Technology used today
Surveyors have been around for centuries. While their tools and techniques have changed over time the underlying principles of measurement and mapping are still the same today.
The advancement of new technology means surveyors can now take measurements and report data with increased speed and accuracy. Modern surveyors get to use the latest technology to get their job done every day.
Surveyors use equipment like total stations, worth upwards of $50K each, to electronically calculate distances from hundreds of metres away down to centimetre accuracy. Robotic versions are also available, allowing surveyors to single-handedly operate a total station by remote control.