Census BAS Workshops

A Free Training by US Census for the Boundary and Annexation Survey will be February 24 in Statesville and February 25 Goldsboro. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall will give the opening remarks.

North Carolina Secretary of State the Honorable Elaine F. Marshall in conjunction with the US Census Bureau, the North Carolina League of Municipalities, the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners and the Governor’s Census Liaison Bob Coats are proud to announce that North Carolina has been selected to receive two 4-hour training sessions on the new free Geographic Update Partnership Software (GUPS).

While these workshops will primarily address the reporting of municipal boundaries for the Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS), GUPS will be used by US Census for reporting addresses, proposed redistricting blocks, etc for the foreseeable future. Continue reading

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Plat Review Officer Workshops Fall 2015

The Land Records Management Division of the NC Department of the Secretary of State in conjunction with the North Carolina Property Mappers Association is holding a series of four-hour plat review officer workshops around the state. Continue reading

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2015 Fall Conference Agenda

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

1:00PM – 1:15PM        President’s Welcome — Kevin Locklear
1:15PM – 1:30PM        Keynote Address
1:30PM – 2:15PM        Jay Williams  (jay.williams@ctt.com) — Transfers other than by deed
2:15PM – 2:45PM        Pam Carver — Seamless Parcels
2:45PM – 3:00PM        Break
3:00PM – 3:30PM        David Adinolfi (dadinolfi@ncdoj.gov) — Scofflaws and ne’er do wells
3:30PM – 4:15PM        Carter Vickery  (Carter.Vickery@wakegov.com) — Open Data
4:15PM – 5:00PM       Kent Rothrock (kentrothrock@hotmail.com)  Highland Mapping, Inc

5:30PM – 6:30PM      President’s social, poster session, and costume contest

Thursday, October 1, 2015

 8:30AM – 9:00AM       Views from other counties
Josh Norwood – Pender County
Katie Doherty – Rutherford County
9:00AM – 10:15AM     NCPMA Business Meeting
10:15AM – 10:30AM    Break with vendors
10:30AM – 11:00AM    John Stemke  (stemkej@jhsdoc.com) — Outsource or keep in-house?
11:00AM – 1:00PM      Lunch with vendors
1:00PM – 1:45PM      Roscoe Reeve — 35 years of mapping in North Carolina
1:45PM – 2:30PM         Kristian Forslin (kristianforslin@ncrr.com) — NCRR’s Corridor Management Program
2:30PM – 3:00PM         Vendor showcase
3:00PM – 3:15PM         Break with Vendors
3:15PM – 5:00PM         Tom Morgan PLS  (tmorgan@sosnc.com)
Erin Lesh NCDOT (ealesh@ncdot.gov)
Nancy von Meyer  (nancy@fairview-industries.com)
                                           Municipal boundaries as a state-wide layer

6:00PM – 7:00PM          Pre-Banquet Social & Mapping School Highlights
7:00PM – 9:00PM          Dinner & Awards Banquet
9:00PM – 1:00AM          Dance & Entertainment with Sharpe Pursuits Inc

Friday, October 2, 2015

 8:30AM – 9:30AM          NCPMA Committees — How to get involved
     Costume Contest winners, Poster session winners, Door prizes
9:30AM – 10:15AM       Artie Robinson  (arobinson@esri.com) — ESRI Updates
10:15AM –10:30AM       Break
10:30AM –11:15AM       Sara Wray NCDOT (sbwray@ncdot.gov) — NCDOT changes
11:15AM – noon              Ted Cisine (tcisine@clteairport.com) — Airport mapping, the little cousin of Property mapping

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Pre-Conference Workshops Announced

Topics for the 2015 NCPMA Fall Conference Pre-Conference Workshops have been announced.

Tuesday, September 29 from 1pm to 5pm

  • Gary Thompson, Director NC Geodetic Survey will be discussing UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, commonly called “drones”).
  • John McLean, Senior Underwriting Counsel, Bridge Trust Title Group will be presenting Railroads: A Practical Discussion
  • Liz Arias, Esquire of Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice will be present Wills and Estates — What should you know?  (If you have specific issues you’d like to be sure are addressed, please contact Workshops Chair, Stephanie Parkins.)

Wednesday, September 30 from 8am to noon

  • Charlie Brown, NCDOT will present DOT Right of Way Plans 101
  • John Bridgers, NC Secretary of State Land Records Management will present an Update on Seamless Parcels

Note that pre-conference workshops are free to those registered for Fall Conference.  If you are planning to attend the Workshops only, you will need to register for them and there is a fee of $25 for NCPMA members and $55 for non-members.

2015 Pre-Conference-only Registration Form

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Time is running out!

The deadline to renew your NCPMA Membership is April 1st!  Avoid the late fee and renew today!

1. Get the form: Membership Form 2015
2. Fill it out.
3. Send your form and check to Lucy Cardwell, NCPMA Secretary as directed on the form.

You’re done!

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Spring Land Records Workshops

The NC Secretary of State Land Records Management Division in conjunction with the NC Property Mappers Association is pleased to announced our Spring 2015 Spring Workshops Series at 7 locations across the state. Each workshop will begin at 8:00 AM and go until 5:00 PM with an hour for lunch (on your own)

Registration form for the 2015 Spring Land Records Workshops  Continue reading

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Plat Review Workshop – Brevard

The Division of Land Records Management of the NC Department of the NC Department of the Secretary of State along with the North Carolina Property Mappers Association and Transylvania County is sponsoring a PLAT REVIEW workshop in Brevard on Wednesday March 4th.

The four-hour workshop, from 8:00 AM until noon, will be at the Transylvania County Community Services Building located at 98 E. Morgan Street, Brevard, NC.  Space is limited to 30 persons.
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