Land Surveying & Property development/Geomatics

Definition Surveying and land surveying is the measurement and mapping of our surrounding environment using mathematics, specialised technology and equipment.

Career Description

  • Assessing land and property use requirements, including traffic and infrastructure;
  • Managing or taking a lead role in projects, from the earliest planning stages through to completion;
  • Identifying new opportunities by conducting research and networking;
  • Interpreting data from various sources;
  • Drawing up, presenting and negotiating competitive proposals;
  • Advising clients on the availability of finance and the feasibility of planning permission.



Jobs directly related to the qualification

  • Land Surveyor
  • Cartographer
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Survey Technician
  • Instrument Operator
  • Project Surveyor



JM Geomatics & Consulting


Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geomatics 11th Ed by Paul R. Wolf

Thoreau the Land Surveyor by Patrick Chura

Bursary Opportunities

Afrox, Department of Public Works, SAIRR, South African Geomatics Institute, Department of Rural Development & Land Reform, CETA, Hillary Construction Bursary, Plato, SAGI, City of Tshwane