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A professional land surveyor is is licensed to practice by the State of Georgia to offer land surveying services.
Elvin Aycock, PE, PLS, PH, ACTAR is a professional land surveyor in Atlanta, GA. He is also licensed in Mississippi.
Land surveying is a field of science that involves the measuring, locating, establishing or re-establishing of property corners and property boundaries using recorded documents and historical evidence. Our land surveyors are located in Atlanta, GA and provide land surveying services through Georgia and Mississippi such as:
Surveyors use highly sophisticated tools for measurements such as the total station, which can utilize a wide variety of technology such as robotics, gps, reflectorless and automated gyro.
Once the surveyed data is collected in the field, this data is compiled and entered into drafting software. AutoCAD Civil 3D can be used to create survey maps and drawings depicting the property with its boundary lines, improvements, utilities, easements, state waters, flood zones, and other information.
The extent of the information shown and cost of the survey varies depending on the type of survey.
A professional land surveyor is only allowed to practice land surveying in the state in which he is licensed. If the surveyor in Atlanta, GA with a Georgia surveying license wants to practice in multiple states he must obtain a professional land surveying license in those states. The requirements to be licensed as a surveyor in Georgia are as follows:
The land surveying exam is only offered twice a year and usually takes place in April and October. It takes about nine years to get licensed even though it takes about 8 years to meet the educational and work experience requirements. This is because there is some lag time before obtaining the professional land surveying license due to when the application deadline is compared to when the land surveyor-in-training meets the requirements to apply for licensure. There is also some time spent waiting to sit for the exam and waiting to receive test results.
Upon licensure, a land surveyor must continue to increase his knowledge and understanding of the surveying principles by taking approximately 7.5 continuing education hours per year.
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