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Pronunciation: [səvˈe͡ɪɪŋ] (IPA)

Surveying is often described as the process of examining, measuring and mapping a particular area or piece of land. However, this activity can also be referred to by several other terms, such as geomatics, topography, land surveying or mapping. Geomatics generally involves the integration of several disciplines such as land surveying, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing and geodesy. Topography usually pertains to the study of the shape and features of the land surface. Land surveying involves measuring and mapping the physical features of a piece of land, while mapping specifically relates to the creation of maps or charts that indicate the layout of land features and boundaries.

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Usage examples for Surveying

At the time when the route for the railroad was surveying there was a great diversity of interest developed as to the exact course it should follow, and bitter disputes grew up between individuals and communities.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
She had made but one step within the door when Joan turned and beheld her; and there they both stood, silently, each surveying the other.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
They can live on anything, and sleep more or less contentedly among dripping fern, or even in a pool of water, as, indeed, they not infrequently have to do, when they go up into the forests surveying, or undertake a road-making contract.
"The Greater Power"
Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton

Famous quotes with Surveying

  • I prefer surveying for a week to spending a week in fashionable society even of the best class.
    Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards
  • There is no observation more frequently made by such as employ themselves in surveying the conduct of mankind, than that marriage, though the dictate of nature, and the institution of Providence, is yet very often the cause of misery, and that those who enter into that state can seldom forbear to express their repentance, and their envy of those whom either chance or caution hath withheld from it.
    Samuel Johnson
  • Anyone who tries to range over the last 200 years of Australia's history, surveying the successes and failures, and trying to understand the obstacles that stood in the way, cannot easily accept the gloomier summaries of that history.
    Geoffrey Blainey
  • A fellow with a great voice shouted, "Hearken now to the words of the President of the Confederate States of America, the honorable Woodrow Wilson." The president turned this way and that, surveying the great swarm of people all around him in the moment of silence the volley had brought. Then, swinging back to face the statue of George Washington- and, incidentally, Reginald Bartlett- he said, "The father of our country warned us against entangling alliances, a warning that served us well when we were yoked to the North, before its arrogance created in our Confederacy what had never existed before- a national consciousness. That was our salvation and our birth as a free and independent country." Silence broke then, with a thunderous outpouring of applause. Wilson raised a bony right hand. Slowly, silence, of a semblance of it, returned. The president went on, "But our birth of national consciousness made the United States jealous, and they tried to beat us down. We found loyal friends in England and France. Can we now stand aside when the German tyrant threatens to grind them under his iron heel?" "No!" Bartlett shouted himself hoarse, along with thousands of his countrymen. Stunned, deafened, he had trouble hearing what Wilson said next: "Jealous still, the United States in their turn also developed a national consciousness, a dark and bitter one, as any so opposed to ours must be." He spoke not like a politician inflaming a crowd but like a professor setting out arguments- he had taken one path before choosing the other. "The German spirit of arrogance and militarism has taken hold in the United States; they see only the gun as the proper arbiter between nations, and their president takes Wilhelm as his model. He struts and swaggers and acts the fool in all regards." Now he sounded like a politician; he despised Theodore Roosevelt, and took pleasure in Roosevelt's dislike for him.
    Harry Turtledove
  • When I observe that there are different ways of surveying, my employer commonly asks which will give him the most land, not which is most correct.
    Henry David Thoreau

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