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2017 SAMSOG Plat Contest

2017 Annual Plat and Mapping Competition

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

SAMSOG’s entries in 2016 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 2017.

2016 SAMSOG Plat Contest Winners 

ALTA Plats

1st Place: Lewis R Shelton                                       2nd Place: Lara Crowe
LRS Surveying                                                             R W Howard Surveying, Inc.

Cartersville, GA                                                            Jasper, GA       


Boundary Plats
1st Place: Jason Woods                                           2nd Place: Abraham M. White

Planners & Engineers Collaborative                       Accura Engineering, Inc. 

Peachtree Corners, GA                                             Atlanta, GA       


Topographical Plats

1st Place: Abraham M. White                                   2nd Place: Russell Howard

Accura Engineering, Inc.                                            R W Howard Surveying, Inc.

Atlanta, GA                                                                    Jasper, GA             


 Subdivision Plats

1st Place: Russell Howard                                       2nd Place: Matthew Alexander        
R W Howard Surveying, Inc.                                      Rochester & Associates, Inc.

Jasper, GA                                                                     Gainesville, GA


Miscellaneous Maps

1st Place: Matthew Alexander                                 2nd Place: Lewis R Shelton

Rochester & Associates, Inc.                                     LRS Surveying

Gainesville, GA                                                            Cartersville, GA


GIS Maps

1st Place: Dan Crumpton                                         2nd Place: Matthew Alexander        

Forest & Land Svc, Inc.                                              Rochester & Associates, Inc.

Warrenton, GA                                                            Gainesville, GA          

2016 NSPS National Winners

Boundary Plats                                                       ALTA/ACSM Plats
1st Place: Jason Woods                                      2nd Place: Lewis R. Shelton

Planners & Engineers Collaborative                   LRS Surveying        

Peachtree Corners, GA                                          Cartersville, GA                



SAMSOG’s 2017 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 January 19th-20th, 2017. Map/Plat entries may be (1) Black and white (halftone/shaded) or blueline (2) Color; or (3) A high resolution JPEG or PDF.  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, 2015 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 Framed Certificate
2nd Place $100, Admission for one to the Conference Luncheon and a Framed Certificate

Submit 6 prints for each entry with a maximum map size of 34” x 44” or email the entry form along with a high resolution PDF or JPEG (multiple entries by the same entrant can be emailed at the same time) 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 Sunday, January 1st, 2017.  Use one entry form per document submitted.    

Download Contest Entry form. See attachment below.

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  

email: (Note: My email has changed!)

Shipping Address:
Engineering Building, Rm 1120A
201 COBA Drive, BLDG 232
Statesboro, GA 30458

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