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Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio, Inc.
150 East Wilson Bridge Road, Suite 300
Worthington, OH 43085

Welcome to the Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio online information site. This page is maintained as a service to Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio, and is intended as a source of information and to provide high-quality service to members. Please use the information here as tools to maintain the Standard of Excellence that the users of our services expect from our profession.

Members: Sign up to receive the online version of  PLSO’s quarterly newsletter Ohio Surveying News.

Read the September 2013 issue of the PLSO’s OSN eNews or special Fall Seminar e-bulletin.


December 12 CPD Workshop

PLSO is hosting a 6 hour CPD workshop in Blue Ash on Monday, Dec. 12. CLICK HERE for the registration form.

PLSO Calendar tab lists chapter meetings

The PLSO has 18 chapters throughout the state. Many chapters hold monthly meetings some offering continuing professional development credit hours. Click the “Calendar” tab on the website to see a schedule of chapter meetings.

Continuing Professional Development Credits

PLSO hosts several events each year that offer Continuing Professional Development Credits to surveyors, as well as networking opportunities. Items of interest are listed here, and in the Education section of the website.



December 12 CPD Workshop

PLSO is hosting a 6 hour CPD workshop in Blue Ash on Monday, Dec. 12. CLICK HERE for the registration form.

Sad News

T. Michael Besch, P.S., Professor Emeritus at the University of Akron, passed away Wednesday, November 30.  Arrangements are pending and will be posted as they become available.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Ann Besch, P.S., and the entire Besch family during this difficult time.

ODOT enables L2C

The ODOT CORS/VRS team has enabled the L2C signal on their CORS stations. This signal is now available to the ODOT VRS users to enhance their network corrections. Users who wish to use L2C may experience improved connectivity near tree canopy. As always, we ask that before you enable changes to your controller configurations you conduct tests to insure the results you are getting meet your accuracy expectations.

For feedback or questions, please contact Ray Foos, P.S. or David Beiter, P.E. at the ODOT Office of CADD and Mapping Services.

New Scholarship Fund at University of Akron honors Besch

A scholarship fund for military veterans has been established in honor of T. Michael Besch.  Veterans who enroll in the Surveying, Mapping and GIS program will be eligible to apply for the scholarship.  The award, honoring Besch’s commitment to the Surveying profession and his long standing military career, was unveiled at the Western Reserve Chapter’s annual dinner on Saturday, January 23, 2016.  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP AND HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE

State Board Issues ALTA Advisory

The State Board recently issued an important advisory opinion for Ohio surveyors on the preparation of ALTA Surveys.  To read the document in its entirety CLICK HERE

Historic Marker Dedicated

The Northwest Ohio and Toledo Chapters of PLSO participated in the dedication of an Ohio Historic Marker on Saturday, March 21 at the Ohio-Michigan state line.  Led by the efforts of PLSO Member Joe Fenicle, PS, the marker commemorates the 1815 survey of the Michigan Meridian and the 1915 Ohio-Michigan state line survey.  Thanks to all who attended!  Look for more on this recognition of these important surveys in the Spring issue of Ohio Surveying News.

Ohio "side" of the marker.

Ohio “side” of the marker.

Michigan "side" of marker.

Michigan “side” of marker.


A great crowd braved the weather to attend the ceremony.

A great crowd braved the weather to attend the ceremony.


PLSO is proud to announce that Ohio now has a clearly defined Statute of Limitations for claims of professional negligence against Professional Surveyors!  Through significant efforts of PLSO’s legislative advocates, Legislative Committee and officers, the organization was able to successfully insert the language into House Bill 483 – one of the bills dealing with mid-biennium budget issues recently considered by the Ohio legislature.  PLSO and the Legislative Committee wish to thank the members of the Southwestern and Cincinnati Chapters, Gary Nichols and Rose Coors, Thomas Schuck, Esq.,  Representative Louis Blessing III and especially Senator Bill Seitz for their efforts on this issue on behalf of PLSO and Ohio’s surveyors.

Members – for more information log in to the Member’s Only page and click on the Legislative Interests link.


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