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.
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.
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.
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.
The second annual POB Top 100 companies list is out, and it shows Top 100 companies earned a combined $50 billion — $5 billion of that from land surveying and geospatial services.
Thinking of using a drone? Here is a great article on Surveying with Drones in the POB blog.
NSPS Technical Mapping Advisory Council representative Wendy Lathrop reports that, after multiple requests, she has received an email message from the division handling the Elevation Certificate (EC).
FEMA response Letter
KJZZ: Landscape Architects Tell Arizona Lawmakers They Want To Keep Their Licenses
An interesting article on the challenging future of the land-surveyor.
2016 ALTA/NSPS Standards are now released. Make sure you read them here!