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Surveying-Geomatics Career Opportunities

Surveyors are not likely to run out of things to do. Surveying has existed for thousands of years as a means to facilitate the location, construction, and cataloging of data. From the time of the ancient Egyptians to the modern day, surveyors have been the first on the job and the last to leave to make sure that things are located and constructed correctly.

There are a number of services that only a licensed Professional Surveyor can provide.

The location of property boundaries, and land-related services such as:

  • Location
  • Topography
  • Spatial position
  • Land use planning

Anything related to land location and use generally requires the services of a Professional Surveyor. Surveyors also collaborate with many other professionals, including engineers, architects, attorneys, realtors, developers, and contractors, and they advise land owners.

Land surveyors may have slightly different processes, depending on their specific type of surveying.

Construction or Engineering: This type of surveyor studies changes in property lines and identifies the precise locations of buildings and roads. They may also survey road topography and grade or determine the appropriate depth for building foundations.

Geodetic: A surveyor who uses satellite and aerial imaging to measure very large portions of the earth is called a geodetic surveyor.

Boundary or Land: This type of surveyor fulfills the important duty of determining exactly where property lines are located.

Contact Links for Career Opportunities:

Program Contact:

Dr. Roger C. Purcell, P.E., R.L.S.
Department of Civil Engineering & Construction
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8077
Statesboro, GA 30460-8077
Office: Engineering Bldg. 1101A
Phone: (912) 478-5001
rcpurcell@georgiasouthern.edu

Last updated: 1/7/2021