As long as land ownership has been a concept, so has the need for it to be surveyed and measured. The practice stretches back ages. Records show that when the Nile River delta, ancient Egypt’s home to the area’s most fruitful farming, ﬂooded causing the property lines to be obscured there was a need to call in the experts to sort things out. Using ropes, plumb lines, and other tools, the ﬁrst technically equipped land surveyors set oﬀ to re-establish those farming land boundaries.
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