Surveying Units and Terms

3 Sep 2001
Here is our list of units of measure, surveying terms, surveyors' slang, water descriptions, and trees.

If you don't see your favorite obscure units or terms, please let us know. We're happy to add to our list.

Units of Measure

Standard Surveying Terms

Surveyors' Slang

Surveying, like any profession, has its special terms and slang. Some are just humorous, some help distinguish similar sounds (e.g. eleven and seven), and some are just plain strange!

Water Terms



You can find definitions for most of these units, terms, and words in any good unabridged dictionary. There are also books dealing with units of measure and surveying.