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What Surveys Do I Need for a Home Addition?

When purchasing a new property or building a home or structure from the ground up, the need for a survey is clear. Determining your property boundaries and other relevant information is vital from the very beginning of land ownership. Even when a survey does exist, it is recommended to have a current pre-purchase survey completed

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Digital Terrain Models & Their Use in Surveying

Land surveying is not simply about boundaries and area. In its most basic sense, surveying does revolve around the existing boundary limits of a property, and a land surveyor is frequently deployed to determine these with expert precision. For homeowners and property developers, this is one of the most common tasks demanded of local land

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Surveying in the News: NASA Surveys the Great Barrier Reef

At Leslie & Thompson, we interact on a daily basis with the most common and in-demand surveying needs. For property identification surveys, engineering surveys, large scale land mapping, and other services for engineers, property owners, builders, and more, the surveying we provide is a vital aspect of a project’s development process. It is always exciting

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Geodesy – Surveying the Whole Earth

To the uninitiated, surveying can sometimes seem like a fairly simple concept that has only a few practical applications. Yet this cannot be the case, as surveying has influence in nearly all aspects of our modern society. In truth, land surveying is a complicated science that integrates mathematics, sophisticated instruments, and high levels of accuracy.

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Sustainable Subdivision Design

More and more, sustainability is becoming a way of life. With limited resources and a continually growing population, businesses, individuals, and organisations are each looking for ways to make what we have last. In essence, this is the cornerstone of sustainability. And sustainability can touch all aspects of civilization. Resources can be natural, manmade, or

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Protect Your Investment With a Land Survey

Property is one of the greatest investments you can make. Not only is it financially prudent, as with investing in rental properties, but these investments are also emotionally and personally significant. Your biggest investment is likely to be your family home and surrounding land. When it comes to an investment of this magnitude, shouldn’t you

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Do Fences Make Good Neighbours? – The Psychology of Boundaries

It is clear that physical boundaries and the personal ownership of land and property are vastly important in our society. Boundaries give us structure and certainty when it comes to protecting and caring for what is ours. It also lets us know the limits placed on us by the boundaries of others. Psychologically, boundaries make

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Can a Land Survey Settle Property Disputes?

Land surveying is a specialised service that has a remarkable number of uses. Surveying has a clear function when it comes to purchasing property, planning a future development project, or in the early stages of civil engineering and other large-scale ventures. But sometimes land surveying can serve other purposes. In the case of property or

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Land Surveying After a Natural Disaster

In recent years, climate change (and potentially the actions of humans themselves) have lead to a marked increase in natural disasters. Indeed, since 1970, the total number of natural disasters has increased from 78 to a whopping 348 in the year 2004. Natural disasters include climatic disasters such as cyclones, floods, droughts, wildfires, storms, heat

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Adverse Possession Law

Surveying plays many significant roles in our society. From aiding the development of major building and engineering projects, to assessing parcels of land with accurate and imperative data. One of the most common needs for a land surveyor involves establishing and confirming property boundaries. This is important in processes such as buying or selling property,

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