2010 Holiday Networking Event

November 30th, 2010

In cooperation with the North Puget Sound Chapter of the LSAW, we are happy to invite you to this year’s ACSM/LSAW Holiday networking dinner event.
The event will take place on Thursday, December 16th at Angelo’s Restaurant Located in Bellevue, Washington.
The following web link is provided to obtain restaurant information: Angelo’s Restaurant
If you are interested in joining us, please RSVP via Email to Nick.Fifarek@geoline.com or call (425) 452-2710.  If you call, please leave a number and/or Email address where I can follow up with you to confirm your reservation.
The cost of the event will be $40.00 per person or $75.00 per couple.
A PDF has been attached that outlines event information.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call or send an Email.

The 2010 Holiday Networking Dinner Event.pdf

November 18th 2010 Dinner Meeting

November 8th, 2010

WSS-ACSM Dinner Meeting Announcement

Thursday, 18 November 2010, 6:00 PM

Angelo’s Restaurant, 1830 130th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA.

Join us as

Steven Reding

of Geoline

and

LSAW 2010 Associate of the Year

presents

The 2010 Re-Measurement of Mount Rainier

Steven will be giving us an early sneak preview of this past summer’s volunteer climb effort and scientific study of Mt. Rainier. This will be an informal warm-up for presentations throughout the state in 2011. Come get the early scoop on the GPS measurements and gravity studies made by the climbing team and the support crews, and hear hair-raising tales of 70mph winds, lost equipment, and the good times had camping overnight at the summit.

This is an informal presentation hosted by the Washington State Section of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping.

We welcome all interested parties - NON-MEMBERS ARE WELCOME.

Please RSVP ASAP with an email to ponytrouble@gmail.com.

Regular meeting rate $30, special rate $15 for underemployed, $10 for students.

Rates do not include beverages.

printable postable PDF of this announcement is available at

http://www.wss-acsm.org/WSS-ACSM-nov-2010-Dinner-Meeting.pdf

Open Source Tools for Geoprocessing and Cartography

October 25th, 2010

Karsten Vennemann <karsten@terragis.net> has graciously provided a PDF of his recent presentation on Open Source Tools for Geoprocessing and Cartography.

October 21st 2010 Dinner Meeting

October 4th, 2010

WSS-ACSM Dinner Meeting Announcement

Thursday, 21 October 2010, 6:00 PM

Angelo’s Restaurant, 1830 130th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA.

Join us as Karsten Vennemann

Principal of TerraGIS Ltd and Education contact OSGEO Cascadia Chapter

presents

Open Source Tools for Geoprocessing and Cartography

This talk will introduce you to the world of open source tools for the desktop environment. Free and Open Source Tools for Geospatial (FOSS4G) have long become a viable alternative to proprietary (closed) software solutions. Since the founding of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGEO) in 2006 these solutions have become better known to a much wider community of users. Following an introduction about Open source tools and applications this talk will focus on three of the tools in more detail:

1. The Open GIS Simple Features Reference Implementation and Geospatial Data Abstraction Libraries (OGR/GDAL) and other desktop utilities to manipulate vector and raster data sources.

2. gvSIG - a powerful desktop GIS that together with the Sextante extension can be used for comprehensive GIS tasks and Image analysis. This combined gvSIG/Sextante system includes more than 220 geospatial analysis functions (for raster and vector data).

3. The open source spatial database PostGIS (based on PostgreSQL) for geoprocessing is another highly effective and powerful way to do spatial analysis. Because PostGIS exposes it’s functionality directly to SQL many tasks can be performed by simply writing spatial SQL queries or functions.

References:

OGR/GDAL http://www.gdal.org/

PostGIS http://postgis.refractions.net/

gvSIG http://www.gvsig.com/

This is an informal presentation hosted by the Washington State Section of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping.

We welcome all interested parties - NON-MEMBERS ARE WELCOME.

Please RSVP ASAP with an email to ponytrouble@gmail.com.

Regular meeting rate $30, special rate $15 for underemployed, $10 for students.

Rates do not include beverages.

PDF version of this announcement available at:

http://wss-acsm.org/WSS-ACSM-oct-2010-dinner-meeting.pdf/

July 15th 2010 Dinner Meeting

July 9th, 2010

WSS-ACSM Dinner Meeting Announcement
Thursday,
15 July 2010
6:00 PM
Angelo’s Restaurant
1830 130th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA.
Join us as Susan Tonkin, PE, presents:
Design Considerations In Anticipation Of Rising Sea Levels
Sea level rise is increasingly being considered by private and public entities
when making decisions about the placement and protection of structures near
shorelines. The fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change (IPCC) projects global SLR over the course of this century to be
between 18 and 38 cm (7-15″) for their lowest emissions scenario, and between
26 and 59 cm (10-23″) for their highest emissions scenario. Based on the current
science, our “medium” estimate of 21st century SLR in Washington is that in
Puget Sound, local SLR will closely match global SLR. (from
http://www.cses.washington.edu/db/pdf/moteetalslr579.pdf)
We welcome all interested parties within the geospatial community! This is an informal,
informational presentation hosted by the Washington State Section of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping.
NON-MEMBERS ARE WELCOME
We have limited room, so please RSVP by forwarding an email to ponytrouble@gmail.com as soon as possible.
Dinner meeting price is $30.00 and $10.00 for students - not including drinks.

June 17th 2010 Dinner Meeting

June 4th, 2010

Dinner Meeting

Thursday,

17 June 2010

6:00 PM

Angelo’s Restaurant

1830 130th Ave NE

Bellevue, WA.

Join us as

Larry Signani, PLS, of W&H Pacific , presents:

From Wilderness to Rail - Building the Northern Pacific Railroad Prior To The Construction of Howard Hansen Dam

A presentation of the history of the Northern Pacific Railroad, including slides of the first Caterpillar D-9 bulldozer in the US and some early Studebaker 4WD trucks. Larry will talk about the surveying and mapping challenges involved in the building of this rail line.

NON-MEMBERS ARE WELCOME

This is an informal, informational presentation hosted by the Washington State Section of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping.

We welcome all interested parties within the geospatial community!

Dinner meeting cost is $10 for students, $30 for members/guests, not including drinks.

We have limited room, so please RSVP as soon as possible with an email to ponytrouble@gmail.com

printable postable PDF of this announcement is available at

http://www.wss-acsm.org/WSS-ACSM-June-17th-Dinner-Meeting.pdf

May 20th 2010 Dinner Meeting

May 12th, 2010

WSS-ACSM Dinner Meeting Announcement

Thursday, 20 May 2010 6:00 PM

Angelo’s Restaurant

1830 130th Ave NE Bellevue, WA.

Join us as Steven Reding, Geoline, presents:

Mt. Rainier 2010 - A Scientific Expedition

A presentation of the history of the measurement of Mt. Rainier, including the GPS measurement expeditions in 1988 and 1999 and the upcoming 2010 expedition. Steven will present a slide show with breathtaking pictures from previous expeditions and will explain how the 2010 expedition will add to scientific and geodetic models for the next decade. This year’s expedition will use RTK and motion engines via the Washington State Reference Network (WSRN) as well as rapid static processing via OPUS-RS. It will also be the first expedition to measure gravity at the summit with a digital gravitometer.

We welcome all interested parties within the geospatial community! This is an informal, informational presentation hosted by the Washington State Section of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping.

NON-MEMBERS ARE WELCOME

We have limited room, so please RSVP by forwarding an email to ponytrouble@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Dinner meeting price is $30.00 and $10.00 for students - not including drinks.

Printable postable PDF form of this announcement here

April 15th 2010 Dinner Meeting

April 8th, 2010

WSS-ACSM Dinner Meeting
Thursday, 15 April 2010
6:00 PM
Angelo’s Restaurant
1830 130th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA.

Join us as Jon Warren, PLS presents:
HOWARD HANSON DAM
Monitor Survey - 2009

A joint venture with the US Army Corps of Engineers and DEA Survey to perform several monitor surveys of HOWARD HANSON DAM, an earthen dam which was leaking muddy water at a rate of high concern. Jon will talk about the trials and success of different methods and procedures to adapt to the weather, remote location, diversity of ground and
structure to monitor, and the challenge of wrapping it all into a meaningful and repeatable report.

This is an informal, informational presentation hosted by the Washington State Section of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping.
NON-MEMBERS ARE WELCOME
We have limited room, so please let us know if you plan to attend by forwarding an email to ponytrouble@gmail.com as soon as possible.
Dinner meeting price is $30.00 and $10.00 for students - not including drinks.

Printable postable PDF version of the meeting announcement here.

Mt. Rainier GPS Expedition 2010

March 11th, 2010

There is a plan afoot to climb Mt. Rainier this summer with GPS equipment and a gravitometer. Previous expeditions were made in 1988 and 1999, resulting in useful GPS data and lots of breathtaking pictures, which you may see in Larry Signani’s PowerPoint presentation (102mb download) at:
http://www.wss-acsm.org/MT-RAINIER-REMEASUREMENT.ppt

A PDF version (50mb download) of the same PowerPoint can now be found at: http://www.wss-acsm.org/MT-RAINIER-REMEASUREMENT.pdf

If you are interested in being a part of the climb effort, join http://groups.google.com/group/rainier-survey-2010.

March 18th, 2010 Business Meeting

March 11th, 2010

Thursday, 18 March 2010
6:00 PM
Angelo’s Restaurant
1830 130th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA.

This month we are having a business meeting. Among the discussion items are:
1) A review of the by-laws having to do with Section membership and dues;
2) Discussion of the future of ACSM as primarily a surveyors’ organization, and the implications of that for our future existence as a Section;
3) Items to bring to the Council of Sections at national ACSM in April;
4) Meeting Presentation Ideas for the remainder of 2010;
5) New Leadership & New Perspectives;
6) Future seminars/workshops as a way to make some money.
We have limited room, so please let us know if you plan to attend by forwarding an email to ponytrouble@gmail.com as soon as possible.
Dinner meeting price is $30.00 and $10.00 for students – not including drinks.

Printable postable PDF version of the March 18th 2010 meeting announcement available here.