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  (November 2016) 
It's hard to believe that it's already November and that it won't be long before it gets really cold. We've had such a beautiful fall so far! Just would like to bring everyone up to date on a few things we discussed at our last Board of Directors meeting.

The 2017 convention has been finalized and should be quite interesting and informative. Remember that the convention starts on Wednesday, January 11, and ends on Friday, January 13, 2017!

One of the items that will be introduced for discussion at the Annual Meeting is what should we, or do we need to, do about compliance with the requirement to file Certified Land Corner Record (CLCR) forms? Do we hold with the existing statutes that have not been enforced and have widely carrying degrees of compliance? Do we try to change the statute such as broadening the means of compliance to include such documents as plats and Records of Survey and possibly establish sanctions for non-compliance? Or do we do away with the statute? This should be a lively discussion and introduction to a topic that will take time to assess. Hopefully our Chapters will take up the discussion over the coming year.                                                                                        
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Charles M. Hanson
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South Dakota
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PO Box 8154
Rapid City, South Dakota 57709