One very important thing that you should know with regards to land surveys is that they have been conducted ever since the time man realized the importance of holding their own land and making sure that it remains theirs for as long as possible, until sold or bought. 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. During the Middle Age, the desire to hold a land was once again felt by the people of this day, aside from the fact that they want to know how much they own and want to protect the land that they own from others, hence, land surveying equipments were once again brought to existence.
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.
Now, that we have been mentioning about land surveying equipments being used then and now, we will now introduce some of them to you, beginning with what call as theodolite, one of the most popular and commonly used tool for land surveys. Not too long ago, theodolite, albeit the fact that it was more technologically advanced than other equipments, were used in conducting a wide range of land surveys. But of course, as time goes one, there really are changes bound to happen and as for theodolite, one of the biggest improvements befalls it is how it was made electronic. Since theodolite was made electronic, its name was changed from theodolite to EDM or electronic measurement device or the what we call as 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.