Definition of surveying
: a branch of applied mathematics that is concerned with determining the area of any portion of the earth's surface, the lengths and directions of the bounding lines, and the contour of the surface and with accurately delineating the whole on paper
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Airlander says that vehicle could find a home as an invaluable tool for coast guards, border patrol, telecom systems, and geo-surveying.
The project will include a traffic study to assess existing and projected levels of service, property surveying, stormwater and utility designs, permitting, deed preparation, cost estimates and other items.
Few Clevelanders might realize this, but Moses Cleaveland stopped in what is now Conneaut weeks before reaching today's Cleveland during his 1796 surveying trip.
Beyer and Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.) on Thursday introduced a bill that would block permits on the Atlantic seaboard for seismic blasting used by petroleum companies in surveying.
Thanks to today's better surveying, the order is clear: Whitney, then three Colorado peaks, then Rainier.
Their main tool was something called HIRAN aerial geodetic surveying, which is nicely illustrated by a cartoon in the video (starting around the 3:55 mark).
Traditional land surveying techniques can also track water---but that method is labor-intensive.
Modern monitoring of the ground surface via GPS and surveying has found that in the past decade, there has been 24-28 centimeters of uplift per year over the last 6 years.
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Definition of surveying for Students
1 : the act or occupation of a person who determines the size, shape, or boundaries of a piece of land
2 : a branch of mathematics that teaches how to measure the earth's surface and record these measurements accurately
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