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PLSC is dedicated to the improvement of land surveying education and practice. We encourage land surveying professionals and individuals interested in our profession to participate in our upcoming events, visit our Chapter websites and get involved! This is a great profession, and PLSC is here to support the profession to continually improve the practice within Colorado.

Need a Land Surveyor?

PLSC cannot recommend one surveyor over another. If you need a land surveyor, please  go to the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) and download the list of Colorado licensed surveyors and also check for any disciplinary actions against a particular surveyor under the "Verify License Tab" on the DORA site. Certified Federal Surveyors are listed at Be sure to check references for the surveyor you are considering hiring.


Posted August 23, 2016

Equipment for a complete field crew. Do you need aninexpensive backup system? Maybe you need to send a few office guys out in the field for a few hours? This may be just the solution.The package includes:Sokkia SET 330r reflectorless total station 3"Two batteriesTwo double chargersCase with manual and all accessoriesCarlson Explorer 600+Total station backpackTripod8' prism pole (twist lock telescoping) with fixed single prismCollapsible tripod base for setups in hard surfaces where you can't punch the legs in.Two Kenwood UHF radios with lapel mics.Two stake bags with miscellaneous accessoriesAll for only $3,500Email or call Ralph Pettit, PLSRalphPettit@me.com720-400-3723

Disaster Relief Fund
Posted August 18, 2016

Once again, disaster has struck our nation with severe flooding in many areas, affecting the families, homes, and livelihood of some for our fellow professionals. As has been noted previously in NSPS News & Views, the National Society of Professional Surveyors Foundation maintains a Disaster Relief Fund to assist those who have been seriously affected by disaster. To learn more about the Fund, contact Trish Milburn at To donate to the fund, copy and paste the following link into your web browser, or click the news title.


Why CST?
Posted August 16, 2016

Thinking about the Certified Survey Technician (CST) program, or why you may need it? Copy the following web address into your web browser to see what Robert W. Overall, P.L.S. the NSPS State Director (Louisiana)is saying about the program. of the many benefits of having this program are as follows:Identifies the important contributions that the technicians provide to the surveying and mapping profession;Provides credentials to technicians;Identifies those who have achieved specific technical competencies;Provides a career ladder for technicians;Provides those firms who support and utilize certified technicians a way to evaluate applicants and an opportunity to promote that their technical staff are certified.Those interested in the program or those with questions can access all information and necessary materials at the NSPS website, or by contacting Robert W. Overall, P.L.S. at

Geodetic Certification Program
Posted February 28, 2016

The American Association for Geodetic Surveying (AAGS) is in the early stages of pursuing development of a Geodetic Certification Program at the request of NSPS and ASPRS. As part of that process, AAGS created an online survey. The purpose is to raise awareness of the proposed program and identify the required depth of geodetic knowledge. More information can be found on the survey web page at Feel free to share the survey link with any other geospatial professional organizations or individuals. The program is being developed in cooperation with other organizations, so you may receive (or have received) additional announcements. Please forgive any multiple postings. Thank you in advance for your willingness to participate in this important survey! Best regards,Michael L. Dennis, RLS, PEChair, AAGS Geodetic Education and Certification Committee


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Member Spotlight

PLSC would like to introduce you to our members. If you would like to submit your photo and information for a future Spotlight, email the information to

Earl F. Henderson, PLS, started his survey career with a brief term of employment in Maryland
before gratefully spending nine more years in the colloquial system of surveying in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia. In 1999 he moved to Boulder and the PLSS. He became licensed to survey in the State of Colorado in 2000. After five years of employment in an engineering/surveying firm in Boulder he started his own business, Zenith Land Surveying, in 2004. He remains happily a “solo surveyor”. He has been a staff writer for Professional Surveyor Magazine since 2004 writing fictional stories under the byline “The Humor in Surveying” and
“Gigglebytes” while recently venturing into non‐fiction. He has also been a contributing writer to Side Shots with his recent
contributions there about the Colorado State Statutes and Board Rules. Earl was appointed by Gov. Hickenlooper to the AES Board at DORA in 2011 and is currently serving as Board Chair.


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