Surveying was much simpler in the past than it is now. It usually involved surveyors carrying out the long and laborious tasks of manually measuring and planning areas, buildings and terrain. It often took quite a while. It could often result in poor measurements or inaccurate readings if it wasn’t carried out to a very high standard by highly trained people. You may have seen workmen measuring with measurement wheels. We have also seen the guys pointing the measurement lasers at bridges and buildings too. But this is just the tip of the iceberg of how the surveying industry has moved forward. New developments in technology have made the job easier in many ways and have improved accuracy and flexibility in the entire surveying field.

Surveying still requires highly trained people. It now uses lots of new gadgets though. This technology has taken surveying to the next level. GPS surveying now allows for unbelievable accuracy. It now allows for much better detail.

New technology emerging in the surveying industry includes Trimble robotic total stations as well as GPS surveying units. GPS stands for Global Positioning Satellite. GPS is now used around the world in various different guises. Car navigation systems use GPS. The system (often know as ‘Sat Nav’ for short) will use satellites to find the position of your car and then use this information to find the best or shortest route to your destination. The majority of us have used this technology. It is this GPS technology that has evolved into use in the surveying industry. This technology allows for amazing accuracy.

Some of the aspects of surveying covered with this new technology include utility mapping and a measured building survey. There is also utility detection. Topographic surveying is also a very common requirement in this day and age. The technology is also used in geophysical surveys. These methods are also used on a number of archaeological digs. Archaeological sites, research and identification has been helped massively by the use of the new technology.

Survey speeds have increased since GPS was introduced. They have also become more and more accurate as time has passed and the technology has been more and more fine-tuned. This allows for much higher levels of surveying. The new speed of surveying also allows for projects to be researched and completed a lot quicker and make design changes a lot more viable.

GPS surveying has quickly evolved. It is likely that these improvements will continue as the technology is further refined and improved. It is like to continue evolving and improving.

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SUMO Services is a survey business that covers all aspects of surveying. Delivering quality is their utmost priority.They can help with post-survey support, survey drawings and lots, lots more.

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