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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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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 »
During the Friday evening dinner held at the VAS summer board meeting members of the Virginia Surveyors Foundation were pr...
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, will be t...
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   (0 Comments - 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 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...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Michael Zmuda Reappointed to APELSCIDLA Board by Gov. Ralph Northam »
  Michael Zmuda of Mechanicsville, professional land surveyor for Johnson, Mirmiran and Thompson and a Virgi...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supplemental Reading on Generational Differences »
Editor's Note:  This content is intended to supplement other articles about workforce development. A n...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018   (2 Comments - view/add)
Re-Introduction of "Footprints" with Bruce Frederick »
Editor's Note (Kevin Wood) : During past meetings I was asked to re-imagine  the Footprints series. Previous arti...
Friday, May 18, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
NSPS Day on the Hill: David Holland »
  David Holland, a retired surveyor and NSPS Director for Virginia, represented Virginia Association of Surve...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAS Mourns the Loss of Member »
  JENNINGS, Michael Scott, 52, of King William, formerly of Goochland, died suddenly on Friday, April 6, 2018. He...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Decided Guidance: Case Examinations—Page v. Luhring—Supreme Court of Virginia »
How Important is a Chain of Title? Our last trip to Old Dominion chronologically ended up being in the Bluegrass State...
Monday, May 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NGS Seeks Comments on Coordinate Reference System »
NOAA's National Geodetic Survey (NGS) will establish the State Plane Coordinate System of 2022 (SPCS2022) as part of the t...
Monday, May 14, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
What is a Surveyor? »
“What is a surveyor?” So, the question began almost every conversation at the Woodson High School career fair. The Fairfax...
Monday, May 14, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Editor's Desk »
The primary issue that most surveyors deal with is staffing. It does not matter if you are a large firm or a smaller sole...
Monday, May 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NCEES needs your help! »
NCEES is currently seeking surveying professionals to participate in content review for the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS)...
Monday, May 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
“Father of GPS” awarded IEEE Medal of Honor »
At the IEEE honors ceremony in San Francisco, Bradford Parkinson, a retired Air Force colonel who spent his life between m...
Tuesday, April 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
VAS Objects to Bid, No Licensing, in Drone Survey RFP »
Updated June 26, 2018 The Virginia Association of Surveyors (VAS) recently contacted Virginia's Department of Genera...
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...

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