What Is Land Surveying and Why Is It Important?

What Is Land Surveying and Why Is It Important?

June 14, 2019

Land surveyors are experts in determining land size and measurement. This field involves the mapping and quantifying of environments. It involves multiple disciplines, including mathematics, and includes the use of highly specialized technology and equipment. Land surveyors don’t just work on dry land, but with polar ice caps, ocean beds and other geographical features as well. They utilize technologies like Robotic Total Stations and GPS to perform surveys that have many different applications.

Whenever you own or are looking to purchase property, obtaining a land survey in Guadalupe County, TX from a licensed professional is a smart idea—and is often required by law. Let’s take a closer look at land surveys and why they’re so important in land development:

  • How land surveys are used: There’s a reason why land surveyors are often the first people to work on a property that’s being developed. They’re there to take primary measurements that can then be used by architects and engineers who are planning structures for the property. These measurements play a vital role in the accurate and safe design of buildings. Land surveyors can spot potential problems with a site very early in the process.
  • Boundaries: People often neglect the details when dealing with property, but it’s critical to know exactly where the property’s boundaries are. This provides the evidence needed to create a title for the property. It also helps avoid problems later on with neighboring property owners and can be used in a court of law as evidence of the property owner’s right to alter the land. Previous miscalculations, utility easements, and wildlife crossings all mean that it’s essential to survey the property every time it changes hands and that errors need to be corrected. A good land surveyor will do the research and investigation necessary to ensure that the title accurately reflects the property’s dimensions.
  • GPS surveying: Construction companies use GPS for everything from road construction to laying out new housing tracts. Other systems that surveyors use include GNSS and GIS. Advanced software has made the science of land surveying more accurate than ever before. Oftentimes surveyors are using expensive, highly technical equipment and controls in doing their work.

The next time you need a land survey in Guadalupe County, TX, turn to the experts at Bettersworth & Associates, Inc. We’ve fielded an experienced team of resourceful and award-winning land planners since 1953, and have built a reputation for creating better places in which to live, learn, work and play. Through our excellent customer service and skilled surveyors, we’ve become the leader in the region.

Our goal is to improve the value of our clients’ land resources in a way that advances their missions and improves their communities. We are proud of the long-term relationships we have developed with our clients through creative and responsive advocacy. These relationships have helped us earn a reputation for getting noteworthy projects built in each industry we serve. Call us today to learn more or set up a consultation to discuss your project!

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