Maryland Society of Surveyors
The Maryland Society of Surveyors (MSS) is a non-profit, association comprised of people engaged and interested in the surveying and mapping profession. Members include licensed professionals, unlicensed technicians and associates, teachers, students, companies and others who have committed to the advancement of surveying and mapping in the furthering of the public welfare.
To become a member of MSS, apply online.
Benefits of Membership
MSS has twelve local chapters which meet regularly with surveyors in their region. The chapters host continuing education seminars and networking events. Chapter events are posted on the main community calendar.
General Membership Meetings
MSS conducts four general membership meetings per year in different locations around the state in conjunction with a meeting of the Board of Directors. This makes officers, directors, committee chairs and others directly accessible to members on a face-to-face basis. Please visit our calendar for the list of upcoming meetings.
MSS provides seminars on a wide range of technical and educational subjects for the enrichment of all of our members from the technician studying toward licensure to the licensed professional keeping up with Continuing Professional Competency (CPC’s). At least one seminar is provided every year in each of the four regions of the state. Please visit our calendar to view upcoming seminars.
St. Michaels Crab feast
An annual seminar in St. Michaels, MD followed by a two-hour all you can eat Crab Feast on the water!
Multiple seminars over two days centrally located near Lithicum, MD with a technical theme. The CST examination is a staple feature of the conference.
Multiple Seminars held over several days at a resort location. New officers are sworn in and yearly awards are presented at the banquet. This conference houses the scholarship auction from which all proceeds go to the Maryland Society of Surveyors Educational Trust (MSSET) for the scholarship fund.
Professional Development Series
MSS past president Jim Whitehead teaches, in rotation, the four courses designed to meet the educational requirements of the state licensing board regarding storm water management and storm drainage and sedimentation erosion control at Anne Arundel Community College.
MSS teamed with James J. Demma, Esq. to publish the latest compilation of pertinent Maryland statutes, rules and court cases related to the work of surveyors, including the new ethics requirements.
MSS offers a series of video seminars by nationally recognized presenters which qualifies for A-level CPC’s.
Maryland Society of Surveyors Educational Trust
MSS supports the Maryland Society of Surveyors Education Trust (MSSET). The MSSET, is a 501(c)(3) public trust intended to further the education in and for the surveying profession by granting scholarships to deserving students, promoting classes and other appropriate activities related to surveying. The MSSET is funded by individual, tax deducible contributions and proceeds from the annual auction at the fall conference.
MSS retains a legislative agent in Annapolis to monitor all proposed legislation and notify the Government Affairs Committee if a bill affecting surveying or a related profession, as well as to advise the committee when proposing, opposing or supporting legislation. One example of the success of the Government Affairs Committee is the recent reduction of the length of the term in the Statute of Repose for Surveyors to 10 years. This is of colossal benefit to anyone working in the profession in Maryland.
Find A Surveyor
When someone calls the MSS office and asks for a referral, they are directed to “Find A Surveyor” on the MSS website. All licensed members of MSS are listed with their contact information according to their chapter(s) of record. Potential clients will find your listing by clicking on an interactive map. This is a free service for members.