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  • August 30, 2023 8:41 AM | Kansas Society of Land Surveyors (Administrator)

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which oversees the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), has announced a delay in the implementation of the new Elevation Certificate (EC) that had been announced June 29. Due to problems with access to the new form, the existing EC will be accepted until November 1, 2023. The new form can be accessed from the FEMA website, but technical difficulties continue to impede downloading. A guidance document provides assistance in the interim. Questions can be directed to FEMA at NFIPUnderwritingMailbox@fema.dhs.gov.

  • July 14, 2023 8:51 AM | Kansas Society of Land Surveyors (Administrator)

    Use FEMA Form FF-206-FY-22-152 (formerly 086-0-33) to provide elevation information needed to comply with community floodplain management ordinances; to inform the proper insurance premium; and/or to support a request for a Letter of Map Change to remove a building from the Special Flood Hazard Area.

    Any form signed and dated after June 29, 2023, must be on the latest FEMA EC. The new form is accessible via the Resources and Forms page on the KSLS website or by going directly to the FEMA website.

  • July 13, 2023 8:38 AM | Kansas Society of Land Surveyors (Administrator)

    July 20, 2023 | 1:00-2:30 p.m. CT


    Dr. Michael Dennis
    Geodesist, Observations and Analysis Division, NGS

    Krishna Tadepalli
    Chief, Geodetic Applications Division, NGS

    Webinar Description:

    Modernization of the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) is becoming a reality. Scheduled for completion in 2025, NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) is releasing preliminary (“alpha”) versions of NSRS modernization products and services through a dedicated NGS alpha website. First among these is the State Plane Coordinate System of 2022 (SPCS2022). This webinar provides a preview of SPCS2022 through its various alpha products, including:

    • Preliminary SPCS2022 zone definitions, coordinates, and performance statistics
    • NGS Coordinate Conversion and Transformation (NCAT) tool support for SPCS2022
    • Downloadable distortion maps and datasets used to create them
    • Interactive web maps of SPCS2022 zone and distortion

    The alpha release allows software developers, state stakeholders, and other NGS partners and customers to see SPCS2022 as it evolves toward completion. It also provides an opportunity to give feedback during the final stages of development, to ensure that SPCS2022 is an optimally designed part of the modernized NSRS.

    Note: This webinar does not count for continuing education credit. KSLS is not the official distributor of this information. It is being shared as a service to the members.


  • July 07, 2023 8:52 AM | Kansas Society of Land Surveyors (Administrator)

    Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC) is currently searching for a full-time faculty member to provide high quality, learner-centered instruction for students enrolled in Surveying Technology related coursework at any KCKCC location while supporting the institution’s mission, vision, and strategic plan.

    Click here for the Job Classification; Position Details; Position Description; Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Position Qualifications and/or Education; Physical Requirements; Work Schedule; and How To Apply. 
  • June 02, 2023 10:41 AM | Kansas Society of Land Surveyors (Administrator)

    This year’s meeting is worth 4 PDHs and will feature a session on the recently adopted Minimum Standards with emphasis on what’s new and selected topics. The session will qualify for the KSBTP’s biennial 2 PDH requirement. A session on Kansas road/highway history will be beneficial for both county surveyors and those in the private sector.

    There will be a session on rural road right-of-way issues encountered by counties.The conference will wrap up with a brief business meeting of the Kansas Association of County Surveyors.

    For more details and the registration form, click HERE. Direct questions to KACS President Brent Thompson, PS, at brent.thompson@ibhc.com.

  • February 02, 2023 7:30 AM | Kansas Society of Land Surveyors (Administrator)

    Ken Dedrick is asking for some help in preparing and conducting Surveying Technology labs at Kansas City Kansas Community College. Each of the Surveying I and Surveying II labs runs for most of a day.

    Surveying I (6 students)

    • March 4
    • May 6

    Surveying II (5 students)

    • March 11
    • April 29

    Contact Wil Anderson (wil.anderson@ibhc.com) for more details about the contents of the labs and to volunteer your assistance.

  • February 01, 2023 12:30 PM | Kansas Society of Land Surveyors (Administrator)

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Water Resources has upcoming training opportunities. Please check the website for details.


  • January 18, 2023 2:00 PM | Kansas Society of Land Surveyors (Administrator)

    The Kansas Statutes Annotated (current as of December 2022) now are posted as a hyperlinked table of contents in the Publications and Promotional Items store on the KSLS website.

    Kansas Statutes Annotated

  • January 03, 2023 3:30 PM | Kansas Society of Land Surveyors (Administrator)

    An educated workforce is a productive workforce.

    Spring enrollment is open at Kansas City Kansas Community College for surveying technology students, and Real Property Law, a class required for Professional Surveyor licensure in Kansas, is being offered this semester. (It is not offered every semester.) Steve Brosemer is the instructor, and the class is entirely online.

    Here are the other surveying-related courses being offered at KCKCC in spring 2023.

    • SURV 0101, Surveying I – Ken Dedrick (Online)
    • SURV 0102, Surveying II – Ken Dedrick (Online)
    • ENGR 0106, CAD I – David Robinson (Online)

    “Mr. Brosemer incorporates personal experience into his lessons to help students think critically about real-world situations they may encounter during their surveying careers.” – Cesalea Ray, KCKCC surveying technology student

    “Surveying II taught me the most applicable content to my position as a survey technician. The trig starts to show its value in intertwining with the day-to-day survey tasks.” – Zach Litvak, KCKCC surveying technology student and survey technician at BHC

    Go to the Admissions page at kckcc.edu to get started.

    Scholarships are available from the KSLS Charitable Foundation for all students. Find the application form on its webpage.

  • November 03, 2022 3:59 PM | Kansas Society of Land Surveyors (Administrator)

    Frederick Excavating Inc. had some topcon equipment stolen on 10/31-11/1 from se Leavenworth County. Police reports filed in Leavenworth and suspect was apprehended in Wyandotte county. Items have not been recovered. If you come across them, please notify Det. Burchett with the Leavenworth county sheriff’s office. Items as follows:

    Topcon Hiper V base: s/n 1448-13067

    Topcon Hiper V uhf rover: s/n 1448-13515 Topcon FC5000 collector: s/n 262954

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