Who We Are
Founded in 1963 as a membership corporation, the New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors (NYSAPLS) represents over 1200 members throughout the State of New York, and is recognized as the unified voice of the New York surveying profession. NYSAPLS is comprised of 18 regional affiliated organizations, and is an affiliate of the National Society of Professional Surveyors. Headquartered in Albany, the primary focus of NYSAPLS is to foster the establishment and maintenance of uniform high professional standards of work and ethics in the practice of the profession of land surveying; to promote and enhance the profession through its government affairs program, to educate the public about the role and responsibilities of the professional surveyor; and to provide quality professional development opportunities to the land surveying community, ultimately ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Additionally, NYSAPLS provides resources to assist consumers, including an online listing of member licensed land surveyors which may be sorted by county or alphabetically. Other valuable public information may be found on this site including a brochure outlining the services that may be offered by a professional land surveyor.
NSPS provides the platform by which members can share their thoughts and opinions about our common interests through business meetings /committees, regional groups, and student chapters. It also provides a forum for input from other groups such as the National Association of County Surveyors, members of state boards of registration, and the Forum for State Surveying Society Executives. Membership is open to all professional surveyors and to persons trained, registered, or interested in the profession of surveying and mapping.
Founded in 1857, AIA New York is the oldest and largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The Chapter’s members include over 5,000 practicing architects, allied professionals, students, and public members interested in architecture and design. AIA New York is dedicated to three goals: design excellence, public outreach, and professional development.
Formed in 1921, The New York State Land Title Association, Inc. (NYSLTA) is devoted to advancing the interests of all those involved in abstracting, examining or insuring title to real estate. Our work benefits all title professionals in New York, including title insurance companies, abstract companies, title insurance agents, law firms, individual attorneys, surveyors and others actively involved in real estate matters.
The American Association for Geodetic Surveying (AAGS) aims to lead the community of geodetic, surveying, and land information data users through the 21st century. This will require AAGS to develop new educational programs, including presentations, seminars, and workshops on topics related to geodetic surveying; and articles and papers that inform the membership of the latest scientific and technological developments and how to implement them in the most cost-effective and efficient manner.
Founded in 1907 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., ALTA is the national trade association and voice of more than 6,000 title insurance agents, abstracters* and underwriters are Active Members, ranging from small, one-county operations, to large national title insurers in the united states. ALTA is represented by an Active ALTA Member in every county in the United States.