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Compulsory Acquisition and Land Surveying

Compulsory Acquisition and Land Surveying

Is your land well and truly yours? Private ownership of a land is an important factor in our society, but in many cases, the government can obtain use of your land. This is called land acquisition, land resumption, compulsory acquisition, or compulsory purchase expropriation, and refers to eminent domain: the government’s right to seize privately-owned

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Property Maintenance

Regular Property Maintenance

Whether you’re a homeowner looking after your own property or a developer responsible for a range of homes and commercial properties, you know the importance of regular, comprehensive maintenance. This involves not only your outside landscaping and the exterior of your buildings, but includes a number of potential issues inside the home as well. Maintenance

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Subdivision Planning 101

For land developers, projects such as creating a subdivision require an enormous amount of planning. From finding and purchasing your land to the approvals and regulations you’ll need to manage along the way, there’s much to be done. While this is by no means a comprehensive guide, we hope that simplifying the planning process down

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Surveying for Roadway Construction

Surveying for Roadway Construction

At the onset of any construction project, land surveying serves an integral role. Never is this more apparent than in a major civic task such as roadway construction. Such a pivotal project needs great precision to execute it perfectly. Fortunately, certified land surveyors working with modern, advanced technology can make this happen. Land surveys for

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When Do You Need Large Area Mapping?

While land surveying services are a common need of residential property owners, they are also in high demand for commercial, industrial, or civic works projects. In many instances, such projects are extensive, and require the expert knowledge and skills of professional surveyors who specialise in large-scale projects. Land surveying and mapping have a wide span

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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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