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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, this course is inactive. Please contact our office to see if it will be reinstated, 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.