The Definition of Surveying
                   (Based on the International Federation of Surveyors - FIG)
                   by Bob Morris at

                   A surveyor is a professional person with the academic qualifications and technical expertise
                   to practice the science of measurement; to assemble and assess land and geographic
                   related information; to use that information for the purpose of planning and implementing
                   the efficient administration of the land, the sea and structures thereon; and to instigate the
                   advancement and development of such practices.

                   Practice of the surveyor's profession may involve one or more of the following activities
                   which may occur either on, above or below the surface of the land or the sea and may be
                   carried out in association with other professionals:

                   The determination of the size and shape of the earth and the measurement of all data
                   needed to define the size, position, shape and contour of any part of the earth's surface.

                   The positioning of objects in space and the positioning and monitoring of physical features,
                   structures and engineering works, on, above or below the surface of the earth.

                   The determination of the position of the boundaries of public or private land, including
                   national and international boundaries, and the registration of those lands with the
                   appropriate authorities.

                   The design, establishment and administration of land and geographic information systems
                   and the collection, storage, analysis, and management of data within those systems.

                   The study of the natural and social environment, the measurement of land and marine
                   resources and the use of the data in the planning of development in urban, rural and
                   regional areas.

                   The planning, development and redevelopment of property, whether urban or rural and
                   whether land or buildings.

                   The production of plans, maps, files, charts and reports. In the application of the foregoing
                   activities, surveyors take into account the relevant legal, economic, environmental and
                   social aspects affecting each project.