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Who Might You Work For as a Land Surveyor?

So you want to be a land surveyor. But maybe you wonder who, besides the government, you could work for in this capacity. We often see surveyors on the streets, mapping highway alignments, marking boundaries between private and public property, and doing other official business on behalf of the city or town. Other government agencies […]

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What are Career Options in the Surveying Field?

If you have considered entering the field of land surveying, you may wonder exactly what the job entails. Many people are drawn to this career because it offers a much-sought-after benefit: the ability to work outside at a high-level job that isn’t labor-intensive. After all, not everyone enjoys being cooped up in an office all […]

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Quick Guide to Land Mapping Drones for Surveyors

Surveying technology has greatly advanced in the last 20 years, and one of the most convenient recent inventions is land-mapping drones. These tiny marvels can do the work of one surveyor in a fraction of the time without any of the risk. Surveying can be strenuous work. It’s not just peering through a theodolite. It’s […]

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The Changing Landscape of Surveying Technology

Land surveying has been around for thousands of years — as long as land has been bought, sold, claimed or otherwise fought over. Surveyors once did their jobs using the unit of measurement made common by the Greeks and Romans — the foot. As anyone can imagine, this was rather imprecise, since feet come in […]

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Building a Better Career with Engineering Continuing Education

Engineering continuing education classes have long been a requirement for licensing in many states. However, now it’s not enough to simply fulfill requirements if you want to get ahead in your field. Engineering is a competitive industry. According to, the engineering field continues to grow, and students today can obtain one of 40 types […]

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10 Ways Land Surveyors Help After the Storm

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2017 was the costliest year in recorded history for natural disasters in the United States. A new NOAA report reveals that 16 billion-dollar disasters comprised the foundation of $306.2 billion in losses. More than six out of every seven dollars of those losses were related to […]

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Lessons from the Most Influential Women Engineers

Engineering is slowly but surely becoming a more welcoming environment for women, but there’s still much work to be done. That’s why some of the most powerful and influential women in the industry wear more than one hat. The goal, as many of them see it, includes introducing girls to engineering at a young age, […]

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