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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

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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)
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...
Monday, September 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
International Surveying Competition, November 12-17, 2018 in Northern Virginia »
Plans Being Finalized for International Surveying Competition, November 12-17, 2018 in the Washington, DC Area – Help Want...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
APELSCIDLA Issues Updates Topographic Surveying and Mapping »
  Please click here for more information .
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, August 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAS President Kevin Shreiner endorses Vickie McEntire Anglin for NGAC »
  1856 Old Reston Avenue Suite 205 Reston, VA 20190 844-414-1466 info@vasurveyors.org www.vasurev...
Monday, August 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Message from the President »
"What is Surveying?" Kevin D. Shreiner, PS, LS VAS President   On August 9, I attended the meeting of...
Monday, August 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Letter from Editor- August Edition »
  Vacation! It has a great ring to it. We plan our time off w...
Monday, August 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Surveying the New County »
In 1786 it became evident that there was not enough land south of the Ohio for Virginia to give to her veterans of the Rev...
Monday, August 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
2018 - 2019 Apprenticeship Program for Fairfax County Public Schools »
According to Joey Teets, an ACE Instructional Program Manager, the 2018 - 2019 Bulletin for Adult & Continuing Educati...
Monday, July 23, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
ODS Editor’s Letter: July »
Stay inside the lines. I recently listened to a sermon on this topic. The speaker spoke about how we treat people who are...
Monday, July 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Footprints: Page Cockrell »
The VAS asked for more articles on the Surveyors that they know. The Footprints articles are a piece of the history of our...
Friday, July 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ETSU surveying program awarded NCEES grant »
The Surveying Program at East Tennessee State University is named the recipient of a $10,000 education award by...
Friday, July 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Winnie-the-Pooh's Original Hundred Acre Wood Map Sells for £430,000 »
  As the setting for the cherished adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet an...
Thursday, July 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Virginia Surveyors Foundation - Update »
Photo taken by Stephen Letchford at the dinner hosted by the Surveyors Foundation at the summer board meeting where they a...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAS Presenter on National Radio Program »
Aaron Lawrence, Woolpert unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technology director and research scientist, was a featured gues...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Surveying, A Family Event »
Shortly after receiving my license to practice land surveying in Tennessee, I built a website and started a private practi...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
VA Supreme Court Again Upholds Pipeline Survey Law in Split Decision »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has once again upheld a controversial state law allowing natural gas companies to survey on...
Monday, July 9, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
A Memorable Survey »
It is often said that one of the main things that attracts many to the surveying profession is the broad and varied nature...
Monday, June 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
We know that land surveying is the best career no one ever heard of… »
In spring and fall semesters, a Fairfax County Land Survey Crew visits Flint Hill School to talk about the profession of L...
Monday, June 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Editor's Desk »
To the Virginia Association of Surveyors, What is a surveyor? That is a question from last month’s article by Chris Jen...
Friday, June 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Former worker accuses surveying company of human rights violations »
A title surveyor is suing a surveying company, alleging violation of human rights. Thomas Hartley of Cottageville filed...
Friday, June 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NSPS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORT »
NSPS Bid for 2022 FIG Congress During the 2018 FIG Congress in Istanbul, Turkey NSPS presented its proposal to sponsor...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Clermont Farm Held Historical Re-enactment of the Surveying Profession »
Guests at Clermont Farm enjoyed a special presentation by Duane “Doc” Brown, of Gerrardstown. Brown portrayed John Lonem,...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
History of Lucas Sullivant: A Virginia Surveyor »
Born in 1765 in Virginia, Lucas Sullivant was too young to have fought in the American Revolution. He went to work early,...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate bill would expand federal counter-drone powers, including at local ‘mass gatherings’ »
A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill Monday that would give the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security p...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rep. Scott Taylor makes fighting sea-level rise around military bases a priority »
Rep. Scott Taylor has added language to a bill in Congress that will help allow military bases to access funds to lessen t...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Virginia wins bid to participate in national drone program »
Virginia’s successful bid for a spot in the Department of Transportation’s UAS Integration Pilot Program is the latest evi...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Douty Writes About the Member-Get-A-Member Program »
I’ve been a Virginia Association of Surveyors (VAS) member since 1979.  In that 39 years this is the first time that...
Monday, May 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Become a Licensed Land Surveyor with the John Foster School »
The John Foster School was started twelve years ago to provide a comprehensive review opportunity for persons preparing f...

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