Surveyors and Spatial Scientists plan, direct and conduct survey work to determine and delineate boundaries and features of tracts of land, marine floors and underground works, prepare and revise maps, charts and other geographic products, and analyse, present and maintain geographical information about locations in space and time.
A skill level equal to a Bachelor Degree or higher is required and half of workers have a university degree. Sometimes relevant experience or on-the-job training is also needed. Registration or licensing may be required, depending on the state or territory you live in.
- designing and compiling map manuscripts using digital and graphical source material, including aerial photographs, satellite imagery, survey documents, existing maps and records, reports and statistics
- advising Surveyors and other professionals on the data requirements for map production, and on the aesthetic, technical and economic considerations of scales, details to be illustrated, place names and reproduction techniques
- supervising and coordinating the work of cartographic technicians in the production and reproduction of maps
- determining the position of points of interest on the earth's surface including marine floors, and preparing the final product data in digital form
- supervising the preparation of plans, maps, charts and drawings to give pictorial representations and managing automated spatial information systems
- undertaking research and development of surveying and photogrammetric measurement systems, cadastral systems and land information systems
- planning and designing land subdivision projects and negotiating details with local governments and other authorities
- advising Architects, Engineering Professionals, environmental and other scientists or other relevant professionals on the technical requirements of surveying, mapping and spatial information systems
- compiling and evaluating data, interpreting codes of practice, and writing reports concerning survey measurement, land use and tenure
- preparing site plans and survey reports required for conveyancing and land ownership matters
- Other Spatial Scientist
Plans, directs and conducts survey work to determine, delineate, plan and precisely position tracts of land, natural and constructed features, coastlines, marine floors and underground works, and manages related information systems. Registration or licensing may be required.
Specialisations: Cadastral Surveyor, Engineering Surveyor, Geodetic Surveyor, Hydrographic Surveyor, Mine Surveyor, Photogrammetric Surveyor
Applies scientific, mathematical and cartographic design principles to prepare and revise maps, charts and other forms of cartographic output.
Other Spatial Scientist
Acquires, integrates, analyses, interprets, presents, manages and distributes information about locations in space and time, and develops related equipment, software and services.
Specialisations: Geographic Information Systems Manager