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Land Surveying Resources for Students & Aspiring Professionals

So You Are Considering a Career in Surveying….. here is some really great information!

What is a Land Surveyor?

We like to think of a surveyor as the intermediary between reality and imaginary. A surveyor takes real life (the world) and maps it into a virtual world (Computer Aided Drafting). On the same token a surveyor takes proposed designed plans (imaginary) and stakes it out on the ground (reality).

What is Land Surveying?

It is the detailed study or inspection, as by gathering information through observations, measurements in the field, or research of legal instruments, and data analysis in the support of planning, designing, and establishing of property boundaries. It involves the re-establishment of cadastral surveys and land boundaries based on documents of record and historical evidence, as well as certifying surveys (as required by statute or local ordinance) of subdivision plats/maps, registered land surveys, judicial surveys, and space delineation. Land surveying can include associated services such as mapping and related data accumulation, construction layout surveys, precision measurements of length, angle, elevation, area, and volume, as well as horizontal and vertical control surveys, and the analysis and utilization of land survey data.

Would I excel at Surveying? (Take our little quiz)

  • Do you enjoy the outdoors?
  • Do you have an interest in and excel at math and geometry?
  • Do you like to see plans and ideas manifest themselves in real life?
  • Are you a natural leader who enjoys a challenge?
  • Would you like to know that you had a hand in the continuing improvement of our society?

If you answered yes to two or more of those questions, then a career in surveying might be something you’d love! Feel free to check out this mini site created by SurvTech Solutions Surveying and Mapping in Tampa, Florida for more information on the surveying profession. The site has some great facts about our industry, as well as, videos, links, and info on colleges and universities, jobs and employers, so that you can begin your voyage into this fantastic, challenging, and rewarding industry known as the land surveying profession. You’ll be joining an elite group of individuals, men of fame, genius, and renown, many our leaders in your community and many have held the highest office in the United States as President.

We hope you find the site useful and wish you best of luck in your endeavors in surveying!

– The staff of SurvTech Solutions