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
- 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.
The study of interpreting the elements depicted in maps, the measures and technical specifications.
- Document survey operations
Complete and file all required administrative, operational and technical documents related to a survey operation.
- Operate surveying instruments
Operate and adjust measuring instruments such as theodolites and prisms, and other electronic distance-measuring tools.
- 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.
- Use geographic information systems
Work with computer data systems such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
- Compare survey computations
Determine the accuracy of data by comparing computations with applicable standards.
- 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.
- Record survey measurements
Gather and process descriptive data by using documents such as sketches, drawings and notes.
- 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.
- 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.
Optional knowledge and skillsdeliver visual presentation of data comply with legal regulations manage cadastre construction legal systems visual presentation techniques operate gps systems collect data using gps cad software use cad software concurrent estate review construction plans authorisations respond to enquiries quality standards use data processing techniques
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