Central Valley Chapter
California Land Surveyors Association

Promoting the professional practice of land surveying in the California Central Valley.
Serving the greater Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin County Area."


CLSA Central Valley Chapter Meeting Information

You will find details on the June 2012 meeting of the CLSA Central Valley Chapter below. Please contact any of the chapter officers with questions about the meeting.

You can download the meeting notice here in pdf format.

You can download the meeting minutes here in pdf format.

Tom's Power Point presentation.

Meeting Handout.

Directors Oath:

For your review and comment: We will asked to vote on whether to require this oath (as it is written) or not at the next board meeting.

Tom Taylor's Resume

  • 1991 - Present California Department of Transportation Oakland, CA
  • Senior Transportation Surveyor Throughout the 20 + years at Caltrans I have worked in Permits, Design, Construction, and all capacities as a Surveyor.,
    Most notably:
    • Chief of Geodetic and Specialty Surveying (including stationary and Mobile Laser Scanning) in the SF Bay Area
    • Chief of Right of Way Engineering in the SF Bay Area
    • Chief of Survey Standards and External Liaison
  • 1980 - 1983 UC Berkeley Berkeley, CA
    B.A., Theoretical Mathematics with a G.P.A of 3.5
  • National Academy of Sciences' Project Panel Chairman for Terrestrial Mobile Laser Scanning
  • National Science Foundation Panel Member for Transformative Undergraduate Education for Sciences and Engineering
  • California Land Surveyors Association's "Surveyor of the Year" for 2005
  • California Land Surveyors Association's Legislative Committee Chair from 2006 - 2011
  • Current California Land Surveyors Association's statewide President Elect
  • Prior Member of the California Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors' Land Surveyors Technical Advisory Committee (4 years)
  • Caltrans Liaison to the Board of Registration for surveying matters
  • Author and Chief Editor of Caltrans District 4 Interim Guidelines on Mobile Terrestrial Laser Scanning which Contained Input from both the public sector as well as the private sector
  • Author of Caltrans' Real Time Kinematic GPS Specifications and several Chapters of the Caltrans Surveys Manual
  • Author of technical surveying classes for Caltrans and the Operating Engineer's apprenticeship training program
  • Taught several review classes for candidates for professional licensure as a land surveyor
  • Speaker at numerous geodetic and surveying conferences within California and external to California
  • California Land Surveyors Association member

Chapter News:

Holiday Social Event

Wednesday, December 6th

Our Newsletter "The Prism" September 2017

California Surveyor: "Issue 185"


BPELSG New corner_record_instructions

"It is important to understand that effective April 1, 2017, all new Corner Record submittals must use the new form."

BPELSG Example CBT Examination Questions:

BPELSG Bulletin:Fall 2017

New in the Library:

Tuolumne County - Updated Record Maps and Corner Records, added Mineral Surveys
San Joaquin County - added Filed Map Footprints
updated February 2016 Guide to the Preparation of Maps
updated ROS, PM, M&P, Corner Records
Madera County - updated Record maps
Santa Clara County - updated Record maps and Corner Records
Sacramento County - added link to Geographical Map Index
Fresno County - updated record maps
Stanislaus County - updated record maps

CLSA Chapter Website of the Year - 2012-2014