Monday, October 17, 2005

American Congress on Surveying and Mapping

Good Monday Morning! I had quite the relaxing weekend and I am now ready for the week. I have so much to do and work and I am leaving for San Antonio again Thursday night. I need to quit traveling so much!

Originally named the National Congress on Surveying and Mapping when it was founded in June 1941, the society sought to better coordinate the nation's surveying and mapping activities. Later the name was changed to the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) to encompass members from Canada and South America. Today, although the majority continue to come from the United States, the members of ACSM’s Member Organizations include more than 7,000 surveyors, cartographers, geodesists, and other spatial data information professionals working in both public and private sectors throughout the world. The ACSM consists of member organizations such as American Association of Geodetic Surveyors (AAGS), Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS), Geographic and Land Information Society (GLIS), and National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). The non-governing ACSM Congress is comprised of two delegates and one alternate representing each of the Member Organization. The Congress also includes non-voting delegates representing Associate Organizations. The Congress administers the activities that have been agreed upon by the Member Organizations as joint efforts. To learn more go to

1 comment:

surveyors supplies said...

I realised its excellent to join the ACSM becauseACSM offers members the opportunity to open doors to all the information needed to keep up-to-date on the latest and most crucial issues of the profession. All members receive the ACSM Bulletin and a complimentary subscription to Surveying and Land Information Systems (AAGS and NSPS members) and/or Cartography and Geographic Information Systems (ACA and GLIS members). Other benefits include:

* Registration discounts for ACSM conventions
* Continuing education programs and workshops
* Discounts on ACSM's comprehensive book sales
* Opportunity for Fellowships and Scholarship funding
* Technician and Hydrographer Certification programs
* Reduced rates for group health and professional liability insurance
* Discounts on office equipment, long-distance phone service and courier deliveries
* Discounts on hotel rates and car rentals
* MasterCard with low annual fees

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