What is a Surveyor?
A Surveyor is a professional person with academic qualifications, technical expertise, interpretative ability and management skills to practice the discipline of surveying for the benefit of society.
Surveying encompasses the following activities, which can be done individual or in conjunction with other professionals.
- Acquiring, interpreting and manipulating geodatic data to determine the shape and size of the earth and its surface.
- Providing the spatial infrastructure needed to support an effective cadastral and land tenure system.
- Determining, locating and defining the boundaries of public and private land (including national boundaries), interpreting anomalies in the cadastre, and arbitrating on disputes over boundary location.
- Designing and establishing spatial reference systems to provide a homogeneous framework for geographic and land information systems.
- Collecting, analysing and managing geographic data and designing, establishing and administering land and geographic information systems.
- Measuring, controlling and monitoring the shape, size and location of physical features, structures, machines and engineering works and determining their spatial relationships.
- Measuring and mapping seabeds, lakes and waterways; measuring tidal movements and current flows; providing information for navigation and maritime developments.
- Providing information and advice, pertinent to property and its environment, to assist in determining the best sustainable land use and development.
- Assessing the potential benefits or disadvantages that could accrue from property development and advising clients and governments accordingly.
- Contributing to the development and menagement of urban and rural properties by planning, advising, negotiating, and implementing procedures.
- Planning, estimating, designing, measuring, and managing construction works and applying prudent financial control.
- Producing for clients, plans maps, files, data bases, models, charts and reports.
- Advancing the science of measurement; the management and administration of land and land information; and the effectiveness of surveying.
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