BOSSI’s clients comprise the people of NSW who seek surveyors and a robust survey registration system, as well as registered surveyors and candidate surveyors on the path to registration. The secretariat deals with direct public enquiries regarding surveyor’s functions and directs them to the relevant industry and professional associations as required.
BOSSI maintains a working relationship with the surveying and spatial information industry and seeks to engage with and influence the broader spatial industry on the adoption of sound surveying and spatial information practices.
The Board of Surveying and Spatial Information is responsible for:
- maintenance of the Register of Surveyors
- Gganting registration to surveyors under the provisions of the Surveying and Spatial Information Act 2002
- assessment of overseas and interstate academic qualifications for persons wishing to practice in New South Wales
- maintenance of acceptable levels of assessment of the ability and competence of Candidate Surveyors striving for Registration
- dealing with the conduct of a Registered Surveyor where a complaint is received and
- dealing with general enquiries
There are set procedures for the registration of surveyors and the enrolment of candidate surveyors, the making of complaints and the assessment of overseas and interstate qualifications. The procedures are set out under the relevant categories on our website.
For a simple explanation of land ownership, ownership boundaries and what a land surveyor does see the ICSM publication Fundamentals of Land Ownership, Land Boundaries and Surveying (PDF 1.16MB) by GJ Donnelly.
The ICSM Fundamentals of mapping site provides a comprehensive general overview of maps, mapping, cartography and map production.