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Most of this form of traditional surveying has been done by the use of various 3D scanners and other aerial imagery equipment. Today, Hong-Sen & Marco (2009) observes a technological renaissance where there adoption of machine guidance systems in the performance of the same terrestrial surveying duties have increased. Such technological renaissance which is backed by the use of surveying global position systems (GPS) has created an era of automation in the context of terrestrial surveying. It is therefore not surprising that the number of GPS machine control services is increasing across the globe. Today, high definition surveying is performed by the use of 3D laser scanning. As terrestrial surveying takes what is clearly an automation approach to practice through the use of more advanced and sophisticated technological tools, it is important for research to be conducted in understanding the overall impact of automation in the context of terrestrial surveying. Such research that brings out a thorough understanding of the impact of automation in the context of terrestrial surveying is what the current research seeks to do.