Registration is open for
70th Annual Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors' Institute
January 23-25, 2019
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center-Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Online registration for the 70th Annual Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors' Institute is available now on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Continuing Education webpage. Need assistance registering? Call Continuing Education customer service at 715-346-3838.
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Single day registration includes continental breakfast and lunch for that day. Banquet tickets are not included in the single day fees but can be purchased separately online.
Full institute fee includes program materials, program souvenir, certificate of participation, refreshments, two luncheons and the banquet.
Student fee requires a copy of student ID for proof of current enrollment in a full-time surveying/engineering or related curriculum. Student registration includes all meals.
Take advantage of the lower institute registration fee by joining WSLS. Contact Frank Thousand, 5113 Spaanem Avenue, Madison Wisc. 53716 or call 608-770-9759.
A block of rooms is reserved at the Kalahari Resort until Sunday, December 23, 2018. Reservations should be made directly with the Kalahari Resort at 877-253-5466. Make sure to identify that you are with the WSLS/UWSP Continuing Education 2019 room block.
edited 04 Dec 2018 by jtew
Annual Institute Scholarship
Berntsen International, Seiler Instrument, Leica Geosystems, and the WSLS Foundation will be presenting eight student scholarships totaling over $19,500. Applications for these scholarships are now being accepted. Please see https://www.wsls.org/society/wsls-foundation/wsls-annual-institute-scholarship for details. Deadline to apply is October 20, 2018.
2019 Seiler Instrument/WSLS Foundation-Chapter Scholarship
Seiler Instrument and the WSLS Foundation will be presenting one student scholarship to each of the WSLS Chapters for the award amount of a $1000. Applications for the Chapter scholarship are now being accepted. Please see https://www.wsls.org/society/wsls-foundation/seiler-inst-wsls-chapter-scholarships for details. Deadline to apply is December 1, 2018.
Please see the education commitee page here https://www.wsls.org/education-committee for more information.
Posted 29 Oct 2018 by jtew
In 2022 the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) plans to introduce a new terrestrial reference system to replace NAD83. The new reference system – North American Terrestrial Reference Frame of 2022, or NATRF2022 – is earth-centered and epoch-based, and will rely on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and an updated geoid model. The rollout of NATRF2022 will have significant effects on surveying, mapping and GIS across the state and nation.
The surveying and geospatial communities in Wisconsin are in the process of creating a Task Force to help prepare for these effects. The Task Force will be organized under the Geospatial Committee of the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors (WSLS). Howard Veregin, Wisconsin State Cartographer, will chair the Task Force, and Richard Kleinmann, who chairs the WSLS Geospatial Committee, will be the co-Chair. The Task Force will address the technical, educational, communication, legislative and software aspects required to respond to the change to better position Wisconsin to implement the new reference system.
Bob Beilfuss, WSLS President, has asked representatives of various stakeholder groups to attend an initial “Discovery Team” meeting in Madison on July 19, 2018. The Discovery Team will define the main impact areas of NATRF2022 and identify the main stakeholder groups affected. These groups will be included on the Task Force that is ultimately formed; the main goal of convening an initial Discovery Team meeting is to ensure that the Task Force has all important stakeholders represented.
posted 5 Jul 2018
The Survey Map Review Committee has updated the A-E 7 Checklists to incorporate Wis Admin Code A-E 7 changes. Instructions, Checklists, and Review Request form are located at this link.
posted 20 Jan 2017
Remeber to include your first and last names when requesting a site account. Including only a first name or a nickname makes it difficult to verify if you are a WSLS member which affects your access level.
posted 03 Jan 2017
The strength of any professional organization is its members and their willingness to work for the betterment of their organization and profession. For WSLS the bulk of that effort is through Committees, each with specific responsibilties and consisting of members who volunteer their time and expertise. If you would like to help affect the evolution of WSLS as well as the Wisconsin Surveying Profession, volunteer for a Committee. In addition to contributing, it's also a good way to learn more about our profession especially as practiced in other parts of the state. If you're new to the profession and/or WSLS, this is a good way to learn more about both and take an active part in shaping your career.
Committees are more effective when diverse opinions and backgrounds are brought together to address issues.
To sign up for a Committee, complete the Volunteer for a Committee form. Help shape the future of WSLS and Surveying.
posted 29 Dec 2016