Our Mission

The United Surveyors of Arizona (USOFAZ) is dedicated to enhancing the vocation, art, and science of surveying for the benefit of the profession and the public. USOFAZ shall promote trust and public awareness of professional surveyors while holding paramount education, outreach and high standards of professional ethics. The organization will be committed to the profession of surveying; the true merit of a profession is determined by the value of its services to society.

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Member Benefits

We all have a number of responsibilities that we juggle on a daily basis and let’s face it…joining a professional organization may not be one of your top priorities. The reality is such thinking can cause you to miss out on the numerous benefits that membership in the United Surveyors of Arizona (USofAZ) has to offer.

Although each organization has its own unique advantages, most professional associations offer a number of benefits. Being a member of USofAZ is a great way to build technical knowledge, enhance leadership skills and build relationships within the survey, mapping and academic communities. Not only will you have access to exclusive “members only” benefits, but most importantly USofAZ members will have a unique opportunity to bring fresh ideas to the association while ultimately making a lasting difference in the future of this great profession.

You don’t need years of experience to participate as everyone passionate about the land surveying profession is welcome. Your contributions will be appreciated and you will be heard.

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Member Options

NEW! Education & Outreach Committee

The three objectives of the EOC:

  1. Educate the citizens of Arizona on the profession of surveying.
  2. To attract new people to the survey profession.
  3. To assist in the training and educating of all surveyors.

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USofAZ Community Involvement Day

Where: ICM Food & Clothing Bank
501 S. 9th Ave in Phoenix
When: Saturday, November 2nd, 8:00am-Noon
RSVP Admin@usofaz.org

USofAZ General Meeting

Where: TBD
When: Friday, November 15th   2:30-4:00pm

USofAZ Annual Holiday Party
When: Sunday, December 15th
Where: Social Hall Tempe
Time: TBD

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Virtual Surveyor Unveils Terrain Lenses in Drone Mapping Software

Published on June 26th

Virtual Surveyor unveiled Terrain Lenses in Version 6.3 of its drone surveying and mapping software.  Overlaid on a LiDAR point cloud or orthophoto, the six lenses enhance different aspects of the terrain in 3D to give users a better understanding of the topography in the area they mapped with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Read More

“NOAA Technical Report NOS NGS 62 – A Blueprint for 2022”

In 2022, the entire National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) will be modernized. This document addresses the geometric aspects of the NSRS. Geometrically, the NSRS currently contains three reference frames (historically “horizontal datums”), known as NAD 83(2011), NAD 83(PA11) and NAD 83(MA11) which are used to define the geodetic latitudes, geodetic longitudes and ellipsoid heights of all points in the USA.

Blueprint part 1 – PDF

Blueprint part 2 – PDF

Creed and Canons

As a Professional Surveyor, I dedicate my professional knowledge and skills to the advancement and betterment of human welfare.

To give the utmost of performance;
To participate in none but honest enterprise;
To live and work according to the laws of humankind and the highest standards of professional conduct;
To place service before profit, honor and standing of the profession before personal advantage, and the public welfare above all other considerations;
In humility, I make this pledge.

CANON 1: A Professional Surveyor should refrain from conduct that is detrimental to the public.

CANON 2: A Professional Surveyor should abide by the rules and regulations pertaining to the practice of surveying within the licensing jurisdiction.

CANON 3: A Professional Surveyor should accept assignments only in one’s area of professional competence and expertise.

CANON 4: A Professional Surveyor should develop and communicate a professional analysis and opinion without bias or personal interest.

CANON 5: A Professional Surveyor should maintain the confidential nature of the surveyor-client relationship.

CANON 6: A Professional Surveyor should use care to avoid advertising or solicitation that is misleading or otherwise contrary to the public interest.

CANON 7: A Professional Surveyor should maintain professional integrity when dealing with members of other professions.

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