October 10, 2019
Le 10 octobre 2019

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Report to Membership
October 2019
Bill C-69: Definition of Prescribed Area
Ministerial Order MO-040-2019 was issued on September 14, 2019, offering interim regulations for powerline safety and damage prevention. The definition of prescribed area in these regulations differs from the NEB Act regulations and limits the prescribed area to the surveyed right-of-way of a facility. This effectively implements the recommendations of PSC to the Senate for amendments to Bill C-69. ….

P.Surv. – Draft Sub-Licensing Agreement
A draft sublicensing agreement has been sent to the provincial licensing associations for use of the P.Surv. trademark by all professional members. This agreement will work in the same manner that P.Eng. is sublicensed by Engineers Canada to provincial engineering professional associations. ....


Dues Increase
Effective January 1st, 2020 our annual membership fee will increase to $249.00 for members in All-In Associations and $299.00 for individual members. PSC membership fees have not increased since being established in 2013, and this increase will allow us to continue to serve the membership and the public with the level of professionalism that is expected of our organization. ....


Bylaw changes
The directors of PSC have reviewed and made changes to PSC’s bylaws to better address succession in the organization. These changes will be presented in detail at our next member’s meeting in the spring, but should you wish to review the changes prior to that time, please follow this link to the members area on our website where we have posted the Bylaws and a brief outlining the changes. Bylaw changes are subject to ratification by the membership at our next AGM.

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Rapport aux membres
Octobre 2019
Projet de loi C-69 : Définition de zone visée
Le décret ministériel MO-040-2019 a été publié le 14 septembre 2019 et impose des règlements provisoires en matière de sécurité des lignes de transport d’électricité et de protection contre les dommages. La définition de « zone visée » énoncée dans ces règlements diffère de celle fournie dans le règlement pris en application de la Loi sur l’ONE et limite la zone visée au droit de passage arpenté d’une installation. Les modifications au projet de loi C 69 recommandées par GPC au Sénat sont ainsi mises en œuvre. ....

P.Surv. – Projet d’entente de concession de sous-licence
Un projet d’entente de concession de sous-licence a été envoyé aux associations provinciales de délivrance de permis pour l’utilisation de la marque de commerce « P.Surv. » par tous les membres professionnels. Cette entente fonctionnera de la même façon que « P.Eng. » est accordé en sous-licence par Ingénieurs Canada aux associations professionnelles provinciales de génie. ....
Hausses des cotisations
À compter du 1er janvier 2020, notre cotisation annuelle passera à 249,00 $ pour les membres des associations à adhésion collective et à 299,00 $ pour les membres individuels. Les cotisations de GPC n’ont pas augmenté depuis leur établissement en 2013, et cette augmentation nous permettra de continuer à servir les membres et la population générale avec le niveau de professionnalisme attendu de notre organisation. ....

Changements des règlements administratifs
Les représentants de GPC ont examiné les règlements administratifs de GPC et y ont apporté des changements pour mieux aborder la question de la relève au sein de l’organisation. Ces changements seront présentés en détail à notre prochaine réunion des membres au printemps, mais si vous souhaitez examiner les changements avant cela, veuillez suivre ce lien vers la section des membres de notre site Web où sont publiés les règlements administratifs et un bref exposé des changements. Les changements aux règlements administratifs seront soumis à une ratification par les membres à notre prochaine AGA.

Save the date - Mont Tremblant Summit / NSC 2020

Five Events in One Location:

May 19 to 22, 2020
Mont Tremblant, Quebec

  • National Surveyors’ Conference 2020
  • UNECE Working Party on Land Administration Conference
  • Canadian Geomatics Engineering Conference
  • ACLS Business Meeting
  • PSC Business Meeting.

Réserve cette date - Sommet Mont Tremblant / NSC 2020
Cinq évènements sous un même toit :

Le 19 - 22 mai 2020
Mont Tremblant, Québec

  • Conférence nationale des arpenteurs-géomètres 2020
  • Conférence du Groupe de travail de l'administration des biens fonciers du CEENU
  • Conférence canadienne sur le génie géomatique
  • AGA de l'AATC
  • AGA de GPC.

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Association News / Nouvelles des associations
The Boundary Point Volume 7, Issue 10, October 2019
Neighbours, a Disputed Driveway, and a Claim to an Easement
When the space between homes is used as a driveway, this scenario appears to continue to bea source of irritation between neighbours. It need not be so. In fact a recent decision in Ontario attracted the sage observations of the Court....
Association of Ontario Land Surveyors
AOLS September Webinar: "Blockchain 101" Has Been Posted
AOLS In Sight September 27, 2019
Association of Ontario Land Surveyors
The recording is on the GeoEd website in the AOLS Free Courses section.
Canadian GIS and Geospatial Resources
geoSpatialOnline (gO)
A community for Geospatial enthusiasts
geoSpatialOnline (gO) is an online place created to help people connect and share knowledge with other enthusiasts in the geospatial community. The forum style website was created by Philip Roy, a GIS Professional (GISP) from Colorado who felt there was a lack of good GIS niche base (brand free) forums, that provided the community a place to post technical questions about any geographic based software, share event notifications, post job listings, and even promote their geospatial related business or organizations.
Sale of Business
Fredericton New Brunswick Survey Company Available

Established company in the Fredericton area is available for purchase.  Suitable buyers must have a valid license in a province of Canada in order to be able to qualify for ANBLS Labour Mobility.

For more information, email SurveyorGeorge@gmail.com
In the Media / Dans les médias
Canadian Supreme Court issues first Crown copyright ruling
World Intellectual Property Review wipr
The Canadian Supreme Court has held that the state owns the copyright on works produced under the direction of its contractors, bringing to an end a class-action suit over the copyright on land surveys.
The judgment, split 4-3, marks the first time the Supreme Court has weighed in on Crown copyright, and is likely to draw attention to the adequacy of section 12 of the country’s Copyright Act.
he class action arose out of a project to make land survey plans available electronically. Read more

Keatley Surveying Ltd. c. Teranet Inc.
La Cour suprême a statué que l’Ontario est titulaire du droit d’auteur sur les plans d’arpentage déposés au registre foncier de la province.
Cour suprême du Canada
Le droit d’auteur protège les œuvres originales écrites, théâtrales, musicales ou artistiques. La personne qui détient le droit d’auteur sur une œuvre a le droit exclusif de produire cette œuvre, de la copier, la publier ou l’exécuter. Le droit canadien en matière de droit d’auteur tente d’établir un équilibre entre deux objectifs; le premier vise à récompenser les personnes qui créent de nouvelles œuvres, et le deuxième vise à ce que le public ait accès aux nouvelles idées et œuvres. Lire plus
City bowing out of property line disputes
The Sarnia Journal
Got a boundary dispute with a neighbour? Don’t call City Hall.
Officers with Sarnia’s bylaw enforcement team are no longer responding to private boundary and property disputes, says the director of community development services.  Read more
How Gore Mountain Got The Name On Its New Logo
Adirondack Almanack
When the earliest Adirondack maps were drawn, Gore Mountain’s true summit could not be clearly identified.
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It was in or near this gore – a surveyor’s term indicating an unmapped triangular or tapered area between two surveyed areas that does not connect (or close) along a common line – that the mountain sat.  Read more
11-year-old Nathan Lu is one of the world’s youngest digital cartographers—and he does it by drone
Long Beachize
When 11-year-old Long Beach resident Nathan Lu was seven, he wanted a drone—badly.
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From Laguna Beach to Irvine—the latter of which Nathan notes as fascinating because Irvine’s “Stepford Wives”-like design showcases “a whole buncha symmetrical rooftops”—Nathan’s love of flying then took on a more tangible responsibility: submitting images to Soar.
Initially launched in 2012 for governments, Soar had one mission in its beginning concepts: to create a digital super-map—high-definition images that go into significantly more detail that Google’s civilian map—that was accessible on mobile devices that were both offline and in remote locations. Read more
Rare world map found in Oxfam shop sells for £3.5k
BBC News
A 17th Century map discovered in "a shocking state" in a charity shop has fetched £3,500 at auction in Wiltshire.
The map of the world, which shows California as an island, was found "soaking wet" and in a broken frame by staff at an Oxfam shop in London.
After being dried off with a towel, the charity's valuer realised it was a rare map by renowned maker John Speed. Read more
Surveyors Find Human Remains Near UTSA Campus
Spectrum News
San Antonio police are investigating human remains found by land surveyors on the city's Northwest Side.
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Police say it's not uncommon for surveyors to discover something like this. Bones, including a skull, were wrapped in clothes and sneakers, according to police. Read more
South Texas tribe says government surveyors encroached on their lands for border wall
Border Report
SAN JUAN, TEXAS (Border Report) ?— Members of the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas say government surveyors entered their tribal cemetery lands without permission recently and marked the area with stakes and colored ribbons as a precursor to construction of a border wall. Federal authorities, however, say they are surveying “adjacent” to, but not on tribal lands. Read more
New exhibit at Chimczuk Museum highlights region's cartographic history
The exhibit has maps that date back to the 1630s
CBC News
As Madelyn Dellla Valle walks through the Chimczuk Museum's newest exhibit, she points to a map on the wall.
Della Valle, who serves as the curator for Museum Windsor, explains that the map dates back to 1632 and features a cartographic representation of New France, as surveyed by Samuel de Champlain.
She quickly moves to a different map, pointing out that it's a copy of Nicolas Sanson's Amerique septentrionale, which shows most of the five Great Lakes of North American in their entirety. Read more
Tech News / Nouvelles techno
Plusieurs services de VPN touchés par une faille de sécurité
Radio-Canada
Des groupes de pirates étatiques exploitent activement des failles de sécurité dans des services de réseau privé virtuel (VPN) des entreprises Pulse Secure, Fortinet et Palo Alto Networks, selon l’Agence de sécurité nationale américaine (NSA).
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La NSA recommande fortement aux personnes se servant de ces services de VPN de mettre à jour leur logiciel et de changer leurs mots de passe avant de se reconnecter au réseau. Lire plus
Upcoming Events / Prochaines activités
Canadian Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Summit
Organized jointly by:
Canadian Council on Geomatics (COCG)
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles (MERN)
October 16, 2019
Concorde Hotel
Quebec City, QC


Fall Conference 2019
Manitoba GIS User Group
October 23, 2019
Club Regent Event Centre
Winnipeg, MB

GeoAlberta2019
GeoAlberta
November 13-14, 2019
Sheraton
Red Deer, AB

National Geodetic Survey Webinars
Webinar: Geoid Change in Alaska
National Geodetic Survey
November 14, 2019
National Geodetic Survey Webinars:
FIG Working Week 2020
International Federation of Surveyors
Fédération Internationale des Géomètres
May 10-14, 2020
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The FIG Working Week 2020 is addressing the following overall theme:
Smart Surveyors for Land and Water Management

GeoIgnite 2020
GoGeomatics Canada
June 22-24, 2020
Ottawa, ON

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