NEW YORK — The Land Surveyors website (www.landsurveyors.com), online since 1996, has been re-designed from scratch and recently re-launched with new features such as a comprehensive directory featuring land surveying professionals and companies throughout the United States. An iPhone app is currently in the works and planned to be revealed in late January 2011 at the annual N.Y. Professional Surveyor’s Conference and Exhibition.
LandSurveyors.com now features dozens of new and exclusive articles about land surveyor jobs, education, tools, and more. Many of these articles have been initiated by questions raised by visitors who are looking to employ a land surveyor in the near future but need independent answers. For nearly 15 years now, LandSurveyors.com has been a resource for land surveying information. New guides and step-by-step tutorials are added on a monthly basis.
Visitors have proved to be very valuable to those land surveying companies that decide to take out a business listing on the site. A regional and national mailing list is currently being organized and soon to be made available so that visitors and premium subscribers can stay in touch with the latest happenings. The legacy-members-only networking forum will be integrated with a new interactive community site powered by WP+BP.
According to the United States Department of Labor: BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics), land surveyor employment is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations. According to recent estimates, there are approximately 80,000 surveying and mapping techniques; 60,000 surveyors; and 15,000 cartographers and photogrammetrists. Employment of land surveyors and surveying technicians is expected to grow about 20 percent during the next eight to 10 years. Increasing demand for fast, accurate, and complete geographic information and surveys will be the main source of job growth.
An increasing number of companies are interested in geographic information and its applications. For example, GIS can be used to create maps and information used in emergency planning, security, marketing, urban planning, natural resource exploration, construction, and other applications. Also, the increased popularity of online interactive mapping systems and GPS devices has created a higher demand for and awareness of current and accurate digital geographic information among consumers.
Growth in construction stemming from increases in the population and the related need to upgrade our nation’s infrastructure is causing growth for surveyors and surveying technicians who ensure that projects are completed with precision and in line with original plans. The demand for traditional land surveying services is strongly tied to construction activity. At LandSurveyors.com, we are seeing an increased amount of activity as many real estate markets begin to stabilize and recover from the recession.