News From the President  (May 2020)

Greetings, SDSPLS Members.

I hope times have been good for everyone. Hopefully the pandemic has not affected our membership or their families and loved ones to any great extent. I believe we have transitioned from winter to spring, maybe back to winter for a bit, and finally into summer...typical South Dakota weather.

As I mentioned before, the goals for the Board this year would be improving our social media and website, which I am proud to report as coming together nicely. I encourage you all to visit the website and check out the updates and progress made with our social media accounts. These will keep you more in touch with information that we will all need to deal with: the Datum changes coming in 2022, the zones NGS will set, the possible Low Distortion Projections established by stakeholders for South Dakota, the removal of the US Survey foot and many more exciting changes. This should help get information out to the public and help surveyors explain changes to clients, if necessary.

As always, get out and educate the public in person, attend your local schools STEM programs, speak at career fairs or recruitment days, take time to mentor and keep surveying interesting.

Everyone be careful and stay safe.

Travis Jacobson, RPLS

2020 SDSPLS President

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