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What Has MSS Done for You Lately?
Here are just a few highlights of accomplishments and activities of the Maryland Society of Surveyors over the past twelve months.

  • Worked with the Maryland Board for Professional Land Surveying (DLLR) to revise CPC regulations.
  • Implemented a Workforce Development program to attract young people to careers in surveying and earned a cover story in P.O.B. magazine.
  • Secured 2017 Surveyors Week proclamation from Governor Hogan.
  • Hosted the 2016 Fall Conference in Solomons, MD and the Spring Technical Conference in April 2017 in Linthicum Heights, MD.
  • Successfully nominated a member of the DLLR Board for Professional Land Surveying for appointment by Governor Hogan.
  • Began development of a cloud based archive to store, search, and share plats, data, documents, and other valuable survey information. • Sponsored the 2nd place winner in the NSPS National Trig-Star competition and 2nd place in the NSPS National Teaching Excellence competition winner.
  • Presented more than 80 hours of Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) education on such cutting-edge topics as UAS, Scanning, Data Archives, Privacy, One-Person Survey Crews, Rights-of-Way, Point Clouds, QA/QC and Minimum Standards, Evidence and Procedure, Subsurface Utility Location, Survey Control, NSRS 2022, Elevation Certificates, GIS, Water Boundaries, DTM Models, and more!!!
  • Introduced “Tech Time” to enhance exhibit hall education, networking and new product information during the MSS Fall Conference.
  • Defeated a bill in the Maryland Legislature that would have eliminated the corporate permit requirement for firms in surveying and engineering.
  • Provided scholarships for the education of future surveyors through the MSS Educational Trust.
  • Developed and offered classes on Collector and Local Road Design in Maryland and Storm Drain Pipe Design.
  • Represented the surveying profession before the GIS community at TUgis, Maryland's Geospatial Conference.
  • Presented a Certified Survey Technician (CST) examination review class.
  • Assisted future surveyors with licensing examination preparation.
  • Represented the surveying profession before the Maryland State Geographic Information Committee (MSGIC).
  • Assisted the Maryland Board for Professional Land Surveying (DLLR) with development of licensing examination questions.
  • Increased outreach, education, and enrollment of Associate members - Young Surveyors - to help with the professional development of the next generation of Maryland surveyors.
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