Surveying Services

Our surveyors take great pride in staying on the cutting edge of technological advances, and possess extensive experience on a vast variety of unique works. GEEC’s surveying services include the following:

Construction Survey or Building Surveying (otherwise known as “staking”, “stake-out”, “lay-out” or “setting-out”) is to stake out reference points and markers that will guide the construction of new structures such as roads or buildings. These markers are usually staked out according to a suitable coordinate system selected for the project.

Residential Survey is a sketch or map of a piece of land showing the property boundaries and physical features, like rivers, creeks, and roadways. Some surveys also note topographical information, like elevation and soil density; residential documents typically show the location of houses and other structures, too. In most cases, these maps are treated like official records and can be used to settle property disputes, figure out land value, and determine ownership history, among other things. How surveys are prepared and what exactly they contain can vary from place to place, and much depends on the type of property at issue.

Elevation Survey is a foundation elevation survey (level survey) which determines the relative elevations of critical points of your home’s foundation, or in other words, how level (out of level) the foundation has become. The survey provides documentation of the elevations.

Hydrographic Surveying is the science of measurement and description of features which affect maritime navigation, marine construction, dredging, offshore oil exploration/offshore oil drilling and related activities. Strong emphasis is placed on soundings, shorelines, tides, currents, seabed and submerged obstructions that relate to the previously mentioned activities.

Pipeline Survey is the first step in planning and installing a safe oil, water or gas pipeline.

GIS Services (or “mapping”) is an applications which allows the surveyors to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographically referenced data. GIS technology combines database, mapping and statistical methods to integrate georeferenced data into visual displays where the relationships, patterns and trends in the data can be more easily identified.

GPS Surveying uses two survey-quality GPS receivers, with one at each end of the line to be measured. They collect data from the same GPS satellites at the same time. The duration of these simultaneous observations varies with the length of the line and the accuracy needed, but is typically an hour or more. When the data from both points is later combined, the difference in position (Latitude, Longitude and Height) between the two points is calculated with special software.

 

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