Spring Seminar 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019
Castleton University • Castleton, Vermont
1787 Room, Campus Center
Continuing Education Credits: 6.0 PDH

Program Schedule

7:15 - 8:00 am
Registration and breakfast

8:00 am - noon
New Datums and Activities Related to Datums, Dan Martin

noon-1:30 pm
Buffet Lunch and Business Meeting

1:30 - 3:30 pm
Surveying in the Highway Right of Way, Richard Hosking

3:30 pm
Final announcements

Online registration is closed. You may register at the door.

Registration Fees

Full ConferenceThursday OnlyFriday Only
Member in good standing of VSLS or kindred society$265.00$185.00$185.00
Life member$198.75$138.75$138.75
Non-member technical staff attending with member$225.25$157.25$157.25
Three or more from same firm (one must be member)$225.25----


New Datums and Recent Activities Related to Datums

Presenter: Dan Martin, Northeast Regional Geodetic Advisor
4 Professional Development Hours

The new datums workshop covers a "refresher" on why we are moving to new datums and also discusses related topics like horizontal and vertical transformation tools, GPS on Benchmark initiative, state plane coordinates, new data delivery systems, foundation CORS, and more.

The workshop will also cover the Real Time Network (RTN/VRS) within the Vermont CORS software, with information about its benefits, limitations, and how best to utilize it.


Surveying in the Highway Right of Way

Presenter: Richard Hosking, P.E., Retired VTrans Professional
2 Professional Development Hours

This seminar will focus on surveying in and near the Highway Right of Way. The two main components of the presentation will cover the process for obtaining permission to work in the Highway Right of Way and how to safely work in the ROW, including complying with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).

Our Presenters

Daniel J. Martin is the Northeast Regional Geodetic Advisor responsible for the states of ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI, NY, and NJ. As Regional Geodetic Advisor, he instructs local surveyors and state and municipal agencies on how to use and preserve the National Spatial Reference System, and provides liaison between the National Geodetic Survey and the states he serves. Dan is a Past President of the American Association for Geodetic Surveying (AAGS), and is currently serving as the treasurer for AAGS. He is also a member of the Vermont Society of Land Surveyors.

Richard Hosking is a registered Professional Engineer and recently retired from VTrans after a career spanning nearly 50 years. He graduated from UVM in 1969 with a BS in Civil Engineering and went to work for VTrans (formerly the Vermont Highway Department) in the structures Division. Since his first assignment in the Structures Division, he has worked in Construction, Right of Way,  Maintenance, Rail Division and the Circumferential Design Team.

Dick was a member of the Vermont Air National Guard and retired after 24 years as a Major. While a Member of the Green Mountain Boys, he was a weapons loader, Civil Engineering officer, Personal Officer and Commander of the Services Flight. He is a certified Flagger Trainer and while at VTrans trained all the personnel in District 5 as well as in other state agencies, including the Corrections Department, where he trained incarcerated inmates participating in work release programs.