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Mobile Land Survey – Types of Surveys

Boundary Survey – This is a survey of property boundaries according to evidence such as recorded deeds, plays and physical presence. This does not involve interior improvements in regards to buildings or drives. The only improvements that are noted are those that affect the use of or the title to the property such as utilities, buildings along the boundaries, fences, sheds, streets, etc. If there are any missing corner markers then these are also replaced and a final map is created that shows the boundaries and improvements.

Location Survey – This entails the same as a boundary survey however this form of Mobile land survey includes all interior improvements. Like the boundary survey, corner markers are replaced and a final map is prepared that shows all the improvements and boundaries. This is the most common type of survey required where a loan or mortgage is concerned.

Topographic Survey – Not only does this Mobile land survey include improvements but also topographic features that include water courses, roads, ditches, contours, embankments and elevation. This is most commonly used for site design and development in construction or subdivision maps & plans.

Site Planning Survey – This combines the work done in boundary and topographic surveys to setup a base for future designs and improvements. Commonly used for additions or new home development, subdivision development, commercial land development, new streets, playgrounds, etc.

Subdivision Survey – This form of Mobile land survey involves a topographic survey on a piece of land that is set to be divided into small lots for the purposes of estate division or within a subdivision. This method is for construction and recording and can be used for site design, streets and drainage calculation.

GPS – This form of Mobile land survey utilizes a portable system to gather data that’s being transmitted by satellite. GPS is used to calculate the position of an object on the surface of the earth. These surveys are primarily used to establish control points based on coordinates for the State Plane Coordinate Systems, larger surveys used for subdivisions and boundary surveys on large tracts of land. This can also be used to gather data regarding the location of streets, residential and commercial buildings, utility systems, property lines, water courses, etc. The data obtained through a GPS Mobile land survey can be used in future planning and development of property as well as with preservation of existing land.