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The goal of the California Land Surveyors Association is to promote and enhance the profession of surveying, to promote the common good and welfare of its members, to promote and maintain the highest possible standards of professional ethics and practice, and to elevate the public's understanding of our profession. CLSA represents all land surveyors, whether they are employees or proprietors, whether in the public or private sector.

Representation
REPRESENTATION

Local: Your local chapter represents you in local issues. Through your chapter representative to the State Board of Directors, the individual member can direct the course CLSA will take.

State: The Surveyor is represented at the state level through an active legislative program, legislative advocate, and liaison with the State Board of Registration.

Regional: CLSA is an active member of the Western Federation of Professional Surveyors. This Federation is composed of associations throughout the western United States and addresses regional issues.

National: Through institutional affiliation with the National Society of Professional Surveyors and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, CLSA is represented at the national level.

Education
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

CLSA presents annual conferences which provide technical and business programs, as well as exhibits of the latest in surveying and computing technology. Seminars and workshops are presented to assist in continuing education. CLSA publishes the California Surveyor magazine and the CLSA NEWS to keep the membership abreast of changing legislation, legal opinions, and other items which affect our profession.

CLSA sponsors monthly webinars. Click here for a list of upcoming webinars.


NETWORKING

With over 2000 members, state and nationwide, CLSA is a prime networking resource for young professionals and established firms. Use our extensive Forum to make contact with other professionals or exchange your opinions and ideas.

RESOURCES
CLSA provides a fully staffed central office which is available to answer questions or to provide up-to-date referrals concerning legislation, educational opportunities, job opportunities, or other issues concerning our membership. Professional liability insurance programs are available to members.



 

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CAL SURVEYOR #177


Cal Surveyor #177 is now available.

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REGISTER TODAY!


CLSA WORKSHOP
The Evolution of the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) in the USA, and
Coping with Changing Positional Coordinates Due to Crustal Motion

Speaker: Dr. Richard Snay

This workshop will be held in two locations (northern & southern California)

Sept. 17th & Sept. 19th

Click here for program and registration information

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Gold Country Chapter
    Meeting


    4th Thursday of every month 6:00 PM
    Location: Round Table Pizza 10894 Combie Road Auburn, CA 95602

    Click here to go to the event details
  • Central Valley Chapter
    Meeting


    (held the 4th Wednesday of the month)
    Location: Perko's Cafe (901 N. Carpenter Road, Modesto) For more information, visit the Central Valley Chapter website

    Click here to go to the event details
  • San Diego Chapter
    Meeting


    August 20th - 5:30 PM
    Location: Best Western Seven Seas (411 Hotel Circle South - San Diego, CA)
    Speaker: Greg Hopkins, City of San Diego

    Click here to RSVP


    Click here to go to the event details
  • Riverside/San Bernardino Chapter
    Meeting


    August 21st - 5:30 PM
    Location: Pat & Oscar's (29375 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA)
    Speaker: Michael Pallamary
    Topic: Doctrine of Agreed Boundaries
    RSVP: rsbclsa@gmail.com

    Click here to go to the event details
  • Orange County Chapter
    Silent Auction


    & Dinner August 22nd - 6:00 PM
    Location: JT Schmid's (2610 E Katella Blvd., Anaheim, CA)

    Click here for more information


    Click here to go to the event details
  • Humboldt Chapter
    Meeting


    August 27th - 6:00 PM
    Location: Shamus T Bones
    Speaker: Jay Seymour, CLSA President-Elect
    RSVP: Jason Long - jason.long@dot.ca.gov

    Click here to go to the event details
  • CLSA Webinar - Tidal Datums, and Mapping Sea Level Rise

    CLSA Webinar - August 28th
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Topic: Tidal Datums, and Mapping Sea Level Rise
    Speaker: Curt Burfield, PLS

    Click here to register


    Click here to go to the event details
  • CLSA Webinar - Understanding the LS Exam Test Plan

    CLSA Webinar - September 10th
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Topic: Understanding the LS Exam Test Plan - Is the Person You are Signing for Ready to be Licensed?
    Speaker: Ray Mathe, PLS, BPELSG Staff Land Surveyor

    Click here to register


    Click here to go to the event details
  • East Bay Chapter
    Meeting


    September 10th - 5:30 PM
    Topic: Prop 13
    Speaker: Paul Cowdery, Parcel Quest
    Location: Massimo Ristorante (Walnut Creek, CA)

    Click here to go to the event details
  • CLSA Workshop - Evolution of NAD 83 & Coping w/ Changing Positional Coordinates

    Evolution of NAD 83 in the United States & Coping w/ Changing Positional Coordinates Due to Crustal Motion
    Speaker: Dr. Richard Snay

    Click here to download program information & registration form


    Click here to register online - Oakland
    (September 17th)

    Click here to register online - Ontario
    (September 19th)

    Click here to go to the event details
  • CLSA Workshop - Evolution of NAD 83 & Coping w/ Changing Positional Coordinates

    Evolution of NAD 83 in the United States & Coping w/ Changing Positional Coordinates Due to Crustal Motion
    Speaker: Dr. Richard Snay

    Click here to download program information & registration form


    Click here to register online - Oakland
    (September 17th)

    Click here to register online - Ontario
    (September 19th)

    Click here to go to the event details
  • CLSA Webinar - Cal Poly Pomona Survey Program

    CLSA Webinar - September 10th
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Topic: Cal Poly Pomona Survey Program
    Speaker: Francelina Neto

    Click here to register


    Click here to go to the event details
  • CLSA Webinar - CSU Frenso Survey Program

    CLSA Webinar - September 25th
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Topic: CSU Fresno Survey Program
    Speaker: Dr. Munjy

    Click here to register


    Click here to go to the event details
  • CLSA-CSRC Workshop


    Get a Grip – Keeping Control of Your Work

    October 3rd - Ontario ~ October 10th - Oakland Check back later for registration information
    Topics will include:
    Update on the California Spatial Reference Center and CRTN Art Andrew, Past Chair CSRC Executive Committee
    CSRC Resources and Utilities Rich Maher, Chair, CSRC Executive Committee
    City and County of San Francisco Control Project Michael McGee, PLS, McGee Surveying Consulting
    Geodetic Control Network Specifications revisions Greg Helmer, PLS, Michael Baker International
    Using GPS/GNSS for Compliance with Federal Projects Tom Dougherty, PLS, Supervising Surveyor Santa Clara Valley Water District
    Future of PBO (Will be presented at the Ontario location only) Dr. Glen Mattioli, UNAVCO Director of Geodetic Infrastructure

    Click here to go to the event details
  • East Bay Chapter
    Meeting


    October 8th - 5:30 PM
    Topic: MDBM Initial Point
    Speaker: John Pettley, Towill, Inc.
    Location: The Hop Yard Alehouse & Grill (Pleasanton, CA)
    RSVP: Julie Eckman (925) 708-5824

    Click here to go to the event details
  • CLSA-CSRC Workshop


    Get a Grip – Keeping Control of Your Work

    October 3rd - Ontario ~ October 10th - Oakland Check back later for registration information
    Topics will include:
    Update on the California Spatial Reference Center and CRTN Art Andrew, Past Chair CSRC Executive Committee
    CSRC Resources and Utilities Rich Maher, Chair, CSRC Executive Committee
    City and County of San Francisco Control Project Michael McGee, PLS, McGee Surveying Consulting
    Geodetic Control Network Specifications revisions Greg Helmer, PLS, Michael Baker International
    Using GPS/GNSS for Compliance with Federal Projects Tom Dougherty, PLS, Supervising Surveyor Santa Clara Valley Water District
    Future of PBO (Will be presented at the Ontario location only) Dr. Glen Mattioli, UNAVCO Director of Geodetic Infrastructure

    Click here to go to the event details
  • East Bay Chapter
    Meeting


    November 12th - 5:30 PM
    Topic: Revolution of Close-Range Photogrammetry
    Speaker: Dr. Jad Jarroush, Datumate
    Location: The Englander Sport Pub (San Leandro, CA)
    RSVP: Julie Eckman (925) 708-5824

    Click here to go to the event details