Land surveyors direct and conduct legal surveys to establish property boundaries, and prepare/maintain associated documents.
Land surveyors perform some or all of the following duties:
Develop survey plans, methods and procedures for conducting legal surveys;
Plan, direct and supervise or conduct surveys to establish and mark legal boundaries of properties, parcels of lands, provincial and Canada Lands, aboriginal land claims, wellsites, mining claims, utility rights-of-way, roadways and highways;
Survey and lay out subdivisions for rural and urban development;
Determine precise locations using electronic distance measuring equipment and global positioning systems (GPS);
Analyze, manage and display data using geographic information systems (GIS) and computer-aided design and drafting (CAD);
Record all measurements and other information obtained during survey activities;
Prepare or supervise the preparation and compilation of all data, plans, charts, records and documents related to surveys of real property boundaries;
Certify and assume liability for surveys made to establish real property boundaries;
Advise, provide consultation and testify as an expert witness on matters related to legal surveys.
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