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September 1st, 2013
New Zealand Emeritus Professor Sees Exciting Times for Surveyors

Emeritus Prof Basil Jones, former head of surveying at the University of Otago, says the profession has entered an ”exciting” period of rapid change, but surveyors will retain a crucial role in managing the new technology. Some surveyors fear the profession could come under threat from members of the public adopting a ”do it yourself” approach by using smartphones to photograph their property boundaries and to simultaneously call up streams of land data. Prof Jones said he remained optimistic about the future, and said the good judgement of surveyors would not be replaced by faster, smarter devices. Read More