Advancing the Surveying & Mapping Profession for 64 Years

The Florida Surveying & Mapping Society was originally founded in 1955 as the Florida Society of Professional Land Surveyors.

FSMS was organized in order to represent the surveying and mapping profession in Florida and to aid and contribute to the standards of the profession, for the benefit of both the general public and members of the association. FSMS welcomes individuals from across all geospatial-related fields, including: photogrammetry, imagery, remote sensing, base mapping, cartography, geodesy, geomatics, geographic information, geospatial data, GPS, and GIS/LIS.  

One of our primary goals is to monitor proposed legislation and rule changes that affect the surveying and mapping profession. This is a vital function of our association and one of the many benefits provided to our members, along with frequent communication regarding recent news, advancements, and developments in the profession.

Our Society serves as an invaluable professional network on the local, state, and national level. With 19 local chapters located throughout the state, members have the opportunity to meet and engage with individuals who face the same professional challenges that they do. This aspect of our organization fosters relationships and connections that ultimately enhance both the profession and the Society.


November 2019


GPS Is Doing More Than You Thought

Scientific American - October 30, 2019

"You might think you’re an expert at navigating through city traffic, smartphone at your side. You might even hike with a GPS device to find your way through the backcountry. But you’d probably still be surprised at all the things that GPS—the global positioning system that underlies all of modern navigation—can do......"

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