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Survey could mean:


  • 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
  • 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


  • 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
  • Information Technology, a collection of surveys on IT

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


  • 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


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


  • 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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