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A survey of the boundary of property according to the description in the recorded deed. Any improvements along the boundary affecting the use of or title to the property are located, such as fences, drives, utilities, buildings, sheds, streets, etc. Missing corner markers are replaced. A map showing the boundaries and improvements along the boundaries is prepared.

Location Survey:
A boundary survey with the additional location of all the interior improvements. Missing corner markers are replaced. A map showing the boundaries and improvements is prepared. This type of survey may be required for the acquisition of a loan.

Topographic Survey:
A survey locating improvements and topographic features such as elevations of the land, embankments, contours, water courses, roads, ditches, utilities, etc. This survey can be used in conjunction with a Location Survey in order to prepare a Site Design Map, a Subdivision Map, or an Erosion Control Plan.

Subdivision Survey:
This often includes a topographic survey of a parcel of land which will be divided into two or more smaller tracts, lots or estate division. This can also be used for site design of lots, streets and drainage. It is for construction and recording.

Construction Survey:
Using surveying techniques to stake out buildings, roads, walls, utilities, etc. This includes horizontal and vertical grading, slope staking and final as-built surveys.

Flood Certification Survey
A survey of a property or structures’ elevation as it relates to the floodplain. This may include collecting elevations and producing a flood certification for flood insurance or preparation of a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) when a structure is outside of a flood hazard area. On staff we have a Certified Flood Plain Surveyor specializing in flood issues.

Site Planning Survey:
This survey uses a boundary and topographic survey as a base to design future improvements. It can be a design for a house, a residential subdivision, a store, a shopping center, a new street or highway, a playground, or anything else.

Geographic Positioning System:
GPS surveys use portable receiving antennas to gather data transmitted from satellites which are used to calculate the position of the object being located on the surface of the earth. The receiving antennas can be miles apart and still obtain very accurate data. GPS surveys are used to establish coordinate control points for the State Plane Coordinate Systems, large boundary surveys, and subdivision surveys. It can also be used to collect data for Geographic Information Systems/Land Information Systems (GIS/LIS), such as the location of streets, homes, businesses, electric, phone and gas utilities, water and sewer systems, property lines, soil and vegetation types, water courses, etc. This data can be used in future planning, preservation and development.



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