Conduct physical site surveys using a variety of equipment and tools. Prepare sketches and notes, and perform electronic data collection. Coordinate field staff and process field data. Interface with civil engineers, landscape architects, cartographers, or urban planners. Verify the accuracy of survey data, including measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites. Calculate areas of land parcels and easements using mathematics and computer software. Research previous survey evidence, including maps, deeds, physical evidence, and other records to obtain data needed for surveys. Prepare site surveying documents and present findings to clients. Surveyors may work in different fields. For instance, homeowners or business owners might hire a surveyor when there's a need to ascertain property lines. Establishing legal property boundaries in this way can help prevent or settle disputes having to do with land usage and property ownership.