19 Dec MARLS 2021 Western States Regional Conference March 27 – 30, 2020

MARLS 2021 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE MARCH 27 – 30, 2021 JOINTLY WITH 6 OTHER WESTERN STATES Dear MARLS members, MARLS 2021 Virtual Conference Announcement For updated information and MARLS members registration click here https://conta.cc/2XafghU Once you click on the above you will receive more information on the virtual conference before clicking register. MARLS member cost for virtual conference $345 We are excited to announce that MARLS is teaming up with ASPLS (Alaska), APLS (Arizona), CLSA (California), NALS (Nevada), NMPS (New Mexico), and LSAW (Washington) to create the Western Regional Virtual Survey Conference! The Conference will be held March 27-30, 2021. The conference will include: Over 32 hours of continuing education Networking opportunities & happy hours Virtual exhibit hall Featured Speakers Include: Gary Kent Jan VanSickle Knud Hermansen Registration for the conference is now open. Full program details will be available in January. If you have not paid your MARLS membership dues - please contact Kay at kay@marls.com or 406-253-5527 to pay your dues that were due 7-1-2020 before registering for the conference. If you need to re-join MARLS or sign up for new membership please contact Kay also. Any questions please call Kay at anytime. The exhibitor/sponsor prospectus with the contract will be coming soon. In the meantime, here is some general information regarding the virtual exhibit hall experience. VIRTUAL EXHIBIT BOOTH For each exhibitor, we will create an interactive virtual experience. Each exhibitor will receive a beautifully designed virtual booth, that will feature the company information that you choose to provide. This can include, at your discretion: Company logo & banner Product photos Downloadable documents Videos Based on the information you provide, your virtual booth will be created. Each exhibitor may have up to 2 representatives that can meet in private chat rooms throughout the conference with attendees. 10 MINUTE DEMOS Each sponsor will have the opportunity to offer a live demo or presentation during our virtual happy hour. The virtual happy hour will not only be live to paid conference attendees, it will also live stream across social media sites so that non-attendees can see your demo/presentation. The MARLS Board has met and voted to join 6 other western states in a 2021 Virtual Conference March 27 – 30, 2021 as due to Covid19 we cannot hold the on-site conference in Missoula. We have an exciting venue and will have much more information coming your way in the following weeks. We are also offering on-line registration before the end of the year for those that need to register before the end of the year. We are offering an estimated 32 or more credits for seminars. We will be holding our general membership meeting with elections of officers and Board of Directors meetings virtually that week. We will also have virtual exhibits. We may hold off with the MSF Scholarship Auction and banquet – some member’s ideas are to meet with a banquet and MSF scholarship auction after this pandemic at a central location in Montana. You will be able to register online with this virtual conference. MARLS members registration click here https://conta.cc/2XafghU The online registration will be hosted by NALS website and is ready to...

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05 Dec 2020 MT Subdivision Laws and Rules book for sale

2020 MT Subdivision and Surveying Laws and Rules for sale NEW 2020 2nd EDITION Montana’s Subdivision and Surveying Laws and Regulations for sale Contents Montana Subdivision and Platting Act Uniform Standards Uniform Standards for Certificates of Survey Uniform Standards for Plats Uniform Standards for Monumentation Montana Sanitations in Subdivisions Act Sanitation Rules Corner Recordation Act Principles, Definitions & Activities General Principles Geomatics Definitions Activities Included in the Practice of Land Surveying Activities Excluded in the Practice of Land Surveying Montana Land Surveyors Right of Entry Please note: All PLS active members of MARLS will be receiving a complimentary copy from MARLS of the 2020 MSSLR 2nd Edition book in the mail. If you want another copy please order per below. To order a MSSLR 2020 Book - 2nd Edition: Please submit $40 per copy plus $5 S&H with your order: MARLS, PO Box 359, Columbia Falls, MT 59912 Phone order to: 406-253-5527 (Kay McDonald) Email order to MARLS at kay@marls.com All Credit Cards accepted Name:__________________________________________ Address:________________________________________ Phone:_________________________________________ Email:__________________________________________ Credit Card: ______________________________________ Expiration Date: ______/______ 3 Digit Code_______  ...

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05 Dec Fundamentals of Surveying: Exam Study Manual for sale

To Whom It May Concern, I write today to promote my newly released study manual entitled “Fundamentals of Surveying: Exam Study Manual”. I was hoping to promote the text to all up and coming surveyors in your region focusing on obtaining their Land Surveyor Intern/In Training (LSI/LSIT) licensure. I routinely lead a study group dedicated to teaching the fundamentals of surveying to those putting forth the effort to pass the NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) examination. As a result, I have compiled my course material into a concise and organized manual aimed to be an excellent reference guide for the recommended topics. The manual is a proven and suggested personal library addition. Flyer for Fundamentals of Surveying Manual Priced at $39.99 and is now available to order at: surveyingmanual@gmail.com Dane Courville  ...

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30 Aug July 2020 Treasure State Surveyor

The July 2020 Treasure State Surveyor will be mailed to all members the first week of September. Thank you to those submitting articles for the July TSS. Please take time to send your articles for the next issue. We will be going to print in October with the next edition. The July issue is available on the member's side of our website now to view....

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04 Jun Low Distortion Projection (LDP) May 2020

LDP Proposal Letter May 2020 The Montana NGS coordinators have been working on getting LDP’s going in Montana.  Attached is an update and proposal for LDP’s.  Can you please pass along to anyone else that would be interested in hopes of spreading the word across the entire state.  Hope everyone is healthy and well! Thank you! Stew Willis stewart.willis@usda.gov...

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04 Jun Surveyors Historical Society – Surveyors Rendezvous update

Update: 2020 Surveyors Rendezvous cancelled. Many of us look forward all year to Surveyors Rendezvous: visiting new places, learning new and interesting things about surveying and most of all, for me at least, seeing old friends and meeting new ones. However, the safety and well-being of our members is more important than the chance to get together. At our May meeting, the SHS Board of Directors unanimously voted to cancel the event for 2020. The only question was whether the hotel would hold us to our contract (and resulting penalties) or allow us to reschedule. SHS Executive Director Paula Hammer was able to negotiate with the hotel, and I am pleased to announce that the Perrysburg Ohio Rendezvous has been postponed rather than cancelled. Mark your calendars for September 22-25, 2021. I hope to have the same format and speakers as previously announced, but as with everything lately there may be some changes. What won’t change is the great people who come to Rendezvous! We’ll keep you posted. See you all in Perrysburg next year. Ann Besch Rendezvous Chair Editor’s Note: If you are not a member of the Surveyors Historical Society, check out this great organization: http://www.surveyorshistoricalsociety.com/...

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