What is Land Surveying?

Land Surveying is crucial to responsible land development. Land Surveyors work with engineers, architects, and builders to produce precise descriptions (surveys and maps) of surface features of the Earth. 
They also perform a variety of vital tasks such as boundary surveys, topographic mapping, and construction staking.


Many people think that surveyors only conduct fieldwork. Surveyors can choose from many specialties and get involved at many stages of a project. 
A surveyor may work in the field and then deliver the data to a surveyor who works in the office, or they may be office-based and analyze the data and create maps and other important documents.


Fun Fact! Three of the Four Presidents on Mount Rushmore Started As Surveyors: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln



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