Surveyor Job Description

Surveying – What a Great Job!!!

By: Graham W. Bowden, OLS, OLIP

Here is a list of the common activities that surveyors do.

  • Wander in the forest
  • Talk to strangers
  • Climb fences
  • Poke at “stuff” with sticks
  • Find neat “stuff” that other people have lost
  • See new places
  • Splash in puddles
  • Eat lunch outdoors
  • See wild animals in their habitats
  • Discover fishing holes
  • Collect off-road toys
  • Play with walkie-talkies
  • Use a secret vocabulary (“kay”, “comeahead”)
  • Drive a truck
  • Travel to exotic locales

Graham Bowden is the Presiding Officer of our Academic & Experience Requirements Committee. First State Surveyor, p. 6, Summer 2002, Vol. 12, Issue 3. Copied from The Ontario Land Surveyor, Summer 2002