NGS OPUS Projects training

Are you planning on attending the NGS OPUS Projects training (Held by Bill Stone NGS Regional Advisor) for the 2016 NMPS Survey Conference? If so…..

Register for the NGS OPUS Projects workshop through the NGS training website: http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/corbin/calendar.shtml

It is imperative that we have registrants’ info ahead of time (at least a few days ahead). There can be NO registers at the door.

And, a reminder of a few things —

– everyone will need to bring their laptops
– everyone will be able to use the hotel’s WiFi signal; we’ll all be online at the same time
– the training room will provide a way for everyone to be able to plug their laptops into power (power strips, extension chords?)
– The class will be capped at 25 people

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NMPS NMSU Golf Tournament

The NMSU Surveying Engineering Students involved with the NSPS NMPS NMSU Student Chapter have put together a golf tournament to precede the NMPS conference this March. The tournament will be held at the Arroyo Del Oso Golf Course on Thursday, March 17, beginning at 11:30 AM. The students ask that participants arrive early to register and warm up. The tournament is open to anyone, attending the conference or not. To encourage participation, the player fees are kept to a minimum to cover the green fees, cart rental, and driving range. There will also be prizes for longest drive, longest putt, and best score, among other things. If you would like to attend, or want more information, please contact Josh Ceniceros at Josh31@nmsu.edu.


The student chapter is also seeking hole sponsors for the tournament. The event is intended to be a fundraiser for the organization and to let the students gain some experience at the conference. The sponsorship cost is one hundred and fifty dollars. This cost is a donation directly to the student chapter. With the sponsorship the sponsor will have a custom sign made and posted on one or more of the 18 holes. The writing on the sign will be decided by the sponsor and is a fun advertisement of your support. We ask that if you want a custom sign, please fill out and return your form in a timely manner, to give us enough time to order the signs. All sponsors are encouraged to have employees participate in the tournament for the same entry fee.


We are also seeking sponsors for the student competition that takes place at the annual NSPS conference. This year, the conference is in the Washington DC area. We are planning on leaving Las Cruces on March 11, 2016, and returning to New Mexico to prepare for the state conference and golf tournament on March 16, 2016. If you are interested in sponsoring us for the student completion, please contact our chapter president or our chapter treasurer. We are attempting to collect funds as soon as possible, in order to give us time to make hotel and travel accommodations.


Click link for the registration/sponsorship form for the golf tournament. Your consideration on the matter is greatly appreciated.




Ramon Dominguez                       Joshua Ceniceros

ramond@nmsu.edu                       josh31@nmsu.edu

President                                        Treasurer


A message for NMPS members from AAGS.

Dear NMPS Members:

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 geodetic.xyz/survey/index.php/378997.  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, PE

Chair, AAGS Geodetic Education and Certification Committee