Various Responsibilities of Land Surveyors in Surveying

One of the most important things you need to get done on your property before deciding to construct anything is land surveying. Land surveying is important as it measures the exact amount of land that you have an interest in i.e. your property. It helps to understand the land you are planning to build on and the properties of the particular area.

It also helps to know your boundaries, the type of buildings suitable on your property and have all the data ready for financial investment and loans.  With the interest of so many parties, the responsibilities of a land surveyor are a lot:

  • Understand the Project: type of project you have in mind for your properties and survey the land accordingly. It will give you an idea about the project and if it is feasible to be built on that particular property or not.
  • Getting the maps ready: Along with topographic maps of the land and the surrounding areas, a land surveyor needs to provide vertical and horizontal maps as well for many survey projects. This will help to understand the government cost too.
  • Be a part of the project throughout: As a land surveyor, your job is not done as soon as the data is presented. You need to work in close collaboration with the project team such as the design group, the chief architect and more and help formulate plans on the field.
  • Understand computer-based CAD applications: Apart from topographic, ALTA and other forms of land surveying, the most requested type of surveying now, is the High definition surveying. Since HD surveying transforms the area into a 3d plan on your computer, CAD applications should be understood by the land surveyor to read and understand the data.
  • Know the types of land: The land’s structure and composition is crucial. It is important to know how best to measure and survey them to benefit the constructor as well as the owner.

Apart from these responsibilities, it is important that the land surveyor comes up with time and cost effective methods to get the job done well in time.

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