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 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 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 Land Surveying
Cadastral/Land Surveyors measure property boundaries or locations using a range of equipment that include GPS and Total Stations to record information on plans and maps. Surveyors can find an array of jobs in both Private surveying firms and State governments.
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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 firms, local councils, universities and state governments are typcial places for a cartographer to work.
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