A survey for the purpose of locating the corners, boundary lines and/or easements of a given parcel of land. This involves record and field research, measurements, and computations to establish boundary lines in conformance with the Professional Land Surveyors Act. This type of survey is necessary to establish or recover boundary lines of a parcel of land and to set or replace the property corner markers.
A survey locating topographic features — natural and man-made, such as buildings, improvements, fences, elevations, trees, streams, contours of the land, etc. This type of survey may be required by a governmental agency, or may be used by engineers and/or architects for design of improvements or developments on a site.
A survey made for the purpose of supplying a title company and lender with survey and location data necessary for issuing American Land Title Association or Extended Coverage Title Insurance. This survey will show the location of all of the improvements on the property together with the location of any easements that encumber the property.
A survey utilizing signals from satellites to provide latitude and longitude positions. Global Positioning System (GPS) provides highly accurate surveying and mapping data. A GPS survey is not always possible or feasible.
A survey to establish the location of structures shown on improvement plans for constructing roads, buildings, etc.
Height setback and lot-area certifications associated with construction.