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March 2019


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Spring Technical Conference



Time is running out!


Register NOW for the MSS Spring Conference, April 4-5 at the Maritime Conference Center in Linthicum Heights, Maryland. Choose from among 16 outstanding sessions to enhance your professional knowledge and earn Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) or Professional Development Hours (PDH) credits.

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Apply Today for a MSS Scholarship

Are you currently enrolled in surveying-related classes or know someone who is? The Maryland Society of Surveyors Educational Trust (MSSET) annually awards scholarships to students entering or expanding their careers in surveying.  These scholarships are intended to help alleviate some of the financial burden that comes with furthering a surveying education. Applications are currently being accepted until June 30, 2019. To apply, click here.
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Spotlight: Solymar Arribas


Solymar Arribas is Surveys Project Manager for Dewberry.

I have been surveying for almost 10 years, basically right after finishing my degree at the University of Puerto Rico. When I was in high school I wanted to study engineering, thought of going for either civil or electrical. 

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MARCH 17-23, 2019

This week, March 17-23 is National Surveyors Week, and Global Surveyors Day is Thursday, March 21. Individual surveyors, their firm or agencies, and chapters are urged to mark the observance as well.
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Honorary Membership Certificate


(L-R) Paul Ewell and Lowell Chapman

On Tuesday, March 12, 2019 MSS Membership Committee Chairman Paul Ewell attended the Western Chapter meeting and presented an Honorary Membership Certificate to Lowell Chapman. The chapter gave him a standing ovation. 


Remembering John Poole Jr.


Mr. John E. Poole Jr., 74 of Frederick, died Friday, March 1 at his home. He was the owner of R.K. Maddox Surveys.

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National Geodetic Survey (NGS) - Update
The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) regularly adopts strategic plans to prioritize efforts and initiatives aimed at supporting the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS). NGS recently updated its 10-year plan, now renamed "NGS Strategic Plan: 2019-2023." The update does not significantly change NGS priorities; rather it reflects the progress NGS has made implementing the current strategic plan over the past five years.
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   Book Sale!!!  

The Maryland Society of Surveyors is pleased to offer important books that should be on the bookshelf of every prudent, professional surveyor.

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GPS Flaw: Security Expert Says He Won't Fly


Don't look now, but there's another Y2K-like computer-calendar problem on the way, and this one arrives in just one month: April 6, 2019.
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   Register for TUgis
Registration is now open for TUgis, the Maryland GIS conference, August 7 & 8 in Towson, MD. MSS will be an exhibitor and present education sessions.  

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  Archaeologists Find Tunnels Beneath Alcatraz

Archaeologists and the National Park Service have just published a report confirming the existence of a network of underground tunnels beneath Alcatraz, over which the prison was built. 

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  Upcoming Events  

2019 Spring Technical Conference - Register Today
4/4/2019 through 4/5/2019
Location: Maritime Conference Center. Linthicum Heights, Maryland Time: 8:00 AM

2019 General Membership Meeting
Location: Dutch's Daughter, Frederick, Maryland Time: 6:00 PM
Pursuant to the MSS Bylaws: Report of the
Nominations/Teller Committee
Confirmed Speaker: Robert McCord, Secretary, Maryland Department of Planning
"A Better Maryland" Strategy
Registration will open soon.
Mark your calendar 
and plan to attend.

2019 Chesapeake College Seminar
Location: Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, Maryland Time: 8:00 AM

2019 July General Membership and Crab Feast
Location: Nick's Fish House, Baltimore, Maryland Time: 6:00 PM


2019 July Hagerstown Seminar
Location: Hagerstown Community College, Hagerstown, Maryland Time: 8:00 AM


2019 Annual Fall Conference and Exhibition
Location: Princess Royale Ocean City Hotel, Ocean City, Maryland

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