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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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Education Committee:

Kevin Genasci, Chairman

Keith Spencer



From the State CLSA Education Committee:

A guide to Professional Library Publications and Resources

For those of you preparing for the LSIT exam:

A Review Outline and

a list of LSIT Exam Preparation Publication and Resources

And for those of you preparing for the LS exams.

A Review Outline and

a list of LS Exam Preparation Publication and Resources



These documents are as of July 2010. They are fluid and subject to change. Check back after each State Board Meeting (every 3 months) for updates.

For more Educational information be sure to also check out the Scholarships and Trigstar pages in the Special Projects portion of our site.

From BPELSG:

California-Specific Professional Land Surveyor Examination Test Plan

From NCEES:

PS exam to become closed book

From PROMETRIC:

Candidate Information Bulletin PLS Examination

Chapter News:

Wayne G. Sutton, LS 3863

It is with the utmost sadness that I have to pass on that Wayne G. Sutton, LS 3863, my friend and mentor, after a long and brave struggle, passed on Monday morning (August 25th) at Central Valley Specialty Hospital in Modesto. He was surrounded by his family. He leaves a huge void in our surveying community. His knowledge and leadership will missed by all.

More information from Fran

Wayne's Modesto Bee Obituary


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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