Chapter 97:01 - Land Surveyors

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L.R.O. 1/2012
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LAND SURVEYORS ACT
CHAPTER 97:01
Act
20 of 1891
Amended by
5 of 1901 O.4/1974 20 of 1904 O.166/1974 28 of 1909 20 of 1914
4 of 1918 42 of 1918 13 of 1921
1 of 1972 4 of 1972
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1999






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Index
of
Subsidiary Legislation
Page
Land Surveyors (Examinations) Regulations 18
(Reg. 5/1944, 15/1944)
Land Surveyors (Inspection of Plans) Rules 23
(R. 23/3/1910)

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CHAPTER 97:01
LAND SURVEYORS ACT
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
SECTION
1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Unqualified person acting as a land surveyor.
BOARD OF EXAMINERS
4. Appointment of board of examiners.
5. (1) Report on application for appointment as land surveyor.
(2) Regulations.
6. Subjects of examination.
CERTIFICATES
7. [Repealed by Act No. 12 of 1982]
8. Condition of receiving certificate.
9. Issue and form of certificate.
10. Registration of certificate.
11. Effect of registering certificate.
12. Fees to the board of examiners.
APPRENTICES
13. Right of land surveyor to take indentured apprentices.
14. Transfer of articles of apprenticeship.
15. Right of apprentice to be examined.
NOTICES OF SURVEY
16. Notification of intended survey.
17. Where surveyor cannot attend on appointed day.
18. Where survey is not completed.
19. Traverses upon adjoining land.

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SECTION
BOUNDARIES
20. Placing of boundary marks.
PLANS
21. Plans and reports of surveys.
22. Ascertaining true north and latitude and longitude.
23. Scale of measurement on plan.
24. Duplicate plan and report.
25. Penalty for non-compliance.
26. Making of index to plans and reports.
STATE AND PUBLIC SURVEYS
27. Entry on private lands to ascertain any encroachment on state lands.
28. Limitation of action in respect of public survey.
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
29. [Repealed by Act No. 15 of 1999].
30. Land surveyor cannot survey in his own interest.
31. Land surveyor making incorrect survey.
32. Assistant doing act to falsify survey.
33. Obstructing survey.
34. [Repealed by Act 12 of 1982.]
35. Saving of existing rights.
SCHEDULE—Forms.
__________________________ 1929 Ed.
c. 167
1953 Ed.
c. 171 _______________________________________________________
20 of 1891 An Act to make provision for the Appointment of Land
Surveyors and with respect to the Survey of Land.
[19th December, 1891]
CHAPTER 97:01
LAND SURVEYORS ACT

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Short title.
Interpretation.
[1 of 1972]

Unqualified
person acting
as a land
surveyor

Appointment
of board of
examiners.
[1 of 1972
12 of 1982]

Report on
application for
appointment
1. This Act may be cited as the Land Surveyors Act.
2. In this Act—
“land surveyor” or “surveyor” means one who has received
and holds a certificate from the Minister under this Act
authorising him to act as a land surveyor, and whose
certificate has been recorded;
“the Board” means the board of examiners constituted by this
Act.
3. Anyone who, not being a land surveyor as defined
in this Act, acts as a land surveyor for fee or reward in
Guyana shall for each offence be liable to a fine of one
hundred and fifty dollars.
BOARD OF EXAMINERS
4. (1) The Minister may appoint a board of examiners
for the purpose of examining the qualifications of anyone
holding a certificate of competency in land surveying,
obtained in any part of the Commonwealth other than
Guyana, and desiring to practice as a land surveyor in
Guyana, and for the purpose of examining candidates
wishing to obtain certificates of competency in land
surveying.
(2) The Board shall consist of the Commissioner of
Lands and Surveys and other persons, not exceeding three,
from time to time appointed by the Minister.
(3) Any three members of the Board, of whom
either the Commissioner of Lands and Surveys shall be one,
shall form a quorum.
5. (1) The Board, on application being made to it in
writing, may examine the certificates of competency held by
anyone desiring to practise as a land surveyor without
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as land
surveyor.
[1 of 1972]

Regulations.
Subjects of
examination.

Condition of
receiving
certificate.
[O. 4/1974]

Issue and form
of certificate.
[1 of 1972]

Schedule
Form I.
undergoing an examination, and, if satisfied with those
certificates and that he is in other respects a fit and proper
person, shall report the fact to the Minister.
(2) The Board may make regulations for the
examination of candidates for certificates of competency and
may examine a candidate in accordance with the regulations,
and, if satisfied as to the proficiency of a candidate in the
subjects appointed for examination and that he is in other
respects a fit and proper person, shall report to the Minister
that he has been found so qualified.
6. The examination shall embrace the following
subjects, namely, arithmetic, algebra as far as simple
equations, plane geometry, plane trigonometry, practical
astronomy, topographical drawing, the practical use of the
principal instruments used in surveying and their adjustment,
and the theory and practice of land surveying.
CERTIFICATES
7. [Repealed by Act No 12 of 1982].
8. No one shall receive a certificate from the Minister
under this Act unless he has satisfied the Board, either
by passing an examination or otherwise, that he possesses
the requisite qualifications to act as a land surveyor and is of
the age of eighteen years or upwards.
9. (1) On payment to the Accountant General of the
sum of twenty-five dollars, anyone reported by the Board to
be qualified as aforesaid shall be entitled to receive from the
Minister a certificate authorising him to act as a land
surveyor.
(2) The certificate shall be in Form 1 in the
Schedule.

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Registration of
certificate.
[1 of 1972
12 of 1982]

Effect of
registering
certificate.

Fees to the
board of
examiners.
[1 of 1972]

Right of land
surveyor to
take
indentured
apprentices.
[1 of 1972
12 of 1982]
(3) In the case of a candidate for examination the
payment shall be made at least seven days before the day
fixed for the examination.
10. (1) Everyone who receives from the Minister a
certificate of competency, within two months from the
receipt thereof and before he shall be qualified to act as a
land surveyor under this Act shall cause the certificate to be
recorded in a register book to be kept for that purpose in the
office of the Commissioner of Lands and Surveys, and in
default thereof the certificate shall become void and of no
effect.
(2) A notice of the recording of the certificate shall
forthwith be published by the Commissioner of Lands and
Surveys in the Gazette.
11. Everyone who has received a certificate of
competency and has complied with section 10 shall be a land
surveyor in and for Guyana.
12. The Minister may as he thinks fit direct that the
whole or any portion of the sum of twenty-five dollars paid
to the Accountant General under section 9 shall be divided
amongst the members of the Board, by way of fees for the
examination.
APPRENTICES
13. (1) A land surveyor shall be entitled to take
anyone not under the age of eighteen years, as his
apprentice under articles of apprenticeship for a term of not
less than three years:
Provided that—
(a) no land surveyor shall have more
than three articled apprentices at the
same time; and
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Transfer of
articles of
apprenticeship.
[1 of 1972
12 of 1982]

Right of
apprentice to
be examined.
(b) no land surveyor in the public service
shall take any articled apprentice
unless he has first obtained the
permission in writing of the Minister
to do so.
(2) The articles of apprenticeship shall not take
effect until they have been recorded in the office of the
Commissioner of Lands and Surveys.
14. (1) If an articled apprentice is unable from any
cause to complete his term of service with a land surveyor to
whom he has been apprenticed, any other land surveyor, with
the permission in writing of the Commissioner of Lands and
Surveys, may receive the transfer of his articles of
apprenticeship, and he may continue to serve with the other
land surveyor for the unexpired portion of the term of his
apprenticeship, in like manner and under similar obligations
as with his first or other employer.
(2) A transfer of articles of apprenticeship shall not
take effect until it has been recorded in the office of the
Commissioner of Lands and Surveys.
15. (1) Anyone who has served a land surveyor in
Guyana for a term of not less than three years under articles
of apprenticeship, and during that term has continued in the
active service of his employer in his proper business as a land
surveyor and has not carried on any other business during the
term, shall be entitled to apply to be examined by the Board.
(2) The examination for a person who has
completed his articles of apprenticeship in the manner herein
described shall be in the modified form and shall include the
subjects from time to time by regulation directed by the
Board.

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Notification of
intended
survey.
[1 of 1972
12 of 1982]
Schedule
Form 2.

Where
surveyor
NOTICES OF SURVEY
16. (1) When a land surveyor intends to survey
or to resurvey land in dispute, or to define boundaries, he
shall give at least fifteen days’ notice in writing, in accordance
with Form 2 in the Schedule, of that intention to the owner,
or the representative of the owner, or the person in
possession of the adjacent lands; and the notice shall be Form
2 served upon that person by sending to him by post a true
copy thereof, certified by the surveyor, or by leaving it at his
residence, and if he cannot be found or if his address is not
known, then the notice shall be posted up or affixed in some
conspicuous place on the premises.
(2) When the lands are State or Government lands,
the notice shall be given to the Commissioner of Lands and
Surveys at the lands department.
(3) If the surveyor enters on the land without
giving the notice aforesaid, or begins the survey from a point,
or proceeds on a course, other than those respectively
specified in the notice, he shall be liable in either case to a fine
of three hundred dollars; but nothing in this section shall
prevent the surveyor, after going on the land to make the
survey under the aforesaid notice, if he desires to begin the
survey from another point, or to proceed on another course,
than that specified in the notice, from doing so, upon giving
in manner aforesaid twenty-four hours’ notice thereof in
writing to the owner, or the representative of the owner, or
the person in possession of the adjacent lands.
(4) Nothing in this section shall prevent the parties
interested in the lines about to be run from agreeing to
commence at another point, or to proceed on another course,
than those specified in the notice, or from agreeing to have
the lines run and established without notice.
17. Where a land surveyor, after having given the
notice of survey aforesaid, is unable to attend on the day
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cannot attend
on appointed
day.

Where survey
is not
completed.

Traverses
upon
adjoining land.
Placing of
boundary
marks.
appointed, he shall give notice thereof to the parties
concerned, and, before proceeding with the survey to be
made, shall issue fresh notices, but he shall not be entitled to
charge for any fresh notice:
Provided that nothing herein contained shall prevent the
parties interested from agreeing to dispense with fresh notice.
18. If a land surveyor, after having commenced any
survey aforesaid, is unable to complete it, he shall, before
again proceeding therewith, give notice in writing of his
intention to resume it, stating when and from what point he
will proceed, but the notice shall not be necessary where the
parties interested agree to dispense with it.
19. Any land surveyor, or anyone who has served
under him as an articled apprentice for two years, may, after
due service of notice and before the time appointed for the
commencement of the survey, enter upon any land adjoining
that about to be surveyed and laid out by him and may make
traverses for the purpose of gaining information, but he shall
not run or mark any boundary lines, and the survey shall not
affect the rights of any parties to the ownership of the land.
BOUNDARIES
20. (1) A land surveyor, when making a survey of
land for the purpose of settling disputes or defining
boundaries, shall place boundary marks or paals at the
corners and at convenient distances along the lines.
(2) One at least of the boundary marks or paals
shall be of iron, stone, or concrete.
(3) Whenever a plantation is laid out and marked
off by paals in village lots, one at least of the paals in each
section shall be of iron, stone, or concrete.

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Plans and
reports of
surveys.
(4) Any land surveyor who neglects to
place the boundary marks or paals shall be liable to a fine of
one hundred and fifty dollars.
(5) Everyone who wilfully removes, destroys, or
defaces any boundary mark or paal lawfully placed on land
shall be liable to a fine of one thousand five hundred dollars.
PLANS
21. (1) Every plan or diagram given by a land
surveyor of land surveyed by him or his apprentice shall bear
his signature and figuratively and descriptively demonstrate
the situation of the land as well as its relative position with
respect to some other known place, the true bearing and
horizontal distances of the several lines, the boundary marks
or paals, if those have been placed, the area and contents of
the land, and the name of the party at whose instance the
survey was made.
(2) Wherever the provisions of section 16 have
been previously carried out, the plan or diagram shall be
accompanied by a report or memorandum containing the
following particulars, duly signed by the surveyor, that is to
say, the day on which the survey was commenced, the
names of the parties, if any, interested in the survey who
were served with notices, the names of those who appeared
personally or by their representatives, the grounds of
objection, if any, to the survey, the grounds of the surveyor’s
decision, and the date when the survey was concluded.
(3) The plan or diagram shall have shown
thereon the direction of the meridian or true north, as
well as that of the magnetic north.
(4) Whenever a survey of a tract of land is made,
the length of which is twenty miles or more, the latitude and
longitude of some point within the tract must be stated on the
plan thereof.
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Ascertaining
true north and
latitude and
longitude.
[1 of 1972
12 of 1982]

Scale of
measurement
on plan.
Duplicate plan
and report.
[1 of 1972
12 of 1982]

Penalty for
non-
compliance.
Making of
index to plans
and reports.
[1 of 1972
12 of 1982]

Entry on
private lands
to ascertain
any
encroachment
on State lands.
22. The Commissioner of Lands and Surveys shall fix
and keep, at such places as from time to time directed by the
Minister, a referring mark from which the true north can be
readily deduced, and shall also take and keep on record, at
the department of lands in Georgetown, the latitude and
longitude of a given point at or in the vicinity of each of those
places.
23. Wherever it is necessary to express on a plan or
diagram the measurements and the area of land, they shall be
expressed in English measure and not in Rhynland measure.
24. A duplicate copy of every plan or diagram and
report or memorandum shall, within thirty days after their
completion, be lodged by the surveyor in the office of the
Commissioner of Lands and Surveys.
25. Any land surveyor who neglects to comply with
any of the preceding provisions relating to plans shall be
liable to a fine of three hundred dollars.
26. (1) The Commissioner of Lands and Surveys shall
make an index, in the form for the time being approved by
the Minister of all plans or diagrams and of all reports or
memoranda lodged with him under this Act.
(2) Any land surveyor may have access to the
index and to the plans or diagrams and to the reports and
memoranda, under any conditions for the time being
approved by the Minister.
STATE AND PUBLIC SURVEYS
27. (1) Any land surveyor in the public service, or any
other land surveyor when specially employed by the
Government, with any necessary assistants, at any time
between six o’clock in the morning and six o’clock in the
evening of any day, except Sunday, may enter upon any
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[4 of 1972]

Limitation of
action in
respect of
public survey
[1 of 1972
12 of 1982]
private land (having previously given the notice
prescribed in section 16) for the purpose of ascertaining
whether any encroachment has been made upon State lands.
(2) Everyone who then assaults, molests, or
obstructs the land surveyor or his assistant in the
performance of his duty, shall be liable to a fine of one
hundred and fifty dollars.
(3) In any action or other proceeding brought
against the land surveyor, or his assistant, on account of any
act done by him in the performance of his duty, damages
shall be recovered against him only for the amount of any
actual loss or material damage sustained by the plaintiff in
that action or other proceeding; and, unless the loss or
damage is valued by the court at a sum exceeding ten dollars,
judgment shall be without costs.
(4) If, on the trial of the action or other proceeding,
it is proved that the defendant, previous to the trial, tendered
to the plaintiff, or paid into court to the credit of the plaintiff
(notice of that payment having been given to the plaintiff),
sufficient compensation for the loss or damage sustained by
the plaintiff, judgment shall be given only for the amount
so tendered or paid into court, and for the costs incurred
by the plaintiff before the tender or payment of the
compensation, but subject to a deduction of the amount of
any costs incurred by the defendant after the tender or
payment.
28. (1) No action nor other proceeding shall be
brought against the Commissioner of Lands and Surveys, or
anyone acting under his orders, in respect of trespass or
damage committed or caused by him when engaged on a
survey, or against any land surveyor specially employed by
the Government on any survey or his assistant, in respect of
that trespass or damage, unless the action or other proceeding
is commenced within three months after the cause of action
arose or occurred, and unless also notice in writing of the
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Land surveyor
cannot survey
in his own
interest.
Land surveyor
making
incorrect
survey.
[1 of 1972]
intention to bring the action or other proceeding is served at
the department of lands, or at the office or usual place of
residence of the land surveyor at least one month before the
commencement of the action or other proceeding.
(2) If on the trial of the action or other proceeding,
the service as aforesaid of that notice is not proved the
plaintiff shall be non-suited, without prejudice nevertheless to
any further action or other proceeding for the same cause
commenced within one month after the non-suit.
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
29. [Repealed by Act No. 15 of 1999]
30. (1) No land surveyor shall personally survey or
lay out any land for the purpose of obtaining a grant or
otherwise directly or indirectly to himself or for his own use.
(2) Any land surveyor who contravenes this
section shall be liable to a fine of one thousand five hundred
dollars.
31. (1) A land surveyor who either by himself or his
apprentice, intentionally or through negligence, carelessness,
or culpable ignorance, makes an incorrect survey, or delivers
an incorrect plan or diagram, of land, or makes an untrue
report or memorandum of a survey, shall be liable, on
the complaint of anyone aggrieved thereby, and after an
inquiry made in the manner directed by the Minister, to have
his certificate as a land surveyor cancelled by order of the
Minister, or to be temporarily suspended from the exercise of
his office as a land surveyor during a period fixed by the
Minister, and shall also be liable to a fine of three
hundred dollars:
Provided that the order of cancellation or suspension
shall not be made unless the land surveyor has had an
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Assistant doing
act to falsify
survey.


Obstructing
survey.


Saving of
existing rights.
[1 of 1972]
c. 59:01
opportunity of being heard in his defence.
(2) The land surveyor shall further be required to
repay any fees received from anyone in consideration of the
survey or plan or diagram, if it is so ordered by the Minister,
but the order shall not affect any liability to an action for
damages which the land surveyor may have incurred.
32. Anyone employed to assist a land surveyor in
making a survey who wilfully and fraudulently makes any
wrong measurement, moves any mark, or does any other act,
with intent to falsify a survey, shall be liable to a fine of three
hundred dollars.
33. Everyone who, whether by force or by threats, or
in any other manner, obstructs or causes to be obstructed
any lawful survey of land, shall be liable, for each and
every day on which he so obstructs or causes obstruction, to
a fine of three hundred dollars.
34. [Repealed by Act No. 12 of 1982.]
35. After the commencement of this Act no one
shall be appointed a Government Surveyor under the Lands
Department Act until he has obtained a certificate under this
Act.
__________
SCHEDULE
FORM 1
CERTIFICATE TO LAND SURVEYOR
THE LAND SURVEYORS ACT

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Whereas the board of examiners constituted by the
above-mentioned Act have reported to me that
...................of........................ has duly satisfied them that he is,
by virtue of (here state the kind of qualification) qualified to
act as a land surveyor in Guyana: Now, therefore, I,
..............Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources of
Guyana, do, under and by virtue of the above-mentioned Act,
hereby authorise the said...............................to act as a land
surveyor in Guyana.
Dated this ................... day of..............................20.......
(Signed) ..............................................
Minister of Agricultural and
Natural Resources
Recorded this ..............................day of ....................... 20 .........
Signed) ............................................................
Commissioner of Lands and Surveys
NOTE—The above certificate is of no effect unless the
certificate is recorded in the office of the Commissioner of
Lands and Surveys within two months of the date of the
certificate.
___________________
FORM 2
NOTICE OF INTENDED SURVEY
THE LAND SURVEYORS ACT
To ................................ of ........................................
I hereby give you notice, that I am employed
by.......................... to survey (here describe the land to be
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surveyed) situate in the county of.................................and
known by the name of ................................. which adjoins lands
said to belong to you or to be in your possession (or as the
case may be), and that I shall commence to survey the same
on........day, the ...............day of...................20......, at
.......o’clock..........m. of that day, beginning at ..............and
proceeding (here state the course and distance) at which
time and place you are requested to attend by yourself or
your agent as you may think fit, and in the meantime I will
make such traverses as I may deem requisite.
Dated this.................day of.........................20………........
(Signed).............................................................
Land Surveyor
____________________

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SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION
_________________
Reg.
5/1944
15/1944
LAND SURVEYORS (EXAMINATIONS)
REGULATIONS
made under section 5(2)
Citation. 1. These Regulations may be cited as the Land
Surveyors (Examinations) Regulations.
Interpretation.

Examinations
to be held
annually.
Notice of
examination.
2. In these Regulations—
“the Board” means the board of examiners established under
section 4 of the Act;
“the Secretary” means the member of the Board performing
the duties of Secretary for the time being.
3. Examinations shall take place each year in
September and at such other times as may be fixed by the
Board from time to time.
4. The Secretary shall publish in the Gazette and in one
daily newspaper the date and place of examination at least
one month prior to such examination and such notice shall
appear on three consecutive Saturdays prior to the
examination.
 Note: Regulations No. 24/1969 provided for a departure from this regulation in respect of the year
1969.
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Candidates to
notify
Secretary.

Exemption
from whole or
part of
examination.

Subjects of
examination.
[Reg.15/1944]
5. Candidates, who must have attained the age of
eighteen years, must notify the Secretary of their intention to
take the examination at least seven days prior to the date of
and at the same time satisfy him that the fee of $25 prescribed
by examination section 9 of the Act has been paid to the
Accountant General.
6. Where any person who desires to practise as a land
surveyor in Guyana without taking the prescribed
examination has submitted his certificate of competency to
the Board in accordance with section 5 of the Act, the Board
may require such person to take the examination in any one
or more of the prescribed subjects before recommending him
for a certificate to practise in Guyana. Such person shall
comply with regulation 5 as if he had been required to take
the whole examination.
7. The examination will consist of a written paper and
oral examination dealing with some or all of the subjects
detailed below—
(1) Mathematics (written paper).
(a) Arithmetic, Mensuration including
the calculation of areas of triangles,
circles and sectors of circles, areas of
plots of land from co-ordinates,
computation of volumes, the
comparison of thermometric scales,
British, local and foreign measures.
(b) Algebra as far as simple equations
and problems involving their
solution, logarithms, the use of graphs
for the solution of problems dealing
with the corresponding values of two
variables.

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(c) Theoretical and Practical Plane
Geometry dealing with angles at a
point, angles of triangles,
quadrilaterals and polygons,
congruency of triangles, areas of
triangles and parallelograms,
Pythagoras' theorem, similarity of
plane figures.
(d) Plane Trigonometry up to and
inclusive of the solution of triangles,
the use of trigonometric tables.
(2) The Theory and Practice of Land Surveying
(Written paper). The general principles of surveying with a
knowledge of—
(a) Traverse Surveys, including reduction
of measured lines for sag, slope,
temperature and sea level. Routine in
measurement of angles and reduction
of bearings, computation of co-
ordinates.
(b) Base Lines and minor triangulation.
Measurement of a base line suitable
for a secondary triangulation and
extension of a network of
triangulation therefrom. Various
methods employed and corrections
required. Principles and methods of
minor triangulation including
computation. The observation of
angles, horizontal and vertical and the
application of simple corrections; the
use of satellite stations. Determination
of vertical heights from angles.
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(c) Topographical and Tacheometrical
surveying.
(d) Levelling by theodolite and level.
Contouring by barometer and
clinometer or Abney level. The
preparation of sections and
computation of quantities.
(e) Setting out roads, vertical and
horizontal curves, and the application
of superelevation.
(f) Computation of areas including such
as have irregular or curvelinear
boundaries.
(g) Adjustment of discrepancies in
survey.
(h) Subdivisions and cutting off given
areas.
(i) General principles of harbour, coast,
river and general marine surveying
including computations of discharge
of rivers and canals.
(3) The use of Instruments and Topographical
Drawing (partly written and partly oral).
A knowledge of the principles of the construction,
adjustment and use of the instruments used in
surveying, including the following: theodolite,
tacheometer, plane table, level, compass,
clinometer, barometer, thermometer, steel band,
Abney level, sextant, planimeter and eidograph.

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L.R.O. 1/2012
Candidates must submit on the day of the
examination the field notes, traverse sheets and inked-in plan
of a closed traverse survey containing not less than 100 acres
and involving the reading of not less than 10 angles. The plan
must be to a scale of 1/2,500 and must show the topographical
features picked up on the lines of the traverse; it must be
plotted by rectangular co-ordinates and the area calculated
from the same. It must have the direction of the True North
shewn thereon, obtained from astronomical observations, the
notes and computations of which must also be submitted. The
examiner may require that the whole or part of the work
under this paragraph should be done under his supervision
notwithstanding that the candidate has already submitted
what is required.
(4) Practical Astronomy (written paper).
(a) Definitions and general principles.
The solution of problems arising in
the field practice of practical
astronomy.
(b) The determination and computation
of time, azimuth, latitude and
longitude as derived from the sun and
star observations and from traverse.
(c) Spherical trigonometry as applied to
practical astronomy and the solution
of problems arising therefrom.
(d) Clarke's formulae for the
determination of geographical
positions.
(e) Elementary knowledge of map
projections, their necessity and
principles.
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L.R.O. 1/2012

Minimum
marks to be
obtained.

Field practice.

Board to be
satisfied as to
proficiency and
fitness.

Citation.

Inspection of
plans.
8. Candidates shall be expected to obtain a minimum
pass percentage of 50 in each subject and an average of 60 per
cent in the whole examination. The Board, however, shall
have discretionary power to pass a candidate whose general
information and intelligence appear to justify such a course
though he may not in some one subject have attained the
standard laid down, or may require him to take the
examination again in such one subject only.
9. Before any candidate can be recommended for a
certificate of competency he shall satisfy the Board that he has
had at least 90 days' field practice with a duly qualified and
sworn surveyor.
10. If the Board is satisfied that a candidate is
proficient in the subjects as laid down in these Regulations
and that in other respects he is a fit and proper person the
candidate shall be recommended to the Minister for the grant
of a certificate of competency:
Provided that no candidate shall receive such
certificate until he attains the age of twenty one years.
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LAND SURVEYORS
(INSPECTION OF PLANS) RULES
made under section 26 (2)
1. These Rules may be cited as the Land Surveyors
(Inspection of Plans) Rules.
2. Any land surveyor who desires to inspect any plan
recorded in the Lands Department under section 26 (1) of the
Land Surveyors (Inspection of Plans) Rules
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L.R.O. 1/2012

Measurements
on plans.

Transparent
paper for
obtaining
bearings.

Plans not to be
taken out of
Department

Plans to be
handled with
greatest care.
Act must apply to the Commissioner of Lands or an
authorised officer of the Department.
3. Should any measurements have to be made on a
plan or any distances scaled therefrom such measurements
shall be made by means of a strip of paper or by a scale. No
instruments are to be used in such measurements, nor shall
any marks be made on the plan.
4. For the purpose of obtaining a bearing or angle
from a plan a sheet of tracing paper or other transparent
material must be placed over the plan on which the necessary
lines may be drawn by parallel ruler and pencil and the
bearing or angle measured by a protractor.
5. No surveyor will be allowed to take any plan out of
the Department of Lands, and should he require to make a
tracing of the whole or any portion of a plan recorded under
the Act, he shall be permitted to make such tracing in the
drawing office of the said Department on payment to the
Commissioner of Lands of the sum of fifty cents (50c.) for
every hour or portion of an hour during which he is engaged
on making such tracing. The drawing materials and
instruments to be used must be furnished by the surveyor.
6. While inspecting or tracing any plan the surveyor
shall use the greatest care that no damage is caused thereto,
and he shall not under any pretext whatever make any
additions, alterations or erasures to such plan.
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Land Surveyors (Inspection of Plans) Rules

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