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Visit the following Websites for information on the surveying and mapping professions, scholarship opportunities and more.

Point of Beginning On line magazine.
This professional publication is available free to qualified students and educators. View technical and professional articles of interest to practitioners in the surveying and mapping fields. Visit the Classified section for employment opportunities.

Professional Surveyor On line magazine.
This professional publication is also available free to qualified students and educators. Browse numerous technical and professional articles of interest to practitioners in the surveying and mapping fields. Back issues to March, 1996 are available; you can search the archives with a keyword search utility. Visit the Job Exchange section for section for employment opportunities.

Virtual Museum of Surveying
Exhibits which cover a variety of topics related to surveying history. Learn the way surveying used to be or find the age of that old transit!

National Society of Professional Surveyors
Membership is open to all professional surveyors and to persons trained, registered, or interested in the profession of surveying and mapping. NSPS strives to establish and further common interests, objectives and political effort that would help bind the surveying profession into a unified body in the United States.

NSPS News and Views
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Land Surveyors' Association of Washington
The Land Surveyor's Association of Washington (LSAW) is a professional organization representing over 800 individuals practicing in the various disciplines of surveying.

Land Surveyors’ Association of Washington Foundation
The Land Surveyors' Association of Washington Foundation was formed to provide a means whereby people interested in advancing the profession could work together to provide financial assistance to deserving students, educators and others who work to enhance the standing of the profession in Washington State.

Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon
Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon home page. Oregon's professional society for surveying professionals.

Montana Association of Registered Land Surveyors
MARLS home page. A statewide organization for professional land surveyors licensed to execute land surveys in the state of Montana.

Idaho Society of Professional Land Surveyors
The Idaho Society of Professional Land Surveyors was incorporated in 1976 to advance the science and art of surveying in Idaho.


Washington Administrative Code
This WAC is current through July 21, 1999. To determine if changes have been made to a particular rule since that time, consult the tables printed in the current issue of the Washington State Register (WSR).

WashLaw Web
WashLawWeb provides users with links to all known law-related materials on the Internet. Generally speaking, the information is arranged alphabetically, by subject, and by geographic location. All links on the main WashLawWeb menu are maintained by full-time staff members. Many pages have full text searching of local as well as distant resources. Information is added on a daily basis.

Washington State Law Library
Legal Research on the Internet. With over 53,000 titles and over 340,000 volumes, the collection is one of the largest legal collections in the Far West. It is the only law library in the Pacific Northwest to have primary materials from all fifty states, including published official reports and statutes.

Municipal Research & Services
One of the principal services of the Municipal Research & Services Center (MRSC) is to respond to inquiries on virtually every facet of local government. Staff experience includes budgeting and finance, municipal law, public management and administration, planning and growth management, public works and utilities, and local government policies.

Revised Code of Washington
This 1999 RCW is current through November 8, 1999, containing changes made by the Washington State legislature in the 1999 regular and special session. The database will be updated again in January 2001.


The Websites listed below focus on employment opportunities in the geosciences and related fields.

America's Job Bank
A nationwide job search utility. You can search by geographic area or by occupation, or look at openings across the nation in a given field. Choose the Job Seekers option on the home page, then choose search by Occupation. Choose the Select Job Title option to view job categories. The Engineering and Architectural category contains listings for engineering and surveying and related fields.

Geo Job Source
The Geo Job Source home page. Visit the Career Opportunities Page to view job listings worldwide. You can search the listing by region, then view each listing for detailed information.

GeoSearch home page, a firm that recruits for positions in GIS, GPS, and related sciences. The listings may be sorted and viewed by region. The site also provides links to other related sites.

GIS Jobs Clearinghouse
The GIS Jobs Clearinghouse. Browse nationwide listings by date.


Use these Websites to explore Cadastral Surveying, that branch of surveying that deals with property boundaries. Information you will find here is pertinent to the 30 Public Land States.

Cadastral Surveyor
A privately supported reference providing information of interest to the land surveyor (also known as the Cadastral Surveyor) involved in the preservation and retracement of the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) in the United States.

Federal Land Patent Site
U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Official Federal Land Patent Records Site. This site offers researchers a source of information on the initial transfer of land titles from the Federal government to individuals. In addition to verifying title transfer, this information will allow the researcher to associate an individual (Patentee, Assignee, Warrantee, Widow, or Heir) with a specific location (Legal Land Description) in time (Signature date).


Explore the world of Geodetic Surveying, learn about the earth's gravitational and geomagnetic fields, mapping and more.

National Geodetic Survey
Information on the science of geodesy, control station coordinates, free downloadable software for your PC.

National Geophysical Data Center
Web page for Geomagnetic Data. The study of geomagnetism is one of the oldest of the geophysical sciences. Since before the publication of Gilbert's De Magnete in 1600, people have sought to solve the mysteries of the Earth's magnetic field. Find the difference between true and magnetic north (aka magnetic declination) at your location. Free downloadable software for your PC.

U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Geological Survey home page. The USGS is one of those things that the US government does really well. Learn about maps and the mapping sciences. Order maps and aerial photographs of your corner of the world. This is a really cool site--don't miss it!



Glossary of Appraisal Terms
Glossary of Appraisal Terms. El Paso County, CO Assessor's Office.

Glossary of Cadastral Surveying Terms
Glossary of Cadastral Surveying Terms - National Integrated Land System.

GLO Terms & Field Definitions
Glossary Terms and field definitions - Bureau of Land Management

Glossary of Real Estate Terms
Glossary of Real Estate Terms, Commonwealth Land Title Company of NC

International Guide to Real Estate
Terms and definitions. A Full Guide covering how to create, submit and manage Listings, Agent Profile, Office Profile and other IGR Tools online is available. The Guide includes full instructions and advice on how to make the most of your business on the IGR system.

Glossary of Real Estate Terms
Within the realm of title insurance and real estate, legal terms and acronyms can have definitions very different from the same terms used in other context. Our industry has its own unique language, which can confuse if not properly explained. Real estate transactions require a full understanding of the terms and phrases used by agents and legal representatives. This glossary of terms will assist your interpretation of documents as well as bolster your understanding of dialog within and around this complex industry.


Geodetic Software Systems Geomatics Information Center
 Welcome to our Information Center for Geomatic Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Students. The center will be adding new lecture notes, research papers, and answers to most frequently asked questions every week. Please feel free to visit our learning center frequently.