The Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association is in the process of creating a virtual training platform for the current and next generation of survey and mapping technicians! This page will be updated as more resources become available.
What is Surveying? Surveying or land surveying is the profession, technique, art, and science of determining terrestrial or three-dimensional position of points and the distances and the angles between them. Surveyors use mathematics, physics, and engineering to determine and establish land boundaries. Measurements such as dimensions, lengths, and boundary lines are all precisely determined through land surveying. Surveyors often use technicians to assist in operating instruments, taking measurements, and processing the gathered data into computer-aided design (CAD) drawings either outside or in the office setting.