Collective investment in knowledge
The Surveyors’ Trust exists to collect royalties from the sale of plans developed by surveyors (members) and apply these pooled funds to finance projects that will:
Why is this important?
To protect the privacy, investment, intended purpose, associated income and value of survey plans and the role of surveyors nationally both now and into the future.Ultimately this will lead to a strong, sustainable sector where the contribution of spatial professionals is recognised, respected and rewarded.
Our role in the spatial industry
1. We deliver funding to partner organisations, aligned with our values, to create awareness of the surveying profession, advance the expertise of spatial professionals and to protect the intellectual property rights of surveyors
Members participating in and contributing to PlanXchange have access to plans at reduced costs and to document management systems whereby they can access previously purchased plans as a value-add of membership — in effect, a cloud based secure plan storage facility.
These values underpin the selection criteria of funded projects and strategic decision making. They include:
All surveyors are educated to a high, consistent standard and achieve recognised qualifications.
All surveyors continue to expand their knowledge over the life of their career.
Experienced surveyors support less experienced surveyors and advance the "industry of tomorrow".
Surveyors are acknowledged for their contribution to society.
Royalties from centrally stored intellectual property are reinvested in projects to advance the surveying and spatial industry.
Surveyors uphold the integrity of the surveying and spatial industry.
Quality and innovation
Surveyors conduct high quality, evidenced-based work and seek innovative approaches that will advance the surveying and spatial industry.