Why you shouldn’t trust online maps

Why you shouldn’t trust online maps

In the previous post about Title Insurance, we describe unfortunate situations that occur on a regular basis. Sometimes these issues come to light when owners come across one of the growing number of websites that show properties on an aerial photograph or image. Several municipalities, conservation authorities, and various provincial agencies have mapping sites where you

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Title Insurance

Title Insurance

The previous post (The Art of a Land Survey) depicts a situation that unfortunately occurs on a regular basis. When it does occur, owners will often turn to their title insurance companies for help.  It can be great to have insurance, but title insurance is a unique product and our experience is that most people make

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The Art of a Land Survey

The Art of a Land Survey

Bounds have no limits The core work of a land surveyor is determining the location of property boundaries. This should be a fairly simple task. Every property is described in a deed, so one would expect that it would simply be a matter of finding the starting point and then laying out the measurements indicated

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Metes and Bounds

Metes and Bounds

Welcome to the first of is hoped to be a collection of articles meant to help the general public obtain a better understanding of the strange world of the land surveyor.  To be fair, we are a curious lot and one can’t be blamed for believing we are part of some sort of secret society. 

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3D Laser Imaging

3D Laser Imaging

3D laser mapping technology is the fastest way to create accurate digital models of structures and properties. Such precise drawings reduce errors that can cause expensive change orders and delays with approval. Van Harten Surveying Inc. employs 3D laser mapping to scan structures, sites, and objects to create survey quality, CAD-ready images without the need for hundreds of photographs and measurements.

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