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."


2016 ALTA/NSPS Standards Seminar by

Ian Wilson, PLS

  • When: Thursday February 25, 2016 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Where: 1010 Tenth Street, Basement Training Room (B300), Modesto
  • Cost: $75 for CLSA Members
    $100 for non-members


Ian Wilson

D. Ian Wilson came to the land surveying profession in 1988 after a short career as a research chemist. His career began in North County San Diego and has spanned the length and breadth of the California and both private and public sectors. Mr. Wilson has specialized in boundary, topographic, and forensic surveys. A firm believer in lifelong learning, Mr. Wilson believes in continuing to learn in order to improve practice, abilities, and professionalism as a Land Surveyor.

Mr. Wilson has been a member of the California Land Surveyors Association since 1988 and has served as President of the Fresno and Riverside/San Bernardino chapters. He is now a member of the Sacramento chapter, and has served as its Professional Practice Committee Vice-Chair and Corresponding Secretary. Mr. Wilson is also licensed to practice land surveying in Nevada and Colorado. In his free time, he is an avid SCUBA Diver and has worked aboard dive boats as a Certified Dive Master.

Exploring the 2016 LTS Standards (Ian's Powerpoint as a PDF)

Approved 2016 ALTA/NSPS Standards

"Red line” markups of the changes from the 2011 edition to the 2016 edition of the ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Requirements

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