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Question for anyone concerning the need for semi-skilled entry level people 1 S. Provenson We are having on going discussions on that very topic. I think it is a great idea and the big question is - How To Get It Started? One obstacle to overcome is - who will teach the classes? Another is - which areas of the state to offer the classes? I support the concept and welcome any ideas on how to make it a reality. We are making efforts in other areas including getting in front of the school guidance counselors and attending high school career days. The most recent being at Jeff Davis High School in Hazlehurst on November 9. All in an effort to educate folks on surveying as a career choice. A career, not just a job.The challenges and headwinds we are facing are monumental. Only by working together to find innovative and creative solutions will we be able to solve our issues.
by D. Collins
Friday, November 16, 2018
Records of East Metro Surveyors 0 D. May Does anyone know who has the records of East Metro Surveyors out of the Conyers area? Thanks, David
by D. May
Thursday, November 15, 2018
2019 Plat Contest 0 R. Purcell SURVEYING AND MAPPING SOCIETY OF GEORGIA (SAMSOG) 2019 Annual Plat and Mapping Competition It’s that time again! We need your best plats! SAMSOG’s entries in 2018 were outstanding and again we had some terrific national winners! Look at the names of the winners given below. We want to see your name as a winner in 2019. 2018 NSPS National Winners Topographic Plats 2nd Place: Robyn G. White                 Patton Land Surveying                           Gainesville, GA       Miscellaneous Plats 2nd Place: Bradley Markham Seiler & Associates Stockbridge, GA ALTA/NSPS Plats 3rd Place: Lewis R. Shelton LRS Surveying Cartersville, GA                  Boundary Plats 3rd Place: Chris Patton                 Patton Land Surveying Gainesville, GA                         2018 SAMSOG Plat Contest Winners  ALTA Plats 1st Place: Lewis R Shelton 2nd Place: Matthew Alexander LRS Surveying Rochester & Associates, Inc. Cartersville, GA                                    Gainesville, GA        Boundary Plats 1st Place: Chris Patton                 2nd Place: Major E. Wilkerson Patton Land Surveying                        Land Engineering   Gainesville, GA                                      McDonough, GA         Topographical Plats 1st Place: Robyn G. White          2nd Place: Roger London  Patton Land Surveying London Land Surveying & Assoc. Gainesville, GA                                       Cleveland, GA                Subdivision Plats 1st Place: Matthew Alexander 2nd Place: Chris Patton Rochester & Associates, Inc. Patton Land Surveying  Gainesville, GA Gainesville, GA    Miscellaneous Maps 1st Place: Bradley Markham 2nd Place: Adam Baxley Seiler & Associates, Inc. Land Engineering, Inc. Stockbridge, GA McDonough, GA GIS Maps 1st Place: Brian Lackey     Columbus Consolidated Government                        Columbus, GA SAMSOG’s 2019 Annual Plat and Mapping Competition This will be a juried contest.  All winning entries will be exhibited at the SAMSOG Technical Seminar on January 17th-18th, 2019. Map/Plat entries must be a PDF file. No paper copies.  Entrants need not be members of SAMSOG. (For winners that go to the NSPS competition, paper copies may be required.)  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, 2017 and may not have previously been entered in this contest. The entry many be freehand, machine drafted or computer aided drafted. The maximum map size is 34” by 44”. Prizes to be awarded 1st Place $250, Admission for two to the Conference Luncheon and a Certificate. Prizes will be awarded at the 2019 SAMSOG Technical Seminar Awards Luncheon Thursday, 1/17/2019 at 1pm. 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 7th, 2019.  Use one entry form per document submitted.     SAMSOG’s 2019 Annual Plat and Mapping Competition: Entry Form, See Attachment! All entries will be judged on adherence to the minimum standards as set forth by the State of Georgia and/or ALTA/NSPS as appropriate. The judges will consider quality, content, innovation in layout, interpretability, presentation, applicability to typical client or persons using this type of map, and correctness. Neatness and accuracy of scale will also be considered.  The decisions of the judges are final. SAMSOG will sponsor the 1st place winners for Subdivision, Boundary, Topographical, ALTA/NSPS and Miscellaneous Categories from this competition in the National NSPS Plat Contest. (Use one entry form per document submitted.) Please send me your plats!!! Thanks:  Dr. Roger C. Purcell, P.E., R.L.S.  Plat Contest Committee Chairman Georgia Southern University Civil Engineering & Construction Department P.O. Box 8077  Statesboro, GA 30460   email: rcpurcell@georgiasouthern.edu  Shipping Address: Engineering Building, Rm 1120A 201 COBA Drive, BLDG 232 Statesboro, GA 30458   
by R. Purcell
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Records of Piedmont Land Surveying, Ray Allgood, RLS 1 J. Green My spreadsheet says oglethorpe tax assessor
by C. Branscom
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Records of Robert S. Mitchell, R.L.S. #1580 2 J. Green Thanks, David!
by J. Green
Monday, October 29, 2018
The case for dropping the hydrology requirement 17 M. Chastain Steve you are absolutely correct. 99% of all business matters are market driven. What we have are a lot of surveyors who suffer from the two things that you touch on : "profit guilt" and "public service". I could go on and on but I don't know that it would help anything. Just know that not all surveyors are in that mindset and I think that economic principles of supply and demand are in the process of correcting this situation, it is just gradual.MEC
by M. Chastain
Monday, October 22, 2018
Stolen Equipment 0 B. Floyd We had a data collector stolen yesterday, 10/8/2018, on Peachtree Circle. It was a brazen theft, with the party chief only 80 feet away. The equipment is a Carlson Surveyor 2 Data Collector, Serial # 174722, purchased in 2016.   Any information, please call Tom Bostwick at 770-552-0804   Thank you   Bruce Floyd  
by B. Floyd
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Records of Pearson & Associates 2 W. King Thanks David!
by W. King
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Records of Southern Surveying & Mapping 0 D. May Does anyone know who has the records of Southern Surveying and Mapping Co., Thomas Ginn LS#1549? Thanks, David
by D. May
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Records of W. R. Franks 1 J. Green Try Franks & Associates out of Jonesboro, GA. David
by D. May
Monday, October 1, 2018
Records of Landmark Surveying and Planning 1 J. Quattlebaum In my records spreadsheet I have that Paul E. Harper with Harper Engineering worked at Landmark.  But I have not verified that info.  If you find out let me know. Hope that helps, David
by D. May
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Records of Benchmark Engineering 0 D. May Does anyone know who has the records of Benchmark Engineering? Thanks, David
by D. May
Friday, August 31, 2018
"The Nutting Plat of The Tripod Property" 5 M. Lincoln Thanks but Josh Lewis, IV found it in their archives.
by M. Lincoln
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Records of Etowah Eng & Surveying 0 D. May Does anyone know who has the records of Etowah Engineering and Surveying?  The number on Google is disconnected. Thanks, David
by D. May
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Records of Alvin (A.E.) Vaughn 2 M. Chastain It is my understanding that all of these records were destroyed in a fire.
by D. Collins
Monday, August 13, 2018
Records of Vaughn & Drake 1 M. Lincoln Did you get an answer? I'm also looking for their records.
by J. Moeller
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
2018 Summer Meeting 0 D. Collins Many thanks to everyone who helped make the meeting in Charleston a great success.
by D. Collins
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Ethics question 1 Farris Cadle, Inc. In my mind, if what is asked for is not allowed in that particular jurisdiction I do not believe a surveyor should do it. I have been asked many times, mostly by lawyers, to subdivide a property in a way that is not allowed. I always tell them that I won't do it and they should try to get the ordinance or regulation changed through local government if they don't like the way it is worded or what it requires. Regarding enforcement, in my jurisdiction I have never seen the city or county publically go after anyone who illegally subdivided property, and I've been around a while. But illegally subdividing property does not happen very often around here and is not a hot issue for the city or county.
by S. Coleman
Friday, July 20, 2018
Looking for HP Plotter 2 S. Coleman I tried an adapter and I even tried a fancy converter but the problem lies with how the signals are processed for each type of connection. Long story short I was able to repair my old plotter. But thank you for the help!
by S. Coleman
Friday, July 20, 2018
Land survey exam cancelled 0 M. Lupton I just received notification by PSI that my scheduled survey exam has been cancelled and to check back in late August for an update. The reason given was that the board had decided to suspend the exam until it is updated to reflect OCGA 43-15. I'm a tad disappointed that I didn't see this coming or I would've scheduled the exams previous to now. However, my question is whether anyone knows the timeframe for reinstating the exam process? I had hoped to be able to take the required exams all within the next month or two.
by M. Lupton
Thursday, July 12, 2018
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2019 Annual Meeting and Summer Convention

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