Why Choose a Land Surveyor?
Professional Land Surveyors establish official land, air space, and water boundaries. They write descriptions of land for deeds, leases, and other legal documents; define air space for airports; and measure construction and mineral sites. Surveyors also provide data relevant to the shape, contour, location, elevation, or dimension of land or land features.
When purchasing a home, the land survey is a tremendous benefit to both the lender and the purchaser of a piece of property. A boundary survey (commonly referred to as a property survey) establishes or re-establishes the physical position and extent of the boundaries of real property. It reveals the existence of other rights affecting the property such as easements, rights of way, etc. Also, the relationships of improvements relative to property lines are established.
High school students interested in surveying should take courses in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, drafting, mechanical drawing, and computer science. High school graduates with no formal training in surveying usually start as apprentices. Beginners with postsecondary school training in surveying usually can start as technicians or assistants. With on-the-job experience and formal training in surveying—either in an institutional program or from a correspondence school workers may advance to senior survey technician, then to party chief, and in some cases, to licensed surveyor.
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