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What You Need to Know About Land Surveying Equipment

It is with the help of different tools that it is the early civilization like Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Rome that is able to keep their boundaries from each other. It is these tools though that has been lost when the Middle Ages, the Renaissance era came one. The surveying and measuring of land is still ongoing within this era. This is also the time that different tools have been used. The tools that you will see today though are quite similar to the tools that have been used t map and survey the different land in the US. When you will take a look a technology that it is the one that has drastically improved over the past year. And that is why the measuring tool that man has been using has also been subjected to these changes.

The accuracy of measuring tools has improved with the introduction of surveyor’s compass and theodolite. A brass circle and an index with a compass is what the surveyor’s compass or circumferentor is made of. It is this tool that is being used to measure horizontal angles and vertical angles. When trying to measure horizontal and vertical angles that it is the theodolite that is being used. But with the bulk that this equipment have that it is the prior that is still being used by many people.

Wiht the more sophisticated version that theodolite has that it is still the instrument that has been used even in the early 90’s. Improving the accuracy of the instrument has been done with the help of this instrument. It is this type of instrument though that is being paired now with the electronic distance measurement device or EDM. When taking a look at these devices that they are also being referred to as a total station. When take a look at these instruments today that they are now using electronic and software systems. This has made it from mechanical to pure electronic.

Another instrument that has also entered into the surveying scene is the Global Positioning Systems or GPS. It is this one that has helped in increasing the speeds of the surveyor. When taking a look at a GPS that it is the one that is horizontally accurate to 20mm and vertically accurate to about 30mm. When the area is heavily wooded that it the GPS that will have a hard time functioning. When this happens that it is still the surveyors that will rely on their total station.

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