The following is a detailed explanation of the types of
A.L.T.A. Survey or Extended Title Insurance Coverage Survey:
survey made for the purpose of supplying a title company and lender with
survey and location data necessary for issuing
American Land Title
Association or Extended Coverage Title Insurance.
Boundary Survey: A survey for the express purpose of locating the
corners and boundary lines of a given parcel of land. This involves record
and field research, measurements, and computations to establish boundary
lines in conformance with the Professional Land Surveyor Act. Easement lines
may also be located and/or established with this type of survey.
Topographic Survey: A survey locating topographic features -
natural and man made - such as buildings, improvements, fences, elevations,
trees, streams, contours of the land, etc. This type of survey may be
required by a governmental agency, or may be used by engineers and/or
architects for design of improvements or developments on a site.
Site Planning Survey: A combination of boundary and topographic
surveys for preparation of a site plan to be used for designing improvements
Subdivision Survey: The subdivision of a tract of land into
smaller parcels, showing monumentation and survey data on a map, in
conformance with local ordinances and the Subdivision Map Act.
Control Survey: Precise location of horizontal and vertical
positions of points for use in boundary determination, mapping from aerial
photographs, construction staking, and other related purposes.
Court Exhibit Survey: Analysis of various legal description and
survey maps, field locating of record, existing monuments, and physical
features, and mapping showing this information for the purpose of presenting
a visual exhibit to be used in a courtroom.
Construction Survey: Construction staking of improvements shown on
improvement plans for control of construction on developments for roads,
buildings, pipelines, etc.