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. 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. 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.
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. 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.
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. Even as recent as ten years ago, the theodolite, regardless of the fact that they were more technologically advanced, were still being used for the purpose of conducting a wide variety of 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. 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.
The next land surveying equipment we will be presenting to you here is the GPS surveying and this particular type of tools is included in the tools that brought the industry into the age of computers. When we say GPS, it actually stands for Global Positioning System and is using satellite technology.