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2019 Women Surveyors Summit Q&A

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 10/16/2019
  • Surveying
The Texas Society of Professional Surveyors held a Women Surveyors Summit in Austin, TX this past August 23rd and 24th. Women from across the country were invited to attend. 
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What Are Your Career Options in the Surveying Field?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 10/02/2019
  • Surveying
As long as there are property owners, there will be a need for surveyors. The practice of surveying goes back centuries and was a vocation for several of the founders of the country. While there isn’t much exploring going on anymore as in ...
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Why Do You Need a Land Survey?

A land survey is a vital component of land sales and development. Anytime you need to know the boundary lines of a piece of property or the type of features it has, a land survey can provide that information.
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What Are the Different Types of Land Surveys?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 07/24/2019
  • Surveying
Land surveying has been around as long as the idea of land ownership. Longer if you want to include the boundaries set by tribes of ancient humans. By now, the industry has it down to a science, and several types of surveys have been ...
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Professional Surveying Events in 2019-2020

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 05/15/2019
  • Surveying
Surveying is one of the world’s oldest professions, and it has a rich history in the United States. Three American Presidents (Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln) were land surveyors in their lifetimes, as were Benjamin Banneker, Daniel ...
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Tips for Using CourthouseDirect.com’s GIS Mapping and Reports Tool

From appraisers, real estate professionals, and surveyors to oil and gas landmen, effective and efficient research is the best way to approach projects, proposals, and opportunities.
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6 Challenges Land Surveyors May Face On the Job

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 01/16/2019
  • Surveying
Every job has its challenges; land surveying is no different. Every day brings different issues to resolve that don’t always respond to quick fixes. However, there are a few challenges that are quite common to the profession, and we would ...
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What Does a Land Surveyor Do?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 12/05/2018
  • Surveying
Land surveyors are much more than people who stand near the road with a tripod and a staff. They are precision measurement makers and can be legal arbiters of where boundary lines fall. A land surveyor has a range of expertise from ...
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How GIS Tools Are Changing the Practice of Land Surveying

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 10/24/2018
  • Surveying
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are central repositories for data used for analysis in surveying, planning, construction, and management. Professional land surveyors provide data for the GIS and, in turn, use the data to provide more ...
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What is a Plat Map? The Basics You Should Know

When you buy or sell a home or if you decide to dabble in real estate, you may see the term “plat map.” 
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