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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:


City of Turlock announces

New Monument Preservation Policy


Our Newsletter "The Prism" May 2015

California Surveyor: "Spring 2015"

BPELSG News:

BPELSG Example CBT Examination Questions:

BPELSG Bulletin: Spring 2015

BPELSG Proposed Changes to Board Rule

Section 438 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations
and more


R.E.Y. Engineers, Inc., Sacramento

is looking for Surveyors


Santa Clara County Surveyor adds

SBE Maps

Cadastral Corner Records (with links)

Out of (Santa Clara) County Maps
from the Hermann records - mostly San Joaquin County, so far.


New in the Library:

Added Historical FEMA Maps Stanislaus, Mercd and San Joaquin Counties
Stanislaus County - Started adding Unfiled Surveys from DF Engineering archives
City of Modesto - Added Block Books (County Surveyors copy)
San Joaquin County - updated ROS, PM, M&P, Corner Records
Tuolumne County - Updates to Corner Records/ROS/Parcel Maps
  added UR files
Sacramento County - updated record maps/corner records
  added Unrecorded Maps
Tulare County - Added County Surveyor link/record maps


Adopt-A-Road

Last Clean-up: March 7, 2015


From Gary Hall @ Smart Vents, a follow-up Guide:

Non-Engineered Opening Guide.pdf


Senate Bill 1467 (Chapter 400 - 2014)

Copy of text file


2009 Manual of Instructions

is now available as a searchable pdf.


Upcoming Workshops

Topic: GPS, Geodesy, and the Ghost in the Machine
  • Speaker: Michael Dennis, PLS
  • June 26th - Sacramento, CA
Program & Registration Information


Topic: Railroads 101
  • Speaker: Charlie Tucker
  • August 7 - Santa Rosa, CA


Mark your calendars!
Registration and program information coming soon


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