A surveyor is someone who estimates or measures the dimensions of land. Surveyors help make maps, and are important when planning new buildings.

To survey is to measure the dimensions of land, including acreage and altitude. A surveyor is an engineer who measures such dimensions as a profession. The government needs surveyors to map the boundaries of zones and districts. When constructing new buildings, surveyors help determine how much land is being built on, what size the building should be, and how the altitude might influence the process. If you like math, planning, and building, you might enjoy being a surveyor.

Definitions of surveyor
  1. noun
    an engineer who determines the boundaries and elevations of land or structures
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    the surveyor who marks positions with a range pole
    locater, locator
    a person who fixes the boundaries of land claims
    type of:
    applied scientist, engineer, technologist
    a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems
  2. noun
    someone who conducts a statistical survey
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    type of:
    actuary, statistician
    someone versed in the collection and interpretation of numerical data (especially someone who uses statistics to calculate insurance premiums)
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