What exactly does it take to be a Land Surveyor?

Do you like to work outside and inside with computers?

Are you good at math, especially algebra, geometry and trigonometry?

Do you like solving mysteries and puzzles?

Do you like to collect your own spatial data and make maps?

If you answered yes to the above questions, consider that a career in Surveying is for you!

 

High school students interested in surveying should take courses in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, drafting, computer aided drafting (CAD), geography and computer science.  In general, people who like surveying also like math—primarily geometry and trigonometry. The field attracts people with geology, forestry, history, engineering, computer science, and astronomy backgrounds, too. Surveyors get started in their career through many paths. It could be through a summer job, through a class about surveying, or from a family member who knows or who is a surveyor. Many surveyors suggest spending a summer working on a survey crew and asking questions. You don’t have to have a degree or experience to help on a crew as a summer job. It can provide a chance to see what surveying is all about.

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. Land Surveyors perform a variety of vital tasks such as boundary surveys, topographic mapping and construction staking.

There are jobs in this profession. It will never die away as there will always be the need.   The variety of work is unlike that in most other professions as there are many different disciplines of surveying.  It  is not impossible to do whatever you want in this profession.  You can spend your entire career working for somebody else, the government, owning a one man shop, or owning a multi-state business. The foundation is very important. Start out on a solid foundation and you can build whatever you dream.

Several Disciplines of Surveying that might interest you:

Photogrammetry

Construction

Forensic

Hydrography

Geodesy

GIS Analyst

Boundary

Technician

Topography

 

 

 

Cleveland Chapte CPD Event

The Cleveland Chapter is hosting a CPD event on Wednesday, June 13 from 6 – 9:30pm

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND REGISTRATION FORM

Chapter Golf Outings Announced

Several PLSO Chapters host golf outings each summer.  Information will be posted here as it is received.

Cleveland Chapter – Friday, July 13

2018 Golfers Reservation Form

2018 Cleveland Chapter Hole Sponsor form (1)

Miami Valley Chapter – Friday, July 13

2018 Golf and Sponsorship Form

Central Ohio Chapter – Friday, July 20

2018 Golf and Sponsorship Form

Spring Ethics Workshop Announced

PLSO will offer a 2-hour Surveying Ethics CPD workshop on Friday, April 13 from 2 –4pm at the Columbus office (150 East Wilson Bridge Road, Lower Level Conference Room, Worthington, OH 43085).

Topic:        Surveying Ethics  (this session will satisfy the 2 hour ethics requirement!)

Speaker:             John Greenhalge, Exec Director, State Board of Registration

PLSO members – $50 per person

Non-Members of PLSO – $80 per person

CLICK HERE TO Register online with a credit card payment

CLICK HERE to print PDF Registration Form

2018 Conference a Success!

Take a look at scenes from the Conference and perspectives from some who attended.

Thanks to Dan Davis for video and editing!

NGS Releases Blueprint for NATRF 2022

NGS has posted a document detailing the plans for NATRF 2022 project.

CLICK HERE to view the information.

NCEES seeks input from surveyors

NCEES has extended the online survey for the Principles and Practice of Surveying exam content review to March 31, and has requested assistance from NSPS to find additional volunteers for this important study by sharing this news with NSPS members.

The information is posted online at http://ncees.org/ncees-seeks-professional-surveyors-expertise-advice/. A PDF of the news release is also available for download on this page. The survey will be used to update the specifications for the PS exam.

New Ohio Surveying News

CLICK HERE for the current issue of Ohio Surveying News

 

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