• How does land surveying work?
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    How does land surveying work?

    We use all kinds of measuring tools in our everyday lives: rulers, protractors, squares, and tape measures, etc.. These work fine for small- and medium-sized projects, but what if we need to layout something big like a road, bridge, dam, or pipeline? Hey I’m Grady and this is Practical Engineering. Today we’re talking about one of the civil engineer’s most important companions, land surveyors, and we’re also going to try a little bit of surveying you can do at home. This video is sponsored by Blue Apron, more on that later. Surveying is essentially the science of taking big measurements, and you’ve probably seen these guys on the side of…