We are a professional association representing members in the survey and spatial
sector in New Zealand.
Our membership is diverse, including people working in land development and urban design, resource management, civil engineering surveying, positioning and measurement, cadastral surveying, hydrographic surveying and the spatial/GIS sector.
We promote growth, innovation and excellence in all facets of surveying and spatial in New Zealand - our vision is to be a globally respected organisation sustaining innovation and excellence for the benefit of our communities.
We are dedicated to preserving and developing the integrity and status of the sector in New Zealand . We do this through monitoring and maintaining the professional and ethical conduct of members in New Zealand.
The New Zealand Institute of Surveyors Incorporated was founded in 1888 and since this time, the Institute and its members have enjoyed a long and established place in New Zealand history. The original organisation was incorporated at the time by the ‘Institute of Surveyors and Board of Examiners Act 1900’ which at the same time constituted ‘The Surveyors Board’. The Act was re-enacted in 1908 as ‘The Surveyors Institute and Board of Examiner’s Act 1908’. From 1928 onwards, there were several legislative enactments affecting the sector.
In 2013, Survey and Spatial New Zealand (S+SNZ) was introduced as the trading name. It was at this time, the organisation expanded its membership base so that it became the professional home of choice for all spatial science practitioners. Currently S+SNZ has 15 regional branches supported by a National Office based in Wellington. Membership is guided by an elected President and Council with operational Board. and a board. We proudly support excellence within our community with services to members including continuing education, best professional practice guidelines and resources, research and development, advocacy, policy services, business support, advice, and awarding excellence within the profession.
S+SNZ represents the national interests of professionals by offering higher status Certification and qualification for members in the sector. Our members take pride in using their skills and knowledge to advise and lead the public, assisting in the strong development of New Zealand society where needed. We promote growth, innovation and excellence in all facets of surveying and spatial in New Zealand - our vision is to be a globally respected organisation that sustains innovation and excellence for the benefit of our communities.
We provide a home which supports, develops and connects our diverse membership within our values of sustainability, integrity, respect, and community. Membership consists of professionals in land development and urban design, resource management, civil engineering surveying, positioning and measurement, cadastral surveying, hydrographic surveying and the spatial and GIS sector. Part of our role is to help connect people requiring a survey or spatial professional services with our members.