>>> Ensure integrity of land title system – who owns that?
>>> Key role in the planning and construction of dams, bridges, freeways, high-rise
buildings, railways, all new infrastructure projects
>>> Design mines, tunnels and other underground works
>>> Map sea floor, lakes, rivers, ports, shorelines, sandbanks
>>> Locate currents, ensure shipping channels are free from obstructions
>>> Uses satellites to measure Earth’s surface accurately, monitor sea level changes,
continental drift, help predict earthquakes
Geographic Information Systems
>>> Production of topographical maps, in-car navigation systems, Google
>>> Extracts spatial information from photographs and digital imaging systems
>>> Produce maps from aerial photographs, medical image analysis
>>> Dam and mine surveys, structural analysis of bridges
>>> Land information management, Remote sensing
>>> Monitoring effects of climate change, forensics, archaeology
>>> Varied work, both outdoors and indoors
>>> Using the latest in modern technology
>>> A choice of working independently or being part of a larger group
>>> Good spatial skills, ability to think and visualise in 3 dimensions
>>> Attention to accuracy and detail
Due to the current shortage, surveying presents good career opportunities for students with
ability in Mathematics and an understanding of physical sciences.
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