OSBEELS Board Administrator Mari Lopez Placed On Administrative Leave

OSBEELS Board Administrator Mari Lopez Placed On Administrative Leave

Mari Lopez, Board Administrator for the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying (OSBEELS) was placed on administrative leave in November. This information is just now being reported due to information released last week which contains the minutes of a special meeting held just before Thanksgiving. The released documents say that there … Read moreOSBEELS Board Administrator Mari Lopez Placed On Administrative Leave

Federal Judge Rules Oregon Law Defining ‘Engineer’ Violates Free Speech

Federal Judge Rules Oregon Law Defining 'Engineer' Violates Free Speech

On Friday, December 28, 2018, U.S. Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman declared that certain parts of Oregon’s state law and its administrative rules governing engineering practices violate the First Amendment. The case was originally filed by Mats Järlström of Beaverton against the Oregon Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying. For more information, read the … Read moreFederal Judge Rules Oregon Law Defining ‘Engineer’ Violates Free Speech

UK’s TSA Members Welcome SmartWater’s Coordinated Response to Equipment Theft

UK TSA Members Welcome SmartWater Coordinated Response to Equipment Theft

A new alliance between The Survey Association (TSA) and SmartWater is leading to detailed analysis and police follow-up on every incident of equipment theft. A three-year agreement between TSA and SmartWater, sponsored by the leading manufacturers, is the first, co-ordinated response to thieves that persistently target surveyors. As a direct result of the TSA initiative, … Read moreUK’s TSA Members Welcome SmartWater’s Coordinated Response to Equipment Theft

The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing

The next big thing will be a geospatial renaissance.  You may prefer to call it a geospatial awakening, or revolution, or regeneration, or even a geospatial rebirth.  This will have everything to do with new technologies, and so much more. Before I can help you discover this, we need to examine some cold hard facts … Read moreThe Next Big Thing

Unlicensed Group Deceives California Property Owners

Unlicensed Group Deceives California Property Owners

BPELSG, with the help of several licensees, has investigated and monitored the activities associated with a small group of unlicensed individuals who have deceived multiple Southern California property owners by representing themselves as legitimately authorized to perform land surveying services and providing those services in a manner that directly fails to meet the standards which the public can rely upon.

Is GPS Really A Gift to Surveying?

Is GPS Really A Gift to Surveying?

Today, with survey grade GPS, measurements can be made to the nearest centimeters. Are today? advancements in technology improvements that we really need? Were the skills and accuracies of yesterday good enough for land measurements? Is GPS surveying just another way of challenging yesterdays’ skills?

The Role of Land Surveyors in Society

The Role of Land Surveyors in Society

Surveyors and civil engineers, like other experts, may give testimony on questions involving matters of technical skill and experience with which they are peculiarly acquainted. This article focuses on the essential role the Land Surveyor plays when acting as a Boundary Surveyor.

New 2016 ALTA/NSPS Standards Effective TODAY

2016 ALTA/NSPS Standards Approved

Are you working on an ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey today? If so, you might want to be aware that the approved Standards have been updated and officially take effect today, February 23, 2016. For your convenience, the full document has been embedded into this article, along with a download link.Scroll to the bottom of the … Read moreNew 2016 ALTA/NSPS Standards Effective TODAY

Arizona HB2613 Proposes to Deregulate Geologists, Landscape Architects, and Other Professions

Arizona HB2613 Proposes to Deregulate Geologists, Landscape Architects, and Other Professions

Arizona House Bill 2613 proposes to deregulate several professional categories. While it doesn’t include surveyors, it does hit pretty close to home. Passage of HB2613 would deregulate assayers, geologists, landscape architects, cremationists, athletic trainers and citrus packers. The concern, as observed among online sources including SurveyorConnect and the Facebook page for United Surveyors of Arizona, … Read moreArizona HB2613 Proposes to Deregulate Geologists, Landscape Architects, and Other Professions

Bill to Repeal Pipeline Surveying Law in Virginia Fails

Bill to Repeal Pipeline Surveying Law in Virginia Fails

Senate Bill 614, which was intended to repeal Virginia’s right-of-entry law for natural gas companies (includingpipeline surveying), has died. There are many states with right-of-entry laws for surveyors. Many of them are relatively new while others have been established for many years. In Virginia’s case, it seems they have a right-of-entry law specific to natural … Read moreBill to Repeal Pipeline Surveying Law in Virginia Fails

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