Boundary and Short Plat Surveys
Used to find, identify, measure and report the location of boundary lines on parcels of land, boundary surveys can also indicate the extent of easements and possible encroachments on property. Short plats are maps of short subdivisions. APS specializes in resolving boundary conflicts and establishing routes through congested properties. Our professional land surveyors relish challenging boundaries and difficult retracements. APS Survey & Mapping has recorded more than 170 Records of Survey, Lot Line Adjustments and Short Plats. This constitutes only a small portion of the boundaries completed during the past six years because the boundaries done for topographic surveys are usually not recorded.
Topographic and Utility Surveys
A topographic map depicts terrain relief showing ground elevation. Utility surveys are used to locate all utilities, subsurface or otherwise in a specific area. Complete and accurate topographic/utility surveys are critically important. The cost savings can be immense and delays can be minimized by having precise site and route surveys at project inception. Most of the surveys that we have completed include a topographic aspect. In addition, our team has routinely worked with engineers and utility locators to provide subsurface utility engineering mapping for our clients. We have award winning AutoCAD drafters on our team who are able to provide our clients with detailed, accurate maps which are easy to read and interpret.
3D High Definition Scanning
At APS we embrace new technology and remain on the cutting edge with our equipment and personnel training. Our Leica (Cyra) 3D High Definition Survey HDS 3000 exemplifies our technology goals. It enables us to collect up to 40,000 field observations (Northing, Easting, Elevation) per minute. The resulting field survey captures everything within view up to 350 feet. This allows us to provide our clients with amazing detail. The versatility of this instrument and its application to our projects has revolutionized the way we survey. We have now incorporated this instrument to our daily surveying. Most of our clients have not yet moved into “true” 3D mapping, for instance most symbol tables are only 2D. For these clients, we continue to present the information and mapping in a two dimensional display. They are unable to differentiate between conventional surveying and the HDS3000 surveying. However, with the advent of more powerful computers and CADD software more of our clients want their survey information in a 3D format. APS Survey & Mapping is pleased to be at the forefront of this rising technology.
A hydrographic or bathometric map depicts the topography and depth of the sea bottom and tidal mudflats including any underwater, stationary objects. For these surveys, APS uses our own ROSS 2500 Three Degree Sounder. This specialized equipment has the ability to reach depths of 150 feet with corrections for salinity, turbidity and temperature. In our experience, hydrographic surveys normally encompass combinations of services including GPS, conventional surveying, High Definition 3D Surveying and such details as breakwater and dock locations. At APS, our ability to rapidly direct the best resources to specialized jobs provides our clients with outstanding surveying and mapping.
Land Title Surveys
APS provides these boundary and topographic surveys for the purpose of supplying a title company and lender with survey and location information necessary for issuing Extended Coverage Title Insurance.
Legal Descriptions and Research
This involves the record search for documents related to the location of real property, easements, and Right-of-Ways. Since real property conveyances must be in writing, APS prepares legal descriptions of real property and exhibit maps depicting the described land areas for use in legal instruments conveying interests in real property.
This is a new services APS is able to provide by using our Leica 3D Scanner. Forensic Surveys are helpful for complex crime scenes. Our interactive 3D surveys provide accurate and lasting accident and crime scene evidence. In addition, our Professional Land Surveyors are able to testify as expert witnesses based on the surveying details obtained in an investigation. We provide 24-hour on-call services to local law enforcement units providing them invaluable tools without the expense of purchasing their own equipment and training their own personnel.
GPS Survey Nets
This service involves the precise location of latitude, longitude and elevation of points using Global Positional System (GPS) satellite receivers. It is used in mapping, boundary determination, right-of-way surveys, and geographic information systems (GIS).