Alberta Land Surveyors are geomatics professionals. Geomatics is the discipline of gathering, storing, processing, and delivering of geographic information.
Changing technology, computers, and satellites combine to create a new frontier in boundary determination and measurement.
Alberta Land Surveyors apply their educational skills to a wide variety of surveying disciplines. Land surveyors are involved in oilfield work, land use planning and development and in other related activities involving determination of property boundaries or assembly and analysis of land related information.
It is an exciting career of changing technology, computers and satellites.Alberta Land Surveyors are in the centre of it all!
In this career, computer literacy is essential. Strong math skills, an interest in sciences are important assets. Land surveyors also usually have an interest in the law, history and business.
"I chose Geomatics because I enjoy working with computers. In this area, I will be working with the most current technologies and theories. I want something that is always looking to the future." — University of Calgary student
Land surveying is a career for those who want to combine their professional and technical skills in both the office and the outdoors. Land surveyors may work outdoors in urban and rural environments while some have management responsibilities and spend more time in the office.
"I love it-the outdoors, the physical work and a profession always in demand. The Alberta Land Surveyors' Association is not a stuffy group of professionals-it is people who are proud of their profession but still like to have fun-it's great to be a member!"- ALSA member
Most new Alberta Land Surveyors find employment with surveying firms. Often they remain with these companies but some pursue opportunities with government,utility companies or other geomatics corporations. Many choose to start their own surveying company or be partners in an existing survey company.
A career in geomatics and cadastral surveying can lead to the professional designation of Alberta Land Surveyor.
Land surveying is a recognized profession just like architecture, engineering, law, and medicine. No person except an Alberta Land Surveyor may practice land surveying in the province. Registration and certification to practice land surveying in Alberta is governed by the Land Surveyors Act which is administered by the Alberta Land Surveyors' Association.
For more information, contact:
Alberta Land Surveyors' Association
1000, 10020 - 101A AVE
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3G2
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University of Calgary Department of Geomatics Engineering
Universityof New Brunswick Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering
NAIT Geomatics Engineering Technology
SAIT Geomatics Engineering Technology
Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors