SDSPLS Newsletter

Backsights and Foresights

Backsights and Foresights is the official publication of the South Dakota Society of Professional Land Surveyors. It is published quarterly.  Material published is not copyrighted and may be reprinted without written permission as long as credit is given.  All material must be submitted by the middle of the month preceding the issue date, and should be directed to: The Executive Director.

Articles appearing in the publication do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of the SDSPLS but are published as a service to its members, the general public, and the betterment of the surveying profession.  No responsibility is assumed for errors, misquotes, or deletions.

Call for Articles

Backsights & Foresights

Share your experience and expertise with your peers in our newsletter!

Do you have writing experience? Expand your professional resume and author an article for our quarterly newsletter. 

The best articles may come from our own members! The best photos certainly do!

If you would like to share your story, case study, field experience, or a photo; please email

Deadlines for Submissions:

July 2023 for August 2023 Newsletter

October 2023 for November 2023 Newsletter

January 2024 for February 2024 Newsletter

April 2024 for May 2024 Newsletter

 Please include a head shot, if you have on as a separate JPG file, Include your byline. Please sent photos in JPG format, Not all submissions will be used.

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7 1/2" x 5"                                 $50 per issue

7 1/2" x 10"                               $90 per issue

Backsights and Foresights accepts advertising from equipment suppliers and others offering surveying related services. There is no charge for help wanted or positions wanted, employment ads or equipment for sale by practitioners whose main business is not equipment sales or rental.

SDSPLS is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.  

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