Boundary surveying is used to create, retrace, and adjust parcel boundaries. As part of a boundary survey, team members from Hawkins and Associates Engineering typically follow these steps:
- Coordinate the needs for the boundary survey.
- Plan the boundary survey.
- Perform research of records and documents that provide evidence of the boundary location.
- Review and analyze survey maps, land descriptions from deeds, and land title reports.
- Plan and execute the field survey.
- Review, process, and adjust the raw measurements and other data provided by the field survey.
- Analyze the evidence of boundary locations gathered by the field survey and calculate boundary locations.
- Set new property corner monuments or rehabilitate existing property corner monuments if needed.
- Prepare a map reflecting the results of the boundary survey.
- Prepare other work products related to the boundary survey (such as land descriptions or survey reports).
- Review and deliver the boundary survey work products.
The work product from a boundary survey often needs to meet the requirements of local government agencies or must comply with technical standards adopted by state law or professional groups. Team members from Hawkins and Associates use the latest surveying technology to perform boundary surveys. These technologies include GNSS surveying instruments, robotic total stations, surveying software to process raw data, and AutoCAD Civil 3D.
Coordination With Others
As part of the boundary surveying process, team members from Hawkins and Associates will regularly work with land title companies, land attorneys, real estate agents, land developers, land planners, civil engineers, architects, and government agencies involved in the land planning process.