Surveyors - Land, Marine & Offshore
Surveying is important to land and sea development. Land Surveyors work with engineers, architects and builders to produce surveys and maps of surface features of the Earth. Land Surveyors perform boundary surveys, topographic mapping and construction staking. Marine surveyors perform inspections of vessels, passenger vessels, tugboats, barges, dredges, oil rigs, ferries, cargo vessels and warships, as well as marine cargo, marine engines and facilities such as canals, dry-docks, loading docks and more for the purpose of pre-purchase evaluation, insurance eligibility, insurance claim resolution and regulation compliance. Surveyors are involved in civil engineering, in construction of roads, railways, dams and reservoirs, bridges and residential areas. Surveying helps provide advice and data for geographical information systems. Surveying demands knowledge of algebra, calculus and geometry.