When it comes to land surveys, we want you to know that this kind of thing has been existing for a very long time now, starting from the day many of us come to a realization that holding on to their own land is of utmost importance and essentiality. 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.
If you are going to compare the land surveying tools and equipments used in the past with what we have now, you will see how they are very similar with each other, with the only difference being that the present equipments are touched with the latest technology. In this present day and time that we live in, with technology being in the middle of its heyday, every single equipments used for land surveys undergo drastic changes, and certainly, the computer is the one transforming this particular 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. 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. Today, there are quite a number of improvements made for theodolites to make it more advanced and more functional that it was before and speaking of improvements, one of the greatest that it has is how it turned into an electronic equipment. 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. When we say GPS, it actually stands for Global Positioning System and is using satellite technology.