Author: Glen Thurow

Mr. Thurow has been licensed in New Mexico since 1991 and is currently a Survey Project Manager for Colliers Engineering & Design in Albuquerque. He also is a Certified Federal Surveyor. He is the owner of Land Links Consulting Service, a surveying and geospatial development firm in Albuquerque, NM. Prior to his current position he was vice-president for Geographic Coordinate Data Base development at Premier Geospatial, Inc. and oversaw projects in the development of the Cadastral National Spatial Data Infrastructure. Glen has also taught surveying and Geographic Information Systems courses at the Central New Mexico Community College and is a former chair of the Surveying Engineering Industrial Advisory Committee to the surveying program at New Mexico State University. He is a past-president of the New Mexico Professional Surveyors and was honored as the NM Surveyor of the Year in 2003. He served as the state lobbyist for NMPS from 2000 to 2006. Mr. Thurow was also the NSPS governor for New Mexico from 2009 to 2014. He was one of the founding directors of the New Mexico Professional Surveyors Educational Foundation and was appointed to the New Mexico Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors in 2013. Glen currently serves on the NCEES Examination Professional Surveying Committee and is a past member of the NCEES Law Enforcement and Education Committees. He is also developing online training materials for the NSPS Certified Survey Technician program.

Opening: Supervisory Land Surveyor – Nevada

Supervisory Land Surveyor Announcement No: NV-DEU-23-11746291-JPOpens: 12/01/2022 – Closes: 12/14/2022 Location: Reno, NevadaPromotion Potential:  GS-13Relocation Expenses: Yes Who May Be Considered: All U.S. Citizens, CTAP/ICTAP eligibles in the local commuting area.  To apply, please visit the website address: USAJOBS – Job Announcement Jessica ParkhurstHuman Resources SpecialistBureau of Land ManagementNevada State Office-NV953781-808-6384


Four New CFedS for November 2022

Congratulations are in order to each of the following individuals that passed the CFedS exam in October of this year: #1838 – Cody Brommerich, Black River Falls, Wisconsin #1840 – Jessica Sandry, De Soto, Wisconsin #1841 – Erick Welch, Phoenix, Arizona #1842 – Jonathan Wooten, Las Vegas, Nevada We realize that taking on 120-200 hours Read More »


National Policy Memorandum (NPM-TRUS-43)

May 5th, 2022 A recently released National Policy Memorandum (NPM-TRUS-43) issued by the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs entitled Modernize the Land Description Review Process for Fee-to-Trust Acquisitions is resulting in a number of questions by current Certified Federal Surveyors (CFedS). One question is the continuing role of CFedS in Read More »