Everything You Need to Know About Aerial Surveying and Drone Surveying

Posted by Hogan Land Services on Sep 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

If you have considered getting a topographical survey done for your property, you have probably noticed that some land surveyors have implemented drone photography as part of their services. In the past few years, drones have become vital tools for the topographic surveying process. There are several reasons for this rise of prominence, ranging from convenience to safety and accuracy. Below, we strive to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about drone photography and its use in topographic surveying—including issues of legality, customer benefits, and more.

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Topics: land surveying

How Drones Have Changed Aerial Photography — and What It Means for Land Surveying

Posted by Hogan Land Services on Feb 6, 2018 4:26:54 PM

Drones are changing the landscape of many industries. From land surveying to real estate and journalism, drones have already had a pronounced impact on how many people do their day-to-day jobs. They’ve triggered those changes to a large extent by making aerial photography more accessible to the masses.

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Topics: drones, land surveying

Orthorectified Photos: What Are They and Why They Matter

Posted by Hogan Land Services on Jan 4, 2018 10:38:05 AM

An aerial photograph can tell you a lot about a parcel of land. It can tell you where there are trees or lakes and where there are buildings or roads. It can even give you a basic sense of topographical variation. 

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Topics: land surveying

Land Surveying with Drones: The Benefits, Legality, and Applications of Aerial Land Surveying

Posted by Hogan Land Services on Jan 3, 2018 7:30:00 AM

The use of drones for surveying is still a largely unknown fact for many individuals and businesses across the world. Being a relatively new device, drones are often not thought of first when it comes to using them for survey purposes. The world is still learning and accepting the use of drones into our everyday lives. What we would like to show you is how amazing these little flying machines can be, and how they can save you money, time, and provide a new set of results not easily accessible before.

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Topics: land surveying, drones

Everything You Need to Know about Your Legal Description of Property

Posted by Hogan Land Services on Jul 5, 2017 7:00:00 AM

If you are in the process of buying or selling a piece of property, then “legal description” is one of the terms you are likely to hear repeatedly. In the simplest of terms, a legal description is a formal, written property description of some specific area. Legal descriptions are utilized together with Grant Deeds, to transfer a piece of land from one owner to another (or for other legal purposes). Grant Deeds convey the rights, and the legal description describes the unique location of the property, and often includes notes about boundaries, landmarks, and other identifying details.

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Topics: land surveying

Why You Need An Expert Witness For Property Line Disputes

Posted by Hogan Land Services on Jun 21, 2017 7:00:00 AM

In most cases, the ownership of private property is clearly defined. When it comes to land, though, it’s easy for differing interpretations of boundary locations to cause disputes between neighbors. Perhaps your neighbor recently built a fence that you believe extends a foot or two into your yard. Alternatively, maybe your neighbor has accused you of a similar type of encroachment.  Either way, these disagreements usually won’t be resolved through a quick compromise.  Your land is among your most valuable assets, and if a neighbor is telling you that you don’t own as much land as you thought you did, it can ignite a major conflict between the two of you.

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Topics: land surveying, boundary surveys

What is a Record of Survey?

Posted by Hogan Land Services on Apr 12, 2017 7:20:00 AM

A Record of Survey is an official map that documents the evidence and procedures used by a licensed land surveyor to determine a boundary, and shows the new monuments set to demarcate that boundary in the physical world.  At the conclusion of the Record of Survey process, the Record of Survey is submitted to the County Surveyor’s Office (for review) and then filed with County Recorder’s Office (for permanent recordation). The boundary lines delineated on the Record of Survey are the generally accepted boundaries for use in design documents and for building new fences. In addition, a Record of Survey can include details about any easements that affect the property.

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Topics: land surveying, record of survey

Why Do I need a Topographic Survey?

Posted by Hogan Land Services on Mar 15, 2017 8:15:00 AM

Topographic surveys are typically a first step in any construction or development project. If you're involved in a project or transaction where a topographic survey is needed, it’s important to educate yourself on the subject. Below we discuss everything you need to know about topographic surveying.

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Topics: land surveying