PLSO Surveyors of the Past Award

Surveyors of the Past Award

2014 John C. Metzger

Edward P. Gibbons

2013 Edward and Joseph J. Heyl

George Allen Shuster

George M. Carter

2012  Jack A. Hamilton

 Wilbur H. “Wib” Mechwart

 2011 Ahaz Merchant

2010 Myron Tuttle Jones

2009 Robert E. Thompson

2008 John J. Cunning

 William Albert Stinchcomb

 Bernard D. “Tim” Westfall

2007 Bryan Cox

 Cecil E. Neff Sr.

2006 Larry Winfred Pennington

2005 James Eaton

2004 Raymond William Gasbarre

 Col. James Kilbourne

 Charles J. Neff

2003 Thomas Worthington

2002 William J. Haas Jr.

 Gen. Rufus Putnam

2001 Ebenezer Buckingham

2000 Howard R. Craig

 Louis F. Mennitt

1999  Albert O. “A. O.” Myers Jr.

 Carl F. Swartzbaugh

1998  Lucas Sullivant

1997  Augustus Porter

1996  Newton E. Smith

1995  Washington Galloway

1994 John Bever

1993 Samuel D. Henkle

Thomas Hutchins

Francis Alvin Runkle

1992 James Elsworth House

Sherman T. Swigart

1991  John Mathews

1990 Gerald M. Barton

Earl Richard Peterson

Willard Orvin Weir

1989 Walter W. Graf

Ralph Lash Woolpert

1988 Dan L. Dodson

 Robert W. Freels

 Seth Pease

1987 Thaleon Blake

Levi Davis

Forest E. “Woody” Mills

1986  Sol Bauer

 Dumont “Dewey” T. Kingsley

Nathaniel Massie

1985 Houston Coates

John A. Davis

George M. Garrett

1984 Roscoe M. Rice

Paul T. Sayler

Marcus Schuyler

1983 Joseph Gest

Hubert F. Helburg

1982  Israel Ludlow

1981  Jedediah Cole

Samuel Craig

Cyril W. Neff

William H. Pinkerton

Christoper E. Sherman

1980  James Mackey

Charles W. Root

James Crew Wonders

1979  Frank L. Krause

Foster F. Wright




2018 Annual Conference

Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2018 PLSO Annual Conference!

The event will be February 21 – 24, 2018 at the Sharonville Convention Center in Sharonville, OH (north Cincinnati).


NGS Releases Blueprint for NATRF 2022

NGS has posted a document detailing the plans for NATRF 2022 project.

CLICK HERE to view the information.

NCEES seeks input from surveyors

NCEES has extended the online survey for the Principles and Practice of Surveying exam content review to March 31, and has requested assistance from NSPS to find additional volunteers for this important study by sharing this news with NSPS members.

The information is posted online at A PDF of the news release is also available for download on this page. The survey will be used to update the specifications for the PS exam.

New Ohio Surveying News

CLICK HERE for the current issue of Ohio Surveying News

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


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