The association was established in 2001 and it is registered with the Registrar of Societies. Currently the membership is in its hundreds and growing tremendously, types of membership available are as follows:
- Professional Member
- Technical Member
- Honorary Member
To grow and promote Geomatics Industry that positively contributes to the Socio-Economic development of the country A regulated and internationally competitive Geomatics profession Our team values The code of ethics of the Association requires that every member shall, Members shall maintain the standards of practice prescribed by this section in the performance of their practice of professional Geomatics engineering.
3. Professional development
4. Quality products & services
5. Fair Pricing
1. conduct his or her professional and private affairs in such a manner as to maintain public trust and confidence in the profession;
2. abide by the standards of practice prescribed herein;
3. follow a program of continuing education and maintain a level of proficiency that will meet the needs of the public;
4. preserve the confidence of clients and regard as privileged information obtained in respect of clients' affairs;
5. ensure the clients are aware of the complexity of the type of surveys recommended and the nature of fees for service;
6. by endorsing any Geomatics engineering work, certify that it complies with all relevant legislative requirements and all standards of the Association; and
7. not receive compensation for the same service from more than one person without the consent of the persons involved.
8. not seek to bribe or solicit bribe for any Geomatics engineering works.
9. disclose all projects they are participating in to the registrar of the association.
The standards of practice of the Association require that,
1. every Geomatics Engineering office shall be operated and supervised on a full time basis by a licensed member of the Association;
2. no licensed member shall hold himself or herself out as carrying on the practice of Geomatics Engineering from more than one office or firm;
3. no partnership, corporation or association of persons authorized to practice the profession of land surveying shall list a licensed member as being in charge of more than one office or firm;
4. no licensed member shall act as servant or agent of a person who is not licensed so as to enable that unlicensed person to offer Geomatics Engineering services to the public;
5. every member shall pay within the time specified in the Act, regulation or bylaws of the Association all premiums, levies, deductible amounts under professional liability insurance or any other financial obligations owed to the Association;
6. every member shall comply with any written or oral request received from the Association, the Registrar of Deeds, the Director of Department of Surveys and Mapping, the presiding officer of any committee of the Association within the time specified in the request and shall supply such information and copies of such material, other than material concerning a members health or financial status, as may be requested;
7. every member shall report to the Chairperson any gross or consistent practice or omission of another member, of which the member is aware, that may constitute professional misconduct or incompetence;
8. every member shall keep and make available to his or her client, on request, an itemized and accurate record of the cost of a survey; and
9. no member shall pay a commission in respect of Geomatics Engineering services rendered or offer or agree to divide his or her remuneration with another person in respect of that service unless the other person has participated in offering the service.
The AGM of the association is held every end of March whereby members of the executive committee are also elected by members in good standing; however, the 2015 AGM will be held in mid April. The association has the following chapters;
To grow and promote Geomatics Industry that positively contributes to the Socio-Economic development of the country
A regulated and internationally competitive Geomatics profession
Our team values
The code of ethics of the Association requires that every member shall,
Members shall maintain the standards of practice prescribed by this section in the performance of their practice of professional Geomatics engineering.
- Engineering, Topographical and Mine surveying
- Cartography Remote Sensing and GIS
JAKOBA G. KGOPOLELO
LESEDI J. LABANE
- Performing public education programs about Geomatics and its professionals in Botswana.
- Developing a self regulatory professional framework for Botswana.
- Design and run continued professional programs for the benefit of Geomatics professionals in Botswana.
- Development of comprehensive social responsibility program to be followed by BSMA and its members in Botswana.
- Development of comprehensive framework on SHE to act as guidance to Geomatics professionals.