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The Future of Surveying

Dates:March 2-23, 2013
Meets:8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 4 sessions
Fee: $200.00
Workshops:Workshop Listing

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Hotel information - Carnegie Hotel - $99.00 per night + tax - 423-979-6400

Course Description

The Future of Surveying
Join us for a series of discussions about our profession and the future:
  • Why do we do what we do?
  • Impact of technology
  • Need for new members.
  • Where are we headed?
  • What do you see 5-10 years out?
    Potential Topics for Discussion and Decision:
  • Define the profession
  • The future of surveying
  • The role of land surveyors in today's and tomorrow's society
  • What does the public want/need
  • Professional compentence (input based vs. output based)
  • Value added
  • Standards and ethics (definitions, implementation and enforcement)
  • Advanced degrees and advanced learning
  • Student recruitment and retention
  • Continuing education
  • Development of professors
  • National and local professional associations
  • Leadership roles (The Survey Professional as a multidisciplinary team leader)
  • Strengths, weaknesses and opportunities
  • Incorporating the growth of technology
  • Relationship to other professions and services
  • Marketing
  • Public relations
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Concrete steps to move the profession forward


Topics to be added by the group.