2019 Mapper of the Year

Nominations are being collected for the NCPMA Mapper of the Year to be awarded at the Fall Conference.  Nominations should be submitted to Lucy Cardwell, Nominations and Awards Chair, no later than Friday, August 30, 2019.

The nominee must be a member in good standing and be certified as either a Mapper or Senior Mapper to be considered. (previous recipients are not eligible)

The Mapper of the Year award is based on nominations from our members and it is to recognize a member that has gone above and beyond for the NCPMA. We have quite a few members who work very hard for our organization and not all of them are in visible positions.

Many people work hard behind the scenes. If you know someone, make sure to nominate them and let us give them the recognition they deserve!

NCPMA 2019 Mapper of the Year Nomination Form

Please use the form linked above and email or fax it to Lucy Cardwell. Her email address and fax number are listed below.

Lucy C. Cardwell, PLS, GISP
GIS Specialist – Land Records
County of Currituck ITS – GIS
Phone: 252-232-2034
Fax: 252-232-3568
Email: lucy.cardwell@currituckcountync.gov

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2019 Spring Land Records Workshops

Spring Workshops 2019 Speakers, Agenda, and Topic Summaries 

  • 8:00 – 9:45
    • John Bridgers, Land Records Consultant – NC Department of the Secretary of State
      An introduction to ownership and land title, types of deeds, and various types of estates of ownership.
  • 9:45-10:00 Break
  • 10:00 – 10:50
    • Adam Blythe, Office of the State Fire Marshall
      This presentation will focus on the challenges related to fire district mapping in North Carolina.  The Office of the State Fire Marshall (OSFM) is required to conduct an inspection of all fire departments having 9S insurance classification to ensure compliance with criteria established by the Department of Insurance.  A part of this inspection requires that all 9S fire departments submit an adopted map of their fire districts.  The overall goal of this presentation is to clear up any confusion as to what needs to be submitted to OSFM and discuss techniques to ensure overall data accuracy.
  • 11:00 – 11:50
    • David Tuttle, NC Board of Examiners for Engineers & Surveyors
      Will address what a survey should show and provide for reliance.  Will start with what to look for in a plat and progress to Standards of Practice for Land Surveying in NC, The Standards of Professional Conduct, Signing and Sealing, Exhibits, Easements, Responsible Charge, GIS and what information is available on the Board’s website.
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (on your own)
  • 1:00 – 1:50
    • Gary Thompson, NC Geodetic Survey
      Update on the replacement, in 2022, of the North American Datum (NAD83) and North American Vertical Datum of 1988.  As well as update of Flood Inundation Mapping Alert Network (FIMAN).  North Carolina Geodetic Survey Update – i.e. state lines and county boundaries.
  • 2:00 – 2:50
    • Michael Cline, State Demographer for North Carolina
      Presentation Details TBD
  • 2:50 – 3:05 Break
  • 3:05 – 5:00
    • Rich Elkins, NC Department of the Secretary of State – Land Records Management
      Subdivisions, Condos, and PUD’s, Oh My!  – Will explore the similarities and differences between these three major types of developments including how they are created, mapped, and assessed, with special attention to community-owned common areas and elements.
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Join or Renew for 2019 now!

Good Morning everyone.

It’s time to renew your NCPMA membership!

Membership runs from January 1st to December 31st of every year. Make sure to get yours submitted before the registration deadline on Friday, April 12th 2019 to guarantee your name is in this year’s Legend.

2019 Membership Application *updated 3/18/19*.

Please take the time to fill it out and send it back to me at the address or email listed on the form.

To our many surveyor members, don’t forget to get your membership in to take advantage of the “free to members” workshops offered in the spring and fall.

You can contact me with any additional questions and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Katie Doherty, GISP
G.I.S & E911 Addressing Administrator
Rutherford County
Public Works and Planning Department
174 Fairground Rd
Spindale, NC 28160
(828) 287-6136 & Main – (828) 288-4501

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2018 Fall Review Officer Workshops

We are pleased to announce the schedule for the 2018 Fall Plat Review Workshops co-sponsored by the NCPMA and the Secretary of State Land Records Management Division.

Participants in these workshops will receive documentation for 4 hours of continuing education toward Property Mapper (NCPMA and State Certifications), Professional Land Surveyors (NCSS), Tax Assessors and Appraisers (NCAAO) and Registers of Deeds (NCARD). Credit for this workshop is limited to 4 hours per calendar year, so anyone who participated in earlier offerings (Clinton NC in June or NCPMA Pre-Conference Workshops) may attend, but cannot use credits from both.

Registration is FREE for all NCPMA Members and any other Government Employees.  For others, the cost is $30, which also makes you an NCPMA Member through the end of the year.  Registration is being done through cVent, which will accept Credit Card payments for any who need to pay, as well as having the option to mail or bring a check.

Dates and Locations are listed below.  Click on the location to link to the appropriate registration for that site. Clicking on the address will take you to the location on Google Maps.

(click location to register)
(click address for map)
Thurs. Nov. 8th
Chatham County Cooperative Extension 1192 US 64 Bus West
Pittsboro NC 27312
Tues. Nov. 27th
Mountain Horticultural Research Center 455 Research Dr
Mills River NC 28759
Weds. Nov. 28th
Iredell County
Cooperative Extension
444 Bristol Dr
Statesville NC 28677
Weds. Dec. 5th
Onslow County
Government Center
234 NW Corridor Blvd
Jacksonville NC 28540
Thurs. Dec. 6th
Chowan County
Cooperative Extension
730 N Granville St
Edenton NC 27932
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Fall Conference 2018 Reminder

Don’t forget to register for the 2018 Fall Conference! All the details are found in the menu above under “Events and Registration” or by clicking the conference logo below.


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Review Officer Workshop – Clinton

Sampson County in conjunction with the Land Records Management Division of the NC Department of the Secretary of state will be hosting a Plat Review Officer Workshop, on Thursday June 7th in Clinton.

This is a free workshop and space is limited. Location changed to accommodate high interest.

The workshop will begin at 10:00 A.M. and end at 3:00 P.M. with an hour for lunch.

The location will be 221 Lisbon St. Clinton, NC

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Mapping School Registration Open

Registration for 2018 Mapping School is now open.


Follow the Online Registration link on the Mapping School informational page.

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