In order to highlight the importance of surveyors, their job and the fields in which they work, the date 21 March has been chosen and named Global Surveyors’ Day.
In recent years this has been a topic for consideration and supported by the Council of European Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE) and National Society of Professional Surveyors USA (NSPS) who previously had their own commemoration dates. The 21st March is supported by FIG, who have held a number of discussion forums in considering such a date. It is fully recognised that it is very important for the world to reflect on the work that surveyors do. It is essential to know the impact that the various kinds of surveyors can have all over the world.
The inaugural Global Surveyors’ Day was held at short notice on 21 March this year and was specifically commemorated at the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference held in Washington DC. It is the hope that this day will be celebrated around the world. It can be celebrated in many different ways, and it is up to the surveyors in each national organisation to find their best way to celebrate the day.
The Land Surveying Commission is proposing to commemorate this day around the country and is interested in suggestions from members for appropriate commemorative activities and projects.