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The career opportunities in spatial are almost limitless. There are many reasons to choose surveying or spatial as your profession:


Your workplace can be anywhere; in the office, in the middle of the ocean, or on a commercial construction site.


Careers in Engineering & Mining Surveying

Engineering Surveyors survey routes for railways, roads, pipelines, canals, sewers and tunnels and make detailed surveys of construction sites, dam sites, multistorey buildings and other engineering projects.

Mining Surveyors measure underground and open-cut mines in detail. Their surveys help mining organisations locate new mines safely, avoiding older mines, and allow connections to be made between different underground passages. Mine surveyors also establish the boundaries of mining claims in some states and territories.

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Careers in Hydrography

Hydrographic surveyors map the sea floor, shipping channels, waterways, ports and locate currents, shore lines and other marine features. They are usually associated with marine authorities.

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Careers in Land Surveying

Cadastral/Land Surveyors measure property boundaries or locations using GPS, total stations and other equipment and record this information on plans and maps. Field work is involved, but also officework is involved. Private surveying firms or state government are typical places where land surveyors are employed.


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Careers in Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry

Image Analysts work with aerial photography and satellite imagery, using specialised software to identify particular features such as vegetation mapping, mineral exploration, town planning. They work at all levels of government including Defence, private consultants and large engineering firms.

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Careers in Spatial Information & Cartography

Geospatial analysts work with GIS software, imagery and other geospatial layers to offer location-based solutions to environmental issues, infrastructure projects and mining work. All levels of government including Defence, private consultants and large engineering and mining companies hire Geospatial/GIS professionals.

Cartographers create maps, plans and diagrams using specialised computer software. Private mapping forms, local councils, universities and state governments are typcial places for a cartographer to work.

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