Series of calculation is required to identify the actual size and outline of a parcel of land. A survey technician is tasked to make a precise and correct estimation of the land surveyed. The accuracy of their calculation is crucial in planning the structure that will be built on the site. City planners and real estate developers are the ones who usually request for land surveys.
Inspect Existing Structures
Apart from identifying the real size and possible utility of an undeveloped land, a survey technician is also in charge of doing surveys on estates have been developed and improved. Their job includes measuring and examining infrastructures such as roads, bridges and buildings.
After taking all the data on the site, survey technicians are required to prepare report of their findings. If the technician is employed by a government agency, the result of his work will be a public record. Although this does not indicate that he has to prepare his report according to the requests of the public, but this means that he will be accountable for contents of the report. He must be able to justify the accuracy of his data and how did he came up with his conclusions.
Given that most of the data gathered from a survey will be included in a detailed report, it is essential that a technician maintain thorough and detailed notes while in the site to ensure the accuracy of his data. Field notes should be precise, orderly and comprehensible. The notes should be legible so the person responsible for recording the data will easily understand the notes you have taken.