Minnesota Governor Proclaims March 18-24 Surveyors Week

Gov. Dayton proclaims March 18-24 as Surveyors Week in recognition of surveyors’ historic and current role in advancing Minnesota, including how they impact citizens dozens of times each day.

Every Minnesotan comes into contact with the work of professional surveyors dozens of times each day, whether it’s in their homes, on the roads they drive, the bridges they cross and much more. In recognition of “the important work they do for our communities and state,” Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed March 18-24, 2018, as Surveyors Week in Minnesota.

“Today, surveying is utilized in engineering, aircraft navigation, and mapping and charting,” Gov. Dayton said in his written proclamation. “Minnesota appreciates the historical contributions of surveyors and the new technologies that are constantly changing this profession.”

Those new technologies include GPS, 3D laser scanning, robotic total stations, drones, digital photography and other equipment used by more than 500 licensed surveyors across Minnesota to measure and map boundaries for property, engineering, architecture, mapmaking, construction and other needs.

“We appreciate Gov. Dayton drawing attention to the important work of professional surveyors this week, because surveyors ensure the accuracy of property boundaries, construction projects, mapmaking and much more,” said Chris Mavis, President of the Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors (MSPS). “Whether you realize it or not, your life is positively affected every day by the expertise, dedication and skills of a professional surveyor.”

Click HERE to view the full proclamation from Gov. Mark Dayton.

Additional information about surveying, including careers, can be found at www.mnsurveyor.com, or by calling the MSPS office toll-free at 800-890-LAND (5263).