2. Introduction to surveying

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What is surveying and why does it matter?


Surveyors play a crucial role in infrastructure development. They literally lay out the groundwork for construction by mapping out boundaries and land features that need to be incorporated into the design plan. 


A lot of surveyors spend their time outdoors, conducting field work and using cool surveying equipment like drones. Other times, they’re indoors preparing key reports for civil engineers and urban planners.

So how does surveying work actually happen? Check out the video below from Practical Engineering to find out! And if you're really keen, have a go at the land surveying activities within!

Next, let's have a look at how these techniques and information apply to the Toowoomba ranges..