Category: Resources

Evidence And Procedures For Land Surveys

While there is no universal set of rules on how a land survey should be conducted, there is definitely a best practice standard that all surveyors strive to reach. Land surveys are not just about the procedure of marking out a plot of land; existing evidence plays an equal role in determining the true boundaries

The Importance Of Doing a Land Survey Before Purchasing Land

If you are interested in purchasing real estate, simply finding a plot or house that you like and making an offer is the wrong way to go about it. Many people overlook the importance of doing a land survey before purchasing a piece of land, which can expose many potential issues that could be be

Land Surveying Equipment (a quick history)

Since ancient civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt and Rome, man has used tools to measure and keep his boundaries in order to separate himself from his neighbors. While the use of such tools were all but lost in the Middle Ages, the Renaissance saw a resurgence in interest and need in tools to survey and parcel

Evidence And Procedures For Land Surveys

While there is no universal set of rules on how a land survey should be conducted, there is definitely a best practice standard that all surveyors strive for. As the title suggests, it is not just about the procedure one follows to mark out a plot of land. Evidence plays an equal role in determining

Courthouse Deed Research

Courthouse deed research involves going to the courthouse to look up the deed to a property. This can be a notoriously frustrating process because old records can be hard to locate. It can take several hours to find some deeds. The older the records are, the harder they will usually be to find. Although fires

Land Surveying Educational Courses

In order to be a land surveyor, one must have a thorough background in the methods, technology, and reasons for land surveys. The requirements for such programs vary depending on the specific program. This educational coursework provides prospective land surveyors with the knowledge they’ll need to conduct a land survey. Programs available to land surveyors

Surveyor’s Creed And Canons

As a member of the National Society of Professional Land Surveyors (an American Congress on Surveying & Mapping member organization) and as a Professional Surveyor, I dedicate my professional knowledge and skills to the advancement and betterment of human welfare. I pledge: To give the utmost of performance; To participate in none but honest enterprise;

Monumental Land Surveys

A monumental land survey is a type of land survey dealing specifically with the boundaries of the property. All monumental land surveys use physical monuments to mark the boundaries on the land itself. Commonly, the corners of the property are marked with a long iron rod driven vertically into the ground, though there are many

Surveying And Vegetation

One of the challenges faced when using traditional land surveying methods is the necessity of surveying areas that are covered by thick vegetation. Some surveying projects require the measurement of such vegetation, while most applications require measurement of the terrain itself, rather than the vegetation covering this terrain. Topographic surveys may or may not require

Reasons To Survey Your Land

Although a land survey may seem tedious and unnecessary, in fact there are many cases in which you should have your land surveyed, to save confusion or legal troubles later. A land surveyor will research available documents concerning your land, including titles and previous surveys. He/she will also physically measure the property, checking these dimensions