Kansas Society of Land Surveyors (KSLS) Selects Winner of Land Surveying Excellence Award

The Board of the Kansas Society of Land Surveyors presented the Land Surveying Excellence Award to Murray Rhodes of BHC RHODES civil engineering and surveying firm during the 49th annual KSLS Meeting and Education Conference.  This is only the second time this prestigious award has been given by KSLS due to the extremely high level of criteria to be met. The first presentation of the award dates back thirty years to 1976.

All fifteen KSLS board members voted unanimously to award Rhodes based on numerous selection criteria including his leadership as a Board member of the Kansas State Board of Technical professions; member, officer and presenter for KSLS on a local and national level; and his impact on the surveying profession with his cutting edge methodologies. While serving for thirty years as the County Surveyor for Wyandotte County, Rhodes was instrumental in advancing Wyandotte County past nearly all other counties in the United States with his Geographic Base Mapping Land Information System (GIS) which was modeled and used by other counties, universities and countries for similar GIS systems. Rhodes also led the 1977 and 2004 survey efforts for the Indian land boundaries in Wyandotte County as well as surveying, documenting and preserving other notable projects for future generations such as levee district boundaries, railroad rights of way and county and state rights of way.

“He has presented seminars to lawyers, title insurance professionals, city, county and state government officials and everyone one of them came away with a renewed respect for the survey profession as embodied in Murray Rhodes. I consider it an honor to know him,” said Larry Graham, President, KSLS.

BHC RHODES is based in Overland Park, KS and was founded in 1992 to deliver outstanding engineering and surveying services and expertise. They differentiate themselves not by the services they offer, but by the way they deliver those services. They were voted one of the Best Places to Work both locally and nationally and celebrated their 14th anniversary this year. For more information visit their web site at www.ibhc.com.