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Surveying or land surveying is the technique, profession and science of accurately determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional position of points and the distances and angles between them. These points are usually on the surface of the Earth, and they are often used to establish land maps and boundaries for ownership or governmental purposes.

To accomplish their objective, surveyors use elements of geometry, engineering, trigonometry, mathematics, physics, and law.

An alternative definition, per the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), is the science and art of making all essential measurements to determine the relative position of points and/or physical and cultural details above, on, or beneath the surface of the Earth, and to depict them in a usable form, or to establish the position of points and/or details.

Furthermore, as alluded to above, a particular type of surveying known as "land surveying" (also per ACSM) is the detailed study or inspection, as by gathering information through observations, measurements in the field, questionnaires, or research of legal instruments, and data analysis in the support of planning, designing, and establishing of property boundaries. It involves the re-establishment of cadastral surveys and land boundaries based on documents of record and historical evidence, as well as certifying surveys (as required by statute or local ordinance) of subdivision plats/maps, registered land surveys, judicial surveys, and space delineation. Land surveying can include associated services such as mapping and related data accumulation, construction layout surveys, precision measurements of length, angle, elevation, area, and volume, as well as horizontal and vertical control surveys, and the analysis and utilization of land survey data.

Surveying has been an essential element in the development of the human environment since the beginning of recorded history (about 5,000 years ago). It is required in the planning and execution of nearly every form of construction. Its most familiar modern uses are in the fields of transport, building and construction, communications, mapping, and the definition of legal boundaries for land ownership.

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Surveying Engineering Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Up to $38,000 October 27, 2017
Box Engineering Diversity Scholarship $20,000 October 02, 2017
GEM Ph.D. Engineering Fellowship $16,000 November 13, 2017
DAN/R.W. (Bill) Hamilton Memorial Dive Medicine Research Grant $10,000 November 18, 2017
Keynote Scholarship $10,000 December 01, 2017
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Up to $7,500 January 26, 2018
James R. Bullock Scholarship $5,000 December 01, 2017
ASHRAE Region IV Benny Bootle Scholarship $5,000 December 01, 2017
ASHRAE General Scholarship $5,000 December 01, 2017
Alabama Power Scholarship $4,000 December 01, 2017