Type of Surveying

Career Description

Career Requirements

Pre-requisites

Engineering Surveying
Image

Engineering surveying is the broad term used to describe the work of surveyors on civil engineering jobs. Engineering surveyors measure land, water, or airspace and use the data to create maps that are primarily geared towards development of the built environment.

Bachelor’s Degree in Surveying Technology, Civil Engineering, or a related field
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Physics
  • Calculus
Hydrographic Surveying
Image
Hydrographic surveyors use state-of-the-art technology to produce detailed plans of seabeds and harbours showing depths, shapes and contours.
An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, such as geology, land surveying, geomatics, marine science or geography
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Physics
  • Calculus
Photogrammetric Surveying
Image
Photogrammetric surveyors specialize in the science of obtaining reliable spatial information from photographic images. Photogrammetrists analyze aerial and terrestrial photographs to obtain information about physical objects and the environment.
Bachelor’s Degree in Surveying Technology, Civil Engineering, Remote Sensing or a related field
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Physics
  • Calculus
Land Surveyor
Image
A land surveyor makes exact measurements and determine property boundaries. They provide data relevant to the shape, contour, gravitation, location, elevation, or dimension of land or land features on or near the earth's surface for engineering, mapmaking, mining, land evaluation, construction, and other purposes.
Bachelor’s Degree in Surveying Technology, Civil Engineering, or a related field
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Physics
  • Calculus
GIS Analyst
Image
GIS analysts, or geographic information systems analysts, perform analysis on data sets stored in a GIS database. GIS databases were originally created to help cartographers and geographers with mapping and surveying techniques, but the databases are now used in a wide variety of industries around the world.
GIS analysts usually have a Bachelor's or Master of Science degree in geography, computer science, surveying engineering, forestry or earth sciences.
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Physics
  • Calculus
GIS Specialist
Image
Performs intermediate advanced technical work providing technical support for GIS project implementation and operation, creating, testing and enhancing GIS applications, developing and administering web-based GIS applications, preparing GIS datasets, maps, database reports and specialized queries.
A career as a GIS Specialist tends to require more than a Bachelor's degree in geography, computer science, surveying engineering, forestry or earth science. Usually a GIS Specialist is required to have professional certification in GIS such as GISP.
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Cartography
  • Computer Science/Software Engineering
  • Town Planning
  • Other Numerical and Analytical Disciplines