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Fred's Corner: December 2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015   (0 Comments)
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“Fred’s Corner”
Frederick A. Czepiga, PLS
“State Transportation Land Surveyor”
New Jersey Geodetic Survey

Activities of the New Jersey Geodetic Survey
(Final Update: December, 2015)

1. On September 21, 2015, the New Jersey Geodetic Survey submitted Level Accession Project L27945/5, “Leveling in Central Middlesex and Monmouth Counties, N.J.” to the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) for inclusion into the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS). This 1st Order, Class 2 level project was performed during the summer of 2015 and established NAVD88 orthometric heights on 116 “new” bench marks with connections to the following level lines:

1. L25813/4, “Leveling to USGS Tide Stations in New Jersey, Waackaack Creek at Keansburg, N.J.”
2. L26046/6, “Leveling to Cooperative Base Network (CBN) Station DEVOE”.
3. L26897/9, “Leveling to Cooperative Base Network (CBN) Stations KIMCOB and FREE”.
4. L26897/10, “Leveling from Sea Bright to Belmar, New Jersey”.
5. L27244/6, “Leveling to Piscataway Township CORS ARP”.
6. L27244/17, “Leveling to the Monmouth Calibration Baseline, N.J.”.

2. Reconnaissance has begun on a future leveling project along the New Jersey coast that has been reconstructed from the impact of super storm Sandy. Recent construction activities along State Route 35 have destroyed a number of benchmarks included in Level Accession Project, “L27945/1, Belmar to Seaside Park, New Jersey”.

3. The New Jersey Geodetic Survey continues the highly successful National Geodetic Survey (NGS) GPSONBMS initiative to add new GPS data on existing bench marks in order to maintain local ties to the NSRS, thereby providing additional data for further development of the next GEOID model. So far this year, our office has performed satellite observations on forty (40) existing bench marks throughout the State.

4. In support of the Capital Program of the NJ Department of Transportation, the New Jersey Geodetic Survey has provided GNSS survey support for seven (7) large in-house mapping projects this year.

5. This is the last update from the New Jersey Geodetic Survey as I am RETIRING from the New Jersey Department of Transportation on December 31, 2015 after 40½ years of State Service. I will continue to be active in the surveying profession beyond retirement.

Frederick A. Czepiga, PLS


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