Aerial mapper and surveyor Michael Jones is fighting the North Carolina surveying board after it said he was operating without a license – something Jones said isn’t needed as he wasn’t marking property lines in his aerial photos with legal accuracy.

The North Carolina surveying board kept on with its investigation and found that Jones has been “practicing, or offering to practice, surveying in North Carolina… without being licensed with this Board.”

It also went on to add that Jones offered the following illegal services, “mapping, surveying, and photogrammetry; stating accuracy; providing location and dimension data; and producing orthomosaic maps, quantities, and topographic information.”

As Jones didn’t want any issues, he shut down most of his business and stopped offering anything that has been deemed illegal unless licensed by the North Carolina surveying board. It turns out that Jones’s company wasn’t the only one being hit by the board.