It’s interesting to note that many farmers make more money leasing farmland to cell phone companies who build cell phone towers on their rural land than they do farming. Well, we live in a digital world, and times have changed radically since the old days when people had to run to their phones to pick them up when they rang.
Because a good majority of Americans have cell phones they carry in their pocket today, cell towers have sprouted up in many places.
When someone makes a call, a cell tower is involved. How that cell tower got to be near the cell phone user(s) involved a lot of planning, negotiations and land surveying. You can’t just put a cell phone tower “anywhere.”
Land surveyors today are being courted by telecommunication firms because a slew of surveys need to be done to comply with governmental/industry regulations. On vacant land, a “Raw Land Tower Site Survey” is required, along with a “Boundary Survey.” Other surveys include “Roof Top Communication Surveys” and “Co-Location Tower Surveys,” when two cell phone service providers want to share the same location.
Those are just a few of the surveys to mention in this brief article. There are plenty more, including a “Site Construction Survey.” All of these surveys are meant to protect nearby people and wildlife from any potential negative effects of the tower.
In Vermont and Eastern New York, BLAZE Design Inc. is a comprehensive surveying company owned by David E. Spurr. With his more than three decades of experience surveying land, Spurr and the BLAZE Design Inc. team can also help those interested in telecommunications surveys get the job done conveniently and accurately. David E. Spurr himself has over six years of extensive telecommunication tower placement work, covering every county and borough in NY, every county in PA that touches New York, as well as a number of counties throughout NJ, MA, CT, VT, NH and ME. For more information on whether your region falls within our service area, call 802-442-2892 to discuss details.