30 Most Common Questions Ask to Land Surveyors

 An Essential Guide: Answering the 30 Most Common Questions Asked to Land Surveyors

This is the first post in a series of Land Surveying Articles that I have been writing for publishing over the summer.  I believe this series will be transformative as long as surveyors around the world will contribute to the posts.  A series like this holds significant importance in bridging the gap between the land surveying profession and the general public, who may or may not be familiar with what surveyors do or the value we bring to society.  Of course, everyone here knows that Land surveying is a specialized field that often operates behind the scenes, yet its impact is far-reaching and essential in numerous aspects of our lives, such as property ownership, development projects, and resolving disputes. By addressing the most common questions asked to land surveyors, we aim to help demystify the profession as a community of surveyors, increase awareness, and empower individuals to engage confidently with surveyors when the need arises. By aligning the profession with the general public, we can foster better communication, understanding, and collaboration, ultimately leading to more informed decisions and a stronger appreciation for the vital role of land surveyors in shaping our physical environment.

 

30 Most Common Questions Ask to Land Surveyors

What are the 30 Most Common Questions Asked to Land Surveyors?

Welcome to what will become our comprehensive series of articles that aim to address the most frequently asked questions posed to land surveyors. Whether you are a property owner, developer, or simply curious about the field, this series will provide valuable insights into the world of land surveying. Land surveyors play a vital role in mapping and defining our physical environment, ensuring accuracy, resolving disputes, and aiding in various development projects. In this introductory article, we will present an overview of the 30 questions that will be covered in the subsequent posts.

  1. What is land surveying?
  2. Why is land surveying important?
  3. How do I determine the boundaries of my property?
  4. Can you help me locate my property corners?
  5. How accurate are land surveys?
  6. What tools and equipment do land surveyors use?
  7. How much does a land survey cost?
  8. How long does it take to complete a land survey?
  9. What information is included in a survey report?
  10. Can land surveyors help with property disputes?
  11. What is a topographic survey?
  12. Do I need a land survey before building a structure on my property?
  13. Can land surveyors help with flood zone determination?
  14. How do I find a licensed land surveyor in my area?
  15. What is the difference between a land survey and a property appraisal?
  16. Can land surveyors help with boundary disputes with neighbors?
  17. What is an easement and how does it affect my property?
  18. Are there any legal requirements for getting a land survey?
  19. Can land surveyors assist with land subdivision?
  20. What is the process for obtaining a land survey?
  21. How do land surveyors determine elevation or contours on a property?
  22. Can land surveyors help with site planning and development?
  23. What is a land title survey?
  24. Can land surveyors identify underground utilities?
  25. Are land surveys required for real estate transactions?
  26. Can land surveyors help with zoning and land use regulations?
  27. What are the different types of land surveys?
  28. Can land surveyors help with construction layout? 
  29. What is the role of a land surveyor in land development projects? 
  30. Are land surveyors licensed professionals?

Due to the fact that most land surveying websites simply start with number 1 (What is Land Surveying?), we are going to start from number 30 and work back through the questions in reverse.

30.Are land surveyors licensed professionals?

Over the course of this series, we will delve into each of these questions while asking the community to respond with specific ways of answering these questions in different locations around the world, providing in-depth explanations, practical examples, and relevant information to help you gain a comprehensive understanding of land surveying. Whether you seek clarification on a specific topic or wish to explore the broader scope of land surveying, this series is designed to cater to your needs and give you a chance to reflect on how these questions are addressed around the planet.

Would You Like to Contribute  and answer to one of these questions Locally?

Stay tuned as we embark on this educational journey to demystify land surveying and shed light on the essential role it plays in our society. We hope that by the end of this series, you will have a solid foundation of knowledge regarding land surveying, empowering you to make informed decisions, navigate property matters with confidence, and appreciate the significance of this crucial profession.

Votes: 0
E-mail me when people leave their comments –
Survey Legend

Land Surveyors United Community

You need to be a member of Land Surveyors United - Global Surveying Community to add thoughts!

Join Land Surveyors United - Global Surveying Community

Share your Surveyor Articles

Surveying Articles is a place for members to Share Land Surveying related articles, presentations and knowledge with the Land Surveyors United Community. Post or embed articles for future generations of land surveyors.

Surveying Articles and Presentations

Do you have an article about Land Surveying that you would like to share?

Land Surveying is a timeless art and science and it is therefore, evergreen! You may also know that a lot of older publications have gone away, unfortunately.   If you have written or published land surveying articles in the past, we would be honored for you to share them here with us.  If it is an older article, you can even republish it here with updates and reflections.  

class="block"Tip:   If you published an article in the past on one of the older sites which no longer exist, you can use the Wayback Machine to find it.  Then just copy/paste the old article inside a new post here.  Just be sure to tell us where it was previously posted.

Want to embed a PDF Document?

 If you have a PDF document or article related to land surveying that you would like to embed inside an article post, simply copy/paste the following code block into the HTML view of the post editor and replace the BOLD part of the code with the URL of the PDF you'd like to embed.   

Code to use:

<iframe src="https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=https://landsurveyorsunited.github.io/cssfiles/manuals/Surveying-Photos-Submitted-Land-Surveyors-United.pdf&embedded=true" frameborder="0" height="500px" width="100%"></iframe>

TIP:  You can also upload your PDF using the file upload button and then copy/paste the URL of the document you uploaded with the BOLD part of the code above to get a flippable PDF like so:

Uploading PDF land surveying documents to Surveying Articles

Differences between Forums, Blogs and Article posts

Forum Posts are great for asking questions which have a definate answer.  Forum posts are best for a quick exchange of information between Land Surveyors United members.   Please note that All Community Hubs have their own dedicated Forums so if your post is related to a specific hub, it is best to ask your question or share your tip inside the hub in which it belongs for targeted answers.  For example, if your question relates to Leica equipment, ask your question inside the Leica Hub forum for best results as all members inside that hub uses the equipment in question.  Likewise if your question pertains to a Location, you should consider making your post inside the appropriate hub.

Add Discussion

Blog Postsdiffer from Forum posts because you can embed and upload different kinds of information.  Blog posts are best for presenting information and updates for feedback and sharing.  When posting a Blog Post, you can also publish a short excerpt at the bottom which is what most members will see before reading the blog post.  Blog posts are also great for posting new surveying projects and digests of links to multiple surveying topics or your own website.   Things that can be embedded into Blog Posts are videos, images, slideshows, powerpoints, spreadsheets, PDFs, documents and more.

Add Blog Post

 

Articles are similar to Blog Posts in all ways except one.  Articles allow for you to post an Author Block at the bottom with links to your contact info, website information, credentials, etc. Similar to Blog Posts, things that can be embedded into Blog Posts are videos, images, slideshows, powerpoints, spreadsheets, PDFs, documents and more.  Similar to both types above, Hub Owners can add article sections and features to any hub they control on the community.

Add Article

Land Survey Guides