If there is one thing about land surveys that you have to know of, that would be the fact that they existed way back to the time when people started realizing the importance of holding their own land. When a land is being surveyed, surveyors are using specialized tools and equipments so that owners will know how wide, how, far, how big or even how small the land they have is that is why there are lots of land surveying tools created for such a purpose. But then again, these land surveying tools went out of fashion for quite some time until they came back again during the middle age. Then reason behind why land surveying tools were brought back is because of the renewed interest of land owners to hold their land, not to mention that they want to know as well how much they had and to make sure that there was no on one land that they owned.
The land surveying equipments that are used in today’s modern day and time are very similar to the ones used centuries ago, but of course, with the touch of technology and some of the best upgrades. Due to the fact that technology and modernization is in the middle of its prime, all the equipments and tools used for land surveys are undergoing some drastic changes, with the computer the one revolutionizing the said industry.
Since this article will tackle about the equipments being used for land surveys in the past and the present, we will now start introducing each one to you, with theodolite, one of the most commonly used and most popular tool, as the first one in our list. If you know or even heard about theodolite, surely, you know that a decade ago, when it was the most technologically advanced equipment for land surveys, was still used in conducting wide arrays of land surveys. With the passing of time, there are now so many changes and improvements happening towards theodolite and one of which is it turning into an electronic one. Theodolite, with the improvements happening to it, has taken a new name which is electronic measurement device (EDM) or total stations.
Another land surveying equipment that brought the industry into the age of computers is the GPS surveying. Talking about GPS, one thing that you should know about it is that it actually pertains to an acronym which means Global Positioning System and is using satellite technology to do land surveying or land measurements.