Serving The Surveying Community in Washington

Land Surveyors' Association of Washington (LSAW)

is a professional organization representing over 1500 individuals practicing in the various disciplines of surveying. LSAW provides a means to keep our members informed of changes in laws, regulations, and rapidly changing technology. We work together to protect the principles and practices upon which surveying was founded.

FALL WORKSHOP

LSAW Fall Workshop
November 4, 2022

Renton Technical College
Renton, WA

Registration Info

Member Price: $150
Non-Member Price: $300

Click here to download program & registration

Click here to register online

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE!


Gold Sponsor: $850 –
Exclusive Sponsorship. Receives top billing on LSAW website, email blasts, social media, signage at seminar.

Silver Sponsor: $500 – Logo on LSAW website, email blasts, social media and signage at seminar.

Bronze Sponsor: $300 – Listing on LSAW website, email blasts, social media, and signage at seminar.

Email info@LSAW.org to reserve your sponsorship

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS


LSAW and LSAW Chapters hold events throughout the year.

Click here to visit the master calendar for more information

Register Today! LSAW Fall Seminar
November 4, 2022 - Renton Technical College


Program Info

This seminar includes two tracks; one focused for survey technicians and the other focused for the professional land surveyor. Program descriptions below or click here to download full program and speaker bios.

Registration Info

Member Price: $150
Non-Member Price: $300

Click here to download registration form

Click here to register online

FOR THE SURVEY TECHNICIAN


8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Survey Laws, the PLSO, and You
Speakers: David Icenhower, PLS; Ann Alves, LSIT; Dennis Studeman

Through explanation and discussion of RCW 58.09, WAC 332-120, WAC 332-130, and other pertinent survey-related laws, this presentation will highlight some of the standards that all surveyors are required to meet. The concept of professionalism will guide a discussion on the application of these laws. This presentation will also showcase how the Public Land Survey Office (PLSO), within the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), is an indispensable resource for land surveyors.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
FAA 107 Preparation
Speaker: Robert Molena, Aerotas

This course is designed to show you how to prepare for the FAA Part 107 Unmanned Aircraft General exam. It will dive into the various topics covered in the exam, including new regulations, the test registration process, and other helpful insights. Are you ready to become a commercial drone pilot? We'll show you how.

FOR THE PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR


8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Certified Federal Surveyor Program Standards of Practice
Speakers: Glen Thurow, PLS, CFedS Program Manager &
Tasha Huhta, CFedS Training Coordinator

The CFedS Standards of Practice provide the operational requirements for CFedS in both Federal and State Authority surveys. In addition to the standards, an in-depth review of the CFeds Program Handbook will also be covered. Current CFedS who attend and pass a related quiz will receive one continuing education credit. This presentation will also interest those individuals who contemplate becoming CFedS in the future and wish to improve their professional credentials.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Advanced Record Research for the PLSS
Speaker: Robert Femling & Washington/Oregon BLM Cadastral Office Staff

This presentation will provide an in-depth review of proper record research as part of the evidence collection process in making field boundary determinations when surveying in the PLSS. This record research includes consideration of corner records, Master Title Plats, Supplemental Survey Plats, field notes, Land Patents, Control Document Index, and other public and private Land Status Records. CFedS who attend and pass a related quiz will receive one continuing education credit.

CFedS Credit Available!
This course qualifies for 2 CFedS credit hours. For those requiring CFedS credit, an additional $25 will be payable the day of the seminar.

 

2021 Recordings - Survey Technician Webinars

WEBINAR SCHEDULE

This webinar series has been developed to provide education to survey technicians. Live webinars have concluded, however, the recordings are now available to order through the LSAW Store. Recordings are available to purchase by topic or as a full series. Topics include:

October 22nd: Field to Finish Civil 3D
Speaker: Rick Ellis

October 29th: An Overview of Field to Finish in Carlson Survey
Speaker: Jennifer DiBona

November 5th: WSRN User Forum
Speaker: Gavin Schrock, PLS

November 12th: Modern Workflows with Magnet Field
Speaker: Curt Huggins

November 19th: Trimble Access to Office Workflows
Speaker: Robert Green, PLS

PRICING

Webinar recordings can be purchased as individual topics or as a full series.

LSAW MEMBERS:
Individual Webinars: $35

NON-MEMBERS:
Individual Webinars: $70

LSAW STORE

Click here to order recordings via the LSAW Store


2021 Virtual Conference Recordings Now Available


Did you miss the 2021 Western Regional Virtual Survey Conference? The recordings are now available to purchase!

You can order the full conference (click here to download the original conference program), specific individual sessions, or groups of sessions by conference tracks. Click here to view list of available recordings.

We are not able to provide continuing education certificates for the recordings you watch. If you plan to track and report the recordings for renewal of your license, we recommend that you take a screen shot of the video and save, along with any handouts, as backup in case of audit.

Click here to order online

2020 Recordings - Survey Technician Webinar Series


WEBINAR SCHEDULE

This webinar series has been developed to provide education to survey technicians. Live webinars have concluded, however, the recordings are now available to order through the LSAW Store. Recordings are available to purchase by topic or as a full series. Topics include:

Oct. 23rd - Intro to Online Survey Research (Presented by Vic Banks)
Oct. 30th - Boundary Law (Presented by Mitch Duryea)
Nov. 6th - Intro to PLSS (Presented by Mitch Duryea)
Nov. 13th - Random Error Theory (Part 1) (Presented by Jim Coan)
Nov. 20th - Random Error Theory (Part 2) (Presented by Jim Coan)
Dec. 4th - RTK GPS (Presented by Martin Paquette)

PRICING

Webinar recordings can be purchased as individual topics or as a full series.

LSAW MEMBERS:
Full Series: $105
Individual Webinars: $35

NON-MEMBERS:
Full Series: $210
Individual Webinars: $70

LSAW STORE

Click here to order recordings via the LSAW Store