Boundary Survey - A survey for the
express purpose of locating the exact boundaries and corners of a
given parcel of land. This involves record and field research, field
measurements and computations with the findings usually being shown
on a survey plat that is given to the land owner. A description may
also be required for purposes of recording a new deed.
Location Drawings - A location
drawing includes Physical Improvement Surveys, House Locations and
Mortgage Loan Inspections. The purpose of a location drawing is to
locate, describe and represent the positions of building(s) or other
visible improvements or both, affecting the inspected property.
Location drawings are not Boundary Surveys and should not be used to
establish boundary lines.
Topographic Survey - A survey
locating features, natural and man-made, such as elevations,
contours of the land, streams, buildings, fences, etc. A combination
of boundary and topographic surveying is used for design and
development of roads, subdivisions, industrial construction and land
Control Survey - Precise
location both horizontally and vertically of diverse points for
mapping and orientation of aerial photographs.
Construction Survey - Layout for
control of construction of roads, buildings, pipelines, etc.