Profession cadastral technician
Cadastral technicians design and create maps and blue-prints, converting new measurement results into the real estate cadastre of a community. They define and indicate the property boundaries and ownerships, land use, and create city and district maps using measurement equipment and specialised software.
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- Realistic / Investigative
- Investigative / Conventional
The study of interpreting the elements depicted in maps, the measures and technical specifications.
- Geographic information systems
The tools involved in geographical mapping and positioning, such as GPS (global positioning systems), GIS (geographical information systems), and RS (remote sensing).
- Surveying methods
Have an understanding of surveying methods, remote sensing methods and equipment.
- Document survey operations
Complete and file all required administrative, operational and technical documents related to a survey operation.
- Perform surveying calculations
Perform calculations and gather technical data in order to determine earth curvature corrections, traverse adjustments and closures, level runs, azimuths, marker placements, etc.
- Compare survey computations
Determine the accuracy of data by comparing computations with applicable standards.
- Use geographic information systems
Work with computer data systems such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
- Process collected survey data
Analyse and interpret survey data acquired from a wide variety of sources e.g. satellite surveys, aerial photography and laser measurement systems.
- Conduct land surveys
Conduct surveys to determine the location and features of natural and man-made structures, on surface level as well as underground and underwater. Operate electronic distance-measuring equipment and digital measuring instruments.
- Create cadastral maps
Create maps using data gathered during surveying and measurement activities and specialised software which outline a region's constructions' and buildings' boundaries.
- Record survey measurements
Gather and process descriptive data by using documents such as sketches, drawings and notes.
- Operate surveying instruments
Operate and adjust measuring instruments such as theodolites and prisms, and other electronic distance-measuring tools.