What is Surveying? 

Surveying is the art and science of the measurement of land and the interpretation of information. It has its origin in early Egyption times and when the Nile River overflowed its banks and washed out farm boundaries, boundaries were re-established through the application of simple geometry. The nearly perfect squareness and north-south orientation of the Great Pyramid of Giza, built c. 2700 BC, affirm the Egyptians' command of surveying.

Surveying techniques have developed rapidly over the last few decades, along with technological advances in science. The foundation of Surveying has been the measurement of distances and angles to accurately locate. positions on the ground. Today the use of GPS technology has made the location of positions on the ground a more technological rather than scientific exercise. But technology can not replace the need for the analysis of measured data, and the interpretation of other visual information. 

When must you use a Surveyor? 

A large number of our projects have a Surveying component. To legally establish the boundaries of NZ land titles requires a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor (LCS). This is either for the creation of new titles or the legal re-establishment of the boundaries of existing titles. Thus all subdivisions of land, or the repegging of existing land parcels will require an LCS. Approximately 30% of our team are Licensed Cadastral Surveyors and approximately 50% of our projects involve the creation of new or modified titles. 

Other projects our Surveyors can assist you with.

In addition to subdivisions, our Surveying team provide a wide range of other surveying services, and these are explained on our Surveying Services page