Toby J. Bauer, PLS is the Surveyor Manager for Jamestown Land Survey and the surveyor of record for all survey projects. He is responsible for the scheduling and professional oversight of all field and office survey work.
Surveying is a highly technical field and requires expertise in public records research, evaluation of historical survey evidence, mathematics, statistics, measurement systems, planning regulations and the very latest computer and GPS technologies.
A survey should be made before purchasing real property, when dividing any parcel of land for sale or when the need arises to adjust existing parcel boundaries. Survey should also be performed prior to the construction of any improvements on property in which you have an interest. A Land Surveyor can also help property owners avoid lawsuits or unnecessary expenses relating to land ownership or a potential land purchase.
A surveyor will not tell you what you own. It is your responsibility to furnish the surveyor with a legal description, current title report, of the parcel that you want surveyed. You should explain to the surveyor the reason why you want the survey made. The surveyor can then recommend the type of survey required.
In a typical boundary survey, for example, the surveyor will locate the property on the ground, marking the corners with physical monuments, and provide you with a record of the survey map showing the results of the survey. The surveyor will also let you know any areas that are in conflict so that the title company and/or attorney can resolve any issues.
Our surveyor uses the latest computer, laser, and satellite technology to accurately take measurements of your property. Notes are taken, field calculations are made, and stakes are set in the ground as random-access points for future reference. After that it’s back to the office for the heavy lifting computer part of the process on the latest CAD Autodesk 3D software. After that you see the results!