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Land Surveying as a Career

Peter Stewart, a former Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering graduate student, with a GPS receiver connected to a personal computer. (Bob Wilson/The Daily Gleaner photo)

Land surveyors no longer appear in public laden down with heavy equipment which is usually set up on a tripod in an inconvenient spot for automotive traffic and pedestrians. Now land surveyors can do that aspect of their job using a total station. Peering through an instrument and taking measurements, however, is not the sum total of a land surveyor's career.

Today, the activities of land surveyors include the following [Hartley, 1997]:

Employment opportunities exist with federal, provincial, and municipal government departments and agencies. There are opportunities to be community college and university instructors, GIS managers, and survey managers.

Hartley, S. (1997). Land surveyors must seek to diversity. Association of New Brunswick Land Surveyors Supplement to The Daily Gleaner, Thursday, 23 January, p. 8a.