Job description Geomatics Technician - Land Surveying near Cold Lake (AB)

Find out what work is like for a geomatics technician - land surveying in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Land survey technologists and technicians (NOC 22213).

Land survey technologists and technicians


Land survey technologists and technicians conduct or participate in surveys to determine the exact locations and relative positions of natural features and other structures on the earth's surface, underground and underwater. They are employed by all levels of government, architectural and engineering firms, and by private sector surveying establishments.

Job duties

  • Land survey technologists
  • Assist survey engineers or professional surveyors to develop methods and procedures for conducting field surveys
  • Conduct field surveys and operate survey instruments and computer equipment to measure distance, angles, elevations and contours
  • Record measurements and other information obtained during field survey activities
  • Determine precise geographic locations using global positioning system (GPS) equipment or unmanned aerial vehicule (UAV)/drone
  • Analyze latitude, longitude and angles and compute trigonometric and other calculations to plot features, contours and areas to a specific scale
  • Prepare detailed drawings, charts and plans and survey notes and reports
  • Supervise and coordinate field survey activities.
  • Land survey technicians
  • Participate in field surveys and operate survey instruments and devices
  • Keep records, measurements and other survey information in systematic order
  • Assist in the calculation, analysis and computation of measurements obtained during field surveys
  • Assist in the preparation of detailed drawings, charts and plans.

Job titles

  • engineering survey technologist
  • geodetic survey technologist
  • geomatics technologist - land surveying
  • land survey technician
  • legal survey technician
  • topographic survey technician
  • transit operator - surveying

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