Although this week has focused on the current COVID-19 pandemic, we did not want to miss the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate National Surveyor’s Week!

National Surveyor’s Week is a week-long holiday dedicated to spreading awareness of the land surveying occupation and educating future generations about careers in the industry. Beginning on the third Sunday of March, this week is usually a time for us to interact with our community and share our love of our chosen profession with others. In accordance with guidance from government and public health authorities, this year we are challenging you to help us educate the worlds future surveyors by introducing your children to GPS related activities at home!

With most schools closed throughout the country, we know parents are struggling to find activities to keep their children entertained and learning through this tough time. Fortunately, has a full list of pre-planned GPS lessons and activities for every age range. The best part? Many of the activities only require basic household items such as tape and string so no need to brave the store!

Land Surveying is a great career path for many, and it is never too early to introduce your child to the potential of a career in the industry. Maria Hall, PLS, PMP, a project manager at our Orange County office shared the following statement, “Land surveying is important for future generations because certain aspects of land surveying require human analysis and judgement, so it isn’t likely the type of job that will ever be replaced in the future by machines or artificial intelligence. It really is a good option for those who like to be challenged, are good at math, and “still don’t know what they want to be when they grow up.” Land surveying can be a rewarding and exciting career as it is a critical component in land development, engineering, construction, real estate, transportation, utility, and right-of-way related projects. There’s a high demand for land surveyors, so the pay and benefits are competitive, even without a 4-year college degree.”

We hope these activities inspire your child to explore the world around them and pursue a career that allows them to do the same!

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