Category Archives: Different Types of Land Surveys

How Phones are Changing Standard Land Surveying

How Phones are Changing Standard Land Surveying

Professional Young Man Walking Outside Using Cell PhoneWith their captivating and innovative digital capabilities, smartphones instantly took society by storm, and over the past 10 years or so, developers and engineers have competed to produce the fastest and most intelligent technologies. A good majority of people in America now own some type of smartphone and use it daily for updating social media accounts, checking emails, playing games on the latest apps, and sending off texts.

One industry experiencing new changes and technological updates thanks to smartphones is land surveying.

Land surveyors determine property boundaries, create blueprints, divide land, regulate what a piece of land can be zoned for, and consider whether or not construction projects will work based on a proposed area’s makeup. Completing these tasks requires taking accurate measurements and creating maps and blueprints of the land in question.

Smartphone applications designed for mapping use a mobile phone’s GPS technology and capabilities to digitally create a grid of a plot of land by using preset surveyed locations and measurements. GPS technology gives land surveyors a new digital tool to work with when taking measurements and charting locations.

A second technology introduced through smartphones is GNSS — or Global Navigation Satellite System — technology, which provides geo-spatial positioning and global coverage. Such technology allows land surveyors to obtain accurate measurements, with some applications giving surveyors a map-based interface handy for maintaining accuracy.

Once these technologies and applications become more widespread, smartphones could save the field of land surveying both time and money with the use of built-in technologies and applications.

BLAZE Design Inc. stays at the forefront of the latest trends in technology when it comes to survey instrumentation and data collection. Turn to BLAZE for land surveying, site development, land use planning, and more to see their expertise in technology come to life through your project.

Instances Where a Land Survey Proves Useful

Instances Where a Land Survey Proves Useful

At BLAZE not only do we think it’s needed for any major land-related undertaking, but also, it can prove useful in a handful of scenarios that many people do not immediately think of. Here are a few instances where it’s good to have a land survey done: Construction Projects Most municipalities or states require a… Continue Reading

Wetland Delineation: What It Is and Why It Matters

At Blaze Design, Inc. we do our best to serve society by conducting detailed, accurate land surveys each and every time we’re out in the field. After all, people all over Vermont and New York depend on us to keep their homes clear of flood plains, unstable terrain, and other environmental hazards. Every now and… Continue Reading

Commercial vs. Residential Boundary Surveying

  When it comes to conducting a commercial survey, it isn’t so much that the type or quality of work is any different from a residential survey. Instead, the difference lies in the fact that often times, a commercial survey can be much more intensive, and subsequently, more expensive. Why? Because these different types of… Continue Reading

The Importance of Land Surveying Today

Population growth is reaching unprecedented levels across the world. Having breached 7.1 billion, the concentration in world population is centered in the East, such as China and India. Domestically speaking, the population growth is gobbling up residential and commercial land faster than ever.   The population of the US surpassed 300 million for the first… Continue Reading