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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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 General Meeting
Why: Because we have a ton to talk about and there will be some really cool raffle prizes up for grabs for all who attend (in person of course)!
Where: Bowman Consulting office located at 1295 W Washington Street, Suite 108, Tempe, AZ  85281…thanks Doug!
When: Friday, June 21 from 2:30-4:00PM

Death by Neglect

From The American Surveyor  Read Here

JCComancheros Pony Express

USof AZ’s own Phil Fedor is participating in the Pony Express ride again this this year. Phil was sworn in last week to fulfill his duty of delivering the mail from Phoenix to Prescott and was awarded the Top Three donation Champion. See More

“Why Do Surveyors Undervalue and Undersell Their Services”

Greg Jeffries, B.S. M. ASCE, Regional SUE Manager – Texas
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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

“Surveyors and Other Professional Drone Operators Should be Focused on Accuracy and Reliability”

Daniel Katz – Commercial UAV News  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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