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Survey Says!

Celebrating the National Ocean Service's role in surveying

Did you know that the National Ocean Service is responsible for many of the surveys we rely on every day? From the survey marker on your street to the transit of goods on our maritime highways to even landing safely after your next flight, we need surveys. At NOS, we've been building a consistent and accurate group of interconnected survey points—or a reference system—for mapping and charting for over 200 years. This week we are highlighting a few of the various types of surveys where NOS expertise plays a significant role.