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Learn more about the surveying profession in Canada by visiting these links to key organizations. There are many interesting national and international sites to browse. Check back often!

Learn about careers in surveying

Study surveying in Canada: Setyourboundaries – Universities & Colleges

Learn more from the licensing bodies for surveying in Canada

In Alberta: Alberta Land Surveyor’s Association

In British Columbia: Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors

For Canada Lands*: Association of Canada Lands Surveyors

In Manitoba: Association of Manitoba Land Surveyors

In New Brunswick: Association of New Brunswick Land Surveyors

In Newfoundland and Labrador: Association of Newfoundland Land Surveyors

In Nova Scotia: Association of Nova Scotia Land Surveyors

In Ontario: Association of Ontario Land Surveyors

In Prince Edward Island: Association of Prince Edward Island Land Surveyors

In Québec: Ordre des arpenteurs-géomètres du Québec

In Saskatchewan: Saskatchewan Land Surveyors’ Association

*Canada Lands include the Territories, offshore, National Parks, Aboriginal Reserves, etc.

Canadian regulatory boards

Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS)

Ordre des arpenteurs-géomètres du Québec (OAGQ)

International organizations

National Society of Professional Surveyors

The International Federation of Surveyors

Canadian geomatics associations

Canadian Institute of Geomatics (CIG)

Geomatics for Informed Decisions (GEOIDE)

Other professional land surveyor associations

Alberta Society of Surveying and Mapping Technologies

Consulting Surveyors of Manitoba

Interesting links related to surveying

The Canadian Cartographic Association

The Canadian Hydrographic Association

Canadian Remote Sensing Society (CRSS-SCT)

The Degree of Confluence Project

GEOIDE Geomatics for Informed Decisions

GIM International

xyHt (formerly Professional Surveyor Magazine)

International associations

International: International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Australia, New South Wales: Association of Consulting Surveyors

Australia: The Institution of Syrveyors

Europe: Council of European Geodectic Surveyors (CLGE)

France: Ordres des Géomètres-Experts

Ireland: Society of Chartered Surveyors

Italy: Consiglio Nazionale Geometri (CNG)

New Zealand: New Zealand Institute of Surveyors

United kingdom: Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors

United Kingdom: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

United Kingdom: The Survey Association

U.S. associations

American Association for Geodetic Surveying AAGS

American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)

American Council of Engineering Companies – Council of Professional Surveyors (COPS)

Geographic Coordinate Data Base (GCDB)

Imaging and Geospatial Information society (ASPRS)

The Institute of Navigation

National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)

National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS)

Western Federation of Professional Surveyors

Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors

Alaska Society of Professional Land Surveyors

Arizona Professional Land Surveyors Association

Arkansas Society of Professional Surveyors

California Land Surveyors Association

Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado, Inc.

Conneticut Association of Land Surveyors

Delaware Association of Surveyors

Florida Surveying and Mapping Society

Surveying and Mapping Society of Georgia (SAMSOG)

Idaho Society of Professional Land Surveyors

Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association

Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors

Kansas Society of Land Surveyors

Kentucky Association of Professional Surveyors (KAPS)

Louisiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors

Maine Society of Land Surveyors (MSLS)

Maryland Society of Surveyors

Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers, Inc. (MALSCE)

Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors

Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors (MNSPS)

Mississippi Association of Professional Surveyors

Missouri Association of Registered Land Surveyors

Montana Association of Registered Land Surveyors (MARLS)

Nebraska Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors

Nevada Association of Land Surveyors

New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association

New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors

New Mexico Professional Surveyors

New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors (NYSAPLS)

North Carolina Society of Surveyors

North Dakota Society of Professional Land Surveyors

Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio

Oklahoma Society of Land Surveyors

Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon (PLSO)

Pennsylvannia Society of Land Surveyors

Rhode Island Society of Professional Land Surveyors

South Carolina Society of Professional Land Surveyors (SCSPLS)

South Dakota Society of Professional Land Surveyors

Tennessee Association of Professional Surveyors (TAPS)

Texas Society of Professional Surveyors (TSPS)

Utah Council of Land Surveyors

Vermont Society of Land Surveyors

Virginia Association of Surveyors, Inc.

Land Surveyors’ Association of Washington (LSAW)

West Virginia Association of Surveyors

Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors

Professional Surveyors of Wyoming

Other links to groups, journals, references, and more
Associations and groups

The American Geographical Society

American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing

Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia ASTTBC

Appraisal Institute United States

Appraisal Institute of Canada

Association of Archaeological Illustrators & Surveyors

Association of Internationally Educated and Trained Professionals IETPs

BC Internationally Trained Professionals Network BCITP Net

Bologna Process Overarching frameworks of qualifications of the EHEA

Bologna Process Recognition of qualifications

British Cartographic Society UK

Canadian Council of Professional Engineers Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board

Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists CCTT Nationally Accredited Programs

Canadian Council on Geomatics CCOG

Canadian Engineering Network

Canadian Home Builders Association

Canadian Institute of Planners

Canadian Network of National Associations of Regulators CNNAR

Canadian Real Estate Association

Cartography and Geographic Information Society

Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies CAST University of Arkansas

Conseil Interprofessionnel du Québec

The Council of the Federation

Ecclesiastical Architects’ and Surveyors’ Association UK

ENIC Network European Network of Information Centres

The European Group of Valuers’ Associations TEGoVA formerly EUROVAL

GeoBase Initiative

Geographic and Land Information Society

Geospatial Information & Technology Association GITA

International Association of Geodesy

International Cartographic Association ICA

International Right of Way Association IRWA

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency NGA formerly National Imagery and Mapping Agency

Right of Way Organizations

Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research GeoSciences

Spatial Sciences Institute Australia

Surveyors Historical Society

UNAVCO, Inc. non-profit organization that supports and promotes Earth Science

Urban and Regional Information Systems Association URISA

Urban and Regional Information Systems Association URISA Ontario Chapter


Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure CGDI

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) Canada

Environment Canada



Geological Survey of Canada GSC Geomagnetism – Natural Resources Canada

Institute for Research in Construction National Research Council Canada

International Boundary Commission IBC

National Geophysical Data Center NGDC

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA

Natural Resources Canada

Office of Coast Survey USA

Railway Safety Act Review Transport Canada

Surveyor General’s Office Canada


A Brief History of Land Surveying Professional Land Systems, USA

Art Source International

National Museum of Surveying

Surveyors Historical Society

Virtual Museum of Surveying


Arthur J. Gallagher Canada Limited Insurance Broker for Professional Surveyors Canada Professional Liability Insurance Program (PLIP)

ENCON Group Inc. Insurance Manager for Professional Surveyors Canada Professional Liability Insurance Program (PLIP)

Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. RIMS


The American Surveyor Journal

Directions Magazine

Point of Beginning POB Publication

PV Publications UK Offers a range of marketing, editorial, and media products

Survey Review UK Journal


Academic Sites for Geomatic Engineering German

Become a Surveyor UK

Cadastral Survey/Surveyor

Canadian County Atlas Digital Project

Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials CICIC Information for foreign-trained land surveyors

David Thompson

Degree Confluence Program

Earth-info web site

European Qualifications Framework EQF see also Bologna Process

Geodesy for the Layman

Geodesy information site of Poland List of Polish land surveying firms

GEOjobs Career Centre

Geomatics Canada

GeoPlace UK

Geoscience Australia



GPS The Global Positioning System

GPS Overview

GPS World

International GNSS Service IGS

Land Survey Records Inc. Online repository of land survey records in Ontario

Land Surveyor Reference Page Promoting land surveying in our schools, USA

Map Action Mapping for disaster emergencies anywhere in the world

Marine Advanced Technology Education Center MATE

National Geodetic Survey

Navstar GPS Internet Connections

New West Partnership Trade Agreement NWPTA


Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act PIPEDA Canada

PROMPT Policy Roundtable Mobilizing Professions and Trade

Research Institute of Geodesy, Topography and Cartography VUGTK

Studying in Canada

Surveying Zone

Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement TILMA – see NWPTA

US Geological Survey (USGS) Federal source for Earth Science

Volcano Monitoring – GPS

More international associations

Cayman Islands Government – Lands & Survey Department

Commonwealth Association of Surveying & Land Economy (CASLE)

The Institute of Surveyors of Trinidad & Tobago

The Land Surveyors Association of Jamaica (member of FIG)