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Following the Footsteps: An Ethical Journey

Total Credits: 4 including 4 hours Ethics

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Robby Christopher
3 Hours 20 Minutes
Audio and Video
Access for 30 day(s) after purchase.


Professional ethics have existed in land surveying since ancient times. We often use the phrase "follow the footsteps" when talking about retracing original surveys. This course will explore how the concept of ethical behavior has shaped, and will continue to shape land surveying, even after we have left the profession, and our footsteps, to our successors.

Objectives to be taught:

  • To consider how ethics has been an integral part of land surveying's history.
  • To consider how professional ethics impacts our day-to-day decisions.
  • To consider how our use of professional ethics will be viewed by those who will follow our footsteps.



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Hugo Reed & Associates, Inc.

Robert (Robby) Christopher is a Registered Professional Land Surveyor and Licensed State Land Surveyor in Lubbock, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Donna, and his two lapdogs. He is a partner in the firm Hugo Reed & Associates, Inc. where he started in 1981 under the guidance of the late Tommie Anderson. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Engineering Surveying and Special Survey Projects. Mr. Christopher is a founding instructor for the High Plains Experience boundary retracement seminar held annually at Channing, where he teaches Professional Ethics and Surveying the Gradient Boundary. He is a past presenter of the TSPS course “Professional Ethics; a Facilitated Discussion”. Mr. Christopher is a long-time member and past president of TSPS Chapter 1 and has served at the state level on various committees, as well as chapter representative and as an elected director for two terms. He is the current Vice President of TSPS.