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. There were lots of land surveying tools created and used for the purpose of measuring the land of the owners so that they will know how big or how small they land is and also, for them to know the boundary of their property. But then again, these land surveying tools went out of fashion for quite some time until they came back again during the middle age. If you are wondering why these tools were once again given the chance of being used, well, that is due to the fact that people in the Middle Age became interested in holding land once again and also, they want to know how much they want plus, the fact that they want to ensure no one was on land that was owned by them.
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.
There are lots of land surveying materials being used before and even now such as the theodolite, a land surveying tools known for being one of the most popular and most commonly used one. 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. 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. And because of the many changes and improvements that happened on the part of theodolite, it also takes a different name which is now EDM or electronic measurement device (oftentimes referred to as total stations).
Another land surveying equipment that brought the industry into the age of computers is the GPS surveying. Speaking of GPS, this is an acronym that stands for Global Positioning System and is using satellite technology to do land surveying.