Board of Geodetic Engineering

General practice of Geodetic Engineering

The practice of Geodetic Engineering is a professional and organized act of gathering physical data on the surface of the earth with the use of precision instruments. It is also the scientific and methodical processing of these data and presenting them on graphs, plans, maps, charts or documents. It shall embrace, but is not limited to, the following activities:

  1. Professional Geodetic Engineering services with the use of surveying and mapping equipment such as graduated rods, measuring tapes, transits, levels, theodolites, fathometers/echosounders, electronic distance meters, global positioning systems, stereoplotters and all other instruments that are used to determine metes and bounds of lands positions of points on the surface of the earth, water depths, underwater configuration, ground elevation, gravity, isostasy, crustal movements and the size and shape of the earth, and other instruments used for construction survey, and those instruments used to guide the installation of large industrial equipment and machineries;
  2. Horizontal and vertical control surveys and political boundary surveys;
  3. Land surveys to determine their metes and bounds and prepare the plans thereof for titling and for other purposes;
  4. Subdivision, consolidation and/or consolidation-subdivision of titled properties;
  5. Submission of survey plans of subdivided, consolidated and/or consolidated-subdivision titled properties to the government agencies concerned; hereafter, such plans on surveyed titled properties submitted by geodetic engineers shall not be subject to verification and approval;
  6. Preparation and making of sketch, lot and location plans;
  7. Conduction of engineering surveys and the technical preparation of engineering survey plans such as topographic, hydrographic, tidal, profile, cross-section, construction and boundary surveys;
  8. Parcellary surveys of lands traversed by infrastructure projects; and the preparation of subdivision plans;
  9. Conduction of gravimetric and photogrammetric survey and the technical preparation of such survey plans;
  10. Survey and mapping works such as the preparation of geographic and/or land information systems;
  11. Survey to determine and establish line and grade for the construction of buildings and other structures and its attachments;
  12. Construction of as-staked and as-built surveys for infrastructures;
  13. Conduction of mineral and mining surveys;
  14. Installation of machineries requiring the use of precision instruments;
  15. Engagement in the transfer of the knowledge and technology of geodetic engineering in any institution of learning;

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