MSS: Who We Are
MSS is a non-profit, association comprised of people interested in the surveying and mapping professions. Members include licensed professionals, unlicensed technicians and associates, teachers, students, vendors and others who have committed to the advancement of surveying and mapping in the furthering of the public welfare. Apply online now or download an application today!
Benefits of Membership
MSS has eleven local chapters, which meet regularly with surveyors in their area and to work together on local issues and projects.
General Membership Meetings
MSS conducts four general membership meetings per year in different locations around the state in conjunction with a meeting of the Board of Directors. This makes officers, directors, committee chairs and others directly accessible to members on a face-to-face basis.
MSS provides seminars on a wide range of technical and educational subjects for the enrichment of all of our members from the technician studying toward licensure to the licensed professional keeping up with CPC’s.
At least one seminar is provided every year in each of the four areas of the state.
A annual seminar at St. Michael’s, MD followed by a two-hour all you can eat Crab Feast on the water!
Multiple seminars over two days centrally located near Lithicum, MD with a technical theme. The CST examination is a staple feature of the conference.
Multiple Seminars held over several days at a resort location. New officers are sworn in and yearly awards are presented at the banquet. This conference houses the scholarship auction from which all proceeds go to the Maryland Society of Surveyors Educational Trust (MSSET) for the scholarship fund.
Professional Development Series:
MSS past president Jim Whitehead teaches, in rotation, the four courses designed to meet the educational requirements of the state licensing board regarding storm water management and storm drainage and sedimentation erosion control at Anne Arundel Community College.
MSS teamed with James J. Demma, Esq. to publish the latest compilation of pertinent Maryland statutes, rules and court cases related to the work of surveyors, including the new ethics requirements.
MSS offers a series of video seminars by nationally recognized presenters which qualifies for A-level CPC’s.
Maryland Society Educational Trust
MSS supports the MSSET, both by yearly contributions and with proceeds from the auction at the fall conference. The fund is intended to further the education in and for the surveying profession by granting scholarships to deserving students, promoting classes and other appropriate activities related to surveying.
MSS retains a legislative agent in Annapolis to monitor all proposed legislation and notify the Government Affairs Committee if a bill affects surveying or a related profession, as well as to advise the committee when proposing, opposing or supporting legislation. One example of the success of the Government Affairs Committee is the recent reduction of the length of the term in the Statute of Repose for Surveyors to 10 years. This is of colossal benefit to anyone working in the profession in Maryland.
Find A Surveyor
When someone calls the MSS office and asks for a referral, they are directed to “Find A Surveyor” on the MSS website. All licensed members of MSS are listed with their contact information according to their chapter(s) of record. Potential clients will find your listing by clicking on an interactive map. This is a free service for members.