Define land boundaries using mapping, geography, data and measurements skills to guide the work of engineers, architects and developers.

What does a surveyor do?

Surveyors adjust and operate surveying instruments, compile notes, and enter data into computer programs. Surveyors also prepare maps and plans.

Duties and tasks

  • Collects information needed to conduct new surveys.
  • Conducts surveys to pinpoint the locations of natural features and man-made structures.
  • Gathers information necessary to stake projects for construction.
  • Maintains equipment and vehicles used for the purpose of surveying.
  • Performs manual labour, such as cutting branches and carrying equipment.
  • Reviews preliminary sketches, drawings and specifications.
  • Utilises a computer program to store data, make inquiries and produce reports.

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