Mission Statement

To continuously contribute positively to effective land management in Zimbabwe. We do this by providing our clients/customers with high quality and needs oriented, land information, geodetic, cadastral and mapping products and services on a timely basis. We guarantee the above by the employment of a qualified, well trained and highly motivated workforce, and the use of modern technologies compatible with those of our clients.

Vision Statement

To be (and be considered by others, as) one of the leading Surveyor-General Departments in the SADC

Values

Functions of the Department

  • Maintenance of the national Geodetic Control NetworkStandardization of survey equipment, Electronic Distance Measurement (EDM) and tapes.
  • Maintenance of Zimbabwe international boundaries
  • Engineering surveys on request.
  • Magnetic surveys.
  • Transformation of co-ordinates
  • Consultancy.

Geodesy Products

  • Coordinates of Trignometrical beacons and Town Survey Marks (TSM) on Gauss, UTM and Geographical co-ordinate systems.
  • Heights of bench marks (referenced to MSL)
  • TSM locality sketches
  • Reconnaissance reports of trig. Beacons.

Geodesy Services

  • Provision of control
  • Maintenance of the national Geodetic Control Network
  • Standardization of survey equipment, Electronic Distance Measurement (EDM) and tapes.
  • Maintenance of Zimbabwe international boundaries
  • Engineering surveys on request.
  • Magnetic surveys.
  • Transformation of co-ordinates
  • Consultancy.

Cadastral Function

  • Examination and approval of survey records,
  • Controlling and conducting cadastral surveys
  • Development and maintenance of a national cadastral information system,
  • Deeds notation and deductions,
  • Training, examination and certification of Land Surveyors In Training,Advising public on land property, registration
  • Carrying out Title Surveys for the issuance of 99 year leases.

Cadastral Administration

  • Preliminary Examination of Surveys.
  • Administration of the Land Transaction System (LTS).
  • Advising the public on surveying and registration procedures.
  • Preparation of Certificates of Conversion of Area, and Remaining Extents.
  • Liaison with stakeholder departments.
  • Preservation of Survey Records.
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