, Tuesday or Thursday 5-7:30pm

Email and respond directly to Dr. Peterson (scpeterson@mail.fresnostate.edu)

Monday, April 10, 2023

17th Annual Joint Golf Tournament Friday May 5, 2023 (Lyles College and ASCE)

On Friday, May 5, 2023 the Lyles College of Engineering Alumni Chapter and the American Society of Civil Engineers will be holding the 17 Annual Joint Golf at the Dragonfly Golf Club.

Tournament Fees

  • $155 Each Normal Registration (Before April 1st)
  • $165 Each Late Registration (After April 1st)
Registration due April 21st

Sign up Online at: http://bit.ly/3yM2Rn2

43369 Avenue 12, Madera, CA 93636

Physics, Science, & Math Days at California’s Great America - Volunteer Information (Santa Clara/San Mateo Chapter)

Physics, Science, & Math Days At California’s Great America

April 28; May 5, 12, & 19, 2023

Volunteer commitment: Approximately 8:15 AM to 3:00 PM

Please contact Theo Martinez in late March or Early April, 2023.  See flier for additional information

The Santa Clara/San Mateo Chapter of CLSA has organized interactive surveying presentations at Physics, Science, and Math Days at California’s Great America in Santa Clara since at least 2014. 

We welcome all land surveyors, land survey technicians, and land surveying students to join us in our presentations. 

Your commitment will be from approximately 8:15 AM to 3:00 PM, but the event actually goes to 5:00 PM. You are certainly welcome to continue to staff our table until 5:00 PM, but you will also have the option of enjoying Great America’s rides and other attractions between 3:00 and 5:00 PM.

We generally have a table with literature about career opportunities in land surveying. We also generally set up a robotic total station and perform continuous topographic measurements in the general vicinity of our table. We also try to set up our presentation in a location close to the teachers’ lounge. With this location, we can make contact with geometry, trigonometry, and geography teachers with the goal of visiting their classes at a later date.