Facts You Need to Understand About Land Surveying Equipment
Keeping the borders that they have from each other like Mesopotamia, Egypt and Rome can be done with the help of different tools. When taking a look at another era which is the Middle Ages, the Renaissance that is them that as done away with these tools. The surveying and measuring of land is still ongoing within this era. When taking a look at this time that there are also different tool that has been used. When you will take a look at some of the tools today that they are also quite similar to the ones that have been used in order to map and survey that land in the US. Over the past years that it is you that will be able to see drastic changes when it comes to technology. It is also these changes that have affected the different measuring tools that man has used over the years.
It is with the help of measuring tools like the surveyor’s compass and theodolite that it has helped and really improved the measuring capability of individuals. When you will take a look at the surveyor’s compass, or circumferentor that it is the one that is consisted if a brass circle and an index with a compass on the circle. 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. Ther are many people though that still choose to use the prior due to the fact that the theodolite is much bulkier.
Wiht the more sophisticated version that theodolite has that it is still the instrument that has been used even in the early 90’s. It is with this one that it has also improve the accuracy of measurement. When you will take a look at this device now that it has been paired with an electronic distance measurement device or EDM. It is this one that is being referred to also total station. An electronic and software system is what this instrument is using nowadays. A mechanical to an electronic device is what this instrument has turned into.
An instrument which is also known as a Global Positioning Systems or GPS is also the one that has also entered into the surveying tool scene. 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. You have to understand though that it is the GPS that will have a hard time functioning especially in heavy wooded areas. And that is why for this very reason that many surveyors still rely on their total station.