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    Cartographers and surveyors apply surveying methods and techniques to determine the exact position of natural and constructed features and boundaries of land, seas, underground areas and celestial bodies, and prepare or revise digital, graphic and pictorial representations.

    Tasks include:

    (a) surveying, measuring and describing land surfaces for various purposes, including mapmaking, construction work or establishment of property boundaries;

    (b) surveying mines, delineating underground surfaces, noting exact position of various features and making charts and maps with a view to controlling direction and extent of mining;

    (c) surveying sea, river and lake beds, delineating underwater surfaces, noting exact position of various features and making charts and maps to be used in particular in determining navigable waters and channels and in planning construction of marine structures;

    (d) planning and conducting aerial photographic surveys;

    (e) analysing aerial and other photographs, remote sensing and surveying data to prepare and revise topographic maps and charts, utility maps and other thematic maps;

    (f) studying and advising on technical, aesthetic and economic aspects of map production;

    (g) maintaining technical liaison and consultancy with other relevant specialists;

    (h) preparing scientific papers and reports;

    (i) performing related tasks;

    (j) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Cartographer

  • Photogrammetrist

  • Surveyor, aerial

  • Surveyor, hydrographic

  • Surveyor, land

  • Surveyor, mining

  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Surveyor, marine: 3115

  • Surveyor, quantity: 2149

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 Updated 10 August 2004, by VA.