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 Leetch  (August 2017) 

Yup - retired for over a month now from state government.  Cheryl also retired the same day from state government.  We have been on our extreme camping trip since June 11.  Fifty two South Dakota state parks that have a camp ground in them and we will be in all of these before October 1.  As we travel I have been watching for a crew of surveyors working so I could stop and say hello and get a couple pictures.  I think the surveyor is a very illusive creature and almost as rare as the Laughing Gull in Tonga.  I will keep looking for you in my travels.

Congratulations to the Trig Star Winners.  Seems there were some excellent students participating and the scoring was very close.  Also thank you to Steve Thingelstad and the other West River Chapter members that helped at the Trig Star competition.  Your dedication to this program is wonderful and I hope the young people you meet also express gratitude for your bringing this to them.  I know I am thankful for others that volunteer to make the profession noticed and understood.
 
More on the SW corner monument of South Dakota.  Dean Scott has been conversing with the Nebraska Surveyors and gathering information for the Board of Directors here in South Dakota.  The Board has agreed to lend financial support in the amount of $1000.  From last report it sounded like between the states of Wyoming, Nebraska and South Dakota societies this like amount will cover the expense.  There may be others that also may be contributing as was done the last time the corner needed a new face lift. 
  
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South Dakota
Society of
Professional Land
Surveyors

PO Box 8154
Rapid City, South Dakota 57709
605.348.1538