Surveying is the art and science of: 1) reestablishing cadastral surveys and
land boundaries based on documents of record and historical evidence; 2)
planning, designing and establishing property boundaries; and 3) certifying surveys
as required by statute or local ordinance such as subdivision plats, registered
land surveys, judicial surveys, and space delineation. Land surveying can
include associated services such as mapping and related data accumulation;
construction layout surveys; precision measurements of length, angle,
elevation, area and volume; horizontal and vertical control systems; and the
analysis and utilization of survey data.
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A survey made
to establish or to re-establish a boundary line on the ground or to obtain data
for constructing a map or plat showing a boundary line. Boundary surveys are
used for locating lines and corners of tracts of land as per deed description
in addition to locating improvements, easements, building lines, and apparent encroachments
found on the subject property. The corners of the property are physically
located, and, if necessary, iron stakes are set at corners for monuments.
It is recognized that members of
the American Land Title Association (ALTA) have specific needs, peculiar to
title insurance matters, which require particular information for acceptance by
title insurance companies when said companies are asked to insure title to land
without exception as to the many matters which might be discoverable from
survey and inspection and not be evidenced by the public records. In the general interest of the public, the
surveying profession, title insurers and abstracters, ALTA and the National
Society of Professional Surveyors, Inc. (NSPS) jointly promulgate and set forth
such details and criteria for standards.
It is recognized and understood that local and state standards or
standards of care, which surveyors in those respective jurisdictions are bound
by, may augment, or even require variations to the standards outlined
herein. Where conflicts between the
standards outlined herein and any jurisdictional statutes or regulations occur,
the more restrictive requirement shall apply.
It is also recognized that title insurance companies are entitled to
rely on the survey furnished to them to be of an appropriate professional
quality, both as to completeness and as to accuracy. It is equally recognized that for the performance
of a survey, the surveyor will be provided with appropriate data which can be
relied upon in the preparation of the survey.
a survey of real property and the plat or map of the survey to be acceptable to
a title insurance company for purposes of insuring title to said real property
free and clear of survey matters (except those matters disclosed by the survey
and indicated on the plat or map), certain specific and pertinent information
shall be presented for the distinct and clear understanding between the client
(insured), the title insurance company (insurer), and the surveyor (the person
professionally responsible for the survey).
We sometimes have to bring out the big guns to handle property disputes...
Wind power is growing strongly in
the US and elsewhere. However, the rate at which additional wind projects can
be undertaken is limited by many factors includinglocal permitting and the availability of
suitable electrical grid capacity.
farms can provide safe, clean and affordable power. What’s more, in areas with
good wind conditions, onshore wind power can actually cost less than
conventional power generation. However, to make the most of wind power,
businesses and governments need to work together to build capacity in areas
where the wind blows strongly, such as the Great Plains in the US. These
projects, in turn, need to be connected to population centers by power lines.
One of our wind farms is located in Livingston County,
Cayuga Ridge Wind Farm has150 turbines spread
over approximately 49 square miles. Other wind farms include Fowler Ridge in Benton
County, Indiana, we are now entering into phase 4 of that project. Meadow Lake phase IV and V in White County, Indiana and we are
looking forward to other wind farm projects in the future. Krause Surveying has enjoyed working with
our wind farm project partners, and is proud to have diversified its survey department
to meet their needs.