Among the world’s oldest professions, Surveying remains relevant throughout time.
There are a number of services that only a licensed Professional Surveyor is allowed to provide, specifically those related to the location of property boundaries; however, Surveyors also provide a wide variety of land related services such as topography, spatial position, and land use planning. Basically, anything related to land location and use will generally require the services of a Professional Surveyor.
A few of these services include;
- Boundary line surveys and consultation;
- Subdivision of land;
- Topographic maps;
- Forensics mapping;
- Construction surveys for placement of planned buildings, facilities, utilities, and verification of proper placement (As-Built) upon completion of projects;
- Flood insurance maps (FEMA Flood Certificates; Letters of Map Amendment, etc.);
- Hydrographic maps (maps of the topography underwater);
- Volumetric calculations for stockpiles (coal piles, etc.);
- Control networks to reference property within a specific local, state, or national geospatial framework.
Surveyors are not restricted to one work environment. Their work can take them outdoors to gather data/evidence, inside the office analyzing data, performing research of land records, in the court room as an expert witness, and interacting with land owners and other professionals such as architects, attorneys, engineers, land developers, realtors, and title agents…