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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.


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NEW - LSAW Job Board

LSAW launches new job board to help employers fill vacancies and members search for new opportunities.

The job board is a separate system from our members' portal, to post you will need to register and follow the onscreen prompts. Registration is free. You do not have to register to view postings.

Click here to access the job board


PLS Refresher Course - Online Videos

Prep for the Fall Exam from your Computer!

Over 16 hours of instructional videos to help you prepare for the state-specific exam.

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Click here to register online

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GPS on Bench Marks

Help improve the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) by participating in the GPS on Bench Marks (GPS on BM) campaign. Your efforts will support the following objectives:

Improve the next hybrid geoid model, GEOID18

Improve the 2022 Transformation Tool , which will enable conversions to the new vertical datum in 2022 and be integrated into the NGS Coordinate Conversion and Transformation Tool (NCAT); and

Help the local surveying community.

Recover, Observe, Report

Regardless of your objective, GPS on BM will always include three important steps: recover, observe, and report.

Recover: Look up the description of an existing bench mark and visit the bench mark of your choice.

Observe: Record field notes, take digital photos, and collect GPS observations or coordinates for the bench mark you visit.

Report: Use online tools to send the information to NGS.

Download Prioritized Marks

Click here to download a listing of prioritized marks has been generated and is downloadable in various formats (.xls; .kmz; and .shp).

Time Constraints

You can submit data at anytime, but keep in mind data to support GEOID18 must be submitted by August 2018