Welcome To The American Surveyors & Mappers Council
Founded in 1992, the mission of the American Surveyors & Mappers Council is:
To protect and further the profession of land surveying against attacks from any quarter.
To address and take appropriate action on any issues which come up which impact on the profession of land surveying.
To continue work to stop the use of the “Owner’s Survey Affidavit and Indemnification Agreement.”
To provide training to the profession necessary to facilitate survival of our profession and to educate, not alienate, the other members of the title industry.
To work with other groups who are committed to improve and protect the profession of land surveying.
To cause a requirement for a current boundary survey on every conveyance, financing or re-financing of real property.
To cause a land survey to only be considered “current” for a maximum of 90 days following the completion of the field work and the title insurance industry not to remove the “Survey Exception” in Schedule ‘B’ of the title policy unless they are in possession of a current survey.
To cause any land surveyor who agrees to be hired on the basis of a lower price be forced to pay treble damages in the event that Minimum Technical Standards or Standards of Practice required by the Board are not met.
To cause the Land Surveyors Board of Registration to identify the practice of using the “Owner’s Survey Affidavit and Indemnification Agreement” as the “unauthorized and illegal practice of land surveying” and the Insurance Commission to forbid the practice.
To cause the Board of Professional Surveyors & Mappers to immediately prosecute any Surveyor & Mapper licensee who files a complaint against another Surveyor & Mapper for competitive purposes and immediately revoke the license of that complaining Surveyor & Mapper licensee.