What Is Surveying?
A Long History
What Surveyors Do
Surveying is a branch of applied mathematics concerned with analyzing and recording the characteristics of a land span to help design, plan, map, or construct. Surveyors measure just about anything on the land, in the sky, or in the water. We depend on surveying to ensure order in the physical world around us, and it plays an integral role in land development—roads, cities, bridges, utilities—you name it. Surveyors help shape the future.
Surveyors are not restricted to one work environment. Their work can take them outdoors to gather data/evidence or inside the office to analyze data. Surveyors may perform research on land records, serve as an expert witnesses in the courtroom, or work with engineers, landowners, architects, attorneys, land developers, and realtors.
A career in surveying could bring you anywhere in the world, from valley floors to mountain peaks and every place in-between.