are highly skilled at collecting and analyzing data. Much like software
developers who think in code, surveyors can intuitively understand complex
datasets. Most clients, on the other hand, can’t.
a session on “Defining Our Profession” at the MAPPS Summer Conference in
Snowmass, Colo., I expected to hear insights on trends in surveying and
mapping, and perhaps some ideas for an all-encompassing definition. Instead,
the presenters primarily put forth a series of provocative questions.