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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:


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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