FIELD NOTES
US of AZ Monthly eNewsletter

July 2018 Issue Highlights
2018 USofAZ Membership
Boy Scout Merit Badge
2018 Geomatics Golf Outing
Allen Instruments Trimble Promotion
Article: Death By Neglect
Member Spotlight: NEWEST Corporate Member - DroneWorks
Classified / Job Opportunity Board
Lost Monuments
2018 Membership Renewals

REDUCED MEMBERSHIP PRICING!
Active Member = $120/year - That’s right, only $10 per month!... NOW $60!!
 
Supporting Member = $100 - For those who cannot commit to being involved, but believe in what we are doing and want to provide support any way possible… NOW $50!!
 
Student Member = $100 – This is a group that we would really like to see grow this year… NOW $50!!
 
Corporate Member (Sponsor) = $600 – You got it, only $50 per month… NOW $300!! …and includes all of the following:
  • 3 Active Memberships
  • Your company logo will be featured on the USofAZ website and will be linked to your website.
  • Your company banner will be included in our monthly e-newsletter called “Field Notes” (Currently distributed to over 1400 people with a 30% click rate!) and linked to your website.
  • Your company banner will be included in our promotional flyers and other correspondence for all upcoming USofAZ sponsored events.
  • Promotion on our Facebook page “United Surveyors of Arizona” (Currently 396 Followers).
  • Invites to all USofAZ sponsored events.
  • Sponsor certificate and decal.
  • We could not exist without you!
 
BTW, we are also officially a 501(c)(6)!!!
SUCCESS!

We had 18 young participants at our recent event in Payson. It is essential to the continuation of our profession that we introduce the next generation to Surveying!

After posting on Social Media, we had an immediate interest in hosting one of these clinics in Southern AZ.
Let's keep the momentum going!
Boy Scout Survey Merit Badge Clinic

NEXT DATE:
OCTOBER 2018
TUCSON, AZ

Please email kent.groh@stantec.com if you would like to volunteer


Geomatics Golf Outing
September 23, 2018
at
The Legend at Arrowhead
$75 per player
Includes: range balls, 18-Holes, lunch, drink ticket,
prizes & FUN!

Hole Sponsorships: $200
Hole Sponsorships with Foursome: $400

If you are interested in sponsoring a hole, contest or would like to add to swag-bags, please contact admin@usofaz.org
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AND GET UP TO $7,000.00 TOWARDS AN SX10 PLUS ONE PASS TO TRIMBLE DIMENSIONS!*
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  • Combines surveying, imaging and high speed 3D scanning in one revolutionary solution
  • Trimble's Lightning 3DM enables both high-accuracy total station measurements and high-speed scanning capability 
  • Scanning speeds of up to 26,600 Hz at ranges up to 600 m and the smallest spot size in the industry-a mere 14 mm at 100 m
  • Improved Trimble VISION technology allows for fast and easy capture of high resolution site imagery
  • Complete integration with familiar workflows of Trimble Access and Trimble Business Center Software
 
 
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($1500.00 VALUE)
  • Admission to all sessions and off-site training (based on availability)
  • Access to Professional Development Courses (PDH - based on availability).
  • Hands-on training courses for all levels of expertise
  • Breakfast and lunch on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Access to all special evening events including: Expo Reception on Monday, November 5, 2018
  • Customer Appreciation Party on Wednesday, November 7, 2018

*Many technical offerings on SX10 and Trimble Business Center usage!
For more information: https://trimbledimensions.com/
 
  Limited time only! Special offer ends 9/27/18. No Substitutions!
 
*Note: Package cannot be combined with any other promotions or offers. Travel & lodging expenses are not included. Value of Trade-in Robotic Total Station dependent upon age, condition, specifications and must be in working condition. Inspection required before credit applied.
Death by Neglect
Michael Pallamary, PS
The land surveying profession remains under assault. Hobbyists continue to infringe on the profession through the development of drone technology, photography, and GPS equipment. What once used to be the exclusive province of the Land Surveyor—aerial imagery and positioning—have now become available for purchase in Walmart or online. I recently drove by an automobile accident where a police officer was mapping the scene with a robotic station. Companies hire young folks to operate a LIDAR device while sipping their double latte drink while googling something on their cell phone; the latest in push-button mapping. Technology permits the gathering of survey data at a nominal cost and little, if any experience. Certainly no license is required. I recently bought a drone with imaging technology for $99.00 and my grandson does a better job at operating it than I can. What then is left for the Professional Land Surveyor to do? While these advances occur, sadly, far too many Land Surveyors have given up on what remains of the profession. The one area where we should preserve and protect has to do with the interpretation of boundary related documents such as plat maps, property lines and all of the exhibits related to this area of surveying. Most state boards have done a poor job of protecting the profession. GIS anyone? Remote controlled grading equipment?
WELCOME OUR
NEWEST CORPORATE MEMBER!
CLASSIFIED & JOB OPPORTUNITY BOARD
(Anyone wishing to post here, please send an email to admin@usofaz.org)

S URVEY SUPERVISOR - Rick Engineering Phoenix Office
Candidate must have an L.S. plus minimum of (8) years of land surveying experience.
Candidate for this position must demonstrate strong independent thought and decision-making abilities, must possess good leadership and supervisory skills, must have a high level of management ability and be adept in establishing and maintaining strong, positive working relationships with clients, public agencies staff, subordinates and professional peers.
Candidate’s technical experience must include the following: Demonstrated knowledge of field procedures for all aspects of construction staking, boundary surveys, aerial mapping control, topographic surveys and design surveys.
Position requires managerial duties such as: Supervision of field crews, coordination with project engineers, survey analysts, clients and contractors; scheduling of field crews, performance evaluation of staff, preparation of survey estimates as well as managing contract hours and scope of work.

PLEASE EMAIL RESUMES TO CHRIS PATTON CPATTON@RICKENGINEERING.COM


Darling Geomatics
Job Title: Land Surveyor (RLS or LSIT Position)
Department: Survey
Reports To: Survey Division Manager, RLS
Supervises: Survey Party Chief, Survey Technician


SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Registered Land Surveyor or Land Surveyor in Training is a supervisory position. The RLS/LSIT performs professional land surveyor activities and must have a sound foundation in the practices and procedures of land survey techniques, both field and office techniques. The land surveyor resolves conflicts, solves problems, trains subordinates, and leads a team of land survey personnel in survey operations.

LOST MONUMENTS
Dedicated to preserving the memories of those who served our community
August 2017 - Greg Dolphin
November 2017 - Scott Koehler, AZ RLS 45275
November 2017 - Paul Sowers, AZ RLS 19854
November 2017 - William George Kerkering, Rodman
December 2017 - Eugene O'Brien, AZ RLS 33865
April 2018 - Earl Watts, AZ RLS 27253
May 2018 - James (Jim) Muth, AZ RLS 13014
July 2018 - Thomas Christopher, AZ RLS 24514
July 2018 - Martin Vasquez, Survey Crew Chief
  USofAZ would like thank all of our sponsors
 and recognize the following organizations for being our Strategic Partners!
  Interested in becoming a part of our community? Email admin@usofaz.org