American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
The American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
was formed in 1941 to better coordinate the nation's surveying
and mapping activities. The cartographers, geodesists, surveyors,
and other spatial data information professionals who participate
in the four member organizations of ACSM work in both the public
and private sectors. These professionals make the Earth's geospatial
information more easily understood through the plats, charts,
maps, and digital cartographic and related data systems they
Member Organizations of ACSM
American Association for Geodetic Surveying (AAGS): Geodesy
is the art and science that uses mathematical and scientific
determinations to express the figure and size of the Earth.
It has been used throughout history to define the position
of objects and living beings on the Earth's surface.
and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS): Cartography
is the art and science of expressing graphically the physical
features of the Earth. Cartographic products such as maps and
charts can express virtually any subject within a geographic
and Land Information Society (GLIS): Geographic
and Land Information Systems are a digital compilation of various
data about, in general, parcels of land, and towns, cities,
and counties. These systems provide critical information to
emergency personnel, landowners, and land planners.
National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS): Surveying
is the art and science of combining precise measurement with
evidence analysis to represent an accurate depiction of land
boundaries and the physical features that lie within them.
Although surveyors have historically provided services to landowners,
they in fact provide service to virtually every sector of society.