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|ASPS Fights to Recover Surveys|
ASPS Fights to Recover Surveys
A summary article will be published in our winter issue of Point of Intersection coming out later this month.
As a professional surveyor licensed in Arkansas, we would like to provide you with an update on the breaking news we sent out last week. Click on the link below to view the legal document that has been filed.
Feel free to call your district director should you need additional information. (https://www.arprofessionalsurveyors.com/page/BoardofDirectors)
The Arkansas Society of Professional Surveyors (ASPS) was recently made aware of the transfer of over 200,000 land surveys from a database housed within the Arkansas Geographic Information Systems Office (AGISO) to a private, for profit company, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.
The land surveys - although required by law to be filed with AGISO solely for the purpose of identifying the name of the surveyor - were not redacted in any way to protect against harm to land surveyors’ competitive position. The value of the 200,000 proprietary land surveys is estimated to be $100,000,000.00.
Licensed surveyors and volunteer board members of ASPS have engaged the law firm Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. of Little Rock to seek to recover the transferred land surveys. Suit was filed in the Pulaski County Circuit Court on December 17 against DataScout, LLC, the recipient of the proprietary surveys from AGISO, to secure their return so they can be destroyed.
The Arkansas Society of Professional Surveyors (ASPS) is a non-profit association dedicated to serving the public interest and advancing the profession of surveying.