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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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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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Subdivision Development: What Surveyors Need to Know

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 11/04/2015
  • Surveying
A new subdivision can be a fantastic, economically friendly addition to any city. A subdivision reconstructs the land, dividing it into smaller parts to organize the space for development and/or sale. Most often, subdivisions become ...
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Common Surveying Mistakes and How to Fix Them

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 09/30/2015
  • Surveying
Land surveyors are licensed professionals with advanced training. However, that doesn't mean they don't make mistakes once in a while. Land surveying is a highly technical process that involves knowledge of mathematics, technology, and ...
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How Has 3D Laser Scanning Helped the Surveying Industry?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 09/02/2015
  • Surveying
You've probably seen land-surveying equipment out in the world before – those strange-looking, brightly colored tripods often seen at construction sites. Land surveyors map out and measure the land and surrounding environment of ...
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