Survey may refer to:

Statistics and human research

* Statistical survey, a method for collecting quantitative information about items in a population * Survey (human research), including opinion polls

Spatial measurement

* Surveying, the technique and science of measuring positions and distances on Earth

Types and methods

* Photogrammetry, a method of collecting information using aerial photography and satellite images * Cadastral surveyor, 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, done by the U.S. Public Land Survey System * 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 * Archaeological field survey, the collection of information by archaeologists prior to excavation

Geospatial survey organizations

* Institut Géographique National, a French state establishment which produces and maintains geographical information for France and its territories * Survey of India, India's central agency in charge of mapping and surveying * Ordnance Survey, a national mapping agency for Great Britain * U.S. National Geodetic Survey, performing geographic surveys as part of the U.S. Department of Commerce

Geological surveys

* Geological survey, an investigation of the subsurface of the ground to create a geological map or model


* Cave survey, the three-dimensional mapping of caverns * Geophysical survey, the systematic collection of geophysical data for spatial studies * Hydrographic survey, the gathering of information about navigable waters for the purposes of safe navigation of vessels * Soil survey, the mapping of the properties and varieties of soil in a given area

Geological survey organizations

* British Geological Survey, a body which carries out geological surveys and monitors the UK landmass * United States Geological Survey, a government scientific research agency which studies the landscape of the United States

Astronomical surveys

* 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

Other types of survey

* Site survey, inspection of an area where work is proposed * Vessel safety survey, required for ships * Survey article, a scholarly publication to summarize an area of research

See also

* * * Land survey (disambiguation) * Surveyor (disambiguation) * Survey says (disambiguation) {{disambiguation