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What does it mean to be a surveyor in New Zealand?

Monday 9 September 2013 4:20pm

What is the scope of surveying practice and surveying education? How do surveyors think about the land?

Survey Marks provides some answers for these questions. Essays from academics and practitioners look back at the contributions of some early colonial surveyors, discuss education issues, examine current concerns of surveyors, and look at how surveying is evolving alongside new technology, new social expectations and new environmental concerns. Artists and poets contribute their unique vision of our place on this land.

Survey Marks celebrates 50 years of surveying education at the University of Otago.

Contributors: John Baldwin / Allan Blaikie / Nigel Brown / Giselle Byrnes / Laura Coll McLaughlin / Brian Coutts / Paul Denys / David Eggleton / David Goodwin / Don Grant / John Hannah / Huberta Hellendoorn / Richard Hemi / John Mackie / David McLeod / Lex McRae / Antoni Moore / Colin O’Byrne / Brad Scarfe / Pascal Sirguey / Doug Stallworthy / Mick Strack / Andrew Stirling / Fiona Stirling / Apirana Taylor / David Teata / Emily Tidey / Hone Tuwhare / Sue Wootton.

View the cover of the book.

Survey Marks is available from the School of Surveying office for $25: email –

Find out more about a recent item from the Otago Bulletin on celebrating the 50th anniversary of  the founding of the School of Surveying.