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2018 SAMSOG/NSPS Plat Contest Announcement
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12/6/2017 at 4:18:29 PM GMT
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2018 SAMSOG/NSPS Plat Contest Announcement

2018 Annual SAMSOG/NSPS Plat and Mapping Competition

It’s that time again! We need your best plats!

SAMSOG’s entries in 2017 were outstanding and again we had some national winners! Look at the names of the winners given below. We want to see your name as a winner in 2018.

2017 SAMSOG Plat Contest Winners

ALTA Plats

1st Place: Lewis R Shelton                                       2nd Place: Jeff Vick
LRS Surveying                                                           Chastain & Associates, PC
Cartersville, GA                                                          Ellijay, GA                                                      

Boundary Plats
1st Place: Chris Patton                                             2nd Place: Adam Baxley
Patton Land Surveying                                               Land Engineering, Inc.
Gainesville, GA                                                           McDonough, GA

Topographical Plats

1st Place: Bradley Markham                                    2nd Place: Christopher Mayfield
Seiler & Associates, Inc.                                             Land Engineering, Inc.
Stockbridge, GA                                                           McDonough, GA 

 Subdivision Plats

1st Place: Gordon Mobley                                        2nd Place: Chris Chastain   
Chastain & Associates, PC                                         Chastain & Associates, Inc.
Ellijay, GA                                                                       Ellijay, GA

Miscellaneous Maps

1st Place: Jason Woods                                           2nd Place: Matthew Alexander
Rochester & Associates, Inc.                                     Rochester & Associates, Inc.
Gainesville, GA                                                             Gainesville, GA

GIS Maps

1st Place: Brian Haynes                                            2nd Place: Dan Crumpton
City of Griffin                                                                 Forest & Land Svc. Inc.
Griffin, GA                                                                      Warrenton, GA           


2017 NSPS National Winners

Boundary/Cadastral Maps


1st Place: Chris Patton

Patton Land Surveying

Gainesville, Georgia


Topographic Maps


2nd Place: Bradley Markham

Seiler & Associates

Stockbridge, Georgia


ALTA/NSPS Survey Maps


3rd Place (tie): Lewis Shelton

LRS Surveying

Cartersville, Georgia             


SAMSOG’s 2018 Annual Plat and Mapping Competition

This will be a juried contest.  All winning entries will be exhibited at the SAMSOG Technical Seminar in Duluth, Georgia on Thursday - Friday, January 18th-19th, 2018. Map/Plat entries must be in PDF format, no paper copies. Entrants need not be members of SAMSOG.  A member of SAMSOG must sponsor the map, plat or project under consideration and their name must be so noted on the nomination form.  The entry plat/map must have been completed after June 30, 2016 and may not have previously been entered in this contest. The entry many be freehand, machine drafted or computer aided drafted.

Prizes to be awarded

1st Place $200, Admission for two to the Conference Luncheon and a Certificate
2nd Place $100, Admission for one to the Conference Luncheon and a Certificate

Submit a high resolution PDF or submit on CD-ROM if file size is too large for e-mail. (The form will be posted on the SAMSOG website.)  No multiple entries for the same category. Submissions must be a single drawing; it may originate as part of a set of drawings, however, it must be entered as a single sheet.  All entries must be received by 5pm on Monday, January 8th, 2018.  Use one entry form per document submitted.   


SAMSOG’s 2018 Annual Plat and Mapping Competition Entry Form Link

All entries will be judged on adherence to the minimum standards as set forth by the State of Georgia.  The judges will consider interpretability, content & layout of data shown, presentation, innovation, applicability to typical client or persons using this type of map, and correctness.  Neatness and accuracy of scale will be considered.  The decisions of the judges are final.  SAMSOG will sponsor the 1st place winners for Subdivision, Boundary, Topographical, ALTA/ACSM and Miscellaneous Categories from this competition to be entered into the national NSPS contest. (Use one entry form per document submitted.)

Please send me your plats!!!
Dr. Roger C. Purcell, P.E., R.L.S.

Plat Contest Committee Chairman
Georgia Southern University
Civil Engineering & Construction Management Department
P.O. Box 8077
Statesboro, GA 30460  


Last edited Thursday, December 7, 2017
12/7/2017 at 8:40:49 PM GMT
Posts: 22
Roger, with the permission of those who made them, would it be possible to post copies of the winning plats online?  We could all benefit by being able to view and emulate them.

Farris Cadle

12/8/2017 at 10:43:45 PM GMT
Posts: 19
Congratulations to those who won or placed! It is great to see folks take pride in the work they do.

12/13/2017 at 1:21:22 PM GMT
Posts: 9
I will attempt to post the winning plats as requested.

Thanks for your comments. I feel the same way.
Roger Purcell

Last edited Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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