MINING SURVEYING IN NORTH AMERICA

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND OF MINING SURVEYING IN CANADA AND IN THE UNITED STATES IS FAR BELOW THE AVERAGE WORLD LEVEL. ABOUT 75% OF SURVEYORS IN MINING INDUSTRY ARE ONLY ON-THE-JOB TRAINED. MANY OF THE METHODS AND INSTRUMENTS USED IN MINING SURVEYS ARE OLD-FASHIONED AND DO NOT KEEP PACE WITH MODERN MINING PRODUCTION. WELL-QUALIFIED SURVEYORS ARE NEEDED TO DEMONSTRATE BENEFITS TO THE MINING INDUSTRY ARISING FROM THE USE OF MODERN SURVEYING TECHNIQUES. TO GAIN MORE RESPECT TOWARDS THE PROFESSION, A CHANGE IS NEEDED IN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM IN SURVEYING, IN REQUIREMENTS FOR SURVEY QUALIFICATIONS OF MINE SURVEYORS AND IN THE ATTITUTDE OF SUCH ORGANIZATIONS AS ACSM AND CIS TOWARDS THE NEGLECTED FIELD OF MINING SURVEYING. OPTIMISTIC SIGNS FOR A COMING IMPROVEMENT ARE SHOWN THROUGH THE GROWING INTEREST OF MINING SURVEYORS IN MODERN SURVEY TECHNIQUES AND THROUGH RESEARCH AND TEACHING ACTIVITIES OF SOME UNIVERSITIES AND SURVEY INSTITUTIONS. /AUTHOR/

  • Authors:
    • Chrzanowski, A
  • Publication Date: 1971-3

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  • Accession Number: 00202908
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: pp 482-488
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 8 1971 12:00AM