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Engineering surveyors measure and survey the land at different sites that may be suitable for a proposed dam. They do this using computer-based measuring instruments, geographical knowledge and aerial photographs. With this information, they prepare up-to-date and detailed maps of the sites, which are used when choosing the best location for the dam and reservoir. The maps for the selected site are then used to help with the planning and design of the dam.