What Is SurveyorConnect?

About SurveyorConnect

Since 2010, SurveyorConnect has provided free discussion forums to the Land Surveying community.

SurveyorConnect is a peer-to-peer platform providing community-based discussions and support for Land Surveyors and Geomatics Professionals all over the world. Our goal is to serve and support people that know and love Surveying and related topics, so they can keep up-to-date in their industry, while learning more, and getting more work done.

What We Offer

Features & Benefits

Below is a summary of features our members enjoy.

Discussion Forums

Discussion forums are not an option you’ll find at most other social networks. Forums keep discussions focused so you can easily find information you need or help others.

Connections

Connect with fellow professionals to collaborate, communicate and elaborate. Build a network of friends with similar professional backgrounds and interests.

Jobs Resource

If you need to hire employees or find a job, you can use our jobs forum in the Marketplace section. Post your openings to attract prospects or post your résumé.

Private Messaging

Now that you’ve built a network of like-minded professionals, you’ll probably find reasons to contact them individually. Use our messaging system to privately converse with them.

Member Profiles

You can use our Member Profiles to find other members and build your own for others to see. Your SurveyorConnect profile is only viewable by our registered members.

Advice & Support

Property owners and other non-surveyors often seek advice from professionals online. Our Ask A Surveyor forum provides them a place to ask questions and receive practical answers.

A Few Stats

The Numbers Speak for Themselves

Last updated on September 6, 2021

Sustaining the Profession

Supporting Memberships

Not only do we want to be an integral participant toward sustaining the great Land Surveying profession, we want to show our support through memberships in surveying-related organizations. We hope to continue adding to this list in the future.

Who We Are

Who is SurveyorConnect?

SurveyorConnect is a website for Land Surveyors built by a Land Surveyor with 26 years of experience.

SurveyorConnect was created by Wendell Harness, a Land Surveyor for 26 years in Oregon, Arizona and California. He has since moved on to building and maintaining websites for small businesses. But he’s still passionate about surveying and its strong community. He has always been — and will always be — a Land Surveyor at heart.

Angel Lynn is our Forum Moderator and Social Media Manager. She helps keep a tight ship, by performing a wide variety of duties. She also puts up with Wendell and all of his sometimes-difficult-but-always-lovable surveying friends.

Why We Exist

Why SurveyorConnect?

It’s the people.

SurveyorConnect was built because people needed help fixing a problem with the state of online surveying forums. “Build it and they will come,” said Kent McMillan, a surveyor and friend from Austin, Texas. He approached Wendell in 2010 with the backing of a handful of other surveyors hoping for something to replace POB’s failed attempt at modernizing rpls.com.

In only two days, we acquired beerleg.com and built a rudimentary discussion forum. We didn’t expect the project to go far because we figured everyone would simply digress and accept the new rpls.com. We were wrong.

People showed up, literally overnight, and began interacting with one another. Soon, they were asking for a way to donate “beer money” so the new site could survive in perpetuity.

Now look at us. We are a success because of the people.

Group photo from a BeerLegger in downtown Tonawanda, NY
Group photo from a BeerLegger in downtown Tonawanda, NY
Our History

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