“Land surveyors work in the office and in the field- from suits to boots. In the office, they perform internal research, use sophisticated software such as Auto-cad to draft plans and map the onsite measurements. Out in the field, they use the most recent technology such as high order GPS, Robotic Total Stations (Theodolites), and aerial and terrestrial scanners to map an area, making computations and taking photos as evidence.

Surveyors work on a diverse variety of projects from land subdivision and mining exploration, to tunnel building and major construction, which means no two days are the same. They are experts in determining land size and measurement. They also give advice and provide information to guide the work of engineers, architects and developers.” “A Life Without Limits.” A Life Without Limits. Surveying Task Force Inc., 2015. Web. 24 Aug. 2015.


“Surveying is related to the broad areas of Spatial Science or Geospatial Science. Spatial means “the relative place or location of something”. Spatial Science helps to understand the relationship between the community and the environment to help predict trends and patterns. Surveying is first done to establish the boundaries, and Spatial Technologies are used to interpret and report on the data.

This data is used whenever we search on Google Maps or track a location on a GPS unit. Other Spatial professionals will use the data to help establish trends or predict changes to the environment such as the spread of the Queensland Floods in 2011.

The main types of surveying specializations are Land, Mining, Engineering, and Hydrographic. Other Spatial Science fields include Geodesy, Topographic Surveying, Remote Sensing, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). For more information on Spatial Science, go to http://www.alifewithoutlimits.com.au/about-surveying/” “A Life Without Limits.” A Life Without Limits. Surveying Task Force Inc., 2015. Web. 24 Aug. 2015.