These two career paths are probably more connected than you may have originally thought.
Let’s take a closer look at the two related fields…
So, what is Surveying and Geospatial Science?
Surveying is related to the broad areas of spatial science or geospatial science. Spatial means “the relative place or location of something”. Geospatial science helps to understand the relationship between the community and the environment to help predict trends and patterns. Surveying is first done to establish the boundaries, and spatial technologies are used to interpret and report on the data.
This data is used whenever we search on Google Maps or track a location on a GPS unit. Other spatial professionals will use the data to help establish trends or predict changes to the environment, such as the spread of the Queensland floods in 2011.
The main types of surveying specialisations are land, mining, engineering and hydrographic. Other spatial science fields include geodesy, topographic surveying, remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Head on over to our specialisations page for more information.
What Does a Career in Geospatial Science Look Like?
For something that not many people have heard of, geospatial science sure does have a big impact on our day-to-day lives. That’s why students who love geography, IT and design may be surprised and fascinated to learn of this potential study and career path.
This career path could take many different paths. You can specialise in GIS – geographic information systems – and offer technical support in fields like urban planning, market research, event management and much more.
If you are interested in finding out more about Geospatial Science, head on over to this page.