Serving The Surveying Community in Washington

Land Surveyors' Association of Washington (LSAW)

is a professional organization representing over 1500 individuals practicing in the various disciplines of surveying. LSAW provides a means to keep our members informed of changes in laws, regulations, and rapidly changing technology. We work together to protect the principles and practices upon which surveying was founded.


GPS on Benchmarks


LSAW Member Sam Mutt has developed resources for those participating in the GPS on Benchmarks Program

Click here to download one page overview of GPS on Benchmarks Program

Click here to view additional resources

Governor Inslee Announces Two New Career Launch Programs

Gov. Inslee announces two new career launch programs at Clark College including A partnership with MacKay Sposito to provide students with paid work experience as they earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Surveying & Geomatics

Left to right: Prof. Tim Kent; Carla Meritt, adjunct instructor and Survey Director at MacKay Sposito ; Prof. Tina Barsotti, faculty; Sadie Deshong, land survey student; and Erielle Lamb, instructor and Lead Surveyor for Gifford Pinchot

Governor Inslee Announces Land Surveyors Week

Click the image below to download the proclamation


SB 5224: Protecting Land Survey Reference Markers

These proposed amendments to RCW 58.24 & 58.09 will fund investment in the maintenance and growth of Washington state property boundary infrastructure. This investment will be funded through a $10 surcharge levied on recorded documents.

This will establishes the Survey Monument Protection Program (SMPP). The SMPP will be a statewide program, administered by the PLSO, to award grant funds to counties, cities, WSDOT, and the PLSO, to recover and reset the survey monuments of the Public and Private Property Boundary Infrastructure

LSAW is organizing a grassroots campaign to support this bill.

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Stay up-to-date regarding 2022 Datum.


Click here to access - Experimental Geoid Models 2020 (xGEOID20)

Click here to view the presentations from the 2019 Geospatial Summit

Click here for the latest information

Click here to register for upcoming webinars

Click here to view archived webinars

NSPS Podcast

The NSPS has started a PodCast to discuss all things Surveying.  This is a great way to keep in touch with what out national survey organization is doing for us.

Click here to check out the PodCast