That branch of applied mathematics which teaches the art of determining the area of any portion of the earth's surface, the length and directions of the bounding lines, the contour of the surface, etc., with an accurate delineation of the whole on paper; the act or occupation of making surveys.

(1) in archaeology, the process of locating archaeological sites. (2) more generally, the process of mapping and measuring points on the ground surface (e.g. "legal" or topographic surveying").

The techniques used to make measurements in space to determine the relative positions of map features.

Determiniation of the shape, contour, position, or dimensions of any part of the earth's surface.

Determination of the form, boundaries, position, extent, etc. of (an area of land) by measurements and the use of the principles of geometry and trigonometry (measuring angles and distances).

the practice of measuring angles and distances on the ground so that they can be accurately plotted on a map; "he studied surveying at college"

The systematic examination of the ground surface to determine where sites may be found.

The orderly process of making and recording measurements of distance, direction, angle, and elevation to determine the relative location of points on, above, or beneath the Earth's surface. There are a number of types of surveys done to obtain data for mapping: geodetic, phototriangulation, hydrographic, cadastral, and field. (See land survey systems).

A way to make measurements of large things, like pieces of land. It is used when building roads and buildings, as well as when marking borders between property and countries. Someone who does surveying for a living is caller a surveyor.

a blend of several disciplines, from mathematician and law scholar, to expert measurer and translator. By interpreting the legal description and applying the science of measurement, the surveyor translates a legal description or construction plans into tangible positions on the ground. These positions then become the basis for construction or for the establishment of a particular location, possibly to show lines of ownership or to document change over time.

The procedure of locating and outlining the contour and position of abutment teeth and associated structures on the master cast before designing a removable partial denture. The purpose is to determine the most favorable path of insertion for the partial and to mark survey lines on the teeth to aid in the development of a suitable design for the metal frame work.

The measurement of dimensions (contour, position, boundaries, area, height etc.) of any part of the earth's surface (land or water) or any cultural feature.

the science of examining and measuring the natural features of a particular area, either above or beneath the Earth's surface

A branch of applied mathematics, including geometry and trigonometry, that aids in determining and delineating the form, extent, and position of the land.

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. These points are usually, but not exclusively, associated with positions on the surface of the Earth, and are often used to establish land maps and boundaries for ownership or governmental purposes. In order to accomplish their objective, surveyors use elements of geometry (Greek: measuring the Earth), engineering, trigonometry, mathematics, physics, and law.