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The Surveyor General
is an official responsible for government surveying
See Also: Public Land Survey SystemSurveying or land surveying is the technique, profession, and science of accurately determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional position of points and the distances and angles between them...
in a specific country or territory. Originally this would often have been a military appointment, but is now more likely to be a civilian post.
The following Surveyor General positions exist, or have existed historically:
- Surveyor General (Canada
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean...
- Arpenteur général du Québec
- Surveyor General of Ontario
- Surveyor General (Australia
Australia , officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area...
- Surveyor General of New South Wales
The Surveyor General of New South Wales is the person nominally responsible for government surveying in New South Wales. The original duties for the Surveyor General was to measure and determine land grants for settlers in New South Wales...
- Surveyor General of Victoria
- Surveyor General of Western Australia
The Surveyor General of Western Australia is the person nominally responsible for government surveying in Western Australia.In the early history of Western Australia, the office of surveyor general was one of the most important public offices...
- Surveyor General of Cornwall
The Duchy of Cornwall is one of two royal duchies in England, the other being the Duchy of Lancaster. The eldest son of the reigning British monarch inherits the duchy and title of Duke of Cornwall at the time of his birth, or of his parent's succession to the throne. If the monarch has no son, the...
- Surveyor General of India
The Surveyor General of India is the Head of Department of Survey of India, a Department under the Ministry of Science and Technology of Government of India. He also happens to be the senior most member of the Survey of India Service, an organized engineering service under the Union of India....
- Surveyor General of Ireland
The office of Surveyor General of Ireland was an appointed office under the Dublin Castle administration of Ireland in the 17th and 18th centuries. The Surveyor General was typically responsible for the surveying, design and construction of civic works, and was often involved in overseeing the...
- Surveyor General of New Netherland
Jacques Cortelyou was an influential early citizen of New Amsterdam who was Surveyor General of the early Dutch colony...
- The Surveyor General of Pakistan
The Surveyor General of Pakistan is the Head of Survey of Pakistan, a National Organisation working department under the Ministry of Defence of the Government of Pakistan. The Surveyor Generals of Pakistan had been coming from civil as well as military setups...
- Surveyor General of Sri Lanka
Surveyor General of Sri Lanka is the head of Department of Survey of Sri Lanka. The post was established in 1800 with the formation of the Surveyor General's Department. The current Surveyor General is S.M.W.Fernando.-External links & reference:**...
(formal Surveyor General of Ceylon)
- Surveyor General of the United States
- Surveyor General of North Carolina
- Surveyor General of the Northwest Territory
The Surveyor General of the Northwest Territory was a United States government official responsible for surveying land in the Northwest Territory in the United States late in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. The position was created in the Land Act of 1796 to survey lands ceded by...
- Surveyor General of Hong Kong