A land surveyor works, put simply, with maps containing limits. As a technical land surveyor you create the maps, as a financial/legal land surveyor you create the limits.
The field of work is extensive - you could provide instructions on where roads and buildings are to be built, take measurements to collate geographical information for varying purposes or be responsible for financial and legal questions in connection to property changes, for example transfer of ownership.
In recent times, modern computer technology has revolutionized the possibilities for collating data and providing digital map images with information. This could, for example, relate to building a three dimensional property registry or presenting information on which restaurants and shops are available in your local area.
With Lantmäteriet - the Swedish mapping, cadastral and land registration authority, as one of the city's largest employers and a handful of leading companies within geographical information systems (GIS), Gävle is without doubt a centre for surveying. If you add a combination of a large number of retirements and an urgent need for new technical skills, you will see that the future for those who choose to study to become a land surveyor at the University of Gävle is very bright.
A smart choice of education for those who want to be involved in building the future society.