Geodetic Surveyors


Measure large areas of the Earth's surface using satellite observations, global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), light detection and ranging (LIDAR), or related sources.
Also called: Geodesist, Geodetic Advisor, Licensed Land Surveyor, Survey Director

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • geography
    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • computers and electronics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Communications
  • telecommunications

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • using math to solve problems
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Map creation software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Geographic information system GIS software
    Analytical or scientific software
  • Carlson Simplicity "Sight" Survey
  • National Geodetic Survey NGS VERTCON
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Bentley Microstation

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    master's degree
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