The purpose of the Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors (MSPS) is to represent the interests of and be a primary spokesman for the surveying profession in Missouri; to elevate the standards of the surveying profession in Missouri, thereby benefitting the general public; to insure that the general public and offices of records receive superior land surveying that bring about an upgrading of land records; to sponsor legislation and educational programs beneficial to the public and land surveyors; and to improve the professional recognition of the surveying profession by the public and by other related professions.
A Professional Land Surveyor renders a highly technical service in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, codes and court decisions set forth by local, county, state and federal authorities.
Because of the special skills and complexities involved in surveying land, Missouri statutes limit the practice to only those surveyors duly licensed by the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Landscape Architects.
In order to protect the public from inferior land surveying, the "Missouri Minimum Standards for Property Boundary Surveys" have been established. These standards describe recommended procedures for a survey and the minimum information to be provided to the client.
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