The Friday Feature 04.16.2021

There is still room to join us for one of our upcoming spring seminars!
ALTA Survey Update and Review
with the SW Piedmont Chapter
Friday, April 23, 2021
Location: Zion Baptist Church
525 W. Zion Church Rd.
Shelby, NC
Topics: "ALTA Survey Update and Review"
Instructors: Steve Amos
8:00am-4:30pm (7.5 PDHs) Lunch Provided
Price: $125 members/$150 nonmembers 
Click Here to Register Online

Basic Photogrammetry (Photogrammetry Competency Course, Sect 2)
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 – Thursday, May 20, 2021 (Limited to 20)
331 S White St. Wake Forest, NC 
Topic: Basic Photogrammetry
Instructor: Peggy Fersner
8:00am-5:00pm (16 PDHs) Lunch Provided
Price: Member $500 / NonMember $550
Click Here to Register Online

Aerial Image Processing (Photogrammetry Competency Course, Sect 3)
Friday, May 21, 2021 (Limited to 20)
NCSS Office
331 S White St. Wake Forest, NC 
Topic: Basic Photogrammetry
Instructor: Peggy Fersner & Dr. Jerry Nave
8:00am-5:00pm (8 PDHs) Lunch Provided
Price: Member $250 / NonMember $300
Prerequisite: Section 2  (You may sign up for Section 2 & 3 at the same time, but you will need to pass Section 2 before attending Section 3.)
Required Materials: A calculator with Trig functionality and a laptop with a minimum of 8 RAM available memory for software download.
Click Here for Full Description - Call The Office to Register 

Register Today for the NCSS Spring Golf Tournament! 

Bring a client or a friend and enjoy a day of golfing at the NCSS Annual Spring Golf Tournament on May 14th at River Ridge Golf Club in Raleigh. Registration fee of $125/person includes lunch, greens fee, cart, range balls, refreshments during play and dinner following play. If your team wins, you get your money back! Register Online or click here for a paper registration form.

Schedule for Day of Tournament Friday, May 14th - NEW TIME THIS YEAR!
8:30am Free Breakfast
8:30am Registration
9:30am Shotgun Start
12:30pm Lunch & Awards to Follow Play

Register for 1 player here.
Register for 2 players here.
Register for 3 players here.
Register for 4 players here.

Send your preferred teammate's names to

Please call the office at 919-556-9848 if you need assistance registering or if you would like to pay by check.

We are still accepting sponsorships! Call us for details.

NCSS is your organization and we are always striving to offer you the most beneficial information. To help with that, we would like your feedback on two important topics. Email your suggestions for the following to

  • What types of articles would you like to see in the next Tarheel Surveyor?
  • What topics would you like to see covered as we plan the fall seminars?


By purchasing a Land Surveyor license plate, you will be providing educational opportunities for individuals that are interested in becoming a Professional Surveyor.

The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issues Land Surveyor specialty license plates that provide Professional Land Surveyors a way to show your pride as a Professional Land Surveyor in North Carolina.  The NCSS Education Foundation encourages you to purchase a specialty license plate for each vehicle that you own.

How much does it cost?
Twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for a standard-issue plate.  For an additional $30 you can customize your plate.  Note, customized plates cannot be numbers only, but can be a combination of numbers and letters.  Note, these fees will be in addition to your regular plate fee.

Support the North Carolina Society of Surveyors (NCSS) Education Foundation
Fifteen dollars ($15.00) of the fee that you pay for the specialty plate(s) goes to the NCSS Education Foundation. This fee is awarded upon the first purchase and renewed annually as you renew your specialty plate.

How do I obtain a Land Surveyor license plate?
Click Here – Choosing a specialty license plate is an option when renewing your registration with the DMV.


Ohio has taken the lead. Vote today to make it clear that North Carolina is the best state to be a surveyor in.

We all know that North Carolina is the best state for land surveying. Help us prove that to the rest of the US. Point of Beginning Magazine — in partnership with the National Society of Professional Surveyors — is creating a comprehensive, state-by-state ranking of the best states for land surveyors. 

How It Works: POB is working directly with the professional land surveyor associations in each state to create a profile of the state's land surveying community that is also informed by the work of its individual membership base. Factors taken into consideration for ranking include salaries, benefits, impactful projects completed, and diversity.

How You Vote: To influence your state's ranking, submit the following short questionnaire, and choose the professional land surveyor association where you are a member. If you are not a member of your state's association, your work still counts toward your state's ranking. Simply select the non-member option.

The Winning State: All states will be ranked, but only one state will be ranked No. 1. The winning state — determined by our POB Editorial Advisory Board — will receive a cash scholarship toward a project of the state association's choice, a free POB Premium subscription, and will be featured on the cover of a special edition of POB.

Click Here to Vote 


News & Views 
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There are so many job opportunities out there, no matter what position you might be looking for. Find a complete and up-to-date list of current Job Postings on the NCSS website. 

This week we are highlighting McAdams Company. 
Our sustaining members support NCSS yearly through functions such as our annual conference, golf tournaments, and membership. We hope to reciprocate these benefits through the mutual support of their companies. To show our appreciation we highlight one sustaining member each week in the Friday Feature.  Whenever possible, please consider them first for your business needs and mention your membership with NCSS.  Click Here for a Complete List of Sustaining Members