MAPPS announces that member Pam Nobles is joining the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES) Task Force on the current state and future of the surveying profession. Nobles, PSM, PLS, is with Diversified Design & Drafting Services Inc., of Tallahassee, Fla.

A national association of private-sector U.S. firms in the surveying, mapping and geospatial field, “MAPPS is honored to be part of this important NCEES effort,” says Susan Marlow, MAPPS president. “Pam is passionate about this topic and will be an articulate and effective member of the task force. She will bring the perspective of a business owner and the broad spectrum of geospatial disciplines in which MAPPS member firms are involved.”

The NCEES Task Force was created to evaluate the current state of the surveying profession and explore methods to attract more people to the profession. The task force is comprised of surveyors from across the United States, representing several stakeholder organizations.

Nobles previously served on the Florida Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers, has been chair of the MAPPS Nominations Committee, is a member of the MAPPS Legislative Affairs Committee, and has made presentations on the future of surveying at two recent MAPPS conferences.


MAPPS is a national association of firms in the surveying, spatial data and geographic information systems field in the United States. MAPPS member firms are engaged in surveying, photogrammetry, satellite and airborne remote sensing, aerial photography, hydrography, aerial and satellite image processing, GPS and GIS data collection and conversion services. Associate members include firms that provide products and services to member firms, as well as other firms worldwide.