Survey and mapping technicians are tasked with collecting data and using it to create visual representations of an area. This could mean creating maps of the Earth’s surface or even mapping out an area where a building is planned to be constructed. Survey technicians will typically need to understand how to use surveying instruments that can include distance-measure equipment, drones and markers. The job will typically take you all across the nation (or world, if you are working internationally) to survey different plots of land or environments.
The data collected will need to be organized and then fed into computers either in an office or out in the field to be processed and turned into a visual representation by mapping technicians.