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Surveying.……Meets……..GIS

Mapping traditionally done by Surveyors

High skill and knowledge of measurement and error adjustment

GIS maps typically have low accuracy, little control, subject to inappropriate usage

Health, Safety, & Welfare of public in danger from misuse of GIS or bad GIS data

GIS Professionals are practicing survey/mapping without a license

Surveyor's professional codes overreach by including all manner of mapping, regardless of purpose or use of GIS

No distinction between original measurement documentation and representational, referential spatial diagrams

Criteria needed to distinguish Survey from other mapping

"Surveyors' Full Employment Act"

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