Survey


Survey

Survey may refer to:

Geography

*Surveying, the technique and science of measuring positions and distances on Earth
*Aerial survey, a method of collecting information using aerial photography
*Cadastral survey, used to document land ownership, by the production of documents, diagrams, plats, and maps
*Deviation survey, used in the oil industry to measure a borehole's departure from the vertical
*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

tatistics

*Statistical survey, a collection of quantitative information about members of a population
**Census, a collection of information about every member of a population
**Sampling (statistics), collecting information on only a sample of a population
*Opinion poll, an informal collection of opinions using sampling
*Quantitative marketing research, the use of surveys to collect data for marketing purposes
*Paid survey, statistical survey which rewards the participant, often used to collect information for marketing purposes
*Questionnaire, a series of questions used to gather information

Earth Sciences

*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
*Archaeological field survey, the collection of information by archaeologists prior to excavation
*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; the resulting map is also referred to as a survey

Astronomy

*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

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

Organizations

*The Institut Géographique National, a French state establishment which produces and maintains geographical information for France and its territories
*The Survey of India, India's central agency in charge of mapping and surveying
*The Zoological Survey of India studies the fauna of India
*The British Geological Survey, a body which carries out geological survey and monitoring of the UK landmass
*The Ordnance Survey, national mapping agency for Great Britain
*The British Antarctic Survey, conducts scientific research in and around Antarctica for the United Kingdom
*The United States Geological Survey, government scientific research agency which studies the landscape of the United States
*The U.S. National Geodetic Survey, performs geographic surveys as part of the U.S. Department of Commerce


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  • Survey — Sur vey, n. [Formerly accentuated universally on the last syllable, and still so accented by many speakers.] 1. The act of surveying; a general view, as from above. [1913 Webster] Under his proud survey the city lies. Sir J. Denham. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Survey — Sur*vey , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Surveyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Surveying}.] [OF. surveoir, surveer; sur, sor, over, E. sur + veoir, veeir, to see, F. voir, L. videre. See {Sur }, and {Vision}, and cf. {Supervise}.] 1. To inspect, or take a view of;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • survey — [sər vā′; ] also, and for n. usually [, sʉr′vā΄] vt. [ME surveien < Anglo Fr surveier < OFr surveoir < sur (see SUR 1) + veoir < L videre, to see: see VISION] 1. to examine for some specific purpose; inspect or consider carefully;… …   English World dictionary

  • survey — vb view, espy, descry, behold, *see, observe, notice, remark, note, perceive, discern Analogous words: *scrutinize, scan, inspect, examine: *see, look, watch survey n *compendium, syllabus, digest, pandect, sketch, precis, aperçu …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • survey — [n] scrutiny, examination analysis, aperçu, audit, check, compendium, critique, digest, inquiry, inspection, outline, overview, pandect, perlustration, perusal, précis, review, sample, scan, sketch, study, syllabus, view; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • survey — ► VERB 1) look carefully and thoroughly at. 2) examine and record the features of (an area of land) to produce a map or description. 3) Brit. examine and report on the condition of (a building), especially for a prospective buyer. 4) conduct a… …   English terms dictionary

  • survey — I (examine) verb analyze, appraise, consider, considerare, contemplari, evaluate, inspect, keep an eye upon, keep watch, look at, observe, overlook, oversee, peruse, reconnoiter, review, scan, scrutinize, search, spectare, study, view, watch,… …   Law dictionary

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  • survey — is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable as a noun and with the stress on the second syllable as a verb …   Modern English usage