If an algorithm draws lines on a map, is that the same as land surveying?

Mississippi’s Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Surveyors is suing Vizaline, LLC, a startup providing a risk-management tool to banks, for practicing “unlicensed surveying.” The firm has filed a countersuit claiming “that the board violated its First Amendment right to convey information to willing customers.”

If an algorithm draws lines on a map, is that the same as land surveying?

Vizaline says its service is not surveying, but Mississippi authorities disagree.

Fri 13 Jul 18 from Arstechnica

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