Land surveyors are experts in measurement and are specially qualified to determine the location of boundaries on the ground. Land surveyors measure elevation and location of features on the ground. Land surveying is a challenging profession that requires the analysis of the written description for properties, easements and other described lines and the transposition to a location on the earth’s surface.
Land surveyors today have access to highly precise instruments that allow rapid measurements. Modern surveyors must account for the less precise measurements of historical surveys in marking boundaries surveyed long ago.