Land Surveying is the measurement and mapping of the surrounding environment using specialised technology and equipment. Surveyors measure just about anything on the land, in the sky or on the ocean bed.
A modern society depends on Surveying to ensure order in the physical world around us. Without Surveyors, we would not know where to position roads, build homes or develop cities.
Surveying also frames the work of architecture and engineering. It is integral to sustainable land development. Surveyors use satellite imagery, GPS, laser scanners, total stations and mapping software to measure things and represent them in two and three dimensional plans. They work on a diverse variety of projects from land subdivision and mining exploration, to tunnel building and major infrastructure construction.
Land Surveyors work individually and in teams, plus liaise with an extended network of professionals such as engineers, urban planners and architects.
Surveyors are indispensable to the world we live in. Their work is the first step in bringing new developments to life and the basis of all property titles.
A Licensed or Registered Land Surveyor is the only person who is legally authorised to determine land or Cadastral boundaries. They perform the following tasks:
- Apply the laws & procedures relating to land ownership, boundaries and titles when undertaking surveying work;
- Accurately determine the positions of boundaries where land is subdivided, bought or sold
- Plan, develop & redevelop urban planning, land and buildings
- Manage and execute projects from, design through to approval and construction for development in urban, rural and regional areas
- Utilise cutting-edge technology such as GPS and laser technology in performing the above tasks
The Commission represents the collective interests of its members, being Land Surveying professionals within Australia and New Zealand.
The Commission is resourced and supported by the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute. It consists of a National Committee together with Regional Level Committees to ensure comprehensive representation of its Members in order to promote the interests of the professional disciplines.
The Land Surveying Commission of the SSSI looks after the professional development needs of those members working in the following areas:
- Land Development
- Cadastral Surveying
- Topographic Surveying
- GPS and Geodetic Surveying
- Construction Surveying and Set out
- Urban Design and Planning
- Land Administration
- Laser Scanning
The Land Surveying Commission Committee seeks feedback about past and future events, as well as involvement on the committee from its members for things such as:
- Services to members
- Information on upcoming events
- Promotion of the profession of surveying
The committee can be contacted by email.
Chair, Land Surveying Commission