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USofAZ eNewsletter

October 2019 Issue Highlights
Membership Information
2019 Golf Outing Results
CALL OUT! Volunteers needed
COMMENTS WANTED! Retiring the US Survey Foot
Get Kids into Survey
Allen Instruments - Trimble Training Opportunity
Classified / Job Opportunity Board
The Geoholics - NEW Podcast
Lost Monuments
2019 United Surveyors of Arizona
Memberships

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2019 GEOMATICS
GOLF OUTING

A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to this year's event. Everyone had a great time at Superstition Spring Golf Club. We gave out a bunch of great raffle prizes and had a few 'new' games including a long putt contest
& speed hole!

And, of course, we couldn't do this without this year's fantastic sponsors:
AEROTECH MAPPING - Tee Gift & Hole Sponsor
Hole Sponsors
ALLEN INSTRUMENTS
SURVEY INNOVATION GROUP
COOPER AERIAL SURVEYS
WOOD/PATEL
INFINITY LAND SURVEY
RLF CONSULTING
WESTWOOD PS
SOCIAL HALL
WINNERS & DEFENDING CHAMPS - ZELUS
RUNNERS UP - AEROTECH MAPPING
3RD PLACE -
TEAM HARGETT
VOLUNTEER CALL OUT!
Please consider joining us for a day of putting community first!
 
When: Saturday, November 2 nd
What: USofAZ Community Involvement Day
Where: ICM Food & Clothing Bank located at 501 S. 9 th  Ave in Phoenix
Time: 8am-Noon
 
We have committed to providing 10-15 people. PLEASE RSVP by emailing kent.groh@stantec.com. Kids and significant others are invited as well.
 
Thanks in advance for your commitment and for those of you that participated last year…thank you and we hope to see you again this year!
Public comment notice for the Federal Registry Notice about the US Survey Foot 

Even though Arizona has previously legislated the use of the foot definition of 0.3048 meters already, it is an important issue to comment on because all of out neighboring states have not officially transitioned.
 
 
The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Office of Weights and Measures and NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) have co-issued a  Federal Register Notice (FRN) to retire the U.S. Survey Foot After 2022.  
 
We are soliciting public comment to ensure that this change is made in an orderly fashion with minimal disruption.

NIST and NOAA are managing the submission and posting of public comments online. Use the “Submit a Formal Comment” link near the top right of the  Federal Register webpage.  You can also search for the FRN at  https://www.regulations.gov/ .
Raising the Standards in the Geospatial Industry Globally
The Business & Marketing Evangelist!
Elaine’s mission!
To raise the standards within the Geospatial Industry Globally by giving surveyors through to manufacturers a dedicated resource for business, sales, marketing and strategic communications…and to encourage and excite the next generation of surveyors.
Trimble Certified Training Opportunities
Need to advance your employee's skills? Our Trimble certified training classes are filled with information on how to effectively use your equipment. Allen Instruments Certified Trimble Trainer, Greg Hazelquist, not only offers monthly group training courses, but can also provide customized training for individual and company needs. Greg has been a Technical Specialist in the surveying and mapping industry since 1998.
 
Training Courses that we offer, but not limited to are:
·     TBC General Survey
·     SX10 + TBC Scan Processing
·     GNSS RTK w/ Trimble Access
·     TBC GNSS Data Processing
 
Visit our website to view the upcoming training schedule or contact Greg Hazelquist for more information.
Phone: (480) 710-1983
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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
February 2019 - Jason McCafferty, Survey Crew Chief
October 2019 - Terry Sunderland, Survey Crew Cheif
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