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AOLS - Profile of the Month - November 2018

November 01, 2018 1:53 PM | Anonymous

The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors (AOLS) is the governing body for Ontario Land Surveyors (OLS) and Ontario Land Information Professionals (OLIP). Established in 1892, the AOLS is one of the oldest self-regulatory and accrediting bodies in the province. It is responsible for the licensing and governance of its members and holders of Certificates of Authorization in accordance with the Surveyors Act and its regulations to ensure that the public interest may be served and protected.

The AOLS issues licences to Cadastral (Legal Boundary) Surveyors and Certificates of Registration to specialists in Geodesy, Geographic Information Management, Hydrography or Photogrammetry. The licensed Ontario Land Surveyor provides a professional opinion on the location of boundaries and can produce several types of survey plans. Professional surveyors are constantly using new technology, including GPS/GNSS and geospatial technology, to augment their measurement techniques. AOLS specialists (OLS, OLIP) can, among other things, produce nautical charts, create maps using photogrammetry and use specialized software to create and edit geographically indexed databases to generate maps and related statistical reports.

The demand for professional surveyors in Ontario is very high. Membership in the AOLS requires a degree in Geomatics Engineering, GIS/Geomatics or equivalent. This is followed by a minimum of 1-1/2 years of practical training and oral and written professional exams. The membership of the AOLS is made up of over 500 professionals whose combined skills in the various disciplines are recognized and respected worldwide. For more information, visit the AOLS Website: www.aols.org

AOLS is an 18 year+ Sustaining member, BeSpatial exhibitor and Affiliate Partner. Thank you for your ongoing support!

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