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Central Valley Chapter
California Land Surveyors Association

"Promoting the professional practice of land surveying in the California Central Valley.
Serving the greater Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin County Area."

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Executive Board

The Executive Board shall supervise the Chapter's affairs including exercising business and fiscal authority between Chapter meetings, fix the time and place for Chapter meetings, make recommendations to the Chapter, and perform such other duties as specified by the bylaws.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee shall encourage membership and participation in the Chapter. It shall assist the Treasurer in soliciting and collecting Chapter dues and assessments as described in the bylaws.

Professional Practices Committee

Professional Practices Committee shall encourage a high ethical standard of practice in the land surveying profession, encourage compliance with the Professional Land Surveyors Act and other applicable laws, report to the Chapter or proper authorities any occurrences which may need their attention, and cooperate with other professional organizations in pursuing the above stated purposes.

Government Liaison Committee

Government Liaison committees shall inform members about changes in laws and procedures related to land surveying, influence those changes to benefit the members and the citizenry, and when appropriate express the Chapter's point of view at public meetings.

Education Committee

The Education Committee shall encourage the continuing education of the members, induce members to serve as teachers in educational programs, promote and present educational programs, and assist educational institutions.

Construction Committee

The Construction Committee shall research current surveying and civil engineering practices related to the use of machine control and digital files and prepare standards for digital design file or topographic data deliverables to the contractor for use during construction.

Chapter News:

CLSA By-Laws Revisions

have been mailed. Please review, vote and return prior to September 10.
Forum Discussion


Our Newsletter "The Prism" July 2014

New California Surveyor: "Spring 2014"

BPELSG News:

BPELSG Example CBT Examination Questions:

BPELSG Bulletin: Summer 2014

BPELSG Strategic Plan: Adopted: July 31, 2014


!! New FEMA Flood Map Service Center !!

A series of major changes, including a complete site redesign, have taken effect on the MSC. All flood hazard products are now available free of charge, and the former products catalog has been replaced with an integrated Search All Products feature that allows you to find and download all products for a geographic area.


New California Appellate Court case

Stresses the importance of "following the footsteps of the original surveyor"
Bloxham_v._Saldinger


Michael Baker International

Is looking for a Manager of Surveying Geomatics
in Sacramento or Walnut Creek, CA


New in the Library:

Merced County - updated record maps
    added Swamp & Overflow Directory
Mariposa County - updated maps
San Joaquin County - updated ROS, PM, M&P, Corner Records


Upcoming Workshops

Evolution of NAD 83 & Coping w/ Changing Positional Coordinates
Evolution of NAD 83 in the United States & Coping w/ Changing Positional Coordinates Due to Crustal Motion
Speaker: Dr. Richard Snay
Program Information
Register online - Oakland
(September 17th)

CLSA-CSRC Workshop - Get a Grip – Keeping Control of Your Work
October 3rd - Ontario ~ October 10th - Oakland
More Information
Registration not yet available.


Upcoming Webinars

Free for CLSA Members

Tidal Datums, and Mapping Sea Level Rise
Speaker: Curt Burfield, PLS
August 28th 12:00-1:30pm

Understanding the Test Plan for the LS Exam. How to Know if the Person You’re Signing a Reference for is Ready to be Licensed
Speaker: Ray Mathe, PLS
September 10th 12:00-1:30pm

CSU Fresno Survey Program
Speaker: Dr. Munjy
October 2nd 12:00-1:30pm

Register Online for any/all


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