Survey

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Survey may refer to:

Quantitative research[edit]

Geography[edit]

  • Surveying, the technique and science of measuring positions and distances on Earth
  • photogrammetry, a method of collecting information using aerial photography
  • Cadastral survey, used to document land ownership, by the production of documents, diagrams, plats, and maps
  • Dominion Land Survey, the method used to divide most of Western Canada into one-square-mile sections for agricultural and other purposes
  • Public Land Survey System, a method used in the United States to survey and identify land parcels
  • Survey township, a square unit of land, six miles (~9.7 km) on a side, used by the U.S. Public Land Survey System

Earth sciences[edit]

  • Geological survey, an investigation of the subsurface of the ground to create a geological map or model
  • Geophysical survey, the systematic collection of geophysical data for spatial studies
  • Soil survey, the mapping of the properties and varieties of soil in a given area
  • Hydrographic survey, the gathering of information about navigable waters for the purposes of safe navigation of vessels
  • Cave survey, the three-dimensional mapping of underground caverns

Construction and mining[edit]

  • Construction surveying, the locating of structures relative to a reference line, used in the construction of buildings, roads, mines, and tunnels
  • Deviation survey, used in the oil industry to measure a borehole's departure from the vertical

Archaeology[edit]

Astronomy[edit]

  • Astronomical survey, imaging or mapping regions of the sky
  • Durchmusterung, a German word for a systematic survey of objects or data, generally used in astronomy
  • Redshift survey, an astronomical survey of a section of the sky to calculate the distance of objects from Earth

Academia[edit]

  • Survey article, a scholarly publication to summarize an area of research

Organizations[edit]