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Surveying is a wise career choice for endless reasons, including:
- It offers an outdoors lifestyle with the opportunity to use high tech equipment and computers.
- There is a high demand for Surveyors with very good pay prospects
- There are suitable career options for women as well as men.
- It has a number of University & TAFE course options available.
Today's surveyors and spatial scientists can be found:
- Mapping the sea bed of the worlds ports and oceans.
- Surveying and designing land development projects such as new residential developments.
- Studying climate change in Antarctica.
- Monitoring the movement of buildings.
- Ensuring the verticality of high-rise buildings.
- Monitoring the alignment of tunnels.
- Developing flora and fauna distribution maps.
- Mapping open cut and underground mines.
- Developing geographic information systems (GIS).
- Mapping environmentally sensitive areas.
- Monitoring and mapping magnetic fields in the search for minerals and fossil fuels.
Surveying is the oldest profession in the world having its roots in Biblical times. It can be traced to the great civilisations of the ancient world, the Babylonians, Greeks, Egyptians, and the Chaldeans where surveyors were noblemen, respected and underpinned the economic framework of their societies. There have been many famous surveyors in more modern times, including many early explorers and leaders such as James Cook, George Washington and William Farrer to name but a few.
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