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  Surveying and Mapping Program Home Page
The goal was to create a four-year degree in surveying and mapping science that could meet the needs of the surveying profession in the central southeastern region of the nation.
Surveying and Mapping, which is also now known as Geomatic Engineering is a rapidly developing discipline that focuses on spatial information, i.e.
Land boundaries cadastres are concerned with the surveying of property boundary lines.
www.etsu.edu /geomatics   (390 words)

 Surveyors, cartographers, photogrammetrists, and surveying technicians
Surveying technicians or assistants position and hold the vertical rods, or targets, that the operator sights on to measure angles, distances, or elevations.
Surveying is related to the work of civil Engineers, architects, and landscape architects because an accurate survey is the first step in land development and construction projects.
Cartography and geodetic surveying are related to the work of environmental scientists and hydrologists and geoscientists, who study the earth’s internal composition, surface, and atmosphere.
www.bls.gov /oco/ocos040.htm   (2722 words)

  Archaeology Wordsmith
A pulsed induction meter or soil conductivity meter generate electromagnetic waves at the surface of the earth, penetrating it and inducing currents in conducting ore bodies, thereby generating new waves that are detected by instruments at the surface or by a receiving coil lowered into a borehole.
The method of surveying used requires a grid to be measured out on the site and readings to be taken at regular intervals.
It compares well with magnetic surveying, as the instruments are simple and cheap and also because modern features such as power cables, iron scrap, and standing buildings do not affect the readings.
www.reference-wordsmith.com /cgi-bin/lookup.cgi?category=&where=headword&terms=surveying   (948 words)

  Surveying - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Surveying is the technique and science of accurately determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional space position of points and the distances and angles between them.
Boundary survey: the actual physical extent of property ownership, typically witnessed by monuments or markers, such as (typically iron rods, pipes or concrete monuments in the ground, but also tacks or blazes in trees, piled stone corners or other types of monuments) are measured, and a map, or plat, is drawn from the data.
Mortgage surveys are required by title companies and lending institutions when they provide financing to show that there are no structures encroaching on the property and that the position of structures is generally within zoning and building code requirements.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Surveying   (2142 words)

 surveying. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Land surveying includes both geodetic surveying, used for large areas and taking into account the curvature of the earth’s surface (see geodesy), and plane surveying, which deals with areas sufficiently small that the earth’s curvature is negligible and can be disregarded.
Branches of surveying are named according to their purpose, e.g., topographic surveying, used to determine relief (see contour), route surveying, mine surveying, construction surveying; or according to the method used, e.g., transit surveying, plane-table surveying, and photogrammetic surveying (securing data by photographs).
Surveys based on photographs are especially useful in rugged or inaccessible country and for reconnaissance surveys for construction, mapping, or military purposes.
www.bartleby.com /65/su/surveyin.html   (680 words)

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Surveying is the technique and profession of determining the boundaries of land.
Boundary survey: The actual positions of existing marks on land (typically iron rods or concrete monuments in the ground, but also tacks in trees, pipes, and manholes) are measured, and a map is drawn from the data.
Subdivision plat: Given a survey of a parcel of land, lines are drawn inside it, indicating where roads and lots are.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/s/su/surveying.html   (325 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Surveying   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Surveying is the art and science of accurately determining the position of points and the distances between them.
Surveying has been an essential element in the development of the human environment since the beginning of recorded history and it is a requirement in the planning and execution of nearly every form of construction.
Modern surveying utilizes an instrument called a total station, a small telescope equipped with an electronic distance-measuring device (EDMD) and set up on a tripod, although the modern use of satellite positioning systems, such as a Global Positioning System (GPS), is also well established, with the robotic total station becoming widely used.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Surveying   (1170 words)

 Section (U.S. Land Surveying) Encyclopedia Article @ FbgArt.com (Fbg Art)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In U.S. land surveying, a section is an area nominally one mile square, containing 640 acres (2.6 km²).
Sections are customarily surveyed in halves and quarters, and further subdivision in halves and quarters is common.
The importance of "sections" was greatly enhanced by the passage of "An Ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the Western Territory" of 1785 by the U.S. Congress (see Land Ordinance of 1785).
www.fbgart.com /encyclopedia/Section_(U.S._land_surveying)   (596 words)

 Problem D: Surveying
All the preliminary works including surveying are carrying out in the top-secret mode.
That is why the surveying is carrying out in stages.
One choose the point of surveying and measure the heights with respect to this point for all the visible nodes.
acm.uva.es /p/v102/10266.html   (658 words)

 Surveyors, cartographers, photogrammetrists, and surveying technicians
Surveying technicians or assistants position and hold the vertical rods, or targets, that the operator sights on to measure angles, distances, or elevations.
Surveying is related to the work of civil Engineers, architects, and landscape architects because an accurate survey is the first step in land development and construction projects.
Cartography and geodetic surveying are related to the work of environmental scientists and hydrologists and geoscientists, who study the earth’s internal composition, surface, and atmosphere.
stats.bls.gov /oco/print/ocos040.htm   (2634 words)

 Cave Surveying & Mapping
Without an accurate survey any resulting map will be suspect and of limited use for determining the relationship of the cave to surface landforms or other caves.
Surveying is usually done by a team of three or four people, each performing a specific role.
Most survey teams are glad to take along a novice surveyor as long as they posses the basic caving skills required for the survey trip.
cavingintro.net /surveymap.html   (875 words)

 Cave Surveying Notes
The effect on a survey of a systematic compass error is to rotate the whole survey by the error.
Unfortunately, surveys are still as subject to error as ever they were and it is useful to use that computing power to detect gross errors and distribute the random error corrections around loops.
The solution both for the survey leg weighting in the initial least squares analysis and for the eventual distribution of the error along the traverse is to form an estimate of the standard deviation of the errors associated with each leg.
www.sat.dundee.ac.uk /~arb/surveying/surveynotes.html   (2980 words)

 SCO Web: Surveying Introduction
Surveying is a meld of science, art, and measurement technology used to determine and record the relative positions of points on (or above or below) the earth's surface.
Surveying can involve anything from determining the position of a single point, to establishing the boundary between adjacent land parcels, to mapping the terrain in a stream valley, to modeling the size and shape of the entire earth.
Surveying is done by a variety of people with various skills and backgrounds and utilizing a range of equipment and methods.
www.sco.wisc.edu /surveying/index.php   (402 words)

 Trimble Integrated Surveying: GNSS / GPS Surveying and Total Stations Combined
Collect GPS and optical surveying data in one Job file on the Trimble controller.
With the Trimble Integrated Surveying solution, GPS and optical data can be seamlessly integrated in a single data file while you are still in the field.
Trimble introduced Integrated Surveying™ in 1998 with a controller and field software that provided a common file and user interface to GPS and conventional surveying instruments.
www.trimble.com /srv_integrated.shtml   (245 words)

 Mollenhauer Group: Services - Construction Surveying
Construction surveying is the process of translating construction plans into physical points on the ground that are used as a basis for the actual construction.
This type of surveying operates in all three dimensions, providing not only the horizontal location of new improvements, but also the vertical information required to ensure that surfaces will drain or that pipes will flow as required.
The results of construction surveying can be seen everywhere – virtually all buildings, roadways, and other man-made improvements involve some amount of construction surveying.
www.mollenhauergroup.com /services/construction_surveying.html   (86 words)

 Surveying Degree - Westwood College
Surveying is a technical profession that allows you to get out of the office and spend most of your time working outdoors.
Land surveying and building surveying is a good career option for people who enjoy spending time outside and working on projects with a team.
Surveying is a dynamic career that allows individuals to move, get outdoors and watch their work progress into construction projects and other developments.
westwood.edu /degree-programs/industrial-services/surveying-degree.asp   (360 words)

 C A Design Services - Surveying - Measured Building Surveys, M & E Surveys, Experienced Surveyors in UK
We have surveyed everything from warehouses to churches. Our surveyors are on hand to talk through your project and come up with a measured survey specification to suit your needs, and we will always do our best to accommodate you if you are up against a tight deadline.
Appropriate mechanical and electrical surveys are fundamental to ensure that buildings provide a safe and healthy environment for the occupants.
A thorough mechanical survey or electrical survey is necessary in all workplaces or sites where machinery and electronics are commonplace and represent possible hazards to the operators, electricians and engineers.
www.cadesignservices.co.uk /services-surveying.htm   (527 words)

 Surveying - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Surveying, mathematical science used to determine and delineate the form, extent, and position of features on or beneath the surface of the earth...
In 1998 two teams of astronomers studying distant supernovae (exploding stars) independently reported finding evidence that the expansion of the...
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encarta.msn.com /Surveying.html   (145 words)

 Surveying Technicians
Using both low-tech and high-tech tools, surveying technicians measure horizontal and vertical angles which are used to establish official boundaries, help set land values, measure construction sites, collect information for maps and charts, and write descriptions of tracts of land that satisfy legal requirements.
Surveying technicians are the people subordinate to a party chief who actually operate the instruments and devices used to do surveying work.
Surveying technicians can also be certified through the National Society of Professional Surveyors, a member organization of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping.
www3.ccps.virginia.edu /career_prospects/briefs/P-S/SurveyingTechs.shtml   (1128 words)

 Basic Theories of Surveying   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Surveying has been traditionally defined as the science of measuring and mapping relative positions above, on or under the surface of the ground, or establishing such positions from a technical plan or title description.
For most surveying projects, the curvature of the earth is slight enough that the effects can be ignored, greatly simplifying the calculations involved.
Assuming that plane surveying is acceptable for a particular scope of work, the surveyor's measurements are typically gathered with a theodolite, an instrument that is set up over a recoverable point.
www.flatsurv.com /basic.htm   (1043 words)

Surveying is the science and practice of measuring the physical features of the earth using specialized equipment and procedures to obtain highly accurate results.
The PSC Surveying Technology program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), a specialized accrediting organization for technology programs that is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
Because the Surveying Technology Program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, graduates of the program receive two years of professional credit toward the admission requirements for the New York State licensing examination of professional land surveyors.
www.paulsmiths.edu /PAGE=455/page.pl   (482 words)

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