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Although it seems as though the drone has suddenly increased in popularity, the invention has had many responsibilities over the past century. Once reserved for military and surveillance use, the ‘quadcopter’ has also been scoped as transport for aerial deliveries by Amazon and a photography tool by many consumers....

The push for young people stepping into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) roles isn't slowing. The surveying industry is reliant on analytically minded, socially conscious, and practical individuals, so it's no surprise that land surveying is growing in popularity as a career path.

As technology has developed, topographic surveying has been transformed. Gone are the long, arduous days spent working out map points manually. Now that global positioning systems (GPS) are standard, previously time-consuming and labour-intensive tasks can be completed in half the time.

One of the most exciting technological developments for topographic...

An elevation survey is used to accurately represent the outside facade of a structure. It depicts all structural openings and features, including doors and windows, string courses, lintels, vents, electricity points, and more.