Surveying: The Profession and Its Requirements

by Hallas H. Ridgeway, (M.ASCE), Lect.; Civ. Engrg. Dept., Univ. of Connecticut, Storre, Conn.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Surveying and Mapping Division, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 1, Pg. 18-22

Document Type: Journal Paper


Two definitions of surveying are discussed. The A.S.C.E. definition which is a broad definition that includes a. land surveying, b. engineering surveyors, c. cartographic surveying, aerial surveying services, and cartography; and a definition typical of those used by boards of registration that is confined to land surveying are presented. The requirements depend on the definition. Whatever definition of surveying is used by a state board of registration, the board is obligated to assure that professional areas of practice permitted by the registered surveyor are reflected in the requirements for education, experience and examination.

Subject Headings: Land surveys | Terminology and definition | Aerial surveys | Surveys (non-geomatic) | Engineering education | Mapping | Licensure and certification

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