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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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative
  • Investigative / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Cartography

    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.

Skills

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

collect data using gps concurrent estate respond to enquiries comply with legal regulations quality standards cad software visual presentation techniques manage cadastre use cad software construction legal systems operate gps systems use data processing techniques review construction plans authorisations deliver visual presentation of data