Land Surveying / GIS Services
Land Surveying involves the determination of an entity's location on or below the surface of the earth. Three general classifications are:
- Property Surveys
- Engineering Surveys
- Construction Surveys
There is some overlap between each of the three general classifications. For example, property surveys done to American Land Title Association (ALTA) Standards may include the type of feature detail acquired in Engineering Surveys.
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PROPERTY SURVEYS involve records research and the acquisition of sufficient evidence in the field to trace or retrace the location of property interests described in a document, such as a deed. In addition to measurement skills, property surveys require knowledge of the law and the history of property surveys within the jurisdiction in which the property is located. Experience is essential to organizing and assessing the relevance and value of the various pieces of evidence encountered. Surveyors also write suggested descriptions which are used by attorneys in the preparation of new legal documents pertaining to property.
ENGINEERING SURVEYS involve obtaining the locations on or above the ground of existing features that may impact the design of new improvements. Engineering Surveys typically result in the preparation of a base map showing contours and the locations of such features as water, sewer, other utilities, and pavements. Familiarity with what the designer will need to know to plan a new facility is important to efficiently gather field data.
CONSTRUCTION SURVEYS involve locating planned features on the ground at the locations envisioned by the designer. By understanding the needs of the contractor and the specific requirements of the type of construction being performed, the work can be laid out efficiently and clearly.
At minimum we will need your name, address and phone number, along with the property location to be surveyed and a brief description of special circumstances, if any. If you have a copy of the legal description of your property, that will help us make an initial determination of the scope of your project and allow us to check our records for previous surveys in your vicinity.
For property surveys, we generally charge for the time and expense incurred. Knowing in advance what evidence one may find is generally difficult to forecast. A good survey requires gathering all of the evidence that is relevant.
Our projects are done on the basis of a work order. The order describes our understanding of the project scope and defines our mutual expectations. We will not schedule your work until we receive a signed copy of the work order. Your signature is our authorization to proceed.
GIS / MAPPING
GIS or Geographic Information System, is a generally digital form of managing data that has a geographic location component. GIS is useful in planning and design as well is in operation and maintenance of facilities. We have been involved in GIS activities extending from simple mapping projects to providing expertise in the development of municipal and other local governmental GIS systems. We can employ GIS methods to develop accurate geospatial infrastructure data in a customized format to meet the special needs of each client. Most organizations have the data and history of improvements and changes, but few have the information readily available in a usable form. We can help.
Why Choose Klingner & Associates?
- We have five licensed surveyors and a large team of technicians ready to assist you!
- Our four branch locations make our service convenient within the Tri-State area.
- Should your particular survey need overlap into architectural or engineering services; no problem! We are a full-service firm and can draw on experts within our organization.