Terramark - land surveying

By: The Otago Surveying Company  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Gps, Resource Consent, Land Information

Surveying of land is the heart of our business and our team provides a full range of services to meet with clients requirements on any scale of engagement. This may range from the simplest boundary marking for fencing purposes to high country work in remote locations.

The versatility of our survey team matched with modern measuring equipment can be applied to any client request.

Topographical & site surveys

Topographical surveys are undertaken to produce a plan or digital drawing showing all the physical features on a site such as buildings, fences, trees, streams, etc. Ground heighting is also determined so that the site can be mapped with contours and earthworks volumes calculated.

Cross lease & unit title subdivisions

These forms of subdivision tenure are applicable for multi-unit and multi-storey buildings respectively and define areas for exclusive and common use. Each has a specific application and we will discuss the relative merits with you when evaluating your proposal.

Urban & rural subdivisions

Upon receipt of resource consent to subdivide a Land Transfer Survey is required to peg the new boundaries (to either create new parcels or to shift the boundaries between existing properties). We then prepare the survey plans (now called Cadastral Dataset), for certification by Council and lodgement with Land Information NZ.

Boundary redefinitions

These are not part of the subdivision process, but undertaken to identify the position of an existing boundary for a variety of reasons (ie. property purchase, new fencing, building or to assist in dispute resolution).

Road legalisation surveys & gazettal process

Surveys of new and realigned roads to define areas to be declared for new road and portions of disused road to be closed. These surveys and gazettal processes are generally undertaken for local and government roading authorities.

Construction & building set-out

Surveyors are engaged to undertake precise setting-out (marking-out) to assist with the positioning and construction of buildings and structures. This type of work can be necessary for a new house through to major construction projects.

Easement surveys

Surveys undertaken to define the rights of one landowner to use part of the land owned by another for access or services (ie. Right of Way, Water easement, Electricity easement, etc).

Lease surveys

The lease of land and/or buildings (particularly long-term) requires a survey and lease plan to be prepared by a licenced surveyor.

Precise measurement & monitoring surveys

These surveys require specialist equipment, techniques and computer adjustment of measurements to determine often very small movements of land and/or structures. Movements of a tenth of a millimetre are detectable. This work has a particular application in monitoring land stability and environmentally related movements of buildings and structures.

Hydrographic surveying & erosion monitoring

These surveys are undertaken to map the bed of a river, lake or the sea, or to monitor the effects of erosion over a period of time. The work invariably involves the use of boats, GPS and depth sounding equipment.

GPS surveying

GPS or Global Positioning System surveys use specialist equipment and satellites to accurately determine positions and heights on the earths surface. GPS has the advantages of single person operation, the ability to be used in virtually any weather conditions; and can collect enormous amounts of data compared with conventional surveying techniques. This technology can be utilised on almost any surveying task.

Farm mapping

A survey to record the positions of farm features such as buildings, fences, roads, trees, buried pipes and cables, and to determine paddock areas. The plan produced can be readily updated to record any changes, and is a useful farm management tool.

Covenant surveys

Survey and plan preparation to achieve protection of areas of significant natural landscape or habitat, and archeological/cultural sites.

Forestry mapping

The surveying of farm woodlots and areas of commercial plantation for forestry rights and carbon farming application.

Keywords: Gps, Land Information, Resource Consent

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