This short video explores some of the ways that location science improves everyday life. It follows two characters, Jane and John, through the course of a typical day. Jane has a smooth trouble-free day fishing with friends, thanks in part to accurate location surveys. John, on the other hand, has an awful day traced to inaccurate surveys and out-of-date maps.
After viewing the video, the learner will be able to recall that the National Geodetic Survey conducts location science and provides information that helps surveyors determine elevations, locate construction projects and shorelines, and create maps and nautical charts.
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