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Land Surveying is Important to Our History

The science and practice of land surveying began in the ancient times of the Pharaohs in Egypt. Surveying and the concept of private property seem to go hand in hand. Before the concept of private property and the administration of land use, there was only rule by strength of force. In Egypt, the administration designated private property as farm fields which could be assigned to individuals who would pay a percentage of their farming profits for the use of the land. In order to organize property and set boundary limits, surveying in a crude form was implemented. Rope-stretchers armed only with a crude sighting instrument, the dioptra, and their measured ropes would delineate individual properties for their owners and ultimately for the administration to know the owner of the land in order to collect taxes. 

The Greeks with their love of mathematics applied math to surveying. It was Pythagoras who developed his theorem for the area of any triangle. The Pythagorean Theorem is a valuable concept learned by every surveyor since the discovery of the Theorem in the sixth century before the Christian era (BCE).

After the mathematical advances by the Greeks and a slowly evolving dioptra, the Romans used the science of surveying in the building of roads and aqueducts for the expansion of their empire.

As the concept of private property became entrenched in civilization, the science of surveying was there to accommodate the land owners whose properties would serve as a tax base for the administration surveying the land areas under their control.

Spain and England began empire building and acquired land by undertaking naval explorations. Surveyors were needed to create maps and demarcate harbor areas in foreign lands. 

The science of surveying continues as an integral part of civilization and as private properties multiply so too does the need for competent surveyors. They are easily recognized by their use of a very advanced dioptra called a theodolite transit mounted on a tripod accompanied by a helper holding a specially designed surveyor's rod. The need for surveying and surveyors will only amplify into the future as new technology including GPS and laser marking extend the tools used by surveyors and produce more accurate measurements. With all the technical advances in surveying, it is still important to think back to the Egyptian rope-stretchers and their simple dioptra and recognize their efforts which market the very beginning of the science of surveying.

Don't Be Cited For Not Having a Land Survey

A land surveyor can help you determine the boundaries of your property. This is especially important for construction work on your property including additions and fencing. Land surveyors can help you tremendously because they deal exclusively with property surveying. Determining your land boundaries requires specific technology and equipment. Get the precise measurements you need from a qualified professional land surveyor to determine your boundaries. Moreover, avoid building or construction on neighboring property that can result in financial sanctions and removal of the property. 

Zoning is controlled by city and county ordinances and violation of these ordinances can result in court sanctions and fines. A land surveyor can do a full inspection of the property giving you insight into which area of your land is suitable for building projects. A land surveyor can help you avoid underground wires, cable,and gas lines. If you decide to skip using a surveyor it can result in huge fines later on. Don't risk being cited for being in violation of a city or county zoning ordinance. Consult your local land surveyor for more details on your property boundaries. 

A real estate purchase can be a huge financial investment and a land surveyor can help determine how much land is included in your purchase of a home or commercial business before you sign on the dotted line. Knowing the property lines can help you estimate the full value of your investment. Having the precise land measurements are important before you finalize the paperwork. If you're adding more space to your home or fencing to a new purchase by law you must know the property boundaries. The last thing a new home buyer expects is boundaries issues that can create a financial nightmare. 

What Does Professional Land Surveying Include

- Land title surveys 
- Boundary surveys 
- Resident/Commercial/Property surveys 
- Construction stacking 
- Builders surveyor 
- Forensic survey service 
- and much more...

A professional land surveyor will help you determine your zone. A considerable amount of technology could be needed to determine the position of your land. More importantly, it's important to find a trustworthy land surveyor that will be thorough. They should be willing to explain the conclusion of their results and answer any of your questions during the time of the survey. Being flexible and reasonably priced is equally as important. A professional surveyor should have the precision to help you accurately distinguish your land. A surveyor performs more than fieldwork they are behind the boundaries of actual building and construction. Consult us today so we may set you up with a qualified land surveyor!