Occupational Employment Statistics
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians
Perform surveying and mapping duties, usually under the direction of an engineer, surveyor, cartographer, or photogrammetrist to obtain data used for construction, mapmaking, boundary location, mining, or other purposes. May calculate mapmaking information and create maps from source data, such as surveying notes, aerial photography, satellite data, or other maps to show topographical features, political boundaries, and other features. May verify accuracy and completeness of maps. Excludes “Surveyors" (17-1022), "Cartographers and Photogrammetrists" (17-1021), and "Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers" (19-2042).
|Trade, Transportation and Utilities||70||$37.77/hr
|Professional and Business Services||450||$26.56/hr
- Set out and recover stakes, marks, and other monumentation.
- Conduct surveys to ascertain the locations of natural features and man-made structures on the Earth's surface, underground, and underwater, using electronic distance-measuring equipment and other surveying instruments.
- Maintain equipment and vehicles used by surveying crews.
- Compare survey computations with applicable standards to determine adequacy of data.
- Search for section corners, property irons, and survey points.
- Record survey measurements and descriptive data, using notes, drawings, sketches, and inked tracings.
- Adjust and operate surveying instruments such as prisms, theodolites, and electronic distance-measuring equipment.
- Collect information needed to carry out new surveys, using source maps, previous survey data, photographs, computer records, and other relevant information.
- Lay out grids, and determine horizontal and vertical controls.
- Design or develop information databases that include geographic or topographic data.