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What is a Geomatics Surveyor?

The chartered geomatics professional is involved in mapping both the built and natural environment to provide accurate spatial data which facilitates planning and development, and conservation. Geomatics practitioners will generally be involved in one or more of the following activities:

  • Topographic surveying: surveying of topographical features on the earths surface — Land surveying

  • Hydrographic surveying: surveying of features on the oceans surface — marine surveying

  • Surveying for civil engineering and mining: tunnelling, civil engineering design or the oil and gas industry

  • Land registration and boundary determination: determination of the position of the boundaries of public or private land and the registration of those lands with the appropriate authorities

  • Land management: land and marine resource data for planning of development in urban, rural and regional areas

  • Environmental investigation and visualisation: assessing the quality and integrity of spatial data for environmental investigation and monitoring aiding decision-making and legislative and regulatory compliance

  • Geodetic Surveying: determination of the size and shape of the earth and the measurement of all data needed to define the size and position of any part of the earth

  • Geographical Information System (GIS): design, establishment and administration of GIS

  • Photogrammetry and remote sensing: acquisition and use of spatial information from close range, aerial and satellite imagery