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

 

 

 

NGS Releases Blueprint for NATRF 2022

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

CLICK HERE to view the information.

Spring Ohio Surveying News Now Available

Click here for the latest edition of the Ohio Surveying News

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.

Ohio Valley Chapter to host workshop at Ft. Steuben

EVENT REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  EVENT IS FULL.

The Ohio Valley Chapter of PLSO has teamed up with Historic Fort Steuben and the West Virginia Society of Professional Surveyors to host a one-day workshop on Friday, May 5 at the Fort in Steubenville, Ohio. CLICK HERE for the details and registration form.

Year end HALF DAY workshop offered

PLSO will host a 1/2 day workshop (good for 3 hours of CPD credit) on Thursday, December 22 at the PLSO office building conference room in Columbus.  Admission is $75 for PLSO members and $150 for Non-Members.  The sessions will be instructed by PLSO Executive Director Melinda Gilpin and include: State and Federal Legislative Updates, PLSO Organizational News, and “Things Ohio Surveyors Should Know”.  If you have not attended a similar session by Melinda in the last 6 months, changes to the session will permit you to count it toward CPD credit. CLICK HERE FOR THE PDF registration form, or REGISTER ONLINE with a credit card.

2017 Annual Conference

CLICK HERE for the 2017 Annual Conference Page.

More information being added daily

Registration form now available!

New Ohio Surveying News

CLICK HERE for the current issue of Ohio Surveying News

 

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