This unit provides a detailed treatment of the statutory and common law affecting cadastral surveys and cadastral survey practice. The unit includes the following topics: the surveyor and statutory authorities; survey regulations; assessment of survey evidence; the types of survey undertaken by land surveyors and related State and Local Government processes; fieldwork technique including survey preparation (calibration, instrument adjustment, reconnaissance), survey design and fieldwork methodology. The unit includes a substantial field-based project to build understandings of the practical aspects of cadastral field practice for land boundary redefinition.
|Unit name||Surveying Practice|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
|Discipline||Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences|
|Coordinator||Doctor Rachael Hurd|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- Explain the role and functions of a land surveyor, including their duties and responsibilities in cadastral boundary definition.
- Explain State and Local Government legislation regarding the work undertaken by land surveyors
- Describe statutory and common law that applies to cadastral boundary definition in Tasmania
- Apply professional methodologies to complete a cadastral survey and computations.
- Evaluate evidence to compile a cadastral survey plan and re-establishment report.
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1 x 3-hour workshop per week, plus independent study. 1 full day field trip.
|Assessment||Cadastral survey project (50%)|Written exam|
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