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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

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 10/17/2018
  • Surveying
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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The Many Benefits of Using CourthouseDirect.com for Land Surveyors

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 09/26/2018
  • Surveying
As a professional surveyor, you understand the importance of the precise land measurements that determine property boundaries. Your work provides relevant data to engineers, mapmakers, architects, and construction project managers. The ...
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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

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 08/09/2017
  • Surveying
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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