MAPPS and ASPRS Oppose AB 586 and SB 444 in Wisconsin

On March 12, 2012 MAPPS sent a letter to members of a Wisconsin Assembly committee in opposition to AB 586.

In addition, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) has sent similar letters in opposition to AB 586 and SB 444. ASPRS, like MAPPS, has concluded that in both bills Section 93 would add construction surveying which includes any mapping in support of infrastructure design or the establishing of construction documentation, and Section 95 would add geodetic surveying which includes mapping the size or shape of the earth or the precise location of points on the earth’s surface to the definition of the practice of land surveying, subject to the requirement that such services be performed by a licensed surveyor. In addition, like MAPPS, ASPRS urges the Wisconsin legislature to follow the NCEES model law by including a "savings" or "grandfather" clause.