What are the different types of Surveyors?

There are many different types of Surveyors, below is an explanation of some that might interest you and your children. The great news is, because there are so many options,  there’s something to suit everyone…..

Land Surveyors: are people who plot, measure and record the details of the land, using previous maps as well as creating their own.

Archaeological Surveyors: are a specialised type of land surveying who report the finds made in an archaeological site or to show the relationship of the archaeological site to the landscape.

Property Surveyors: are people who inspect the condition of houses and buildings. They will spot problems like unstable walls and highlight any major repairs or alterations needed, such as fixing a roof.

Utilities/Infrastructure Surveyors: are people who measure services above and below the ground. Infrastructure means the structures and facilities needed for an organisation such as water and power lines. 

Mining Surveyors: are people who explore and estimate material below the surface of the ground.

Construction Surveyors: are people who figure out where man-made objects such as highways and bridges as well as buildings and pipes should be located.

Aerial Surveyors: are people who collect information and images from airplanes, helicopters or other aerial methods.

Hydrographic Surveyors: are people who use special equipment on vessels to decide the geography of a body of water, including the depth, tide measurements, shoreline obstacles, and physical features of the body’s floor. 

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