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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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Tuesday, April 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Surveying at the Bottom of the Earth »
The surveying profession is known for offering interesting work locations.   I spent most of February 2019 away from...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Letter from Editor- April Edition »
My time as an editor for the Old Dominion Surveyor (ODS) will end shortly. My task to coordinate with others to prepa...
Monday, March 25, 2019   (2 Comments - view/add)
Letter from Editor- March Edition »
March Madness is in full swing. How are your brackets doing so far? The online sites allow anyone to make selections and m...
Wednesday, February 27, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Message from the First Vice President »
By:  Gary Faulhaber, First Vice President of the Virginia Association of Surveyors and Chairman of our 2019 annual co...
Wednesday, February 27, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Protect Surveyors' Intellectual Property Rights »
Jeff Lucas, who writes the Traversing the Law column for POB , shared some information on a potential class action where...
Wednesday, February 27, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Letter from Editor- February Edition »
Last month I discussed training of staff. This month I will touch on other direct means of profits. Proposals and relation...
Monday, February 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
2019 Candidates »
  2019 Candidates for Board of Directors   Executive Officers...
Monday, February 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Thursday, January 31, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Board of Directors Meeting Recap »
The VAS Board of Directors met on Saturday, January 26, 2019 in Fredericksburg to discuss and act on matters of importance...
Thursday, January 31, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
GIS Bill »
HB 1649 and SB 1594 , bills to give local units of government throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia the option of us...
Friday, January 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
From the Editor - January Edition »
I am looking at a blank Word document on the screen and trying to figure out what to talk about for the first month of...
Friday, January 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Some History - VAS Annual Meeting 57 Years Ago »
These pictures were taken at the VAS Annual Meeting luncheon on January 27, 1962 – 57 years ago.  That luncheon was h...
Tuesday, December 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
2019 VAS Annual Convention Plat Contest »
Are you proud of the work you do or proud of the work your firm does? Well here’s your chance to show the world (or...
Friday, December 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Answer to Last Month's, "Are you Prepared for the National Datum Changes Planned for 2022?" »
ANSWERS 1. What is the biggest problem with the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83)?  The majo...
Friday, December 14, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Letter from Editor- December Edition »
ODS Letter from the Editor-December 2018 Merry Christmas from the VAS. I thought that I would step outside of the nor...
Friday, November 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Expedition Endview »
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Monday, November 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Text Book Pilot Program »
Professional surveyor organizations from Virginia and Tennessee have launched a pilot program they hope will eventually pr...
Monday, November 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ETSU Surveying Program »
ETSU’s Surveying Program is using the five Leica total stations and data collectors, valued at $73,000, to provide more ha...
Monday, November 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Foot Prints by Randy Smith »
This month’s article is written from the desk of the City Surveyor at the City of Virginia Beach. Randy Smith is a dedicat...
Monday, November 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Letter from Editor - November Edition »
The Winter season is coming to the area. It means more weather, less daylight and fewer chances to complete projects. How...
Friday, November 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are you prepared for the national datum changes planned for 2022? »
Author: Dave Doyle NGS Chief Geodetic Surveyor (retired) Base 9 Geodetic Consulting Services   A...
Friday, November 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
On the Lighter Side...Louisiana FHA Loan »
Rebuilding New Orleans after Katrina often caused residents to be challenged to prove home titles back hundreds of years....
Wednesday, October 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Clermont Survey Day 2018 - By Ben Brashers »
On Saturday, October 20th the Clarke County Historical Association and the Clermont Foundation hosted the second annual Cl...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Letter from the President by Kevin Shreiner, VAS President »
  VAS members, inside this issue of ODS you will find an article about "WoW" (World of Works).  This even...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
WOW! 2018 »
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Letter from Editor - October Edition by Kevin Wood, ODS Editor and VAS Second Vice President »
Relationships with employees. Each surveyor works differently with each of their employees. Interactions that we have in o...
Friday, October 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NSPS Joint Membership »
Editor's Note: The NSPS Board of Directors approved dues increase on October 20. This report was prepared before the vote....
Monday, September 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Camp-A-Rama »
Join us in the great outdoors for the 2018 VAS/NSPS Camp-A-Rama October 12-13 at the James River State Park group camp...
Monday, September 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
2nd Annual Clermont Survey Day »
  2 nd  Annual Clermont Survey Day October 20, 2018 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm   Demonstrati...
Monday, September 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAS Association, John M. Palatiello & Associates, Announces Merger, New VAS Offiice in Fairfax »
John M. Palatiello & Associates, Inc. ( JMP&A ), the association management firm that manages the Virginia Associa...
Monday, September 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Census, Labor Data on Surveying »
  According to Census Bureau data (2012 Economic Census), there are 7,820 firms in the North American Industry Cl...
Thursday, September 20, 2018   (2 Comments - view/add)
Foot Prints by Will Nash »
Please provide a short history or your education and work. After graduation from Prince Edward Academy High Scho...
Thursday, September 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Letter from Editor: September Edition »
September 19, 2018 The 2019 VAS Convention will be the first time the event time moves to April. The convention wi...
Monday, September 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Updating your Profile »
  T hank you for being a part of Virginia Association of Surveyors. As part of the society members have a pro...
Monday, September 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are you a member of multiple state surveying societies? »
  Your NSPS dues should be paid once per year -- through your state of legal residency. If you are a member...

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