A monthly Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and
Civil Engineers member newsletter.

November 2020
MALSCE Sustaining Members: Airworks Solutions, Inc., Allen & Major Associates, Inc.,
Beals and Thomas Inc., Bluesky Geospatial Limited, BSC Group, Inc., Carlson Software,
DGT Associates, Eastern Topographics, Feldman Land Surveyors, FARO Technologies Inc.,
Hancock Associates, Keystone Precision Instruments, Maine Technical Source,
Nitsch Engineering, Samiotes Consultants Inc., Smart Vent, Inc., Spiller's, Topcon Solutions Store,
VHB, Inc., Waypoint Technology Group, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Upcoming Events
Water Boundaries for Technicians

Friday, December 11, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Zoom Video Webinar*

A. Richard Vannozzi, MS, PLS, University of Maine

This webinar will cover general terminology and relevant topics related to surveying water boundaries. It will include an explanation of the Colonial Ordinance of 1641-47 and how it affects making the right decision when locating water features. 

Did You Miss Flood Insurance and FEMA Elevation Certificates: What’s New for 2020? You Can Purchase the Recording!

MALSCE is happy to announce that the recording of the "Flood Insurance and FEMA Elevation Certificates: What’s New for 2020" Webinar which took place on November 20, 2020, will be available for member viewing until January 19, 2021 to all MALSCE members. Click here to learn more about the webinar and email Emily Devane at to learn about the cost and process for viewing the webinar.

Recommend A Convention or Seminar Topic!

MALSCE leaders are in the process of planning the program for the 2021 MALSCE Convention to be held in March and other professional development programs to be held in 2021. If you have a suggested topic and/or recommended presenter for a convention session or webinar, please email Rich Keenan at
MALSCE Updates
Final Chance to Renew Your MALSCE Membership!
MALSCE leaders would like to thank all MALSCE dues paying members who have paid their fiscal year 2021 dues. Your timely payment helps ensure that MALSCE has the financial support that is needed to sustain its operations.

Third and final dues invoices have been emailed to non-renewing members in November. Non-Renewing members must pay their dues by Monday, December 14, 2020 to avoid their MALSCE membership becoming inactive.

Prompt payment of your dues invoice will ensure that you continue to receive the numerous benefits that MALSCE has to offer. These benefits include membership in NSPS for a nominal fee, discounted registration fees for MALSCE programming, invitations to virtual meetings during which you can discuss important matters and learn from your peers, opportunities to have input on legislative and regulatory matters impacting the land surveying and civil engineering professions, and email communications that keep you informed about your chosen profession.

If you would like to receive another copy of your MALSCE dues invoice, contact Emily Devane at 617-305-4113 0r
There is Still Time to Become a MALSCE Sustaining Member

With more than 6 months left in the fiscal year, there is still time to become a 2020-2021 MALSCE Sustaining Member! Promote your company or educational institution to over 400 MALSCE members and demonstrate your support of the land surveying profession by becoming a MALSCE Sustaining Member today! For a prorated dues payment of $375, your organization can become a Sustaining Member for the 2021 Fiscal Year as well as the 2021-2022 sustaining member renewal period which lasts until Fall 2021. Click here to learn more.
MALSCE Government Affairs Update - November

Click here for Government Affairs activities and news for MALSCE members. Learn more about updated PE and PLS totals by discipline, a new state public awareness campaign about keeping up with COVID-19 precautions, the Baker-Polito administration announcement on comprehensive measures to further promote diversity in state contracting, Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors updates, and more. 
NSPS Fall 2020 Government Affairs Report

What's happening in Congress and the Federal government that impacts the profession of surveying? On what issues has NSPS been involved and impacted? The NSPS government affairs consultants, John M. Palatiello & Associates, Inc., provided a comprehensive report for the Fall Board Meeting. Click here to read the report and get a full view of the program that represents the interest of surveyors and provides one of the leading benefits of membership in NSPS and your state surveying society through the 100% Membership Program.
Evolving Demographics of the Surveying Profession

As time goes on, and things inevitably change, NSPS is very aware of how essential it is to stay abreast of the dynamics within the profession, and among its practitioners. We would very much appreciate it if you will take a few moments to respond to the fairly simplistic list of questions included in our poll: Thank you! 
Become a Certified Survey Technician

No matter what the future holds, prepare to meet challenges head on. Future-proof your resume by becoming a Certified Survey Technician (CST). This unique four-level certification program indicates official recognition by NSPS that a person can perform surveying tasks at a specific technical level. Show what you can do! Decide between the field or office track. Visit for details.
Surveying News
Apply for the $10,000 Rossiter Family Scholarship
by December 2nd!

The Rossiter Family Scholarship, made available through the generosity of Allen and Selina Rossiter, is offered for the benefit of women and minority students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in civil or environmental engineering. This scholarship has a total value of $10,000 which will be awarded to one eligible student this year.
Affiliate Association Events
NHLSA Annual Webinar

Thursday, December 3, 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Boundary Determination for Parcels Abutting Original Lottings, Municpal & State Boundaries, Doug Burnell, LLS
High Accuracy GNSS for All, Chris Pucci, PLS, Oregon DOT
Maine Technical Source – Products & Services, Jim Bosworth, Maine Technical Source
Surveying in Floodplains, Jennifer Gilbert, FEMA National Flood Insurance Program and Samara Ebinger, NH Office of Strategic Intiatives
CAD, IT and Bears, Oh My!, Rick Ladd, CADNET Services, LLP

VSLS December Seminar

Friday, December 11, 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Adversity in Action: Understanding Adverse Possession
Disputes Between Adjoining Landowners

Wendy Lathrop, PLS, CFM
Owner of Cadastral Consulting 

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MALSCE News is a monthly publication of the Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers. This newsletter highlights the program and activities of MALSCE and reports on national and local matters of interest to land surveyors and civil engineers. While we cannot promise to print all news items that we receive, if you have one to share with your fellow MALSCE members please forward it to Rich Keenan at
Questions or comments?
Emily Devane,  One Walnut Street, Boston, MA 02108, 
P: 617/227-5551 | F: 617/227-6783,