The institute was established in 1986 in sector H-8/2 Islamabad in a spacious, separate and independent building on an area of about 22 acres.
STI is the sole public sector institute equipped with state of the art facilities for training in Surveying and Mapping. It is meant to cater for the training needs of SOP Technicians/Officers in surveying and mapping disciplines.
Regular and refresher courses both in Technical and Administrative matters are conducted in the institute.
Since the year 2008 courses for Private Students are also being conducted benefiting Private Students.
The institute is affiliated with Punjab Board of Technical Education (PBTE) Lahore since 1999 for:
- Advance Diploma Course in Land Surveying-------two years
- Certificate Course in Land Surveying-----------one year