About LMA

The Lithuanian Association of Surveyors (LMA - acronym in Lithuanian) was established in 1994.

The Constituent Assembly, which was attended by 78 representatives of the surveying society, was held on April 20, 1994. The Assembly adopted the Charter of LMA, which was registered with the Ministry of Justice on July 22, 1994.

At the extraordinary general meeting of LMA, which took place on October 3, 1996, the Statute was amended and reregistered with the Ministry of Justice on October 24, 1996.

The aim of establishing the LMA was to unite Lithuanian land surveyors and land use planners and to get integrated into the international community of surveyors under the umbrella of international organizations such as FIG (the International Federation of Surveyors) as well as to strengthen the recognition of Lithuania as an independent state in the global society.

A need of stronger ties between the land management and geodetic surveying professionals was stipulated by the changes in land ownership in Lithuania with the beginning of restitution of land ownership rights and privatisation of state properties. The land use planners and geodetic surveyors at that time were mainly occupied with the land reform in Lithuania, which began in 1992.

Historically, from the Soviet time there were two organisations related to the surveying profession. One of them was the Union of Geodetic Engineers and the other - the Association of Land Use Planning and Water Engineers. Many discussions were held about merging these two organisations, however the consensus was not achieved. Therefore, it was decided to establish a new organisation, which would be an umbrella organisation for the representatives of surveying society with its independent membership and the Statute, uniting natural persons who were involved in surveying, mapping, land use planning and other fields of professional practice.

In May 1995, the LMA became a member of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG).

In October 2007, the LMA became a member of the Council of European Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE).

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