Surveying Services and the Different Types of Surveys

Surveying services come in various forms. Talk of property surveys, regional and town planning, the fit of mechanical machines and construction survey services. Therefore, a surveyor is in the middle of the design stage and building stage of a project.

Survey service providers tend to focus one area so that they deal with one type of surveyor services.

The land surveyor makes use of machines such as theodolites, levels, total stations, GPS and drones.


Surveying in Land Demarcations

Land surveyors who do divisions of land parcels are called cadastral or title surveyors. The South African Geomatics Council calls them Professional Land Surveyors.

Title surveys deal with boundaries and registration of land parcels. The most notable product of a land surveyor is a title deed. Title deed is a document of ownership rights of a piece of land.

Title survey data is filed and kept at the department of surveyor general, a public office that signs off and approves title surveys.

Sub divisions of farms, plots and residential land forms one of the most common type of title surveying.

Another type is the consolidation survey, where two or more registered land parcels are joined together to form one legal document.

Surveying In Infrastructure Development

Surveyors who focus on building projects are known as engineering surveyors, civil surveyors or site surveyors.

Site surveyors perform setting out surveys to align buildings, level and position of members of a building.

Roads, bridges, tunnels and stadia needs services of a surveyor before and during construction. First, surveyors take sizes and shapes of the land parcels to come up with maps. These maps are useful for the design of buildings. Then engineers use the spatial data to design buildings. Civil engineers need spatial data to come up with designs and drawings for site works. Finally, when an engineer has seen how the land terrain looks like and made his design, he needs the surveyor to put it to the ground.

During the building phase, setting out surveys takes place. Surveyors mark out points, lines and levels to guide site works.

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Surveyor Companies Service – Design Stage

Consulting surveyor firms service the civil and construction industry, property developers as well as mapping agencies. In the design phase of developments and construction and civil projects, specific data relating to the land in question needs to be collected. This is where engineering surveying firms get in. Collation of important data relating to size and shape of land, air space and water areas of a land parcel.

The data includes altitudes, angles and dimensions, which surveyors further process to produce maps showing aspects like contours, rivers and so forth.

Such information, measured with high accuracy, allows design engineers to place and determine how their design proposal should look like. Engineers may use the information to determine the costs of excavation and how slopes will look like and any other dimensional aspect of the project

Similarly, mapping agencies rely on data from surveying measurements. The shape and size of the earth or portions of it, require field measurements from surveyors.

Survey Consultancy Companies Responsibility During Project Implementation

The surveyor consultancy firm will be very much involved during project implementation. All the design elements of a project needs accurate transfer from paper to ground. Therefore, surveyors work on site to ensure that design elevations, positions, sizes and angles are as they appear on the drawings.

There are very specific accuracy requirements for each and every structure as may be determined by the design engineers. These are limits of tolerances permissible or the amount of “error’ allowance on a structure.

Surveying firms can either major in control surveys, whereby they offer accurate reference points for large projects. These reference points will be in use by construction surveyors

Surveyors can also work in the cadastral industry, specializing in property boundaries for purposes of title. This includes land surveying sub division of property into smaller title portions. Such surveys will be sent for approval by the department of the surveyor general, and records kept at the deeds registry.

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We support land information management by providing detail surveys to help with plans and designs.

If you need help in guiding contractors on site, we can station a construction surveyor to lead with markings and to obtain quality in positions. Our land survey firm works all over South Africa. Therefore, we are present for surveying firms in Gauteng as much as survey companies in Durban for instance.

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Engineering Surveying Companies work hand in hand with civil engineers and other engineers in the construction phase of civil projects. Engineering surveyors obtain and process data for the design of earth works projects and others such as roads, bridges, railway, shopping malls and land development.

Our land surveying consulting firm uses top instruments and software to produce maps.

These maps show ground shape and size. Our products include diagrams, plans, land outlines, contours, man-made as well as natural features of an area with accurate relative positions.

Full time engineering surveyors use equipment such as Total Station, GPS, automatic and dumpy Levels in their day to day measures. Our equipment and tools undergo regular calibration checks to re align for top results.


Surveyors also go by the name topographic surveyors, if they are surveying for land for detail maps.

They are also known as Geomatics surveyors. Therefore we are a Geomatics company in as much as we are topographic company.

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