South Dakota Society of Professional Land Surveyors
SDSPLS was established to facilitate and promote Professional Land Surveying in the State of South Dakota.

Our mission is to promote the profession, assist surveying professionals through education and information, and to provide a unified voice for fellow surveyors in South Dakota.

We welcome you to use this site to enhance your knowledge and gain a better understanding of how we are working to elevate the surveying profession in South Dakota.

From President O'Donnell  (August 2016) 
Wow, where has the summer gone?  It's already the middle of August and fall will be here shortly.

Unfortunately we have lost one of our members this month.  SDSPLS Past President (1986 & 1990) Charles (Chuck) Hanson passed away on August 12th.  Our sincerest condolences are extended to Chuck’s family and friends.  His obituary is on Page 6

I would like to congratulate Southeast Technical Institute for being one of ten programs to be awarded the 2016 NCEES Surveying Education Award (see pages 26 and 27). STI will receive a $10,000 cash prize for this award. South Dakota and the surrounding states are fortunate to have such an excellent school teaching Land Surveying Science Technology and preparing students for a career in Land Surveying (congratulations to Rod Breitling!!).                                                                                                          
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Charles M. Hanson
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South Dakota
Society of
Professional Land

PO Box 8154
Rapid City, South Dakota 57709