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.


NEW! Washington State Emergency Heat Exposure Rules Updated - Effective June 15th

Important! Washington state emergency heat exposure rules, effective June 15, 2022, increase protection for outdoor workers. Employers must take additional precautions to prevent heat-related illness. The emergency rules update existing rules that are in place annually from May through the end of September.

2021 Virtual Conference Recordings Now Available

Did you miss the Conference and still need continuing education hours? The recordings from the 2021 Western Regional Survey Conference are available to purchase!

You can order the full conference (click here to download the original conference program), specific individual sessions, or groups of sessions by conference tracks. Click here to view list of available recordings.

We are not able to provide continuing education certificates for the recordings you watch. If you plan to track and report the recordings for renewal of your license, we recommend that you take a screen shot of the video and save, along with any handouts, as backup in case of audit.

Click here to order online

GPS on Benchmarks


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

Click here to watch GPS on Benchmarks Meeting Recording

Click here to download GPS on Benchmarks Meeting PPT

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


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