What is Land Surveying?
Land Surveying, by definition, is the art and science of accurately determining the position of points and the distances between them. These points are usually, but not exclusively, associated with positions on the surface of the Earth, and are often used to establish land boundaries for ownership or governmental purposes.

Land surveyors have mapped much of the history of man’s use of the Earth.   As civilization has expanded and matured, the surveying profession has similarly kept pace with the need of society to define, delineate and map the land and man’s improvements thereon.

Today the Professional Land Surveyor is equipped with many sophisticated surveying tools and the specialized knowledge required to provide services for land owners, developers, industry, and government.   Whether the project be the layout of a new highway, bridge or dam, the precise location of offshore oil rigs, a municipality’s underground sewer lines, the establishment of international boundaries or a lot's missing corners, the Professional Land Surveyor is called upon to perform his unique role knowing that future generations may rely on the quality of his work for centuries to come.

Only a licensed PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR may perform boundary or land title surveys in Arizona.  A Professional Land Surveyor who practices under the statutory Code of Ethics is a credit to his community, his client or employer, and to himself.

During boundary litigation, the Professional Land Surveyor is often called upon to appear in court as an expert witness, for his testimony is accepted as professional evidence and only he can assume the responsibility for the correctness and accuracy of his work.

The Professional Land Surveyor offers a highly technical and complex service. It is important the surveyor be knowledgeable in whatever capacity he serves his client.


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