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HP Plotter Repair 1 M. Lincoln We use Middle Ga. CAD Service in Macon, Ga. He has always been prompt and reasonable on price. I think he travels all over Georgia.
by C. Branscom
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Northern Boundary of Georgia--Again 3 Farris Cadle, Inc. Lets not forget about the on going issue regarding the county line dispute between Monroe County and Bibb County.................
by D. Collins
Monday, July 15, 2019
Legal Descriptions 5 J. Green Thank you guys for your explanation. Dealing with attorneys can be stressful for anyone,especially Surveyors when addressing attorney comments for a large real estate closing. Your input and help is appreciated.
by S. Shepherd
Monday, July 15, 2019
2019 Summer Meeting 0 D. Collins Looking forward to seeing everyone next week.
by D. Collins
Saturday, July 13, 2019
GLS Archives New Projects 6 J. Lewis Josh IV, I've had a lot of folks run this by me, and I've not been on the forum in several weeks or I would have responded sooner.  Here's my two cents worth: 1. I agree that the GDOT system isn't great but we've learned to search it many ways and seldom have to send in a request.  My understanding is that GDOT is going through a multi-step process from the days when all plans were in drawers organized by project number downtown.  The steps go from scanning, to renaming, to entering into their system, and then to georeference the project on their GIS platform.  The first thing that we do is draw the search box on their map and see if it pulls anything up.  This in my experience is successful about half of the time, sometimes more and sometimes less.  The project number for some reason is seldom a viable search query, and most deeds don't have PIDs which usually do work 95+% of the time.  We'll do a refined search and include the highway number (i.e. SR56) but that doesn't always work because some roads weren't state routes at the time, and some route numbers have been changed.  What works a lot if you have it is the description of the project, such as "Doraville to Hapeville Road", I'll often filter by county and one of the towns that the project connected.  It's usually stated on the right of way deed, but if you don't have the right of way deed one can guess by the towns on each end of that section of state route.  They have folks working on it, it's just a slow process. 2. You are obviously more experienced and knowledgeable on indexing software, and GLS Archives has become a very valuable search tool that we refer to often.  But, I can't figure out how this would be indexed such that it could be searchable in an efficient manner.  For example, if I'm in a GMD between Ocilla and Fitgerald, how would GLS help point me to the appropriate and most current set of plans fronting the property that I'm surveying?  You may can find a way to index by mile post or street address?  If that's possible than it would be a big help and I'd probably be willing to jump over to your site and pay $10 but a plan sheet rather than searching myself.  I also think about all of the state projects that might turn up in a land lot search in Gwinnett County, and how to sort through those.  Again, you may have a plan that would make it very helpful and efficient, and if so I personally would likely use it. 3. The plans are public information.  I would not worry about the "political side" just yet, if ever.  Download them from GDOT and start indexing them.  A thorough indexing exercise would most likely shed light on what is not available on the website and you could request the missing pieces then.  If you searched (and downloaded) by county, I think you may could get everything there is including what is not georeferenced yet, and you might not need anything else, I'm not sure.  I'd be surprised if political help were necessary with this approach, but I guess you never know. In summary, I support and appreciate your efforts.  If you are able to get GDOT plans into GLS Archives in a manner that can be effectively searched, I think that folks would use it and pay for the scans.  I think that technically/legally you wouldn't be charging for the scans, as they are public information, instead you would be charging for the sorting, searching, and delivery of the (free) scans just like people pay for public records searches all of the time.  If I can help, let me know. MEC
by M. Chastain
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Surveyors Records 6 D. May Just emailed it to you Pat. David
by D. May
Monday, June 10, 2019
Ray Allgood Records 0 J. Higgins Anyone know if Ray Allgood's previous records are accessible, or who the caretaker might be?
by J. Higgins
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Ansel Poe 2 M. Lincoln Thanks
by M. Lincoln
Monday, April 29, 2019
2019 NSPS Annual Student Competition 1 W. Powers Great job!
by D. Collins
Friday, April 26, 2019
Trespass 1 M. Lincoln I don't think a surveyor would be arrested for trespass unless he had been forewarned by the authorities not to trespass.  If he were doing criminal damage of some sort then that might be different.  If you're told to get off of someone's property then that's what you should do.  With today's reflectorless technology (not to mention just turning an angle from two different points) it would seem that one could stay off of an adjoiner’s property if absolutely necessary.  But to save a lot of time and sweat, I would tread lightly and discreetly. Good luck, David
by D. May
Monday, March 11, 2019
W. W. Coleman & Associates 0 S. Coleman Someone asked me if I knew a surveyor named W. W. Coleman who retired in the early 1970's.  This person has a picture of an old stone building with WW Coleman on a wooden door.   Does anyone have any ideas?
by S. Coleman
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
2019 SAMSOG Plat Contest Winners 0 R. Purcell Hi All: RE: 2019 SAMSOG Plat Contest Winners: The 2019 SAMSOG Plat Contest Winners are as follows: ALTA Plats 1st Place: Shane Rousey                              2nd Place: Lewis Shelton Donaldson, Garrett & Assoc.                          LRS Surveying Macon, GA                                                      Cartersville, GA Boundary Plats 1st Place: Darin Cain                                    2nd Place: Adam Baxley London Land Surveying & Assoc.                  Land Engineering, Inc. Cleveland, GA                                                McDonough, GA   Topographical Plats 1st Place: Brian Hewes                                 2nd Place: Adam Baxley Land Engineering, Inc.                                    Land Engineering, Inc. McDonough, GA                                             McDonough, GA Subdivision Plats 1st Place: Jason Woods                                2nd Place: Chris Patton Harris Gray, LLC                                             Patton Land Surveying West Point, GA                                               Gainesville, GA   Miscellaneous Maps 1st Place: Robyn White                                 2nd Place: Jason Woods Patton Land Surveying                                   Harris Gray, LLC Gainesville, GA                                               West Point, GA   GIS Maps 1st Place: Katina Whittier                             2nd Place: Brian Lackey Chatham County Engineering                        Columbus Consolidated Gov’t Savannah, GA                                                Columbus, GA   Thanks to everyone that participated. First place winners will be entered into the 2019 national NSPS Plat Competition. Thank you: Roger Purcell 
by R. Purcell
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
2019 Technical Seminar 2 D. Collins Thank YOU Dan for another great technical seminar, and thanks to the executive board for your hard work!
by S. Coleman
Monday, January 21, 2019
Seeking Survey Employment - Attached Resume 0 A. Litten Hello, My name is Amara Litten and I recently moved to Cumming, GA from Connecticut and am looking for full-time work within the field of Surveying.  I worked for 3 years for a Civil Engineering/Land Survey/Land Planning Firm in Connecticut.  The first half of my employment was as an Instrument Person.  After about a year and a half as an Instrument Person, I was given the opportunity to learn AutoCAD and other office tasks, and have about a year and a half of AutoCAD drafting experience. I am currently in the University of Maine's online Surveying Engineering Technology program, and my current GPA is 4.0.  My previous education is a Master of Arts in Greek and Roman Archaeology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Classics.  I discovered and became interested in Land Surveying as a career through my educational and work experiences with it on several archaeological digs.   At this point I am seeking an AutoCAD drafter position, because this is what I was recently working at prior to moving.  However, as an office technician, I was still often called upon to work in the field and therefore am very flexible and can learn skills in both the field and inside drafting if either opportunity is available. I have attached my resume. A goal I have is to become licensed and will do well working with a mentor who can help me in the process of obtaining this goal. Some of my interests within Surveying include Boundary Law and History of Surveying. If anyone knows of any employment which is appropriate for me, or any other advice, please let me know.  Any information is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much! Amara Litten
by A. Litten
Monday, January 7, 2019
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! 2 S. Coleman Thanks for the reminder of why we do what we do. Merry Christmas, Steve. And Merry Christmas to all those who help make SAMSOG the great organization that it is.
by D. Collins
Monday, December 24, 2018
2019 Plat Contest 1 R. Purcell 2019 Annual Plat and Mapping Competition: Reminder: 2019 Plats are due by 5pm on Monday, January 7th, 2019.  Thanks and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Roger Purcell  
by R. Purcell
Friday, December 21, 2018
Greenhorne & Omara 3 M. Lincoln Thanks guys. I did confirm that Stantec got them. One person in their Macon office told me she saw boxes of them go into a dumpster. Someone in the Atlanta office said whatever remains could be somewhere in their many offices in many states. He said he'd look but I never heard back from him.
by M. Lincoln
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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
Records of Piedmont Land Surveying, Ray Allgood, RLS 1 J. Green My spreadsheet says oglethorpe tax assessor
by C. Branscom
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
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