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Surveyors Project Management Software? 0 T. Hoynes What are y'all using out there for PM software? Just looked up GeoAmps "PlatAmps" and they wanted $2,000 per month for it... Our firm used to use infoRetreiver years ago but looking at their website it looks like... years ago software... (looks like still on W-95). Plus they have no app integration.    /r Chip
by T. Hoynes
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Riley, Park, Hayden & Associates aerial photo-sheet index??? 0 W. Hand Anyone know if this group is still in existence or has merged with another company? This company provided the aerial photo sheet index for our tax maps in Berrien and Lanier county back in the late 80's and early 90's. The copies on the wall are fading fast at the clerk of court/tax assessors office and Id sure like to get my hands on a legible copy.
by W. Hand
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Stolen Equipment - Henry County 3 J. Higgins Sounds like someone has everything needed to start a survey operation. Just like they knew what they were looking for.
by L. Brown
Monday, April 11, 2016
Hydrology Portion of the State Test 2 L. Brown I took it a few months ago and passed thankfully (prob. the most stressful of the exams for me). Do not go into this exam hoping that there are more BMP/Stormwater Prevention type problems. You will find yourself lost in the middle of the exam and only able to answer questions pertaining to the green book which won't get you a passing score.  I do not want to give away to many details so I will say that from PSI's information packet about the Hydrology exam the following is listed.... CONTENT OUTLINE Subject Area % of Items DETERMINING RUNOFF CALCULATIONS 25% PIPE SIZING [STORM & SANITARY SEWERS] 20% STREET AND SITE GRADING 20% SEWER PROFILING 5% OPEN CHANNEL DESIGN [CALCULATIONS, FLOW] 10% EROSION CONTROL 15% DESIGN OF WATER DISTRIBUTION 5% That being said one of the best studying books I found was the "Introduction to Hydraulics and Hydrology with Applications for Stormwater Management" 3rd edition  by Gribbin. I used this like mad studying and working the problems to make sure I understood how to handle drainage networks, circular pipe flows, and open channel flow.   I also printed out some drainage networks that our civil engineers had done and manually did them to compare and ask questions about. The more practice problems you get the better off you are.  Hope this helps as most advice I was given was from older surveyors who had taken the exam longer ago and I can tell you this exam is way different than the old one. Be prepared  to use your calculator its not to bad as long as you prepare yourself. I unfortunately took it twice and was not prepared the first time at all.  
by D. Youngblood
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
NEW ALTA/NSPS STANDARDS 0 D. Olson New ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Standards will take affect on February 23, 2016.
by D. Olson
Friday, February 12, 2016
Records of A.O. (Alonso) Carlisle 0 T. Turk Howdy SAMSOG friends - do any of you know where Alonzo Carlyle's records are?  Any input appreciated - just email me at
by T. Turk
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Stolen Equipment 0 J. Green Yesterday afternoon in Riverdale, a van belonging to a local firm was broken into and a Topcon robotic instrument was stolen. I will post more when I get the information.
by J. Green
Thursday, January 7, 2016
SAMSOG's 2016 Plat Contest 1 R. Purcell Just a Reminder that plats are due on January 3rd!!!! Please send those plats as soon as possible!!! Thanks: Roger Purcell
by R. Purcell
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Records or contact of William Charles Ellis LS 2450 0 T. Peay I am looking for contact information or records for Mr. William Charles Ellis (LS 2450).  Thanks in advance for any help.  Thomas E. Peay III 678-355-9905
by T. Peay
Monday, September 28, 2015
Records or contact of Guy Wells LS 2028 0 A. McCullough I am looking for contact information or records for Mr. Guy Wells.  Thanks in advance for any help.  Aaron McCullough 770-942-0196
by A. McCullough
Friday, September 25, 2015
Piedmont Chapter Minimum Technical Standards seminar 0 E. Cowherd Just wanted to make everyone aware that the Piedmont Chapter will be conducting a Minimum Technical Standards program, Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 8:30am to 4:00pm at the Elberton Library in Elberton, GA.  Ed Cowherd and Stacy Carroll will be leading the review and discussion of the materials.  The cost to chapter members is $25 and non members $50. 
by E. Cowherd
Friday, August 21, 2015
Original lines, conditional lines, etc. 0 Farris Cadle, Inc. I've posed this question before and have done a lot of checking, but have not found an answer.  In deed descriptions in extreme north Georgia and in states north of there, the terms "original line," "conditional line," "original corner," and "conditional corner," are often used.  From the context, an original line is a boundary created by the original public land survey, such as a land lot line.  An original corner is a corner established by the original public land survey, such as a land lot corner.  A conditional line is a boundary that was created later that is not a boundary created by the original public land survey.  A conditional corner is a property corner that was created later that is not a corner established by the original public land survey.  My question is what is the derivation of the term "conditional" in this context?  Why is it applied in this type of situation? I've seen these terms used only in deeds in the part of Georgia generally north of Atlanta, and in Tennessee and Kentucky, and they are fairly common in those areas.  I've never seen them used in deeds south of that area.  I've wondered why they caught on there and not in other areas? Thanks.
by Farris Cadle, Inc.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
LOOKING FOR DELTA ENGINEERS AND SURVEYORS OLD PLATS 3 J. Parish We have plats of Delta Engineers stamped by Tom Wilson and Wiley Busbin at Watts & Browning. Give us a call we'll be glad to try and find what you are looking for.
by V. Hammond
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Records of Donald Milligan? 1 M. Paulk Mitch, I knew Don and I believe any records he had would reside with the companies he worked for/with during his career. This would include Lewis Heard (Heard-Prince), Joe Rowan/Southern (try Heard-Prince) and Glen Mathis, Mathis Surveying.He also worked for a time with Ken Nutt at Perimeter Surveying, but I think that was before he was licensed. At the time of his passing in the late 1990, he lived in Eagles Landing in Stockbridge. I hope this helps.
by K. Seiler
Monday, June 29, 2015
Decline in number of surveyors 7 Farris Cadle, Inc. I'm a free market guy; so I believe supply and demand will alleviate many of the salary and job availability issues listed previously. It's already starting to happen, and employers like myself are having a hard time finding qualified employees as the economy gains momentum.That said, there is no doubt the surveying profession is at a crossroads and among other things, needs to do a much better job attracting young people and college graduates. Neither of my own sons has any interest in surveying as a career. One is working on his four year degree in computer science, the other is a business major and wants to obtain an MBA. The problem starts early. Perhaps even in elementary school. Math, science, engineering, surveying,.....none of these endeavors are viewed as glamorous, and surveying in particular comes up short when competing against most engineering disciplines. I've done a lot of presentations at High School career days, but that's a drop in the bucket compared to the outreach efforts needed.
by K. Seiler
Monday, June 29, 2015
Problems recording plats of existing property even with statement 4 E. Cowherd There is a Mr. Doug Hawkins listed as a registered surveyor in Georgia (although his current license status is lapsed). Out of professional courtesy you should contact him and make him aware of the law. Be sure to give him the statute for his reference. I'm confident as a fellow professional he has no intent of breaking the law.
by J. Leslie
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Plat Law & GMDs 0 L. Brown Was the omission of showing the GMDs in the Plat Law on purpose? I cannot imagine a good reason for not showing the GMD in the Headright Grant section of the state. Maybe I am missing something.
by L. Brown
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Records of Mayes Sudderth & Etheredge 2 M. Paulk I work for Croy Engineering, and we do have all of the old MSE records.If you need anything, feel free to contact me at 770-971-5407.-Zach Buffington
by Z. Buffington
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Hydrology Exam 3 D. Youngblood Thanks! I just got the samsog manual in and am reviewing the problems as well as from my introudction to hydrology book from college.
by D. Youngblood
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Source for rebars and stakes 2 L. Brown Thanks for the info.
by L. Brown
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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