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SURVEY, The act by which the quantity of a piece of land is ascertained; the paper containing a statement of the courses, distances, and quantity of land, is also called a survey.
     2. A survey made by authority of law and duly returned into the land office, is a matter of record, and of equal dignity with the patent. 3 Marsh. 226; 2 J. J. Marsh, 160. See 3 Greenleaf, 126; 5 Greenleaf, 24; 14 Mass. 149 1 Harr. & John. 20 1 1 Overt. 199; 1 Dev. & Bat. 76.
     3. By survey is also understood an examination; as, a survey has been made of your house, and now the insurance company will insure it.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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SRQ touts 100 years of history providing engineering and surveying services to municipalities and infrastructure development along the Highway 11 corridor.
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I found the model and case in Chapter 2 and the information on the role of surveys in transforming culture in Chapter 3 particularly interesting since they closely mirror some of our experiences with surveying, measuring, and adapting to change.
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Toward confirming this, the agency will be surveying homes in another seven states next year.
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A Navy spokesperson says the Navy is not unconcerned with university data, but he doubts that it's a significant problem, because academic Seabeam vessels are not surveying large areas and the data collected are not published in their entirety.