Professionals that provide a service that includes determining the position of points or distances on land in Zambia. These surveyors are various engineers. Surveying is done mostly to establish land maps and boundaries for ownership, location or for government requirements or civil purposes. Land surveyors in Zambia provide surveying on land to help clients buying land or those that want to know details of their land. A wide variety of surveyors will be listed here. The government maintains a list of authorised land surveyors.
Surveying equipment commonly used in the farm are
Ranging poles - These are wood or metal poles used in marking spots or stations during surveying.
Gunter's chain - This is a surveyor's chain of 100 links. 22 meters long used to measure a piece of land.
Measuring tape - These are used in taking short or detailed measurements
Prismatic compass. - This is used to measure horizontal angles between a reference median and a point of interest in order to find the orientation of the point and its bearing.
The tool for a survey is called a theodolite, and its job is to measure the horizontal and vertical angles between points. Combine those angles with distances from a chain or tape measure, and you can triangulate the location of any point using trigonometry.
A survey reveals the existing improvements on a parcel relative to its boundaries as they appear in the property's deed, as well as improvements, easements, rights-of-way. Since it covers all the features and characteristics of a property, this land survey is one of the most comprehensive.
Farm surveying is a series of activities, mainly measurements, performed in the field to locate the farmland, delineate its boundaries, determine its size and produce a map of the farmland.
The importance of farm surveying
Four surveying equipment commonly used in the farm are: