NSPS 2021 Spring Business Meeting

4/22/2021 to 4/24/2021
When:  Tuesday, April 22, 2021

Where:
Hilton Arlington
Arlington, Virginia
United States

Contact:
Trish Milburn
trisha.milburn@nsps.us.com
240-439-4615 ext 105

ASPLS Summer Conference

6/30/2021 to 7/1/2021
When: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Where:
Gulf Shores, Alabama
United States

PPP Re-Opens on 1/15

Updated applications have been released for First Draw and Second Draw PPP loans. PPP applications must go through participating PPP lenders, who then route them to the SBA for approval.

What’s a First Draw PPP Loan and a Second Draw PPP Loan? In general, a First Draw PPP loan is for eligible borrowers who did not receive a PPP loan before the program closed in August 2020. A Second Draw PPP loan is for certain eligible borrowers that previously received a PPP loan, generally have 300 employees or less, and have suffered a 25% reduction in gross receipts.

Access the Small Business Administration

How Not to Survey….

Please use proper safety measures when working in traffic. We lose too many brothers and sisters in our profession due to distracted drivers, let’s not make it easier to happen!

2021 Standard  for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys Released

ALTA/NSPS Standards Document – PDF

ALTA/NSPS Standards FAQ’s – PDF

“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

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. Learn more

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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