Becoming a Surveying or Spatial Science Technician
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Becoming a Surveying or Spatial Science Technician

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Also known as GIS Technician.
Collects, records and evaluates spatial information and prepares databases, maps, charts and plans in support of Surveyors, Cartographers or Other Spatial Scientists. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 6 months
Average pay $66,384
Employment prospects Poor
Employment size 200

What does a Surveying or Spatial Science Technician do?

  • assisting Construction Managers, Architects and Surveyors in planning and organisation
  • interpreting plans, regulations and codes of practice
  • preparing preliminary sketches, working drawings and specifications
  • preparing, editing and revising plans, maps, charts and drawings
  • coordinating works programs
  • inspecting work and materials for compliance with specifications, regulations and standards
  • calculating costs and estimating time scales
  • collecting data using surveying instruments and photogrammetric equipment


  • Aerial Survey Technician
  • Photogrammetrist

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