February 2023 Newsletter


The Baseline

GVLSA Monthly Newsletter

February 2023
An excerpt from the “Instructions to Survey Parties – District No. 8, Dep’t of Public Works” from 1929
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From the President’s Desk

Happy February, I hope everyone is settled back into work after the conference a few weeks ago. I had a great time this year, it was a blast seeing many of you who I haven’t seen in a while and meeting a few new faces. I thought the classes were great this year. I particularly liked the mock trial put on by Gary Kent. It was well organized and provided some great discussion and debate among the surveyors. 

We will have our first meeting of the year on February 16 at 7:00pm at the 40 and 8. I hope to see many of you there as we discuss our plans for the upcoming year.

Thank you,
Matthew Palmer, LS

GVLSA Meeting Feb. 16 – 7pm

Our first meeting of the year will be held Thursday February 16 at 7:00pm at the 40 and 8 at 933a University Ave Rochester, 14607.

Some agenda items we will be covering:
  • Proposed 2023 meeting schedule.
  • Committee updates and assignments.
  • Bob Prescott final point update.
  • Darryl Moser final point update.
  • Discussion of future meeting format.
Dinner will be ordered during the meeting.


Find the latest news from NYSAPLS here.

Monthly Test Question

Congratulations to Doug Churchill for winning the January Test Question.

Submit a correct answer to the following question and be entered to win a prize.
When a property is being assessed for a topographic survey, the methods of contouring can be divided into two categories: direct method and indirect method. The direct method can best be described as:

A. a series of spot elevations
B. contour lines physically located on the site
C. a grid with leveled elevations
D. reproduction of aerial mapping contours
Submit Answer

Upcoming Events

  • GVLSA meeting – Thursday February 16 – 7pm – 40 and 8
  • NYSAPLS Webinar “Preparing FEMA Flood Elevation Certificates” Thursday March 9 – Erdman Anthony – details to follow
  • NYS-Specific LS Exam Spring Review Workshop – March 10-11 – Saratoga Springs – info here
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