Surveying is a very important profession that does not get as much as prominence as it should. It can be classified as an art as well as a science due to its technical as well as analytical nature. Whenever a project of human development is planned, the first and foremost step that is taken is surveying. For this purpose qualified surveyors are hired and the project gets commissioned to them. These surveyors are hired from certified surveying firms that have experts in almost all fields. The success of any project depends on the initial planning and survey, to determine whether the project is feasible or not.
Surveyors employ many different techniques and tools to make their work more efficient and accurate. They make full use of mathematical, analytical, and physics knowledge to accurately measure distance, angles, surface area and positions. The task of the survey is not as simple as it may sound and may take up to months to get a boundary survey, depending on the size of the area and enormity of the project. Surveyors mostly work in teams, they divide the duties and tasks so that the project gets completed in the given time. There are many fields of surveying but the most known are civil surveying, demographic surveying, hydrographic surveying and marine surveying. All these fields require specially qualified surveyors that are competent and efficient. The rules of surveying are more or less the same in all these fields, the person just needs to be precise and on the point. Although educational institutions provide formal education on techniques and methods or surveying, there are some personal qualities that are required in a surveyor. These qualities are mentioned below:
Attention to detail
While surveying, even the minute details are mess up the whole project. A surveyor should have a keen eye that gives full attention to detail. The tasks of measurement are such that require a precise idea of land, depth of building foundations and effect of the said project on the surrounding area. A person that has great attention to detail and a strong focus can be a successful surveyor.
Many a time’s construction projects are based in remote areas in unfavorable conditions. Large barren lands that are away from the population are required to be surveyed for upcoming projects. Only a person with a strong will and determination can survive in those conditions while doing his work efficiently. Surveyors are often placed in remote areas for months where they have to complete their tasks and report back to their respective firms.
Excellence in education
Needless to say, a person with a mediocre education and qualification cannot be a good surveyor as formal education of multiple fields is required to be a good competent surveyor. Physics, mathematics, chemistry, geometry and demography are basic core elements of surveying and a person with a basic education cannot master in all these fields.