|217 SW Wilkins Drive, Port Orchard, WA 98366 | (360)876-3770|
Location, location, location… It’s all about location!
Essentially surveying is the process by which features associated with the
land are located and identified. We are so used to looking at
two-dimensional maps which closely resemble the land surface that we
commonly forget that the earth is round. This roundness, or curvature,
results in portions of land that are almost, but not quite square. This
curvature coupled with the ever-changing surface of the earth is why
surveyors are still needed today.
Surveying began with people using ropes and stings to measure distances
between known features on the ground. The knotted rope method was how the
pyramids were laid out and constructed. This worked well on a small scale
but when applied to larger areas and significant distances the accuracy of
these tools would become greatly reduced. As surveying evolved and better
technologies came about the profession transitioned to chains and tapes and
began using optical equipment to measure angles. Today’s surveyor uses
mechanized robotic and global positioning systems to accomplish those same
goals of precision and accuracy.
WestSound Engineering has a fully functional surveying department, which
will employ robotics, GPS, and conventional survey techniques as necessary
to provide the most precise and accurate representation of your land as
For a list of our survey services, click here.
217 SW Wilkins Drive, Port Orchard, WA 98366 (360)876-3770
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