Technological advancements in surveying: academic and industry perspectives

Chauhan, Indira ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2303-2430 and Rajani, Mita (2019) Technological advancements in surveying: academic and industry perspectives. Civil Engineering Surveyor, 1 (1). pp. 42-43.

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Abstract

In the last couple of decades, surveying technologies have evolved significantly. The technological advancements have paved way for remarkable changes to the working practices of Surveyors. The changes within the profession pose a question if the surveying curriculum has been keeping pace with the technological advancements and contemporary surveying practices.

Students on surveying courses must be familiar with newer surveying technologies such as laser scanning, digital terrestrial photogrammetry, Robotic total stations, Remote Sensing Satellites (Lidar) and use of drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). Use of 3D scanning, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Internet of Things are the new norms of the industry and not an optional extra. The core skills and competences required to produce competent experts in the professions have changed. Increasing opportunities are open to those who demonstrate the calibre and experience to use the technologies that are changing at an unprecedented pace.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Construction and engineering > Built environment
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Depositing User: Indira Chauhan
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2020 10:53
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2020 02:45
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/6681

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