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SURVEYING TECHNICIAN

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ORGANIZATIONS

American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
6 Montgomery Village Avenue, Suite 403
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
(240) 632-9716 ext. 106
Web site: http://www.acsm.net
ACSM is an educational organization to which many surveyors belong.

Canadian Council of Land Surveyors (CCLS)
1390 Prince of Wales Drive, Suite 400
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2C 3N6
(800) 241-7200
Web site: http://www.ccls-ccag.ca/index.html
CCLS is a Canadian professional organization for surveyors.

The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)
280 Seneca Creek Road
Clemson, SC 29633-1686
(800) 250-3196
Web site: http://www.ncees.org
The NCEES tests and licenses surveyors.

National Society of Professional Surveyors, Inc. (NSPS)
5410 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 100
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 493-0200
Web site: http://www.acsm.net/nsps/index.html
This branch of ACSM is an organization for professional surveyors.

WEB SITES

BLS Career Information
http://www.bls.gov/k12/html/gym_005.htm
This Web site gives all the particular information on what a land surveyor does on the job.

Land Surveyor Reference Page
http://www.lsrp.com
Featuring links to many other Web sites for surveyors, this site also has job postings and discussion rooms.

SurveyCareers.com
http://www.surveycareers.com
Listings for surveying jobs are posted on this site. There are also links to educational resources.

Trimble.com
http://www.trimble.com/gps/
Use this tutorial to learn more about global positioning systems (GPS).

Virtual Museum of Surveying
http://www.surveyhistory.org/
Take a tour of surveying equipment and get other information on surveying on this site.

BOOKS

Farr, J. Michael. America's Top Jobs for People without a Four-Year Degree. Fifth ed. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works, Inc., 2001.
This book has a good general overview of surveying, as well as descriptions of other careers that do not require college.

Wolf, Paul R., and Charles D. Ghilani. Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geomatics. Tenth ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 2001.
This is a textbook on surveying basics.

PERIODICALS

Professional Surveyor
Professional Surveyors Publishing Co., Inc.
100 Tuscanny Drive
Suite B1
Frederick, MD 21702
(301) 682-6101
Web site: http://www.profsurv.com
Professional Surveyor has information on surveying, as well as job listings and information on education and equipmen

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