New Technology and Innovation

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Surveying trade has been defined by the International Federation of Surveyors in the following manner: "A surveyor is a professional person with the academic qualification and technical expertise to conduct one, or more, of the following activities- determine, measure and represent land, three-dimensional objects, point-fields and trajectories; assemble and interpret land and geographically related information; use that information for the planning and efficient administration of the land, the sea and any structure thereon; and, conduct research pursuant to the development of the above practices." Any professional training for this profession normally peruses various data collection technique


Collection of data and numerical crunching of data lies at the core of land surveying practices. While several technological innovations have been successfully adopted in this profession ;the most remarkable have been in the area of developing integrated software to address a host of issues involved in land surveying through development of integrated software packages built on multiple utilities. Some of these software packages are developed on an ongoing basis and as projects with additions occurring every now and then. Such software represents not only a time saving innovation which handles larger amount of relational data but also makes available refined and technical outputs. ...
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