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Reasons Why Surveying Is Important October 28 Baltimore Orioles Darren O'Day Jersey , 2013 | Author: Carey Bourdier | Posted in Education
You might not realize just how important the profession of surveying is in our daily lives. You also might think it has more to do with making maps than anything else, but actually surveying is a crucial task that is needed to make sure that we have built roads and building and bridges properly.


Certainly, it is a common enough site to see someone standing with a construction vest and hard hat in the middle of the road looking through a telescope-like device set up on a tripod. This is a surveyor, the device is called a theodolite, and itís much more than a simple telescope. It actually measures angles in horizontal plane as well as the vertical plane. Theodolites are used for many different types of surveying, and these professionals also learn how to use inclinometers, GPS receivers, digital levels and devices called total stations.


Each tool helps a surveyor take highly accurate measurements, which are needed for many projects, not the least of which is road construction. Not only does a surveyor monitor the creation of roads, they also help build railways and even bridges. In addition, they are called in after construction to keep an eye on the complete project as it ages over time. Failure to make note of structural problems can result in huge catastrophes, such as when a bridge collapses. During initial construction, roads are graded and sloped according to safety standards, and surveyors are the ones who ensure that these roads can accommodate different levels of traffic and different types of vehicles.


Throughout history, it has been the task of surveyors to set up boundary lines and they still do this today. Obviously, when a parcel of land is transformed into a new housing tract or business center, it is important to note where property lines begin and end. However, surveyors also are called in when there is a dispute as to where boundary lines exist. This can happen in real estate lawsuits, and surveyors sometimes are the deciding factor in these cases.


Creating boundaries is often one of the initial tasks at a new construction site, but surveyors also painstakingly monitor the progress of every step of construction. They begin by making sure that the ground is level and that the foundation has been constructed properly. If the ground is not level or the foundation is not level, this can result in many serious problems. Surveying engineers also are called in to inspect older buildings to look for any serious or even minor structural issues.


Surveyors also are used for many mapping purposes both on land and on water. This is helpful information for our naval vessels as well as commercial shipping vessels and mining operations. Surveyors also are needed to create maps of underground mines and to ensure that mines are built safely. Many mining operations employ full-time surveyors to continually monitor the mines.


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BRUSSELS, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Foreign ministers of NATO allies and Montenegro signed an accession protocol on Thursday, marking the final stage on the country's road towards NATO membership.


NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu said on social media: ""Foreign ministers just signed accession protocol. Montenegro is very close to becoming NATO's 29th member.""


The signature of the protocol allows the small Balkan country to participate as an observer in NATO meetings.


""As of today, Montenegro will have a seat at NATO's table. Taking part in all our meetings as an observer,"" NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the start of Thursday's meeting of NATO ministers of foreign affairs.

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday night urged Congress to give the administration what is known as "fast track" trade legislation to advance the ongoing free trade negotiations with Asia-Pacific and European countries in his second term.


"We need to work together on tools like bipartisan trade promotion authority to protect our workers, protect our environment, and open new markets to new goods stamped 'Made in the USA'," said Obama in his State of the Union address to Congress.


"China and Europe aren't standing on the sidelines. Neither should we," he added.


The U.S. Senate last month introduced legislation to grant the president this authority to negotiate trade deals. U.S. business groups hoped that Obama could use this opportunity to win broader support and secure the final passage of the legislation in Congress.


Trade promotion authority, known as "fast track" trade legislation, provides that Congress must vote up or down on a proposed trade agreement without the possibility of amendment.


Without such authority, analysts say, it would be very difficult for the Obama administration to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations because of concerns that Congress may amend the agreement.


The last time Congress granted the president trade promotion authority was in 2002, and it expired in 2007.


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WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday pledged to reverse the trends of deepening inequality and stalling upward mobility, as yawning wealth gap has left the country increasingly divided.


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