ACSM-CLSA-NALS-WFPS Announces the Details of the 2005 Joint Conference and Technology Exhibition

The American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), the California Land Surveyors Association (CLSA), the Nevada Association of Land Surveyors (NALS) and the Western Federation of Professional Surveyors (WFPS) announce their 2005 Annual Meeting to be held March 18-23, 2005 at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The conference will contain a full program of over 40 workshops, 30 technical sessions and over 60 exhibits.  Workshops will cover such topics as surveying, GPS, GIS, floodplain management, and mapping.  Technical sessions will span everything from applications of GIS and mapping technologies to evolving markets to advanced data types and sources.  The conference is expected to draw more than 2,000 surveying professionals from all over the nation looking to hear the latest findings from the field, earn continuing education credits, network and meet old and new vendors.  A highlight of the week will be the keynote address by Dr. John Hébert, Chief of the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, who will address the importance of maps from the perspectives of presentation, history, and contemporary importance.  The exhibit hall will feature the latest in technology from the fields of surveying, cartography, remote sensing, GIS, GPS, and much more. 

A new feature of the 2005 conference is the Technician Workshop Program.  Several workshops on Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20, will be geared specifically towards survey technicians.  Included among these workshops are “Improving Your Field Procedures” and “Math for Surveyors.” Another new feature is the outdoor demonstration area in which select companies will give live demonstrations of their cutting-edge products.  Also new in 2005 is the resurrected Auto-Carto symposium sponsored by one of ACSM’s Member Organization the Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS).  This program will feature three full days of research presentations on the state of Web-based and Internet cartography in the 21st century. 

More information as well as registration for the conference can be found at