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Someone once asked, 

"What is Land surveying?"

We're so glad someone asked!

A Land Survey is a meticulous process that involves the precise measurement, mapping, and documentation of a specific area of land. This comprehensive undertaking serves to establish and define property boundaries, record topographic features, and gather crucial data that informs various land-related activities. Through the utilization of advanced surveying equipment and techniques, professionals accurately determine the coordinates, dimensions, and physical characteristics of points on the land. The resulting maps and plans provide a comprehensive visual representation of the land's layout, aiding in property transactions, legal disputes, construction projects, and land use planning. In essence, a land survey forms the foundation upon which informed land management decisions are built, ensuring accurate and responsible utilization of land resources.

This Is What
We Do!

Here at Grant Shepherd and Associates, nothing is more important to us than accuracy. Accuracy is what gets the ball rolling in any design, whether it be a simple residential property line staking or a more complex commercial construction staking. To that end, here are just some of the services that we provide!

Scope of Services:


  • 3-D Laser Scanning

  • ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys

  • As-Built Surveys

  • Boundary Surveys

  • Builder Services

  • Civil Engineering

  • Construction Staking

  • Demolition Plans

  • Drone Mapping

  • Erosion Control Plans

  • Exemption Plat

  • FEMA Elevation Certificates

  • Foundation Surveys

  • Grade Plans

  • House Location Plans

  • House Staking and Checking

  • Mortgage Surveys

  • Property Line Stake

  • Recombination Surveys

  • Residential Drainage Plans

  • Site Plans

  • Subdivision Platting

  • Topographic Surveys

  • Tree Location Surveys

 And more!

Most Common Survey Types


Boundary Survey

This type of survey determines the exact boundaries of a property, marking its corners and lines. It helps resolve property disputes and establish accurate property lines.


Topographic Survey

 A topographic survey identifies the elevation and features of the land's surface, including natural and man-made elements such as trees, buildings, roads, and bodies of water. This information is valuable for engineering and design projects.


ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey

Often required for real estate transactions, this survey combines elements of boundary, title, and topographic surveys to provide comprehensive information about a property's boundaries, improvements, and potential encumbrances.


Construction Survey

Conducted during the construction phase, this survey ensures that buildings and structures are placed according to the design plans and within legal property boundaries.


Subdivision Survey

When a larger parcel of land is divided into smaller lots, a subdivision survey is conducted to accurately establish the boundaries of the new lots.


Cadastral Survey

Typically performed by government agencies, a cadastral survey maintains accurate records of land ownership and property boundaries for taxation, land use planning, and legal purposes.


Site Plan

When you are requesting a permit to build on your property—whether it’s an entire house from the ground up, or a room addition—the local governing jurisdiction will typically ask you to submit a site plan survey providing detailed information about the site where you plan to build, as well as the proposed improvements. Standard site plans will show the existing and proposed improvements, topography, tree location, tree recompense, proposed grading, silt and tree fencing, and lot coverage calculations.

Land surveys play a critical role in preventing conflicts, ensuring accurate land transactions, and facilitating responsible land development and management. They provide essential information that contributes to the proper use and conservation of land resources.

It's A Stake-Out!

"I highly recommend Grant Shepherd & Associates Inc. All of the staff members are extremely professional, have excellent communication skills, and provide great service. I wouldn’t choose any other Surveyor."

-Kris Michaels

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