Surveying or land surveying is the technique, profession, art, and science of determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional positions of points and the distances and angles between them. A land surveying professional is called a land surveyor.
Land surveys are a necessary tool for determining property lines and the location of a property’s features. Without land surveys, there would be no way to know where one piece of land ends and the other begins. While today’s property disputes may not result in the same level of conflict as they did centuries ago, it’s important for everyone to know who owns what.