US of AZ Monthly eNewsletter

November Issue Highlights

USofAZ News: Monthly Meeting, Online Public Form,
Mark Your Calendars
Greg Dolphin Memorial Fund Update
Article: Top 10 Reasons to have your Property Surveyed
USCAD Webinar
New Section: Classified / Job Opportunity Board
USCAD Webinar
New Section: Lost Monuments

2018 Membership Renewals
Membership & Sponsorship Opportunities
Active (voting) Membership: $120/yr
Student (non-voting) Membership: $100y/yr
Supporting (non-voting) Membership: $100/yr
*Corporate Sponsorships: $600/yr
*Includes 3 Active Memberships and more promotional opportunities than ever.
USofAZ News
Monthly USofAZ Meeting
Our November 17th meeting will be held at Cooper Aerial. Attendance at these meetings has been growing every month! Let's keep it going!!

USofAZ Online Public Forum
A Place to Discuss all our your Geomatics Questions or Concerns

The USofAZ Forum is a space for peer-to-peer professional exchange of ideas, thoughts, problems, and solutions related to the theory and practice of land surveying and mapping

Mark Your Calendars
September 2018:
Geomatics Golf Outing

More info to come!

Anyone who would like to be a part of the planning committee or if you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact
On August 13th, one of our friends & colleague, Greg Dolphin, lost his life in a tragic motorcycle accident. Greg spent his career in the Land Survey industry and was most recently involved in high-tech survey equipment.

We reached out to you and there was an outpouring of support. Through a GoFundMe campaign we were able to raise over $9000. This amount is beyond our original goal and occured within two weeks. We are gifting the proceeds to Greg's children.

The words THANK YOU are not enough. We should all be proud of being a part of an amazing community.
Greg Dolphin
Memorial Fund
Top 10 Reasons to Have Your Property Surveyed
So, you think you know everything there is to know about the legal description of your property . If you had to, you could dig up that old plat and calculate precisely where your property begins and ends. And you know exactly who has a right to come onto your property and why.
If that's true, you're one step ahead of most property owners. Most people seek out the expertise of a professional surveyor to settle common property description issues before they become problems. And in addition to a professional survey, many people seek other specific certifications such as an environmental certification, a zoning opinion letter, or a flood plain classification from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Following are some common reasons property owners hire a surveyor.

Free Online Webinar:

Getting Started with Annotative Objects in AutoCAD

Hosted by U.S. CAD
November 7 th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. PT 


During this 45-minute presentation, you’ll discover the benefits to working with Annotative Objects in AutoCAD.

Register Now for These FREE Monthly Events!
#BIMWorkshops #CrashCourse every 1 st Monday of the month.
#InfrastructureTuesdays every 1 st Tuesday of the month.
#FromAutoCADtoRevit every 2 nd Wednesday of the month.

(Anyone wishing to post here, please send an email to

Do you enjoy working in an extremely fast paced environment? Are you able to grasp concepts quickly, manage your time effectively and do not need direct supervision? Are you resourceful and creative? If so, then we might have the job for you!
We are looking for a Survey Drafter that possesses the skills to or has the general concept of and can learn the following:
  • Use Civil 3D
  • Draft ALTA/As-Built/Topographic Surveys
  • Read/write legal descriptions
  • Plays nice with others
If you are still reading, please respond with the following:
- Resume
-Specific Salary Requirements
-References (Direct Supervisors only please)
Professional Survey Technician Needed
Geomatics Consulting Group is in search of a Survey Technician to perform Land Surveying office tasks such as map compilation, boundary and right-of-way plat drafting, records research, surface modeling, and numerous other related duties. Position also involves field work as a fill in crew member when the need arises. Minimum qualifications are:
· Associate of Science in Surveying or registration as LSIT from any state
The following credentials are preferable, but none are mandatory:
· ABET accredited BS in Geomatics Engineering or Surveying Technology
· Microstation and InRoads experience
· CFedS certification
· Additional BS or MS degree in GIS
· Field survey experience (non-construction or residential)
The position is full-time hourly with approximately 85% office and 15% field surveying as an assistant to the Crew when needed. Starting pay range $20-$36/hr depending on qualifications.Please e-mail your ONE page resume to 
Do not call my office line, I will contact you.


Geomatics Consulting Group is in need of a Land Survey Crew Chief to conduct field surveys throughout Arizona for various agencies on civil works projects. Candidates must have good driving record, excellent vision, be in good physical condition and able to work in all climate conditions and elevations across Arizona. This is a journeyman position requiring a wide range of experience with GPS and optical equipment and a solid set of capabilities to improvise when needed. Candidates must have at least 10yrs of verifiable experience on design and boundary projects, construction staking does not apply. Statewide travel is required with week-long hotel stays on occasion, however most projects are in Maricopa County.
Drug use is not allowed at any time during working hours, including alcohol, tobacco, vapor pens and the like.
Starting pay rates are $18-$30/hr depending on qualifications and credentials.
Basic requirements include:
· Minimum 18 years of age
· At least 20-35 vision with or without corrective lenses
· No excessive cell phone usage
· Legally working in the United States
· Valid AZ driver’s license with acceptable driving record
· Must be able to pass a drug test and submit to random testing
· High school diploma or GED
· No felony convictions
 Please e-mail your ONE page resume to 
Do not call my office line, I will contact you.

Dedicated to preserving the memories of those who served our community
August 2017 - Greg Dolphin
November 2017 - Scott Koehler,AZ RLS 45275

This section will be reserved for the names of members of our Survey & Geomatics community who have passed away.
  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