Have you ever heard the term ‘Licensed’ or ‘Registered land surveyor’ and ever wondered what they actually do?
Chances are, there’s a lot more to land surveying than you originally thought.
In short, a land surveyor measures and maps out the surrounding environment using mathematics, specialised technology and equipment.
Within their role, a land surveyor can measure just about anything on land, in the sky or on the ocean bed. They even measure polar ice-caps. Surveyors have the best of both worlds being able to work in the office and out in the field, from suits to boots!
Out in the field
Surveyors use latest technology such as high order GPS, Robotic Total Stations (theodolites), and aerial and terrestrial scanners to map an area, making computations and taking photos as evidence.
In the office
Surveyors then use sophisticated software, such as auto-cad to draft plans and map the onsite measurements. Surveyors work on a diverse variety of projects from land subdivision and mining exploration, to tunnel building and major construction, which means no two days are the same. They are experts in determining land size and measurement. They also give advice and provide information to guide the work of engineers, architects and developers.
Does this sound like you?
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