Surveyor Job Description
- Plot out maps to establish land, airspace, and water boundaries.
- Write descriptions of land for deeds, leases, and other legal documents.
- Map out airspace for airports.
- Take measurements of construction sites.
- Ascertain boundaries for mineral sites.
- Provide information on the shape, contour, location, elevation, or dimension of land or land features.
- Collect data and make calculations.
- Map geographic information using data from surveys and other resources.
- Measure distances, angles, and directions on Earth's surface.
- Pinpoint reference points on surveys.
- Determine precise location of features.
- Use specialized equipment in survey area.
- Research legal records.
- Analyze previous boundaries.
- Determine location for new boundaries.
- Provide expert testimony in court regarding their work for legal cases.
- Record, verify, and analyze results.
- Prepare plots and reports.
- Construct maps.
- Use satellite observations to measure large areas of the earth's surface.
- Mark sites for subsurface explorations.
- Search for places where petroleum might be extracted.
- Survey rivers and other bodies of water to determine shorelines and water depth.
- Use GPS to locate reference points.
- Interpret and check results produced by GPS.
- Take field measurements with survey party.
- Adjust and operate survey instruments.
- Compile notes and make sketches.
- Enter data obtained from surveying instruments into computers.
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