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Some useful web sites
An internet portal for surveyors and surveying.
USGS: United States Geological Survey
The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.
RICS: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
This professional body is the pre-eminent organisation for professionals working in the land, property and construction sectors in the UK and around the world.
Council for Geoscience
The Council for Geoscience is the successor of the South African Geological Survey. Its mission is to provide expert earth-science information and services to improve the management of natural resources and the environment for a better quality of life for all.
South African Council for Professional and Technical Surveyors
All the Acts and Rules pertaining to the practice of surveying can be downloaded from this website.
South African Geomatics Institute (SAGI)
SAGI is an organisation for registered persons working in land surveying, engineering surveying, town planning, photogrammetry, remote sensing & geographical information systems (GIS) and land management. The web site covers news, events, careers, jobs, equipment, contacts, and more.
Information from the Internet
A large amount of information of interest to geomatics scholars and professionals is available on the internet, however when using internet resources, one should be cautious, as most websites don't undergo peer review. You need to evaluate the website you get information from.
The following tutorials provide useful information about evaluating web sites:
University of California. Berkeley Library:
Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask
Cornell University Library:
Evaluating Web Sites: Criteria and Tools.