Michael R. McGee
McGee Surveying Consulting
Qualifications & Credentials

Michael R. McGee, PLS3945 is a licensed surveyor and consultant offering professional services to the public and primarily to surveyors, engineers, attorneys and government agencies. He has forty years’ experience in all aspects of surveying as a licensed practitioner and a survey engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Surveying Engineering from California State University, Fresno.

Mr. McGee has considerable field, office and project management experience in Geodetic Control Surveys, Highway and General Construction, Photogrammetric, Topographic, Hydrographic, Lidar, Utility and Land Development Surveys and is a specialist in the application of the Global Positioning System (GPS). He has extensive Boundary Survey experience including the Public Land Survey System (sections and townships). He developed the Triad Boundary Analysis software program and presents seminars on various survey subjects for the professional.

Mr. McGee has qualified as an Expert Witness since 1972 testifying in cases involving boundaries, accidents and felonies in Superior and Federal District Courts. He has served in the capacity of a Master at the request of the United States Attorney General's Office in San Diego. He has served as an instructor at CSU Fresno and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and published numerous papers addressing legal and technical issues in the surveying profession. Mr. McGee served as 1985 State President of the California Land Surveyors Association, Chaired the State’s Advanced Technologies Committee, co-founded the California Geodetic Control Committee predecessor to the California Spatial Reference Center (CSRC) and presently serves on the CSRC Coordinating Committee.


Professional Land Surveyor 1972, California License #3945.

Professional Land Surveyor 1971, Oregon License #957.

B.S. Degree, Surveying Engineering 1990, CSU Fresno (summa cum laude).

Surveying Instructor at CSU Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (1992).

State President 1985, California Land Surveyors Association. (CLSA)

Past member of the State Professional Examination Committee.

Member of the California Spatial Reference Center Coordinating Council.

CLSA Advanced Technologies Committee Member and Past Chair.

Assistant Editor of the California Surveyor Professional Publication in 1992.

Life Member: American Congress on Surveying & Mapping.

Boundary Lecturer at CSU Fresno (1989-1990).

Published Papers:

  • Role of the Boundary Surveyor in the Legal Aspects of Possession, Title and Ownership
  • Tidal Boundaries
  • Railroad R/W in Curves


  • Lidar Mapping at the Spatial Reference Seminar in 2003 and 2004 at the University of Riverside
  • Geodetic Datums and Reference Frames in 2012 at four locations in California
  • Down to Earth with Datums: Realization, Relationships, and Recovery
  • Down to Earth with GPS

Michael R. McGee, PLS

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