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Geomatics Surveyor

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Most of these occupations require qualifications at NFQ Levels 7 or 8 (Ordinary / Honours Degrees) but some do not.

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At a Glance... header image

Geomatics Surveyors map the built and natural environment to provide accurate spatial data which facilitates planning, development and conservation.


Tasks & Activitiesheader image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Verify the accuracy of survey data including measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites.

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Search legal records, survey records, and land titles to obtain information about property boundaries in areas to be surveyed.

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Calculate heights, depths, relative positions, property lines, and other characteristics of terrain.

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Prepare and maintain sketches, maps, reports, and legal descriptions of surveys to describe, certify, and assume liability for work performed.

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Direct or conduct surveys to establish legal boundaries for properties, based on legal deeds and titles.

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Prepare or supervise preparation of all data, charts, plots, maps, records, and documents related to surveys.

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Write descriptions of property boundary surveys for use in deeds, leases, or other legal documents.

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Compute geodetic measurements and interpret survey data to determine positions, shapes, and elevations of geomorphic and topographic features.

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Determine longitudes and latitudes of important features and boundaries in survey areas using theodolites, transits, levels, and satellite-based global positioning systems (GPS).

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Record the results of surveys including the shape, contour, location, elevation, and dimensions of land or land features.

Skillsheader image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported skills used in this occupation.

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Reading Comprehension:   Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Mathematics:   Using mathematics to solve problems.

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Critical Thinking:   Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Management of Personnel Resources:   Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

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Monitoring:   Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Instructing:   Teaching others how to do something.

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Writing:   Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Time Management:   Managing one's own time and the time of others.

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Coordination:   Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

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Active Listening:   Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Work Activities header image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported Work Activities in this occupation.

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Processing Information:  Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.

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Making Decisions and Solving Problems:  Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

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Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:  Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

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Analyzing Data or Information:  Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

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Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others:  Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.

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Documenting/Recording Information:  Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

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Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:  Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

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Getting Information:  Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

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Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:  Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

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Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:  Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.


Personal Qualitiesheader image

As a Geomatics/Land surveyor you will need to be methodical, good at maths and able to pay attention to detail. Land surveyors must analyse survey findings and be able to use a range of technological equipment including computers.

You will need knowledge of construction, economics and law, and the ability to give information to other professionals both verbally and in writing. You will need to be able to work as part of a team. You also need to be accurate in all measurements and reports.

This is a profession ideally suited to students who enjoy working with numbers. You should have a good spatial awareness and an interest in geography and information technology. Creativity is also important as mapping and 2-D modelling requires good design skills.


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Contactsheader image

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Organisation: Society of Chartered Surveyors
  Address: 5 Wilton Place, Dublin 2
  Tel: (01) 676 5500
  Email: info@scs.ie
  Url www.scs.ie
   


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This occupation is popular with people who have the following career interests...

Realist  Administrative  Investigative 

...and for people who like working in the following Career Sectors:

Building, Construction & Property
Earth Science & Environment
Maritime, Fishing & Aquaculture

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