Announcements & News

14 Jan For Sale – Oak stamping block/anvil for Aluminum Survey Cap

Oak stamping block/anvil for Aluminum Survey Cap Oak Stamping Blocks info The oak block is designed to accept aluminum survey caps having a nominal stem diameter of 1-1/4” or less and the cap may be inserted from either side of the block.   Caps having a top diameter of 2-1/2” or less may be stamped at any point on the cap and it will be supported.  For caps having a top diameter larger than 2-1/2”, it is recommended the stamping take place only where the cap is supported by the block. The block has a single coat of tung oil finish to help preserve the wood and should last for years.  Paste wax or tung oil applied to each end of the block each spring (at least once a year) will help preserve the block for a longer time.  After time the surface of the block may become splintered from constant impacts, when this happens either replace the block or sand it down to remove the splinters.  The oak splinters will pierce the hand easily if care is not taken. Blocks may be ordered at [email protected], larger size blocks are available and a price will be quoted at the time of the order.  The quoted price of each block purchased will be billed to you and paid directly to MARLS and the funds will go to either the Scholarship Fund or the Aid Fund, your choice.  All blocks will be delivered in February at the MARLS Conference. Rich Jensen, PLS Single block:    $25.00 each 3 or more blocks: $20.00 each...

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06 Jan MARLS 2022 Conference February 23 – 25, 2022 – Infomation

Greetings, Please click on the following registration packet you need to register for the 2022 Conference - print your copy to fill out and send with your payment by email or mail 1-9-2022 Change for instructions on online booking of Holiday Inn Sleep Rooms - Please use to book online: Holiday Inn Sleep online seep room changed instructions (This correction is not in the registration packets below for online sleep room booking) PLEASE NOTE: THE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION PACKET BELOW HAS BEEN UPDATED TO NEW SPEAKERS ADDED. MORE INFO ON SPEAKER SESSIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON. 2022 MARLS Conference Registration Packet 2022 MARLS Conference Exhibitor Registration packet Happy New Year! On behalf of the Western Chapter of the Montana Association of Registered Land Surveyors we invite you to join us at the 2022 MARLS conference being be held February 23 - 25, 2022 at the Holiday Inn Downtown, Missoula, Montana. We will begin the conference on Wednesday, February 23rd with a full day pre-conference seminar and conference on Thursday and Friday, February 24 - 25, 2022. We are also providing breaks during each seminar to allow attendees more time to converse with our exhibitors. On Thursday, February 24th, the evening conference activities will commence with an exhibitor’s reception followed by our annual MARLS banquet and awards ceremony; then the MARLS Scholarship Foundation’s annual scholarship auction including raffles, games and MSF live and silent auctions. We hope this is a fun filled event that everyone enjoys while supporting it’s worthy cause. MSF Auction donation sheets are available with your registration packet by mail and attached to your email forms. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s conference. More speaker and seminar information will be posted soon for you to choose the sessions you plan to attend. Any questions please contact Kay McDonald, MARLS Executive Director at 406-253-5527 or email: [email protected] UPDATED 1-9-2022 changed speakers 2022 MARLS TENTATIVE Speakers PDH Wednesday - February 23, 2022 Pre-Conference Sessions - 8 am to 5pm   Dr. Richard Elgin, PS PE Business practices, liability notes for plats, and riparian rights 8 Jim Reinbold Carlson Survey Fundamentals (limited class to 20 attendees) 8 February 24 - 25, 2022  Conference   Nick Bailey Elements of Railroad Rights of Way Retracements (may repeat seminar at another time during conference) 3 Dr. Richard Elgin, PS PE Early Survey Instrument Makers, Instruments and Values and Evolution of Survey Instruments 4 Jeff Rizza & Craig Threlkeld/DJ&A UAV LiDAR vs Photogrammetry for Topographic Mapping 2 Jonathan Ries, PLS Land Title Insurance 2 Tara DePuy & Karen Alley Land Use Legislation Update and Exemptions from Subdivision Review 3 Shyra Scott and Sam Scott Missoula County Recorder and Electronic Recording discussions 2 Bill Weikel Historical Montana Requirements for, and Practices of, Surveying, Monumenting, and Platting 2 MDT - Catherine Ries, Linda Cline and Andy Merkel MDT research tools and tricks 2 Assurance Risk Managers-Lisa Isom Liability Insurance for the Professional Surveyor 2 Kurt Luebke The Man(WH Thorn), The Myth (USGS doesn’t do Boundary surveys), The Surveys (Years of Federal Surveys) 2 Jamie Reed - MARLS legislative committee 2022 Legislative Roundtable - Workshop 2 TopoDOT - Dawn Keller TopoDOT presentation TBA 2 Amanda Allred Women in Surveying 2 Five Valley Land Trust Conservation Easements 2 Jim Reinbold - Carlson Software Advanced Carlson Topic with Q&A discussion 4 Selby’s Workshop to be announced soon 2 Frontier Precision Workshop title to be announced soon 2      ...

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30 Jul NOTICE: NGS Terminating CORS FTP Service on August 16, 2021

NOTICE: NGS Terminating CORS FTP Service on August 16, 2021 Update from Brian Shaw, NGS Regional Director NGS FTP is going away and this was were many users and vendors went to download CORS data. I also wanted to share the location for the archived datasheet shape files.  Currently we have two versions of the shape files the production and the beta where the beta have significantly more attributes from the text datasheet.   The beta shape files will be moving to production in the upcoming month or two.  Here are the locations for these archives that have also been migrated off the FTP: Production Datasheet shape files https://geodesy.noaa.gov/pub/DS_ARCHIVE/ShapeFiles/ Beta Datasheet shape files. https://geodesy.noaa.gov/pub/DS_ARCHIVE/BETA_PRODUCTS/ https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USNOAANOS/bulletins/2ea199f FTP (file transfer protocol), which is used by our users for downloading important datasets such as CORS data, is being deprecated globally across NGS. FTP is no longer going to be supported by Chrome and other browsers, and this decision to deprecate FTP will maintain security of our data and services. The impact to most NGS users is expected to be minimal, and datasets currently available on FTP have been transitioned to HTTPS. Decommissioning NOAA CORS Network (NCN) FTP service on August 16, 2021 Be advised that beginning on August 16, 2021 any FTP attempts made to NGS CORS will fail. Please visit the NCN Data & Products page for details and examples: https://geodesy.noaa.gov/CORS/data.shtml All users must begin using these NCN https services: https://noaa-cors-pds.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html (recommended for automation) https://geodesy.noaa.gov/corsdata/ Finally, NGS recognizes some users may have hard-coded links to FTP for harvesting data from the NCN, so changes to software may be required. If you have questions about any vendor-supported software, we recommend you contact your vendor directly. For all other questions, feel free to contact the CORS team at [email protected]

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11 Apr 2021 7 States Virtual Conference Recordings Information

Thank you to all those that participated in the Western Regional Virtual Survey Conference!  The Conference was a great success with over 1,100 attendees from 33 different states in attendance! MARLS had over 150 registrants and we thank you for your support of the virtual conference. Recordings Recordings are now available. The recordings are available for conference attendees through August 31st. To access the recordings, log into the conference app and click on agenda. Conference App Instructions Click the link below to access the Conference App https://conta.cc/3d4KTkD We are not able to provide continuing education certificates for the recordings you watch. If you plan to track and report the recordings for renewal of your license (for other states), we recommend that you take a screen shot of the video and save, along with any handouts, as backup in case of audit. Continuing Education Certificates Continuing education certificates are being mailed the week of April 12th. Questions? (888) 994-3510 [email protected]  ...

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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: [email protected] Dane Courville  ...

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