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ACSM created 75 years ago

from NSPS (resource, Recollections of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping 1941-1991, written by Walter S. Dix)

While on a row boat in Rainy Lake, Minnesota, during an Iowa State College Surveying Camp in the summer of 1938, Professor George Harding and Murray Y. Poling (a WPA official from Washington, DC) envisioned the idea of a national congress on surveying and mapping. In June 1941, a conference was convened in Washington, DC to discuss the formation of that congress. Enthusiasm for the "Congress" was great among the 163 attendees, resulting in the organization of "a permanent entity." With the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, the importance of such an organization was felt almost immediately.

Look for follow up information in future editions of NSPS News & Views as we celebrate the founding and influence of the organization, from its beginnings to its present day status as the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS).

Through the NSPS Lands End store, the 75th Anniversary ACSM logo is available for clothing items more

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