Surveying is the practice of measuring and mapping various aspects of the physical environment, particularly land. It involves determining the boundaries, contours, and elevations of a piece of land through precise measurements.
Surveyors utilize specialized tools such as GPS, lasers, and total stations to collect data, which is then used to create accurate maps, plans, and legal descriptions for construction, land development, and other purposes.
As a surveyor, you'll tackle it all: scrutinizing landscapes from above, exploring ocean depths, and subdividing plots of residential land. You'll rub shoulders with architects, engineers, planners, land developers, conveyancers, and solicitors, all working together on noteworthy projects — both local and global.
Every huge infrastructure project relies on surveyors - Adelaide's under and overpasses, The Melbourne Metro Tunnel, NSW's WestConnex project, and the 2032 Brisbane Olympics.