How You Can Make a Difference During National Surveyors Week

This year National Surveyors Week will be celebrated March 16-22. Events are being planned by the National Society of Professional Surveyors as well as by state societies, local surveying chapters and individual surveyors. Some of the celebrations under discussion include publicity events, educational events and support of the National Geodetic Survey’s (NGS) Height Modernization Program.

Each of us has an opportunity to participate in National Surveyors Week to whatever level we are able. Surveyors who live in or nearby capital cities or county seats are discussing setting GPS marks, perhaps with the state society logo embossed on the mark, and occupying these marks so that the public and politicians can meet us and learn about what surveyors do. Other surveyors I know have contacted the press, local schools and scout groups to use National Surveyors Week as an educational opportunity to inform the public about what we do and why it is important. They will set up in school yards or other predetermined locations with GPS receivers, total stations and levels to share their love of our profession.

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