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Episode 053 - Christy Davis & Marisa Trzemzalski

Episode 053 - Christy Davis & Marisa Trzemzalski

October 18, 2020

Guess what...NCEES is a really beneficial organization!!! Marisa Trzemzalski, the Marketing and Outreach Coordinator for Surveying at NCEES and Christy Davis, the Executive Director of the North Carolina Society of Surveyors join us on this episode to tell us all about it. We discuss the NCEES strategic plan, who the organization benefits, the services it provides, the relationship with the SCORE initiative, promoting land surveying and how diversity is affecting the profession. Needless to say, we packed a ton into this episode!!! PJ wants to buy a sailboat. BS is a winner. DD is a Polack. Music for this episode by Dave Matthews Band...and their 800 pounds of human waste!!

Geoholics Anonymous - “Younger” Geomatics Professionals

Geoholics Anonymous - “Younger” Geomatics Professionals

October 11, 2020

Welcome to this meeting of Geoholics Anonymous! This is another “round-table” format discussion touching on the current issues affecting the geomatics world. This panel is made up of Kent Groh, PLS (Host of The Geoholics), Ryan Kelly, CP (Co-host of The Geoholics), Jose Pedraza, PLS - Survey Director at Stuart Consulting Group, Chris Glantz, PLS - Deputy State Surveyor ODOT, and Gabby Getz - Software Developer at Cesium and winner of the 2019 Younger Geospatial Professional (YGP) of the Year Award presented in cooperation with LiDAR News and Leica Geosystems. The topic of this GA meeting is getting to know and understand the perspective of "younger" geomatics professionals. These folks are in the prime of their careers and have plenty to say about the past, present and future of geomatics. RIP Eddie Van Halen. 

Episode 052 - Evan Knox

Episode 052 - Evan Knox

October 4, 2020

Do yourself a favor and spend this hour with us as we learn what it takes be at the top of our branding and marketing game! Let's be honest, surveyors typically are not the best "business minded" people. Evan Knox, the Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Caffeine Marketing, joined us and graciously shared an array of tips and tricks that will without question help you to grow your business and expand your personal brand. He brings a fresh and simple approach to something we tend to take for granted or in some cases completely ignore. The bottom line is "Bad Marketing is Costing You"! PJ does not know what bubble hockey is. BS is tired. DD and TLM celebrate an anniversary.  Please SUBSCRIBE to The Geoholics YouTube channel and be sure to support our Friends of the Program. Music for this episode by Hillsong Young & Free!

Geoholics Anonymous - Mentoring Chapter 1

Geoholics Anonymous - Mentoring Chapter 1

September 27, 2020

Welcome to this meeting of Geoholics Anonymous! This is another “round-table” format discussion touching on the current issues affecting the geomatics world. This panel is made up of Kent Groh, PLS (Host of The Geoholics), Ryan Kelly, CP (Co-host of The Geoholics), Trent Keenan, PLS, WRS, CFedS - President of Diamondback Land Surveying, Robert (Rob) M. McMillan, PLS, EIT - District 11 Land Surveys MS 313 and Brandon Montero - Senior Survey Manager at Okland Construction. The topic of this GA meeting is the importance of mentoring and how it will directly influence the future of land surveying and the geomatics professions. Kent goes off the rails...again...drinking whiskey...that Trent brought so it's his fault...on the topic of a national requirement to become a registered/professional land surveyor. 

Episode 051 - Ross Gerber & Topher Cochrane (Chasing Bubbles)

Episode 051 - Ross Gerber & Topher Cochrane (Chasing Bubbles)

September 20, 2020

All we can say is...wow...we've been humbled again. If you've been listening to The Geoholics for a bit you know that we are total fanboys of the incredible documentary titled Chasing Bubbles. Well, we had the honor and privilege to be able to chat with two of the film's biggest stars...Ross Gerber & Topher Cochrane. Ross spent 6 months aboard Bubbles & Topher had the task of reviewing over 200 hours of video from what amounted to a 3-year long journey literally around the world. If you've watched it and even if you haven't yet, you will not want to miss this insightful and moving conversation. PJ talks about when we discovered Chasing Bubbles and how it motivated him to become a certified sailor. Huddy turns seven! DD accuses Stephen Gostkowski of being on the take. Please SUBSCRIBE to The Geoholics YouTube channel and be sure to support our Friends of the Program. Music for this episode by Talking Heads!

Episode 050 - Wilson Phillips, LS

Episode 050 - Wilson Phillips, LS

September 13, 2020

We hit the half-century mark...this is episode 50 of The Geoholics! An updated fan pack offer, a DD John Mellencamp story, new FOTP promo codes, a Class Action Park review, Wulf and Transient Tony and hard hat safety were discussed all before we even introduced our guest. Wilson Phillips (the surveyor NOT the band) joined us to talk about the state of surveying North of the border and what it's like being from Winnipeg and having to share the spotlight with Winnie the Pooh and the ASHAM Stompers. We had a great chat touching on a number of topics and hope that you will enjoy it as much as we did. Please SUBSCRIBE to The Geoholics YouTube channel and be sure to support our Friends of the Program. Music for this episode by John Mellencamp!

Episode 049 - Louis Maconi & The Lovely Megan

Episode 049 - Louis Maconi & The Lovely Megan

September 6, 2020

The Wine Episode...we went off the rails a bit with this one, BUT if you're into wine or ever wanted to learn more THIS is the episode for you!!! Music for this episode by The Smiths!!

Episode 048 - Nate Gardner, PLS & Aaron Michalenko, PLS

Episode 048 - Nate Gardner, PLS & Aaron Michalenko, PLS

August 30, 2020
This train's a rolling! We got to sit down with Nate Gardner, PLS & Aaron Michalenko, PLS this week to talk about their experiences providing emergency survey services for a train derailment accident that took place 7/29/2020 in Tempe, AZ. This was an around the clock operation that included scanning, drone captured imagery, 3D modeling and "on the fly" design survey services. There were plenty of challenges including numerous safety/HAZMAT concerns, air traffic as it was directly in one of the Sky Harbor Airport flight lines and a dynamic construction zone that was evolving by the minute.  PJ takes a trip to the "high" country. BS has an apparent brush with death. DD throws in the towel on professional sports and now follows marbleympics. PLEASE subscribe to The Geoholics YouTube channel and be sure to check out our F'sOTP for exclusive Geoholics offers. Music for this episode by Ozzy Osbourne!
Geoholics Anonymous - Land Surveying Education Chapter 1

Geoholics Anonymous - Land Surveying Education Chapter 1

August 23, 2020

Welcome to this meeting of Geoholics Anonymous! This is another “round-table” format discussion touching on the current issues affecting the geomatics world. This panel is made up of Kent Groh, PLS (Host of The Geoholics), Ryan Kelly, CP (Co-host of The Geoholics), Joe Paiva, PE, PLS - CEO GeoLearn, James Coan PLS, CFedS - Renton Technical College, Todd Horton, PE, PLS - Meridian Geospatial Consulting & Parkland Community College and Adam McCartney, CST III - Party Chief at Maricopa County Department of Transportation and student at Great Basin College. The topic of this GA meeting focuses on land surveying and geomatics education. We touch on post-secondary education opportunities, the importance of technicians, apprenticeships, and achievable credentials such as the NSPS CST program.

Episode 047 - Pedro Ortiz GEX

Episode 047 - Pedro Ortiz GEX

August 16, 2020

Que Pasa Geoholics! We kick off year two having a very informative and enlightening conversation with the one and only Pedro Ortiz. Pedro comes from a family of land surveyors and has been working in the field for over 24 years. He shares what it is like to survey in Spain and the obstacles surveyors must overcome in his country. Amazingly, they face a number of same challenges as other surveyors around the globe. Big news... this is our FIRST episode that will also be released on YouTube! PLEASE subscribe to The Geoholics channel and we promise to keep you educated and entertained! Check out our FOTP for exclusive Geoholics offers. Music for this raver by The Prodigy!

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