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What is a Boundary Survey and When Would You Need One?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 05/30/2018
  • Legal
A basic part of owning property is knowing where the boundaries are. Without clear boundaries, arguments will arise, whether it is private property, commercial property, or land for drilling and mining. When there are conflicting views ...
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The History of Land Surveying

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 02/07/2018
  • Surveying
Land surveying is an all-important aspect of real estate, property development, and landownership. It is the process or determining the terrestrial position of points on a property, as well as the distances/angles between them. Land ...
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ALTA Land Survey: Understanding How and When to Use the The ALTA/ACSM Process

A land survey is an important process for property owners, real estate buyers, landscapers, and developers. Land surveys reveal vital information about a piece of real property, such as its boundaries, physical features, potential ...
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Do You Know What your Property Plat Means?

If you’ve recently purchased or acquired a tract of land and plan on dividing it, adding to it, or otherwise developing it, you will come across the phrase “property plat.” A “plat” is a plan or a map of a plot of land, especially used in ...
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What is an ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 02/15/2017
  • Surveying
As a professional lender or title company, you may encounter ALTA (American Land Title Association) surveys. Entities use ALTA surveys to gather information required to issue property titles or mortgage insurance. Since an ALTA/NSPS land ...
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What Do You Need Before a Boundary Survey?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 01/18/2017
  • Surveying
A boundary survey is a method for ascertaining the exact limits of a piece of property. Most homeowners probably have a general idea where their property lines are, but it’s vital to determine where these lines lie accurately before doing ...
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What Do Surveyors Need to Know About Drone Usage?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 10/19/2016
  • Surveying
Technological advances affect every industry. From real estate apps to high-definition scanning in the oil and gas industry, the modern world has a solution for almost any problem a worker might encounter. One such innovation is the drone ...
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How Did Oil and Gas Surveying Change This Year? And What’s Ahead!

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 11/25/2015
  • Surveying
Land surveyors play an important role in assisting the oil and gas industries. A surveyor must determine exactly where a company should drill for best results, how pipelines should be correctly laid out, and to ensure any demand for a ...
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What Is a Plat Survey?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 11/18/2015
  • Surveying
A plat is an officially drawn map of a land area that defines the boundaries between different parcels of property to scale. A plat survey is used to create this map as accurately as possible. Generally, the divided sections of land are ...
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How Digital Records Help Different Kinds of Surveys

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 11/11/2015
  • Surveying
Research is an important part of the land surveying process and is best done during the planning stage. A surveyor should check any past surveys for a section of land or property, no matter how old they might be, because they can reveal ...
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