Land surveyors practising within the cadastral field are in general relatively successful; however from my interaction with colleagues, many are negative and pessimistic about the future of the profession (more so the younger colleagues). Land surveyors in general have not analysed this discontent, for the reason that they are spending an abnormal amount of hours making a living. This may be the reason why they are not involved in our professional institute or body – they simply cannot afford the time. Many also do not realise that the environment in which they are operating has changed… (more)