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. And of course, when land surveys are conducted, this is not only about asking questions to the owner and all, it also involves measuring the land so that owners will know how big or how small their land, hence land surveying tools were created. However, the land surveying tools used by the ancient people went out of fashion and was later brought back to life 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.
You may not know about this but many of the land surveying equipments and tools being used today for land surveys are very similar to the once used centuries ago, with the some great and amazing upgrades, that is. 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. 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. 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. When we say GPS, it actually stands for Global Positioning System and is using satellite technology.