Surveyor (Occupation Code : 216502)

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Plans, directs and conducts survey work to determine, delineate, plan and precisely position tracts of land, natural and constructed features, coastlines, marine floors and underground works, and manages related information systems.


Surveying, measuring and describing land surfaces, mines, underground surfaces, sea, river and lake beds.

Noting exact position of various features and recording survey data in digital form.

Planning and conducting aerial photographic surveys.

Designing, compiling and revising maps and charts using aerial and other photographs, satellite imagery, survey documents and data, existing maps and records, reports and statistics.

Undertaking research and development of surveying and photogrammetric measurement systems, cadastral systems and land information systems.

Maintaining technical liaison and consultancy with other relevant specialists.

Alternate Occupation Names

Geodetic Surveyor

Topographer and Hydrographer

Surveying Technologist

Land Surveyor

Cadastral Survey Advisor

Hydro Charting Advisor

Photogrammetric Surveyor

Aerial Surveyor


Geometric Engineer

Hydrographic Surveyor

Aerial Photographic Interpreter

Cadastral Surveyor


Surveying and Mapping Specialist

Cadastral Records Advisor

Mine Surveyor

Hydrographic Survey Advisor

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