30 Dec MARLS February 15 – 17, 2023 Conference Registration

MARLS February 15 – 17, 2023 Conference Registration Click here for the complete MARLS Conference Registration Packet: 2023 MARLS Conference Registration Packet RE: MARLS February 15 – 17, 2023 Conference Registration (please download the attached MARLS 2023 conference registration packet today for full conference information and registration forms) Happy New Year! MARLS 2023 Conference February 15—17, 2023 Heritage Inn, 1700 Fox Farm Road, Great Falls, MT 59404 Pre-Conference Seminar - February 15, 2023 Conference - February 16 - 17, 2023 Hosted by MARLS Northwest Chapter On behalf of the Northwest Chapter of the Montana Association of Registered Land Surveyors (MARLS) we invite you to join us at the 2023 MARLS conference being held February 15 - 17, 2023 at the Heritage Inn, 1700 Fox Farm Road, Great Falls, Montana. We will begin the conference on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, with a full day pre-conference seminars presented by Dennis Mouland (8 hr.) and Carlson Software – Jim Reinbold - Carlson Survey Fundamentals - 8 hrs. (multi-sessions to choose from). Thursday (16th) and Friday (17th) will be multi-sessions of 2 to 4 hours each. Included on Thursday is our MARLS annual General Membership meeting at noon. The spouse program will run from February 15th – 17th. We are also providing breaks during each seminar to allow attendees more time to converse with our exhibitors. On Thursday, February 16th, the evening conference activities will commence with an exhibitor’s reception followed by our annual MARLS banquet, MARLS awards ceremony, installation of 2023 MARLS officers, and the MARLS Scholarship Foundation’s annual scholarship live auction, silent auction and games. We hope this is a fun filled event that everyone enjoys while supporting their worthy cause. MSF auction donation sheets are included in this packet. We look forward to seeing you at this coming year’s conference. SLEEPING ROOM RESERVATIONS: Hosting Hotel is the Heritage Inn, 1700 Fox Farm Road, Great Falls, MT 59404                Available block rate check in dates include from February 14 - 17, 2023 nights and check out dates included through 2-18-23. Single Rate: $96.00/night + tax. Please make your sleeping room reservations by 2-1-2023. The cutoff date for MARLS blocked rate is 2-1-2023. Phone reservations: 406-761-1900 and ask for a room under the block of Montana Association of Registered Land Surveyors with code (MARLS) Single $96/night + tax. Alternate hotel: Sleep Inn/Main Stay Suites, 520 Country Club Blvd., Great Falls, MT 59404                Across the street from the Heritage Inn, Great Falls. Phone reservations: 406-761-4600 and ask for a room under the block of Montana Association of Registered Land Surveyors with code (MARLS) Single $98/night + tax. Please make your sleeping room reservations by 2-1-2023. Cutoff date for MARLS blocked rate is 2-1-2023.  Conference Registration: Register in advance ~ Early Bird registration must be received by February 1, 2023. MARLS accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express (a 4% convenience fee will be added to your total amount for registration) Please add a late fee of $50 if registering after February 1, 2023.We do not offer online conference registration. Contact Kay at [email protected] for a membership application and at www.marls.com or to renew your...

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18 Dec February 15 – 17, 2023 MARLS Conference Information

2023 MARLS Conference February 15 - 17 WEBSITE 2023 MARLS CONFERENCE February 15 - 17, 2023 Heritage Inn 1700 Fox Farm Road, Great Falls, MT December 18, 2022 RE: MARLS 2023 Conference Announcement Merry Christmas Everyone, On behalf of the Northwest Chapter of the Montana Association of Registered Land Surveyors (MARLS) we invite you to join us at the 2023 MARLS conference being held February 15 - 17, 2023 at the Heritage Inn, 1700 Fox Farm Road, Great Falls, Montana. We will begin the conference on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 with a full day pre-conference seminar presented by Dennis Mouland. Thursday (16th) and Friday (17th) will be multi-sessions of 2 to 4 hours each with many speakers already committed to speak Thursday and Friday. Included on Thursday is our MARLS annual General Membership meeting at noon and our spouse program will run from February 15th – 17th also. We are also providing breaks during each seminar to allow attendees more time to converse with our exhibitors. On Thursday, February 16th, the evening conference activities will commence with an exhibitor’s reception followed by our annual MARLS banquet and the MARLS Scholarship Foundation’s annual scholarship auction including games and the MSF silent auction. We hope this is a fun filled event that everyone enjoys while supporting their worthy cause. MSF Auction donation sheets will be posted and available soon. We look forward to seeing you at this coming year’s conference. 2023 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION PACKETS AND EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION PACKETS WILL BE EMAILED AND MAILED THE LAST WEEK IN DECEMBER. SLEEPING ROOM RESERVATIONS: Hosting Hotel is the Heritage Inn, 1700 Fox Farm Road, Great Falls, MT 59404 Available block rate check in dates include from February 14 - 17, 2023 nights and check out dates included through 2-18-23. Single Rate: $96.00/night + tax. Please make your sleeping room reservations by 2-1-2023. The cutoff date for MARLS blocked rate is 2-1-2023. Phone reservations: 406-761-1900 and ask for a room under the block of Montana Association of Registered Land Surveyors with code (MARLS) Single $96/night + tax. Alternate hotel: Sleep Inn/Main Stay Suites, 520 Country Club Blvd., Great Falls, MT 59404                Across the street from the Heritage Inn, Great Falls. Phone reservations: 406-761-4600 and ask for a room under the block of Montana Association of Registered Land Surveyors with code (MARLS) Single $98/night + tax. Please make your sleeping room reservations by 2-1-2023. Cutoff date for MARLS blocked rate is 2-1-2023. Registration packets will be mailed out and posted online at www.marls.com. Conference Registration: Register in advance ~ Early Bird registration must be received by February 1, 2023. MARLS accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express (a 4% convenience fee will be added to your total amount for registration) Contact Kay at [email protected] for a membership application or at www.marls.com or to renew your MARLS membership. We look forward to seeing you in February. Thank you for your continued support of MARLS and the surveying profession. More conference information and registration forms will be available at www.marls.com by the last week in December. A full conference schedule will be posted on the MARLS website...

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26 Apr 2021 Land Use and Planning Statute Books PDF available

2021 Montana's Land Use and Planning Statutes - PDF version Montana's 2021 Land Use and Planning Statutes Booklets Available by the MT Department of Commerce. The 2021 Land Use and Planning Statutes booklets have arrived. Above is the PDF version for anyone to download. MARLS will be providing a complimentary hard copy to the MARLS PLS membership soon by mail. You may request hard copies on your own from the MT Department of Commerce by filling out the form located here from them and specify the number of copies and mailing address in the message box. If you have questions, please contact the Community MT Division at 406.841.2770 or [email protected]

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20 Feb MARLS Conference February 23 – 25, 2022 Information

Hello MARLS Conference attendees, speakers, exhibitors and guests, We are looking forward to seeing you at the conference. Click on the MARLS Conference schedule below to preview the schedule. Click on the Conference Speaker Bio's and Synopsis of each session being presented below. We have multi sessions going on throughout the conference so take time to review all your choices of attending the sessions. 2022 MARLS Conference Schedule 2022 Conference Speaker Bio's and Synopsis'...

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14 Jan For Sale – Oak stamping block/anvil for Aluminum Survey Cap

Oak stamping block/anvil for Aluminum Survey Cap Oak Stamping Blocks info The oak block is designed to accept aluminum survey caps having a nominal stem diameter of 1-1/4” or less and the cap may be inserted from either side of the block.   Caps having a top diameter of 2-1/2” or less may be stamped at any point on the cap and it will be supported.  For caps having a top diameter larger than 2-1/2”, it is recommended the stamping take place only where the cap is supported by the block. The block has a single coat of tung oil finish to help preserve the wood and should last for years.  Paste wax or tung oil applied to each end of the block each spring (at least once a year) will help preserve the block for a longer time.  After time the surface of the block may become splintered from constant impacts, when this happens either replace the block or sand it down to remove the splinters.  The oak splinters will pierce the hand easily if care is not taken. Blocks may be ordered at [email protected], larger size blocks are available and a price will be quoted at the time of the order.  The quoted price of each block purchased will be billed to you and paid directly to MARLS and the funds will go to either the Scholarship Fund or the Aid Fund, your choice.  All blocks will be delivered in February at the MARLS Conference. Rich Jensen, PLS Single block:    $25.00 each 3 or more blocks: $20.00 each...

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30 Jul NOTICE: NGS Terminating CORS FTP Service on August 16, 2021

NOTICE: NGS Terminating CORS FTP Service on August 16, 2021 Update from Brian Shaw, NGS Regional Director NGS FTP is going away and this was were many users and vendors went to download CORS data. I also wanted to share the location for the archived datasheet shape files.  Currently we have two versions of the shape files the production and the beta where the beta have significantly more attributes from the text datasheet.   The beta shape files will be moving to production in the upcoming month or two.  Here are the locations for these archives that have also been migrated off the FTP: Production Datasheet shape files https://geodesy.noaa.gov/pub/DS_ARCHIVE/ShapeFiles/ Beta Datasheet shape files. https://geodesy.noaa.gov/pub/DS_ARCHIVE/BETA_PRODUCTS/ https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USNOAANOS/bulletins/2ea199f FTP (file transfer protocol), which is used by our users for downloading important datasets such as CORS data, is being deprecated globally across NGS. FTP is no longer going to be supported by Chrome and other browsers, and this decision to deprecate FTP will maintain security of our data and services. The impact to most NGS users is expected to be minimal, and datasets currently available on FTP have been transitioned to HTTPS. Decommissioning NOAA CORS Network (NCN) FTP service on August 16, 2021 Be advised that beginning on August 16, 2021 any FTP attempts made to NGS CORS will fail. Please visit the NCN Data & Products page for details and examples: https://geodesy.noaa.gov/CORS/data.shtml All users must begin using these NCN https services: https://noaa-cors-pds.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html (recommended for automation) https://geodesy.noaa.gov/corsdata/ Finally, NGS recognizes some users may have hard-coded links to FTP for harvesting data from the NCN, so changes to software may be required. If you have questions about any vendor-supported software, we recommend you contact your vendor directly. For all other questions, feel free to contact the CORS team at [email protected]

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