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The ever-reliable Wikipedia defines this profession as : “Surveying or land surveying is the technique, profession, art, and science of determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional positions of points and the distances and angles between them. A land surveying professional is called a land surveyor”. Land surveyors are an essential resource when it comes to resolving disputes or simple queries about the borders of your property, as these specialists are trained and skilled in marking and documenting the location of legal property lines. It could be that you simply want to locate a specific point on a map. Land survey involves location and measurement of either artificial (man-made) or natural features using the sciences of mathematics, geometry, trigonometry, physics, engineering, metrology (the scientific study of measurement), regression analysis, programming languages and the law. Through his various tools, a land surveyor is able to measure specifics such as elevation, angles and boundaries on a property. Land surveyors do a variety of tasks such as updating boundary lines and preparing sites for construction in order to define legal ownership of any parcels of land. They produce plats of surveys and describe property. A plat is a map, drawn to scale, showing how a piece of land is divided. Plats can also legally dedicate land for roads and other rights-of-way/easements.
Finding the right land surveyor for your needs depends exactly on those needs. Whether it is establishing property or boundary lines on vacant land, confirming the boundaries of your own property (or that of your neighbour!), trying to create a contour map of a new building site or an extensive vacant piece of land, or wanting to subdivide a property, or for any reason similar to the above, there is a land surveyor who is a specialist in the field you need. Any reputable house and home, renovation, building, construction or architectural magazine or publication will advertise these specialists, and they can be found through newspaper advertisements, the Yellow Pages, or by asking building and construction companies and people generally who have used their services. If you prefer, use your keyboard and do an online search through a site such as Uptasker, which lists per geographical location, making it easier for you to find one in your vicinity. Uptasker provides one-click links to websites, if available, and also provides very valuable customer reviews and online ratings, which will give you an immediate overview of a supplier’s level of service and customer satisfaction.
This is a profession which has been around for thousands of years, starting when man began building the first large structures, such as the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, built in c. 2700 BCE, which clearly demonstrates the Egyptians’ incredible surveying skills, even with their comparatively rudimentary methods.
Before you start building your new garage, permanent garden shed, extension or lapa, particularly if it is close to what you consider to be your property line or boundary, make sure that you are not overstepping the mark, so to speak. If you choose to build on a part of your property which you have always considered to be yours, and later find out in a dispute that it belongs to your neighbour, you will legally be forced to knock it down or enter into very costly arbitration. And yes, it does happen! Call in the specialists to be sure you are going to be able to build without infringing anyone else’s property rights. For more tips and information, see Uptasker’s land surveyor articles.
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