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What Are the Tools of the Trade for a Successful Land Surveyor?

by Bessie Beck

Land surveying is an important part of any construction project or land development. It's the process of measuring and mapping land, and it requires precision, accuracy and the right tools to get the job done right. So what are the tools that successful land surveyors use? 

GPS Receivers & Total Stations 

Some of the most important tools for land surveyors are GPS receivers and total stations. These devices use satellite signals to determine their exact location, enabling them to measure distances between points accurately. They also come in handy when working in areas with poor visibility or difficult terrain, as they are able to measure distances even when there is no line of sight between two points. 

Data Collectors

Data collectors are handheld computers that allow surveyors to collect data from various sources, such as GPS receivers and total stations. This data is then transferred to the computer, where it can be analysed and used to create maps and other documents related to the project at hand. They are lightweight, easy-to-use devices that provide an efficient way for surveyors to capture accurate data quickly and easily.

Measuring Tapes & Levels

Most surveyors require measuring tapes and levels in order to accurately measure distances by foot or calculate heights or depths relative to other points on the property being surveyed. Measuring tapes come in various sizes and lengths, while levels help ensure that measurements taken over large distances remain accurate by compensating for changes in elevation along the way.

Software & Computers                                                                                                        

While much of a surveyor's work involves physical measurements taken with handheld devices, software programs such as AutoCAD are essential for creating detailed maps from this data once it has been collected. Computers also come into play when analysing data from various sources (such as aerial photographs). They are also handy when modelling 3D representations of a property prior to surveying in order to identify potential challenges before they arise.

What to Remember

Land surveyors rely on many different tools to accurately measure distances between points on a property while also considering elevation changes, directionality, etc. GPS receivers and total stations allow them to record exact locations even during poor visibility or over difficult terrain. Then, data collectors enable them to transfer this data quickly, and computers and software help analyse all this information so that it can be used appropriately by land developers or architects down the line. All these tools combine to make up the toolkit of a successful land surveyor, and if you need help with a project ahead, always talk with an experienced contractor. They will have all of these tools on hand to help make your project a success.