Today, minerals and mine surveyors deal with manifold additional activities not only in mining but also in other industry sectors, in public service and as self-employed professionals.
Engineering surveying above and below ground surface with advanced methods and instruments, such as:
- Geographical positioning by satellite geodesy
- Aerial photogrammetry
- Electronic angle and distance measuring
- Gyro-theodolite (Gyromat)
Nowadays, survey gyroscopes are indispensable in mining and tunnelling world-wide. By means of this sophisticated technology, azimuth measurements above and below ground surface are carried out with high accuracy. By aerial photogrammetry, maps for manifold documentation and planning purposes can be produced.