shrug-l: May 2008 Georgia URISA Monthly Luncheon

Tripp Corbin tcorbin at
Mon Apr 28 13:13:54 EDT 2008

EVENT:      May 2008 Georgia URISA Monthly Luncheon


WHEN:       Tue, May 13, 2008 11:30AM - 1:30PM 


WHERE:      Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center

            75 Langley Drive

Lawrenceville, GA 30045       







Georgia URISA luncheons are intended to provide educational and
networking opportunities, along with a sensible meal. Most of our
luncheons are orchestrated according to the following agenda:


11:15 - 11:30: Registration

11:30 - 12:00: Lunch & Networking

12:00 - 12:10: News & Announcements

12:10 - 1:30:  Presentation or Panel Discussion




TOPIC:      Land Surveying and GIS - What is the role of the
Professional Surveyor


SPEAKER:    Lonnie Sears, RLS
eGPS Solutions, Inc.




Ever wonder what a Land Surveyor does? How he does it? or Why it is
important? How do land surveyors use and view GIS data? This
presentation will help to answer all those questions and more. Lonnie
will discuss the legal role of Surveyors in boundary location, land
development, and mapping. He will also discuss land surveying methods
and how the land surveyors fit into the GIS puzzle from their

Mr. Sears has over 15 years of Geodetic Surveying experience. He started
his surveying career in 1990 as the GPS Project Manager with a national
firm located in the Atlanta area. Since then, he has performed GPS
Control Surveys in six southeastern states and integrated DGPS, RTK and
Static Survey methods into the daily surveying tasks for two additional,
metro Atlanta civil engineering corporations. His background has been
devoted to developing GPS Surveying techniques for GIS inventory
projects, DOT projects, private land development projects, Large
Boundary Surveys, ALTA/ACSM Surveys and Topographic Surveys.

Mr. Sears holds RTK and Post Processed GPS certificates of training from
Ashtech Solutions and Trimble Navigation. First certified as a
Professional Land Surveyor in 1994, he is currently licensed in Georgia,
Alabama, North Carolina, Florida and Tennessee. He is an active member
of the Surveying and Mapping Society of Georgia (SAMSOG) and The Urban
and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA). Prior to a career
in surveying he served in the United States Marine Corps and received a
degree in Civil Engineering and Surveying Technology from the University
of West Virginia's Institute of Technology.




You can earn two (2) Professional Activity Hours towards a certification
by attending this event.




**NOTE: Please use the online process for registration and RSVP. Here
are some guidelines: 

1. If you are a Georgia URISA member, you will need to login to the
Georgia URISA website ( <> ) with
your login name and password. Next, go to the Calendar page. Under the
Calendar of Events you will see the May luncheon. Click the hyperlink in
the text "Registration: complete this form prior to event". Click the
button "Register & Pay Later". That's it, you're done. You will receive
a confirmation email from the Secretary. 

2. If you have forgotten your login credentials, or if you are not a
Georgia URISA member, then go directly to the Calendar page on our
website ( Under the
Calendar of Events you will see the May luncheon. Click the hyperlink in
the text "Topic: May 2008 Georgia URISA Monthly Luncheon". In the text
above the announcement there instructions with hyperlinks, click the one
you need. 

a. If you have forgotten your login credentials, enter your email
address and click the button "Send me a Reminder". You will receive an
email from the Secretary with your username and password. When you get
it, follow the instructions in Step 1 above.

b. If you are not a Georgia URISA member, fill out the form to create an
account. At the end, click the button "Register & Pay Later". That's it,
you're done. You will receive a confirmation email from the Secretary. 

Please complete your RSVP by Friday 05.09.08 so that nametags can be
prepared and we have an accurate headcount for food. 

If you have any questions regarding the online RSVP process, please
contact Jason Kandrick (secretary at

**NOTE: If you have not registered by the deadline of Friday 05.09.08,
and still attend the meeting, please display professional courtesy in
allowing those who registered to prepare their food first. Thank you.




$12.00 for Georgia URISA members

$15.00 for non-members


PAYPAL accepted: paypal at


** NOTE: Advanced payments are not refunded for no-shows




Please contact the Georgia URISA Vice President:


Tripp Corbin, CFM, GISP

Vice President, GIS/IT

Keck & Wood, Inc.

2425 Commerce Ave.

Building 2100 Suite 300

Duluth, GA  30096

tcorbin at




Are you interested in becoming a Georgia URISA member? If so, please
contact our Membership Chair, Rosemary Harman (membership at
Application and credit card forms are available on our website:





Tripp Corbin, MCP, CFM, GISP
Vice President, GIS/IT
ESRI Authorized Instructor
Keck  <> & Wood, Inc.
(678) 417-4013
(678) 417-8785 fax

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