Benefits of Membership

About FSMS:

The Florida Surveying and Mapping Society (FSMS) was organized for the purpose of forming an Association of Professionals to represent the surveying and mapping profession and to aid and contribute to the standards of the profession for the benefit of the general public and the members of the Association.

FSMS is a quality, professional membership society representing the Surveying & Mapping Profession, including: Photogrammetry, Imagery, Remote Sensing, Base Mapping, GIS/LIS, Cartography, Geodesy, Geomatics, GPS, Geographic Information and Geospatial Data.

FSMS is an affiliate of the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). A membership with FSMS includes a membership in NSPS. For NSPS membership benefits, see the link at the bottom of the page.

Why would you join? Your membership contributes towards:

1) Maintaining and supporting a 63-year-old professional society network of surveyors and mappers in Florida and across the U.S. This network serves and adds credibility and value to your daily interactions with your peers and business partners.

2) Protecting and enhancing your license and practice laws in Florida, through our work with the BPSM (Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers).

3) Maintaining a full-time lobbyist and PAC - one of the largest in the country – which constantly watches out for our industry and daily businesses.

4) Promoting and encouraging the future youth in our profession through several scholarship funds, college programs, high school programs, CST programs, and technical programs and seminars.

5) Monitoring and addressing unlicensed practice in Florida with a very active state-wide Professional Practice committee.

6) Provides you with CEC education opportunities, including a voucher for 3 credits upon membership renewal, as well as additional credits for attending local meetings and seminars.

7) Supporting local chapters, where you can earn credits and engage with surveyors in your local area who face the same professional challenges as you do.

8) Bolstering an otherwise inaccessible state-wide network of surveying professionals, which can be utilized for career advice, business opportunities, and camaraderie!   

Benefits of NSPS Membership