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Looking for HP Plotter 0 S. Coleman I need to replace my HP 500 plotter to print my older plats, but I need a parallel cable connection at the plotter, not usb. Does anyone have one they are not using and willing to sell?  Thanks!
by S. Coleman
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
HB833 0 J. Stanley I was very disappointed to find out the GIS Community has been able to throw out the "tweaked" definition of land surveying according to the most recent SAMSOG email update.  How does an unlicensed community have the power to change a bill that is intended for the "licensed" people in the State of Georgia?  I am baffled.  Any comments or updates regarding the new bill would be appreciated.  So..... now what do we do?
by J. Stanley
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Recording plats prepared before 5-8-17 0 S. Coleman Since HB76 became law in May 2017 I have had several clients asking me to help them record an older plat.  Our Superior Court Clerk did not allow ANY plat to be recorded that did not conform to HB 76.  For plats that I prepared but were not recorded for one reason or another prior to the above date, I added the 3"x3" block and the new appropriate certification to make them recordable now.  It was bugging me that my clients could not record their older plats without having to pay me to update the survey and add the new certifications.  Last week I re-read the "Georgia Plat and Condominium Plan Recording Act of 2017" and noticed this wording at the very end of Section 2: "(i) Any plats or condominium plans prepared prior to the effective date of this Code section in compliance with previous statutory requirements may be recorded pursuant to this Code section so long as such documents are submitted as electronic images and presented to the clerk of superior court electronically."  I am probably the only idiot in the state who did not catch this the first few times I read the new law. I showed this to my clerk here in Monroe County and after conferring with the GSCCCA folks she agreed that she would now record plats prepared before May 2017 if they are submitted electronically and conform to local and state recording requirements as of the date of the survey as the new law requires.  If any of you are having trouble recording older plats, show your clerk that part of the code section and hopefully your clerk will see the light.
by S. Coleman
Monday, February 12, 2018
Legal Question 1 k. manley I found this in the Georgia Annotated Code. I think this is saying no. If you are to have an LLC, that would have you operating at two different entities. I hope maybe this helped,                                                                                                     Phillip § 43-15-23.1.(d)(3) Every firm, partnership, corporation, or other entity which performs or offers to perform surveying services shall have a resident registered land surveyor in responsible charge in each separate branch office in which surveying services are performed or offered to be performed. A resident means a registrant who spends the majority of his or her normal working time at his or her place of business. The registrant can be the resident licensee at only one place of business at one time.    
by P. Roberts
Saturday, January 27, 2018
2018 SUmmer Conference 2 C. Adams Thank you sir!
by C. Adams
Friday, January 26, 2018
Fundraiser - Georgia Southern University 0 D. Collins At the May 20, 2017 SAMSOG Board of Directors meeting, Dr. Roger Purcell presented a plan to implement a Land Surveying program at Georgia Southern University which included a $75,000 investment over a 3 year period (2017 thru 2019) by SAMSOG.   The investment was approved by the SAMSOG Board and on November 2, 2017, the first installment of $25,000 was presented to GSU. Finding qualified individuals to work in the Land Survey profession is a challenge facing most of us and if you have not struggled yet, you likely will in the near future.  With your help, SAMSOG has the opportunity to affect real change in the Land Survey Profession.  By investing in the education of students, we can assist in the production of the qualified individuals we seek.  Please consider donating what you can either individually or corporately so we can reach our next $25,000 commitment.  No donation is too small and remember as corny as it sounds “TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK” and together we can make this happen. If you are ready to except the challenge and improve the Surveying Profession, simply complete the tear off portion below and give it to any SAMSOG Officer or Ginger Jones.  All donations will be collected through SAMSEF.  Simply make your check payable to SAMSEF and on the memo line include - GSU donation. SAMSEF is a 501c(3) corporation therefore all donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your help! Dan Collins President - SAMSOG YES, I want to pledge my support of the Land Surveying Profession by donating to Georgia Southern University. Name:_________________________________  Company: ___________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________________ Email: ___________________________________Phone:_____________________________ Amount $____________ Checks made payable to SAMSEF. Your contribution is tax-deductible (ID 46-4482223) to the extent allowed by law.  All donations are final and may not be refunded. 
by D. Collins
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Career Day Information 0 D. Collins On November 7-9, Ginger and I represented SAMSOG at the Georgia School Counselors Association Conference. This is part of SAMSOG’s push to reintroduce land surveying to school counselors. The goal is to inform the counselors about the excellent opportunities that are available for students if they choose land surveying as a career choice. Our information was well received, and we had numerous requests from schools across the state for us to participate in career days. We have a short video, handouts, items to give away, and other material available to help with this effort. We need your help with this. If you are interested in presenting on a career day, please let Ginger or myself know. 
by D. Collins
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
J. A. Evans Records 3 J. Higgins I'm glad to report that Mr. Evans was found alive and well. :)
by J. Higgins
Monday, January 22, 2018
Proposed Title 43, Chapter 15 Changes 0 R. Purcell Will someone involved in the Proposed Changes to Title 43, Chapter 15 please start a discussion post??? It seems that a lot of the items being discussed are of extreme importance. Thanks: Roger Purcell
by R. Purcell
Monday, January 22, 2018
2018 Technical Seminar 0 D. Collins A big thank you to all who participated to help make the meeting a success.
by D. Collins
Sunday, January 21, 2018
NGS Website Down? 1 B. Freeman Nevermind... IT thing.
by B. Freeman
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Merry Christmas 0 D. Collins Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
by D. Collins
Saturday, December 23, 2017
The case for dropping the hydrology requirement 15 M. Chastain Does anyone know of a board approved online hydrology course in the Georgia university system?
by J. Morales
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Current Surveying Education Opportunities 2 S. Coleman I should add, check with the State Board before pursuing any course of study to meet the educational requirements, to make sure it will approve it.
by Farris Cadle, Inc.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
2018 SAMSOG/NSPS Plat Contest Announcement 3 R. Purcell Farris: I will attempt to post the winning plats as requested. Steven: Thanks for your comments. I feel the same way. Roger Purcell
by R. Purcell
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Comments about the Surveying Exams 3 Farris Cadle, Inc. I agree.
by S. Shepherd
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving 1 D. Collins Thank You Mr. President.
by M. Davis
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Records of Adams-Sims & Associates 1 J. Newman Ron Wikle with Wikle Land Surveying has their records. David
by D. May
Friday, November 17, 2017
Charles Thomas "Hap" Holladay 0 T. Turk I regret to report that C.T. "Hap" Holladay recently passed away.  Many land surveyors in our state were taught by Professor Holladay when they attended Southern Tech.   He was a great mentor to many and a great supporter of our wonderful profession.  Rest in peace, Hap.   Below is the obituary from The Atlanta Journal Constitution. ~ Trent Turk   CHARLES THOMAS "HAP" HOLLADAY   HOLLADAY, Charles Thomas "Hap" Mr. Charles Thomas "Hap" Holladay, age 96, of Pawleys Island, went to his eternal rest on Friday, November 10, 2017. He passed away at home, surrounded by his family, listening to his grandson play the guitar. He was born in Pikeville, Tennessee on February 21, 1921. "Hap" was the only child of the late William Joseph Holladay and the late Lula Pope Holladay. Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Ann Gailmand Holladay, by an infant daughter, Linda Holladay, and by his second wife, Patricia Holladay of Columbia, SC. He grew up in Cookeville, Tennessee, where he enjoyed Boy Scouts, building model airplanes, and reading. He received a degree in Civil Engineering from Tennessee Tech University in 1942. He served in the Army Air Force during WWII as a Meteorologist in the Pacific Theater. Following the end of the war, he worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority for a few years before becoming a Professor of Civil Engineering at Southern Technical Engineering in Atlanta (later Southern Polytechnical, now Kennesaw State University). His teaching career was interrupted when he was recalled into the military during the Korean Conflict. He resumed his teaching career at Southern Tech, where he remained for another 36 years. He served as the Department Chair for the majority of this time. He retired with the title Professor Emeritus in 1984. In addition to teaching, "Hap" was Vice President of Kucera International, an aerial mapping company. Through his work with Kucera, he was active in several professional organizations in South Carolina, Georgia, and throughout the Southeast. He retired from Kucera in the early 2000s. He lived in Pawleys Island from 2001 until his death. "Hap" was a lifetime member of the Church of Christ and a Charter Member of the Dunwoody Country Club in Atlanta, where he enjoyed playing golf on a weekly basis. Hap won several tournaments and attended the Masters Tournament in Augusta. Hap's surviving relatives include: 2 Daughters - Betsy (& Thomas) Easterly and Kathleen (& Matt) Alexander. He also had 5 Grandchildren - Shannon Easterly, Ryan Easterly, Patrick Easterly, Chris Alexander, & Stephanie Alexander. In addition, he had two Step-Daughters - Meg (& Steve) Collins and Meg (& Daniel) Cole, and there are 5 Step-Grandchildren - Joey Cole, Tori Cole, Gus Cole, Diana Antley, and Alex Antley. A Private Memorial Service will be held in late December. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, your local VA Hospital, or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Hap was a gentleman and a patriot. He will be missed by all who knew him. Condolences may be expressed at: Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services (843-651-1440) is assisting the Holladay family with the arrangements.   Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Nov. 15 to Nov. 16, 2017
by T. Turk
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Stolen Trimble S8 SN 99410149 0 D. Youngblood Well guys you can add us to the list of people who have had an instrument stolen today. At 10:50 a.m. on a construction site on Bolton Drive and Marietta Blvd. (Fulton County/City of Atlanta) our crew was around 200 ft from the instrument staking off some storm structures down a hill and naturally used a higher rod to stake the two stakes that needed to go in. On the second stake the instrument lost communication and they looked back at the instrument and it and the tripod were gone. Bolton Drive is currently all a construction site as everything is being regraded. So there are pile of dirt plus the fact that the grade change is enough they could not see a vehicle going down Bolton Drive from where they were. Anyways everyone be careful with your equipment we are going to have to get more creative in how and where we set control to try and deter this from happening again.  
by D. Youngblood
Friday, October 13, 2017
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