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Founded in 2001, DCALS is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the sciences of Surveying and Mapping and to the improvement of the Profession of Land Surveying in the District of Columbia.





To operate a nonprofit, benevolent organization for the advancement of the science of Surveying and Mapping in furtherance of the public welfare and in the interests of both those who use maps and surveys and those who make them.

To promulgate the education of the public as to the necessity and importance of our profession.

To develop standards for the performance of land surveying tasks which represent the minimum acceptable level of effort to perform the work in a professional manner and to communicate these standards to all land surveyors providing services in the District of Columbia.

To promote the general welfare, efficiency and service of its members and the higher ethical standards of land surveyors.

To promote and enhance the professional conduct of land surveyors.

To advocate and foster better relations between surveyors, the public, City and Federal governing agencies.

To establish and enforce a code of ethics adopted by the Association for all members.

To promote other nonprofit and benevolent purposes beneficial to its membership.

To operate without profit and that no part of the income of this organization shall inure to the benefit of any individual member.