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The History of Land Surveying




For more information about Surveying visit the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors website.

Surveying  is the technique and science of accurately determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional space position of points and the distances and angles between them. These points are usually, but not exclusively, associated with positions on the surface of the Earth, and are often used to establish land maps and boundaries for ownership or governmental purposes. In order to accomplish their objective, surveyors use elements of geometry, engineering, trigonometry, mathematics, physics and law.

Surveying is the art and science of measuring and mapping land.  While the entire scope of surveying is vast it all eventually boils down to where people's land boundaries are located

Surveying has been an essential element in the development of the human environment since the beginning of recorded history (ca. 5000 years ago) and it is a requirement in the planning and execution of nearly every form of construction. It is known as the world's second oldest profession.  It's most familiar modern uses are in the fields of transport, building and construction, communications, mapping, and the definition of legal boundaries for land ownership.

All Survey work is headed by our Professional Land Surveyor, John X. Cherko.