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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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Membership Meeting

April 27th  2:00-3:30

Stantec Office
8211 South 48th Street
Phoenix Az 85044

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Newsletters

“Why Do Surveyors Undervalue and Undersell Their Services”

Greg Jeffries, B.S. M. ASCE, Regional SUE Manager – Texas
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Geospatial Apprenticeships Are a Go!

A new program of apprenticeships specifically for geospatial disciplines. This program is expected to help meet challenges of meeting the demand for skilled surveyors and geospatial workers, especially in these times of rapid growth in commercial development and public infrastructure.

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Letter from PCH

Letter from the Salvation Army

Endangered Species: The Land Surveyor

Published on April 12, 2018
Paul Greenhagen, CEO/President at Westwood Professional Services

“…there will soon be a large marketplace void for young people to fill once the existing group retires. … it is important that stakeholders in the profession exercise as much influence and effort as they can to educate young people about the opportunities and make them more aware of the surveying profession in general to hopefully entice them into it.” (V. King, June 2016) 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

UNITED SURVEYORS OF ARIZONA ADOPTED SURVEYOR’S CREED AND CANONS
As a Professional Surveyor, I dedicate my professional knowledge and skills to the advancement and betterment of human welfare.

I PLEDGE:
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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