As part of our devotion to excellence in all that we do, we are proud members of the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping. Since 1941, this reputable industry organization has set the standard for surveying and mapping across the country and has been instrumental in advancing the industry and in lobbying when necessary. Its primary goals are to promote the technical and professional development and overall education of its members in all related areas.
In addition to being a member of the ACSM, our team at Empire State Layout also uses advanced technology to ensure accuracy in every project that we complete. Some of the many technologies that we regularly employ as needed include building information modeling, high-definition laser scanning, and deformation modeling. Accuracy is critical in this industry, and you can rest assured that you are in good hands when you reach out to Empire State Layout for assistance. We actively pay attention to new industry technologies that are reviewed and deemed beneficial by the Congress.
Understanding Surveying and Mapping
Since 2004, the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping has included reputable affiliate organizations as members. These include the Geographic Land and Information Society, the National Society of Professional Surveyors, the Cartography and Geographic Information Society and the American Association of Geodetic Surveying to name a few. In addition, most states have their own industry organizations, and most of these organizations are also members of the Congress.
The ACSM is a broad organization that covers all aspects of surveying and mapping services that the team at Empire State Layout provides to its valued customers. Some of the many services that are available through our company include boundary surveying, topographical surveying, utilities surveying, building information modeling, property surveying, ALTA surveying, and more. Each of these services has unique features and benefits that offer important information to our customers.
Generally, however, you can learn about everything from the exact location of boundary lines, structures on the property, easements, and even existing land rights related to your property or related to a property that you are preparing to buy through the surveying and mapping services available to you through Empire State layout.
Learning About the Importance of Surveying and Mapping
Surveying and mapping reports can be completed by the skilled team at Empire State Layout for many reasons. For example, you may have a boundary dispute with your neighbor over the placement of a fence that is being installed, and you may need to rely on information on one of our reports. You may think that someone is encroaching on your land. In some cases, you may want to know where the easements are on the property so that you can complete a building project.
Another reason to order a report from Empire State Layout is to learn about the topography of the property. In many cases, surveys and maps are ordered by existing property owners, but they also can be beneficial for buyers. Through our affiliation with the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping, you can rest assured that our reports are precise and comprehensive.
ACSM has many reputable industry members throughout the country. Membership regularly elects representatives from each state to meet regularly. These representatives discuss new technology that has been introduced in the industry that could possibly improve the efforts of its members, improve the accuracy of the reports, or provide other important benefits. The representatives also discuss ways for the organization to improve public awareness of the importance of land surveying and mapping.
In addition, the representatives work to provide more beneficial educational opportunities for its members. When needed, the Congress acts as a spokesperson for the industry when legal matters arise, such as the potential to change state or federal laws regarding surveys and mapping. In these ways, the Congress works hard to advance the industry and to provide minimum expectations for the quality of work expected by its members.
Exploring Membership Requirements
The Congress has significant membership requirements, which attest to the caliber of individuals who are members and representatives in this organization. There are different levels of membership available, which are based on the membership for the different organizations that are affiliated with the Congress. This includes:
- American Cartographic Association
- American Association of Geodetic Surveying
- National Society of Professional Surveyors
- Geographic and Land Information Society
Each of these organizations has full and associate memberships available, and both will make the surveying professional a member of the Congress. The full membership requirements are typically more substantial and have both education and experience requirements. Congress members only need to belong to one affiliated organization as a prerequisite for membership.
As a proud member of the industry's Congress, Empire State Layout uses all of the beneficial aspects of membership effectively. This includes taking advantage of the many excellent educational opportunities offered by the Congress on a regular basis. It also includes learning about the latest technologies that are available in the industry that may enhance the quality of our work. If you are interested in learning more about the Congress or about the many services offered by Empire State Layout, contact us today.
About the Author
Dennis McCaffrey is a Land Surveyor for Empire State Layout, leading Expert Land Surveyors for NYC, Manhattan, The Boroughs, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Long Island, and the Surrounding Area. Learn more by visiting their website.