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Read about recent events, essential information, and the latest community news. Our 2018 editorial schedule is below:

  • 1st Tuesday - Reminder to members for articles.

  • 2nd Tuesday - Review proposed content of monthly edition.

  • Last Monday - Review

  • Last Thursday - Publication

To submit news items, please email our editor Kevin Wood. To read more about his editorial goals for this year, please click here

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Monday, April 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
First Surveyor of Washington County Recognized »
Eleven new historical markers recently approved for placement along Virginia roads will include a sign in Bristol, Virgini...
Tuesday, April 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Testimony of a Surveyor Deciding Factor in Court »
The testimony of a surveyor is one of the deciding factors in a widely publicized local court case against a group of "tre...
Tuesday, April 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Montgomery County records dating back to 1773 now electronic »
Local history enthusiasts and others now have a more convenient way to research Montgomery County real estate records dati...
Tuesday, April 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
2018 Exam Review »
  The four-day Exam Review class took place in Sandston, Virginia. The class assisted students who intend to take...
Tuesday, April 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is the lack of surveying in a civil engineering programs a problem? »
There has been a significant decline of surveying education in civil engineering programs across the nation. Based on a st...
Tuesday, April 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
RFP for Professional Land Surveying Services »
The Charlottesville Redevelopment & Housing Authority has issued a request for qualifications for professional land su...
Tuesday, April 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Letter from the Editor | April 2018 »
What is the biggest factor in your field production? I hope it is safety . In some offices the Surveyor is in the field...
Monday, April 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAS President's Message April 2018 »
Everyone knows by now how unpredictable Virginia weather can be in March.  Many areas were hit by a late March snow s...
Monday, April 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAS Seeks Young Surveyors »
If you, or someone in your firm, agency or office, is under the age of 36, a licensed surveyor, a student of surveying, or...
Thursday, March 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
MidAtlantic Surveying and Land Design Displayed Commitment to the Future of Surveying »
On Thursday March 22, 2018, MidAtlantic Surveying and Land Design, Inc. (MAS-LD) was thrilled to partner with the Entrep...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
President Trump recognizes National Surveyors Week »
President Donald Trump recognized National Surveyors Week on March 19, 2018. His message recognized surveyors' contributio...
Monday, March 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Military Mapmaking & Surveying Demonstration in Mount Vernon »
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Friday, March 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Northam Signs Proclamation for Surveyors Week in Virginia »
Virginia and other states across the nation are celebrated the importance of surveyors. Governor Ralph S. Northam issued a...
Friday, March 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Letter from the Editor | March 2018 »
What are the primary issues in your life? I am sure stress plays a role in working with those issues. We have deadlines at...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Decided Guidance: Case Examinations—Taylor and Quarles v. Brown »
This case is from 1809. It's a challenge to read because the language is old. It's not unrealistic to believe the Justices...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
It's National Surveyors Week and it's a great time to participate GPS on Bench Marks »
    It's National Surveyors Week and it's a great time to participate GPS on B...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Join NSPS for the Day on the Hill »
If you are planning to attend, and have not already done so, please take the time to fill out the  contact form &nb...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
GPS, SURVEYORS AND POLITICS — A 2018 REFRESHER »
The role of the surveyor has not been considered political even though several significant U.S. presidents were surveyors...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
During Downtime: Let's Play this Drone Racing Simulator »
Drones have completely revolutionized surveying and the technology has made mapping less time consuming. What can we do wi...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Virginia lawmakers weigh new laws limiting drone flights »
RICHMOND — A drone spotted flying 50 feet above the downtown helipad that VCU Medical Center uses to transport critically...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Chairman for VGIN Board »
Over on our Facebook page, we shared a post from Richard Anderson, the former Chairman of VGIN Board of Directors. He ment...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The NGS Needs Your Help to Move to an Active Control System »
The American Association for Geodetic Surveying (AAGS) would like to make you aware that the National Geodetic Survey (NGS...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NSPS Commends Congressional Introduction of the IMAGES Act, H.R. 4905 »
The National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) today commended Representatives Alex Mooney (R-WV) and Vicente Gonza...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
President Donald J. Trump’s American Infrastructure Initiative »
BUILDING AMERICA’S INFRASTRUCTURE: Today, President Donald J. Trump released his legislative goals to rebuild our Nation’s...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Letter from the Editor »
I am writing during my stint at the North Carolina State Surveyors Conference, in Asheville. Our President, Kevin Shreiner...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Virginia Department of Transportation Utilizing a Lane Closure »
  Dean Raynes and Josh Hall with VDOT Culpeper utilizing a lane closure to set and lo...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
MOUNT EVEREST: NEPAL SET TO FINALLY MEASURE WORLD'S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN ITSELF »
Nepali surveyors are planning to measure Mount Everest for the first time without foreign interference this climbing...
Friday, February 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tidewater Community College is Dedicated to Educating the Next Generation »
TCC created the Land Surveying certificate in 2007 and it was approved by the APELSCIDLA Board on September 13, 2007 as a...
Monday, January 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Letter from the Editor »
Dear Surveyors of the Commonwealth of Virginia: My first day on the job as ODS editor and I can see this is a busy po...
Monday, January 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Drone’s-Eye View of History »
I saw an interesting article, A Drone’s-Eye View of History, in the fall magazine of the Library of Virginia called Broads...
Monday, January 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Monday, January 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
2018 Convention Awards »
  Ed Dodd, Immediate Past President of Virginia Association of Surveyors, established an award to recognize indi...
Monday, January 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
2018 Plat Award Winners »
The plat contest was held at the 2018 V.A.S. convention with a total of thirty entries submitted in the following categori...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Executive Order Will Drive Demand for Surveying and Mapping »
Lost among many pre-holiday activities, including President Trump signing the tax bill into law, was the President’s issua...

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