A land survey is performed for the purpose of locating, describing, monumenting and mapping the boundaries and corners of a parcel of land. It may also include mapping of the topography of the parcel, and the location of buildings or other improvements upon the parcel.
Also know, what is the goal of a survey?
Survey goals determine the “problem” of the survey or of the whole study itself. The goals of the survey reflect the purpose of the study. The survey goals will help you administer the appropriate questions to the right target groups.
Why a survey is important?
Base decisions on objective information. Conducting surveys is an unbiased approach to decision-making. Don't rely on “gut feelings” to make important business decisions. You can collect unbiased survey data and develop sensible decisions based on analyzed results.
What is surveying used for?
The main surveying instruments in use around the world are the theodolite, measuring tape, total station, 3D scanners, GPS/GNSS, level and rod. Most instruments screw onto a tripod when in use. Tape measures are often used for measurement of smaller distances.