United Kingdom Guide to Surveyors
Surveyors are often used to help plan building sights, maps and other boundaries for properties. Surveying is required for the planning and construction of buildings dating back to ancient times. Surveying is used today to plan building sites of new villages and downtown high rises.
A surveyor uses a mix of science and technique to accurately determine the distance and angles of the points in a certain space. The positions can be indicators on a map and help to create a guide of the surface of the earth.
Surveyors use elements of physics, science, law, engineering and geometry to accomplish a task.
Surveying is essential work in the fields of mapping, construction, communications and the settlement of land.
In ancient Egypt, the technique of surveying was used when the Nile river flooded farmlands and washed away boundaries. Early engineers used geometry to re-establish the ownership of land through surveying. The Great Pyramid of Giza which was constructed in 2700 B.C. is an ancient example of the Egyptians’ ability to survey.
In Roman times, the profession of a surveyor was established and basic measurements were used to divide the empire.