Occ. Code Section 1071.002
(1)“Board” means the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
(2)“Commissioner” means the commissioner of the General Land Office.
(3)“Delegated responsible charge” means the direct control of professional surveying work performed under the supervision of a registered professional land surveyor.
(4)“Land surveyor” means a registered professional land surveyor or licensed state land surveyor.
(5)“Licensed state land surveyor” means a surveyor licensed by the board to survey land in which the state or the permanent school fund has an interest or perform other original surveys for the purpose of filing field notes in the General Land Office.
(6)“Professional surveying” means the practice of land, boundary, or property surveying or other similar professional practices. The term includes:
(A)performing any service or work the adequate performance of which involves applying special knowledge of the principles of geodesy, mathematics, related applied and physical sciences, and relevant laws to the measurement or location of sites, points, lines, angles, elevations, natural features, and existing man-made works in the air, on the earth’s surface, within underground workings, and on the beds of bodies of water to determine areas and volumes for:
(i)locating real property boundaries;
(ii)platting and laying out land and subdivisions of land; or
(iii)preparing and perpetuating maps, record plats, field note records, easements, and real property descriptions that represent those surveys; and
(B)consulting, investigating, evaluating, analyzing, planning, providing an expert surveying opinion or testimony, acquiring survey data, preparing technical reports, and mapping to the extent those acts are performed in connection with acts described by this subdivision.
(7)“Registered professional land surveyor” means a person registered by the board as a registered professional land surveyor.
(8)“State land surveying” means the science or practice of land measurement according to established and recognized methods engaged in as a profession or service for the public for compensation and consisting of the following activities conducted when the resulting field notes or maps are to be filed with the General Land Office:
(A)determining by survey the location or relocation of original land grant boundaries and corners;
(B)calculating area and preparing field note descriptions of surveyed and unsurveyed land or land in which the state or the permanent school fund has an interest; and
(C)preparing maps showing the survey results.
Section 1071.002 — Definitions,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.1071.htm#1071.002 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).