Also called: Geodetic Advisor, Professor, Survey Director
In the Army: Technical Engineer
In the Marine Corps: Geographic Intelligence Specialist; Technical Engineer
What they do:Measure large areas of the Earth's surface using satellite observations, global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), light detection and ranging (LIDAR), or related sources.
On the job, you would:
- Analyze control or survey data to ensure adherence to project specifications or land survey standards.
- Calculate the exact horizontal and vertical position of points on the earth's surface.
- Verify the mathematical correctness of newly collected survey data.
Math and Science
Engineering and Technology
Arts and Humanities
People and Technology Systems
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Map creation software
Analytical or scientific software
Computer aided design CAD software
See more details at O*NET OnLine about geodetic surveyors.