The Board of the Oregon GNSS Users Group made the difficult decision earlier this week to cancel our annual meeting for 2020. Originally, we had hoped to reschedule the meeting (normally held in June) to a later date this summer or fall, but despite pandemic restrictions being lifted across the state, it looks unlikely that large group gatherings (50 or more people) will be allowed until September at the very earliest. This makes it difficult to plan for both speakers and an event space; we felt that October would probably be the soonest we could do a meeting, which put us up close to the holidays and our semi-annual meeting in January. So the decision was made to cancel the 2020 annual meeting all together and regroup at the next scheduled meeting.
Our 2021 semi-annual meeting remains on the calendar. As usual, it will be held on Friday afternoon of the Professional Land Surveyor’s of Oregon Annual Conference, which will be on January 22, 2021, in Salem, Oregon. Our chair, Randy Oberg, will be arranging for speakers and presenters for that meeting between now and then. Please save the date, and we hope to see you there.
In the meantime, you may want to take a look at some of the free webinars that the National Geodetic Survey is presenting, either for professional development hours or just the sheer desire to learn more about GNSS and its applications. The next live webinar is scheduled for later today, featuring Dr. Michael Dennis and the State Plane Coordinate System of 2022. Details and a link to register are here:
If you can’t make today’s live webinar, upcoming NGS webinars are listed here: https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/web/science_edu/webinar_series/Webinars.shtml.
And archived webinars previously presented over the years are here: https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/web/science_edu/webinar_series/2020-webinars.shtml.
Of course, if you have any other source of continuing education that may benefit our membership, please let me know and we’ll send out the details to everyone.
Take care, and we hope to see you in January,
Chris Munson, PE, PLS—Secretary, Oregon GNSS Users Group
Principal Engineer & Land Surveyor
Office: (541) 550-7396
Mobile: (541) 550-0139
To view the slideshows of past meetings and special events, click on the appropriate link below:
Members and Friends of the Oregon GNSS Users Group,