A boundary survey aims to formally establish the extent of a given parcel and outline the property. New property owners are recommended to get a boundary survey that confirms the information on the title deed.
Topographic surveys gather spatial information including natural and man-made land features on the site. Examples of items included on a topographic survey include location of easements, buildings, walls fences, surface and/or underground utilities, larger landscaping features, adjacent building facades.
ALTA (Title Insurance) Surveys:
An ALTA Survey is often prepared for commercial properties. They show improvements, easements, rights-of-way, and other items impacting the ownership. The survey is used to meet the needs of lenders, corporations and title companies when dealing with valuable commercial properties.