Frequently Asked Questions
Please see below to several frequently asked questions about surveying and some general answers. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us on our Contact page.
Q: What is land surveying?
A: Surveying or land surveying is the technique, profession, and science of accurately determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional position of points and the distances and angles between them. One of the primary roles of a land surveyor is to determine the boundary of real property on the ground.
Q: Why do I need a survey done?
A: Municipal and Provincial Governments require surveys in conjunction with many of the applications made to them (subdivision, crown land acquisition, etc.) These surveys are required to be completed by a British Columbia Land Surveyor.
Surveyors work together with Engineers, Architects, Planners, Lawyers, and other professionals on a wide variety of projects.
At the beginning of your project we can advise you what services we can offer to help your project go smoothly.
Q: How long will my survey take?
A: Each project is different and therefore the timeframe will vary. We make sure timeframes are discussed at the beginning of a project and along the way with our clients. The timeframe will also depend on the size of the project and on what type of surveying is required.
Q: How is payment for my project handled?
Need More Information?
The Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors’ website has some very good resources that might answer your questions: