# Basic Definition of Surveying in Civil engineering

The simplest definition of surveying is that :

The definition of surveying include these main points

1) earth measurement
• distances : horizontal ,slope and vertical
• angles :horizontal , vertical , zenith , azimuth

2) determination of relative position of points located on above or below the earth's surface

3) The final output is positional information as :
• maps : digital or paper
• Coordinates
• Features