It is the role of a Surveyor to plan, direct and conduct survey work that determines the location and expanse of tracts of land, natural and constructed features. A Surveyor then manages information systems that enable mining organisations to locate new mines, avoid potentially dangerous areas, and allow for the design of new underground passages.
Duties expected of a Surveyor in the mining industry include:
- Determining the position of points of interest on the earth's surface, including the ocean and preparing the final product data in digital form
- Supervising the preparation of plans, maps, charts and drawings to give pictorial representations
- Undertaking research and development of surveying and other relevant systems
- Planning and desigingn land sub-division projects and negotiating details with local governments and other authorities and representative bodies
- Advising engineers, environmental and other scientists or other relevant professionals on the technical requirements of surveying, mapping and spatial information systems
- May supervise and coordinate the work of surveying associates and field assistants
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