What Is The Major Challenge Facing Professional Land Surveyors Today?

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What Is The Major Challenge Facing Professional Land Surveyors Today?

The land surveying industry faces many challenges, not the least of which are due to the current financial end economic mess. But, is this the major challenge facing Professional Land Surveyors today?

Looking beyond the economic situation, it seems to me that our industry suffers in a leadership morass. If not a leadership morass, then the land surveying industry is at least suffering from a lack of a unifying vision and a lack of a unifying direction. Heck, the land surveying industry can't even agree to who we are!

Are industry issues like workforce training/competency or public awareness of what land surveyors do the major challenges facing Professional Land Surveyors today?

Finally, with tongue firmly placed in cheek, is Pincushionitis what ails our industry most?

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I also published this poll on the Professional Land Surveyor Linkedin Group and the comments are great. Please leave your comments below.

Eric D. Colburn, PLS, "The Geo-Business Innovator", helps geo-professionals improve through innovative solutions, mastery of marketing and business growth strategies, and coaching/training. Eric is a successful, serial entrepreneur, podcaster, industry writer, product development consultant, and RI licensed professional land surveyor.

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One comment on “What Is The Major Challenge Facing Professional Land Surveyors Today?
  1. Bukola Osuntola says:

    The Industry Leadership is the major challenge facing the Professional Land Surveyors today. They have overtime failed to influence their respective countries’ legislation in a way to protect the profession. For example in Nigeria, governments contracts such as roads, which has 80% surveying contents are being awarded to Lawyers and political bigwigs and nobody is complaining. Funny enough, the Surveyor General of the Federation is a member of the federal Executive Council (the highest decision making body) in the country.

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