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 Foster  (February 2019) 

Greetings everyone!!  The year is off and running at a brisk pace.  Even though it has only been a few short weeks since Convention, it’s been anything but quiet.  The 2019 legislative session is well underway and there have been several bills introduced that have a direct impact on us as surveyors.

HB 1111 was introduced and addresses military personnel and their spouses gaining expedited licensure in our state.  HB 1123 was just introduced and has to do with the tracking of computer usage on certain technical and professional government contracts.  SB 166 in its current state is very vague but indicates licensure is at its core.  The DPC with Justin Bell, our Executive Director and individuals within SDSPLS are working hard to track and respond to these bills.  Stay tuned as we may be asking for your help when it comes time to make our position known.  With everyone’s help last year we were able to successfully defeat HB 1319.  With similar support this year, I am confident we can make a difference in these issues.

I think it goes without saying that young people are key to continued success in our profession.  SDSPLS is putting effort into reaching out to school-aged kids to give them some insight into land surveying as a career.  One of the recent efforts was the building of an augmented sandbox that can be transported to schools, youth events and career fairs.  I would like to challenge each Chapter to get out to at least one school or other youth event this year to get young people excited about what we do.  There are resources available for materials, etc., so please contact Rebecca or Kristi Goehring for more information.
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PO Box 9625
Rapid City, South Dakota 57709