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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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What is Trigstar?

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Trig Star is an annual high school mathematics competition based on the practical application of Trigonometry. Students that participate are not only provided with an opportunity to earn awards, but also leave with a better understanding of the technical profession of Land Surveying and Mapping.

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Professional Land Surveyors use the Trig Star program to advance communication with the communities they serve.

The purpose of the program is:

  • To promote the study of trigonometry in high school and to promote excellence in the mastery of trigonometry by honoring the individual student who has demonstrated superior skill among classmates at the High School level.
  • To acquaint the high school geometry and trigonometry students with the use and practical application of geometry and trigonometry in the surveying profession.
  • To build an awareness of surveying as a profession among the mathematically-skilled high school students, career guidance counselors and high school math teachers.

What happens during the Trig-Star Contest?

A presentation by a Land Surveyor to help participants understand the Land Surveying/ Geomatics Profession. The exam is a timed exercise, during which students must solve trigonometric problems that incorporate the use of the right triangle formulas, the law of sines, and the law of cosines. The student with the highest score and fastest time will be named the "Trig Star" for each high school participating in the program. The scores and times of the Trig Stars are reviewed to determine the State Winner and Runner-up in California. The State Winner will qualify to take the National Exam.

The Trig Star program is sponsored nationally by the National Society of Professional Surveyors.

Local Trigstar Coordinator

Bill Koch koch1313@yahoo.com

State Trigstar Coordinator

Annette Lockhart, Chair LadyLandSurveyor@gmail.com

Chapter News:

Sacramento LS Reveiw Classes

Thursday Evenings
January 7th - April 7th


2016 ALTA/NSPS Standards Seminar

Thursday February 25, 2016 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
1010 Tenth Street, Basement Training Room (B300)
Modesto


CLSA Board of Directors Meeting

Saturday February 6, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM PST
Holiday Inn Oakland Airport
77 Hegenberger Road
Oakland, CA 94621

Board Agenda February 2016


NSPS MEMBERSHIP SURVEY REQUEST

The National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) has a Joint Membership Program it is offering to state Land Surveying Associations. Currently 47 state associations have agreed to participate. A benefit of the Joint Membership Program is each Corporate Member will become a NSPS member. The additional annual dues would be $40.00 in lieu of the current dues of $225.00.

CLSA would like to know if this is a benefit you, as a member, would support.

NSPS Benefits

NSPS President's Message

Take the survey!


Our Newsletter "The Prism" January 2016

California Surveyor: "Fall 2015"

BPELSG News:

BPELSG Example CBT Examination Questions:

BPELSG Bulletin: Winter 2015


Land & Structure, Sonora

is looking for a California Licensed PLS or LSIT for a Full Time Field/Office Position


Sacramento Municipal Utility District

is looking for a Land Surveyor
Closes: 16-Mar-2016


Welty Engineering

is looking for a Party Chief


New in the Library:

Madera County - updated Record maps
San Joaquin County - updated ROS, PM, M&P, Corner Records
Santa Clara County - updated Record maps and Corner Records
Sacramento County - added link to Geographical Map Index
Fresno County - updated record maps
Stanislaus County - updated record maps


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