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Mar

31

2010

ALTA Surveys

ALTA/NSPS TITLE SURVEY SERVICES

TRUE NORTH provides ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys (ALTA) on Commercial and Residential projects for an array of clients on their projects. The ALTA can be used as a closing document by financial institutions for buying, selling and lending on the properties. The ALTA will show actual property information along with items that encumber the land.

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The most common questions we receive on ALTA/NSPS surveys are:

What is an ALTA Survey?

  • ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey or “ALTA Survey” was developed by the American Land Title Association (ALTA) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS).
  • It was created because Title Companies across the country needed standardized surveys that they could rely on whether the site was in Colorado or Kentucky.

When do you need an ALTA Survey?

  • When a title company or attorney is involved with buying or selling property.
  • There is a property line dispute.
  • When advised by your realtor, lawyer, planner or architect, etc…
  • For legal or entitlement purposes.

What is standard on an ALTA Survey?

  • Legend, north arrow, notes, certificates, etc…
  • Legal descriptions, bearings, angles, distance, curve data (recorded/measured).
  • Site acreage, easements, platted setbacks, property corners, encroachments.
  • Buildings, walls, fences, and other visible improvements within five feet of each side of the property line.
  • Address, street names, right-of-ways, driveways, alleys, accesses, private roads.
  • Ponds, lakes, springs, rivers, cemeteries or burial grounds.

What other things can be added to an ALTA Survey?

  • Optional things that can be added to an ALTA survey are listed on the “Table A
  • Monuments, Vicinity map, Flood Zone, Property, Contours & Datum, Setbacks, Building Dimensions, Improvements, Parking areas / parking stripes, Ingress/Egress, Utilities, Governmental Agency, Adjoining Owners, Distance to Intersection, Scanning/Aerial Mapping, Earth Moving / Construction, Changes in Right-of-Way, Land Fill and just some of your choices.

Where can I find the Minimum Standard Detail Requirement for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys?

What items should I choose?

  • Generally – TRUE NORTH finds most clients/projects that are requiring an ALTA survey for a new development require the following Table A Items: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (a), 7(a), 7 (b1), 8, 9, 11, 13, 16, 17, 18 and 20.
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Mar

30

2010

Water – Wastewater

WATER-WASTEWATER SURVEYING SERVICES

TRUE NORTH is passionate about working in the Water and Wastewater fields. This passion is deeply imbedded in TRUE NORTH’s founder, and will be obvious during the proposal, field & office work and finally the deliverables. We have completed countless numbers and hundreds of miles of Utility Corridor Surveys on water and wastewater projects. A partial list of projects is shown below.

Utility Corridor Survey (UCS) – Purpose: These types of surveys are for water, power etc… corridor type projects that include miles of design mapping, government section breakdowns, extensive GPS control networks, aerial control targets, permission to enter private property letters, research and legal descriptions and exhibits. The right-of-way/property information is shown by recorded documents which are then rotated on surveyed section lines and property pins. A UCS is NOT a boundary survey, but is sufficient and more cost affect then providing a boundary survey on multiple properties over several miles.

CERTIFIED – Pre-Qualified – VOSB and ESB – TRUE NORTH is a certified small business with the federal government, is pre-qualified to perform surveying services with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) and an Emerging Small Business (ESB) with the Colorado Department of Transportation.

RAPID RESPONSE – One of the most valuable things TRUE NORTH can provide our clients is our rapid response in emergency situations. Our team can meet with the client within a few hours notice.

SUB-CONSULTANTS – TRUE NORTH has a strong team of sub-consultants that specialize in certain tasks, which may be required on a water-wastewater project. These services include: Constructions staking, Aerial mapping, LiDAR airborne mapping, High Definition scanning, underground utility locates, potholing/boreholing, mining claims, wetlands and land title documents.

PAST PROJECTS – TRUE NORTH has successfully completed many miles of right of way determination, set multiple Aerial Mapping Panel Points, along with performing the following tasks: Section Breakdowns, Ownership Information, Utilities, Potholes, Legal Descriptions, Exhibits and Contour Mapping. The following is a partial list of projects completed since 2008.

  • South Arapahoe Sanitation District – 8 Capital Improvement Projects
  • East Cherry Creek Valley Water & Sanitation District – 15+ Well Sites
  • Southgate Sanitation District – 3 Capital Improvement Projects
  • Lakehurst Water & Sanitary District – 5+ Capital Improvement Projects

Clients Since 2008

  • South Arapahoe Sanitation District
  • East Cherry Creek Valley Water & Sanitation District
  • Southgate Sanitation District
  • Castle Pines North Metro District
  • City of Aurora – Sand Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Lakehurst Water & Sanitary District
  • Ken-Caryl Water & Sanitary District
  • Adams County Water & Sanitary District
  • Colorado Springs Utilities
  • City of Trinidad
  • City of Cherry Hills Village

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Mar

30

2010

Transportation


TRANSPORTATION SURVEYING SERVICES

TRUE NORTH is a leader in Right-of-Way Surveying, Right-of-Way Determination, Right-of-Way GPS Control and Right-of-Way Plans and will be a proven asset on your future Government funded Road Right-of-Way Project.

PASSION combined with our extensive Transportation and Right-of-Way experience, our expert knowledge in Right-of-Way determination, our top of the line Robotic Total Station, GPS/RTK Surveying Systems, and our High Definition Scanners, Aerial Mapping and Airborne LiDAR services set us apart for the others.

CERTIFIED – Pre-Qualified – VOSB and ESB w/MPA – TRUE NORTH is a certified small business with the federal government, is pre-qualified to perform surveying services with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) and an Emerging Small Business (ESB) with master pricing agreement with the Colorado Department of Transportation.

RAPID RESPONSE – One of the most valuable things TRUE NORTH can provide our clients is our rapid response in emergency situations. Our team can meet with the client within a few hours notice.

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SUB-CONSULTANTS – TRUE NORTH has a strong team of sub-consultants that specialize in certain tasks, which may be required on a transportation project.  These services include: Construction staking, Aerial mapping, LiDAR airborne mapping, High Definition scanning, underground utility locates, potholing/boreholing, mining claims, wetlands and land title documents.

PAST PROJECTS – TRUE NORTH has successfully completed many miles of right of way determination, set multiple Aerial Mapping Panel Points, along with performing the following tasks: Section Breakdowns, Ownership Information, Utilities, Potholes, Legal Descriptions, Exhibits and Contour Mapping. The following is a partial list of projects completed since 2008.

  • Douglas County Public Works – 20+ Capital Improvement Projects
  • City of Colorado Springs – 20+ Capital Improvement Projects
  • El Paso County Dept. Transportation – 2 Corridor Projects
  • City and County of Broomfield – 15+ Capital Improvement Project

Clients Since 2008

  • Douglas County Public Works
  • City of Colorado Springs
  • El Paso County Dept. Transportation
  • City and County of Broomfield

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Mar

30

2010

Power


POWER AND TRANSMISSION LINE SURVEYING SERVICES

TRUE NORTH Surveying & MappingTRUE NORTH is a leader in Right-of-Way Surveying, Right-of-Way Determination, Right-of-Way GPS Control and Right-of-Way Plans and will be a proven asset on your Power or Transmission line Project.  We have completed countless numbers of Utility Corridor Surveys on power and transmission line projects.

Utility Corridor Survey (UCS) – Purpose: These types of surveys are for water, power etc… corridor type projects that include miles of design mapping, government section breakdowns, extensive GPS control networks, aerial control targets, permission to enter private property letters, research and legal descriptions and exhibits.  The right-of-way/property information is shown by recorded documents which are then rotated on surveyed section lines and property pins.  A UCS is NOT a boundary survey, but is sufficient and more cost affect then providing a boundary survey on multiple properties over several miles.

PASSION combined with our extensive Transportation and Right-of-Way experience, our expert knowledge in Right-of-Way determination, our top of the line Robotic Total Station, GPS/RTK Surveying Systems, and our High Definition Scanners, Aerial Mapping and Airborne LiDAR services set us apart for the others.

CERTIFIED – Pre-Qualified – VOSB and ESB – TRUE NORTH is a certified small business with the federal government, is pre-qualified to perform surveying services with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) and an Emerging Small Business (ESB) with the Colorado Department of Transportation.

RAPID RESPONSE – One of the most valuable things TRUE NORTH can provide our clients is our rapid response in emergency situations. Our team can meet with the client within a few hours notice.

SUB-CONSULTANTS – TRUE NORTH has a strong team of sub-consultants that specialize in certain tasks, which may be required on a power and transmission line project. These services include: Construction staking, Aerial mapping, LiDAR airborne mapping, High Definition scanning, underground utility locates, potholing/boreholing, mining claims, wetlands and land title documents.

PAST PROJECTS – TRUE NORTH has successfully completed many miles of right of way determination, set multiple Aerial Mapping Panel Points, along with performing the following tasks: Section Breakdowns, Ownership Information, Utilities, Potholes, Legal Descriptions, Exhibits and Contour Mapping. The following is a partial list of projects completed since 2008.

  • Xcel Energy – Pawnee Steam Electric Plant – Monitoring Well and Pond Survey – A
  • Xcel Energy – Pawnee Steam Electric Plant – Monitoring Well and Pond Survey – B
  • Xcel Energy – Pawnee Steam Electric Plant – Monitoring well survey
  • Xcel Energy – Pawnee Steam Electric Plant – Evaporation pond survey
  • Xcel Energy – Cherokee Power Plant – Mapping of plant – 160 Acres
  • Xcel Energy – Cherokee Power Plant – Cross-sections of polishing ponds
  • Xcel Energy – Pawnee Steam Electric Plant – Mapping of holding ponds

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Mar

30

2010

Renewable Energy

RENEWABLE ENERGIES SURVEYING SERVICES

As with Water and Wastewater projects, TRUE NORTH is passionate about working in the Water and Renewable energies fields. This passion is deeply imbedded in TRUE NORTH’s founder, and will be obvious during the proposal, field & office work and finally the deliverables.  We have completed a few renewable energies projects in the Colorado area and would love to have an opportunity to provide surveying services on your project.  These types of projects vary but usually require a Utility Corridor Survey with mapping or an ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey with mapping.

CERTIFIED – Pre-Qualified – VOSB and ESB – TRUE NORTH is a certified small business with the federal government, is pre-qualified to perform surveying services with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) and an Emerging Small Business (ESB) with the Colorado Department of Transportation.

RAPID RESPONSE – One of the most valuable things TRUE NORTH can provide our clients is our rapid response in emergency situations. Our team can meet with the client within a few hours notice.

SUB-CONSULTANTS – TRUE NORTH has a strong team of sub-consultants that specialize in certain tasks, which may be required on a renewable energy project.  These services include: Construction staking, Aerial mapping, LiDAR airborne mapping, High Definition scanning, underground utility locates, potholing/boreholing and land title documents.

PAST PROJECTS – TRUE NORTH has successfully completed a few Renewable Energy projects in Colorado.  One of these projects was a proposed Hydro-Electric Plant in North Central Colorado near Berthoud Colorado, on spillway one at Carter Lake.  The design survey encompassed a 3.8 acres parcel of land having a 140 foot elevation difference from the South end to the North end.  On this  projects our team reestablished 5 control points, set 2 construction control points, tied into 1 government section corner, located property pins, utilities, fences, driveways, and culverts along the project limits.  The survey data was used to create 1 foot contours for the final design of a proposed Hydro Plant.  As the project manager, Bill Buntrock managed field and office staff and sub consultants to insure quality and attentive service.

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Mar

30

2010

Telecommunications


TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEYING SERVICES

TRUE NORTH Surveying & MappingTRUE NORTH can provide the Raw Land Surveys (RLS) and 1A letters required for your Telecommunication projects. These surveys are unique and are quite different than a typical Utility Corridor Survey, ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey or Land Survey plat.

RAW LAND SURVEY – The RLS shows platted boundary information rotated on found property and section corner control.  The entire project is tied to a known horizontal and vertical control point. A current title commitment will show all encumbrances that affect the site.  A one foot contour map is then created from a ground survey.  The final product includes the proposed lease parcel and access & utility easements.

1A LETTER – The 1A Letter is a document that shows general information of the tower site and generally includes: Site Address, City, County State, Latitude and Longitude and Tower base and height elevations.  The final document is signed and sealed by a Professional Land Surveyor.

RAPID RESPONSE – One of the most valuable things TRUE NORTH can provide our clients is our rapid response in emergency situations. Our team can meet with the client within a few hours notice.

CERTIFIED – Pre-Qualified – VOSB and ESB – TRUE NORTH is a certified small business with the federal government, is pre-qualified to perform surveying services with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) and an Emerging Small Business (ESB) with the Colorado Department of Transportation.

SUB-CONSULTANTS – TRUE NORTH has a strong team of sub-consultants that specialize in certain tasks, which may be required on a telecommunication project. These services include: Construction staking, Aerial mapping, LiDAR airborne mapping, High Definition scanning, underground utility locates, potholing/boreholing and land title documents.

PAST PROJECTS – TRUE NORTH has successfully completed many telecommunication projects. These projects, there locations and specifics are confidential per our contract, but are Colorado wide.

For more detailed information, please contact us at Info@TRUENORTHsurvey.com

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Mar

30

2010

Environmental


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ENVIRONMENTAL SURVEYING SERVICES

TRUE NORTH Surveying & Mapping, LLCTRUE NORTH can provide the surveys services for your Environmental projects. These surveys are generally needed on environmental clean-up sites and show: Property information, contour mapping, trees, landscaping, fences, buildings and other improvements. One unique item that these surveys may show is subsurface elevations of the contaminated areas or water surfaces.

CERTIFIED – Pre-Qualified – VOSB and ESB – TRUE NORTH is a certified small business with the federal government, is pre-qualified to perform surveying services with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) and an Emerging Small Business (ESB) with the Colorado Department of Transportation.

RAPID RESPONSE – One of the most valuable things TRUE NORTH can provide our clients is our rapid response in emergency situations. Our team can meet with the client within a few hours notice.

TRUE NORTH Surveying & Mapping, LLCSUB-CONSULTANTS – TRUE NORTH has a strong team of sub-consultants that specialize in certain tasks, which may be required on an environmental project. These services include: Construction staking, Aerial mapping, LiDAR airborne mapping, High Definition scanning, underground utility locates, potholing/boreholing and land title documents.

PAST PROJECTS – TRUE NORTH has successfully completed a few environmental projects. These projects, there locations and specifics are confidential per our contract, but are Colorado wide.

For more detailed information, please contact us at Info@TRUENORTHsurvey.com

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Mar

30

2010

Home Owner Surveys

HOME OWNER SURVEYING SERVICES

CHECK OUT OUR REFERENCESTRUE NORTH has a strong list of client testimonies from homeowners.

TRUE NORTH provides land surveying services for homeowners on their individual lots for various reasons including: Real estate closing, buying, selling, fence and property line clarifications, improvements “garages, decks, etc…” lot subdivision, legal descriptions, drainage issues, setback requirements, etc…

For more detailed information, please contact us at Info@TRUENORTHsurvey.com

The most common surveys for these types of circumstances are:

Improvement Location Certificates (ILC’s) – Purpose: Real estate closing, buying, selling and general lot information. It is important to note that an ILC IS NOT a boundary survey. All property information is shown per recorded information. An ILC may or may not show your property corners.

FEMA Flood Elevation Certificate – A FEMA Elevation Certificate is used to determine if commercial or residential building are located in an existing flood plain. More information on FEMA Elevation Certificates can be found at by clicking here.

Land Survey Plat (LSP) – Purpose: Real estate closing, buying, selling and actual property information. A LSP is a boundary survey and it will show all property information, fence lines, buildings and found property pins. Missing property pins will be set. Per Colorado Law, this survey will be recorded with the county that the property resides in. A LSP only shows property line and property information, easements, building and fence lines.

Improvement Survey Plat (ISP) – Purpose: Real estate closing, buying, selling and actual property information. An ISP shows all the information that a LSP does, but per the client’s request, may include: Contours, landscaping, improvements, etc… As with the LSP, Colorado Law requires that this survey be recorded with the county that the property resides in.

ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys (ALTA/NSPS) – Purpose: Real estate closing, buying, selling and actual property information. More information on ALTA/NSPS’s can be found by clicking here.

Design / Contour / Topographic Surveys – Purpose: Lot improvements, drainage issues and general lot information. These surveys are usual used for improvements to your property. An Architect or Professional Engineer may require this type of survey before designing improvement on your property.

Plot Plans / Site Plans – Purpose: Adding garages or additions to your house. These types of surveys are often required in a submittal package to the city or county authorities.

Subdivision Plats and 35 Acre Surveys: – Purpose: Subdividing property. These types of surveys are part of an actual submittal package to the city or county authorities in which the property resides in. TRUE NORTH can help guide you with these requirements, and will suggest you meet with the city or county planner to determine which procedure will be required on your property.

Legal Description and Exhibits and Quit Claim Documents: – Purpose: Subdividing, defining or Quit Claim property and creating easement (Access, Ingress and Egress, Utility). These types of documents may require legal representation. TRUE NORTH can create the survey related documents; an Attorney would create the legal related documents.

A pamphlet created by the Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado on “WHY DO I NEED A SURVEY” can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here.

CERTIFIED – Pre-Qualified – VOSB and ESB – TRUE NORTH is a certified small business with the federal government, is pre-qualified to perform surveying services with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) and an Emerging Small Business (ESB) with the Colorado Department of Transportation.

REFERENCES – TRUE NORTH has a strong list of client testimonies from homeowners.

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TRUE NORTH Surveying & Mapping, LLC is a
VOSB and ESB and is licensed to practice
Land Surveying in Colorado, Arizona,
Idaho, Kansas and Utah